What is hentai?

Hentai

Hentai (変態 or へんたい?) listen is a Japanese word that, in the West, describes sexually explicit or pornographic comics and animation—especially those of Japanese origin, such as anime, manga, and eroge. The word hentai is a kanji compound of 変 (hen; "change", "weird", or "strange") and 態 (tai; "attitude" or "appearance"). The term is used as a shortened form of the phrase 変態性欲 (hentai seiyoku) meaning "sexual perversion". In Japanese slang, hentai is used as an insult meaning roughly "pervert" or "weirdo".

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Some articles on hentai:

A.D. Vision - Divisions - Soft Cel Pictures
... the branch of the company that specialized in the release of hentai anime titles ... titles were acquired by Critical Mass, the hentai division of The Right Stuf International ... ADV started a new hentai branch in 2008, Happy Carrot ...
Bondage Mansion - Reception
... to own, but it's a perfectly good renter." — Mike Toole, Hentai Jump ... For those looking for something beyond the normal hentai you see and have been waiting for something that’s trying to be like Cool Devices, this is probably a good series to check out ... that it had more of a plot than some other hentai titles." — Brian T ...
Hininden Gausu
... worked on this project for years, despite warnings that a historical drama in hentai would not work ... dropped, and Studio Arms no longer works in the hentai field ...
Hentai Media - Lemon
... In Western fanfiction circles, hentai-based works are popularly referred to as "lemon", based on a more popular hentai anime anthology series called Cream Lemon ...
Sukebe - Etymology and Use in Japan
... Its current meaning is still closely related to the word “hentai” (変態) ... “Hentai” itself was introduced in the Meiji period as a term for change of form or transformation in science and psychology ... In the 1910s, it was used in sexology as the compound expression “hentai seiyoku” (変態性欲, abnormal sexual desire) and became popular within the ...