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It does seem like it's straddling that line between the former and latter. I suppose the absurdity of a dog wanting to fuck his human without going all the way was enough to get it out there (unless the manga goes even further).Oh, certainly! It's really weird how tonally it feels like your typical teen-oriented, ecchi laden romantic comedy anime, like it almost feels like it would've been less weird if the creators would've owned up to it and went full hentai.
That is true of those shows you cite. I think with OVA's, they might've skewered a bit older but it's hard to tell how honest that is. You certainly didn't feel icky with Dragon Ball or Ranma 1/2, but of course those did get aired on television where such exposure wasn't limited (unless by concerned parents), those shows were given near prime-time slots too.Come to think of it, when dealing with ecchi stuff in material aimed at teenagers, it can be tricky to make it so it feels like it was honestly made to entertain teens struggling with their hormones instead of it feeling like some creep's self-gratification disguised as teen fiction. I think early Dragon Ball and Ranma 1/2 are pretty great examples of doing it right. To my 10-12 year old self at least both shows felt like they were directly catering to me, without the creepy afterthought of "the sickos who had drawn these probably got off on it".