>> Queen's Blade was just a random example that I used of an anime that could have been good but isn't because of fanservice, me calling it a hentai was dramatization. Need another example? Go watch Ikkitousen. Both had potential as Shounen animes, but wanted high ratings through pantyshots and boobs.
Ikkitousen is indeed a better example... nonetheless, I like the manga (Kan'u, Ryofu, Ryomou) and later anime (Ten'i , Sonken, 'cause of her VA... same as Kotomi, by the way)
>> Also, Clannad has a ton of character development, devoting 4-6 episodes at a time to flesh out each character, eve the "minor" ones. In addition, people can relate to it, whereas the only way you can relate to Queen's Blade is if you are a mother with some funky disease and you killed your baby with your acid boob milk. Just sayin' ;p
Hm, CLANNAD (the anime) is not a good example since I dislike both the author, the studio, and the characters are just a rewrite of Canon and Air. But generally speaking narrating an unrealistic tear-jerking background with all the development being your troubled yet nice-guy along with his harem being supportive to magically solve supposedly deep-rooted psychological trauma, does not make up for a story or character development. Should we stick to Key/KyoAni... that unnamed terminally diseased girl has been beaten to death by the author, who even ruined a huge budget on his obsession with Angl Beats! As for the big twist of CLANNAD's two worlds it so trivial outside anime these last 4 millennia that using it in such an uninspired way is just annoying
All that said, Kotomi's VA, hair colour/style, bust size, skirt length, legwear, and submissiveness, made her also one of my favourite characters... but thanks to H-doujinshi, instead of the source and kiddie adaption, that depict her as another Rei@EVA-copy