Dating sims with nudity
I'm of the impression that what gets the animated adaptations are actually visual novels, for the simple reason that the stories there are already neatly packaged, so the anime writers will practically only have to select a path that they want to animate... And while the games really do have eroge content, there isn't much fanservice in terms of the typical 'pantsu shot' or 'naked apron' stuff.
Even Tokimemo ~Only Love~, an adaptation of Tokimemo Online (to some extent), has little fanservice.
It is kind of ironic though isn't it, that their nature completely flips when they become animes.
seen a couple anime based off h-games, and mostly they were rather less ecchi than many other series I'd seen.
Even School Days, in which the characters actually have sex, was decidedly less fanservice-y than, say, Vandread or Burst Angel.
So they take out things that would drive girls away too much, and leave the fanservice to stuff that is almost completely directed towards males like harem animes and stuff like Ikkitousen.
I've seen a couple anime based off h-games, and mostly they were rather less ecchi than many other series I'd seen.
However, this is mixing genre and medium, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and the term does not cover simulations.
While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels.
However, since it's starting to be common now for dating sim to be made into anime, could someone list all the series of anime based off of dating sim. If nudity or scenes of a certain nature fit the scene or actually bring something to the episode or series I have no problem with that, but stuff that is just complete fanservice for its own sake seems pointless to me. To answer the question: no, neither version of the Kanon anime has ecchi content. The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.
I've only watched the first 2 episodes, but so far its extremely non-ecchi, which honestly is my preferance. However, since it's starting to be common now for dating sim to be made into anime, could someone list all the series of anime based off of dating sim. And due to the rule against listing on these forums, a full list here wouldn't be allowed. Also, something I learned about the term "dating-sim": Dating simulations (dating sims) are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements.
If you're looking for an ecchi series, you're barking up the wrong tree with Kanon (the 2006 series at least, I haven't seen the first one).