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16 Absurd Anime Beach Episodes That Came Out Of Nowhere

Updated 14 Jun 2019 2.8k votes 924 voters 31.2k views16 items

List RulesVote up the anime beach episodes that were just, like, why.

 

The beach episode is such a common anime trope it's practically synonymous with the medium itself. It doesn't matter what the genre is, ratings go up when there's fan service, and what better way to shoehorn some in than by setting up a situation where everyone barely has clothes on? While this might be pointless for a show like High School DxDwhere everyone is scantily-clad all the time anyway, in other shows the beach is only logical way to throw in some fan service.

While the beach episodes of anime sometimes move the plot along, more often than not, they come completely out of nowhere. The anime characters at the beach might be having a good time, but they're not necessarily doing anything particularly noteworthy from a plot or character development standpoint. Sometimes, you have to wonder if there was any reason to include the episode besides fan service. Here are some of the most inexplicable instances where your favorite characters got all sandy. 

 

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