I’m gonna be honest here, I think the sexual assault scene was done very well. (Please read fully)
Hear me out, I know the anime added a lot of extra things that the LN didn’t have, but I don’t think they strayed off the mark like everyone claims they did.
In the LN it wasn’t very sexualized, but as I read over it again I definitely think it was supposed to be adapted in a sexual way.
I didn’t have a problem with the way the worms sucked her blood until it was implied that one went up her crotch. Even when her breastplate was removed and it sucked the blood from her breasts I wasn’t very disturbed.
Throughout the whole anime and LN, Leafa’s breasts have always been used as fanservice, but this time it wasn’t. I think that’s where the problem stems from. People think that they were trying to force fanservice during the sexual assault, but I didn’t see it as fanservice.
The whole time I saw it as torment and torture. I was 100% fine with it until they implied a worm going up her crotch. I think that my previous point about fanservice, and the incredible animation made people feel very uncomfortable, which is definitely valid.
At no point did I feel like they were trying to get some fanservice through sexual assault. I thought they were just trying to show torture which they did perfectly.