Since the early 1990s, the Japanese animated (anime) genre known as hentai has become infamous around the world for its depiction of extreme and graphic sexual content. Characterized by its overt and often perverse sexual imagery, as well as its stylized artwork and animation, hentai is a genre unto itself, and is not typically classified as either adult animation or pornography. However, due to the explicit nature of much of its content, hentai is commonly referred to as “adult anime”, and is considered by many to be a genre of pornography.
Hentai is typically defined by its graphic and often perverse sexual imagery, which can include depictions of bondage, rape, and other sexual fetishes. In addition, the exaggerated body proportions and stylized artwork common to hentai often feature curvaceous women with exaggerated breasts and hips, and men with exaggerated muscles and penises. While much of the content is sexually explicit, not all hentai is pornographic, and some titles incorporate romantic or even comedic elements into their storylines.
The origin of the word hentai is disputed, but it is typically thought to be derived from the Japanese word for “perverted” or “deviant”. The first hentai titles appeared in the early 1990s, in the wake of the international success of Japan’s “anime” genre. Since then, the genre has grown in popularity, with dozens of new titles released every year. Hentai is particularly popular in Japan, where it accounts for over a third of all anime released each year.
Despite its notoriety, hentai is a diverse and often complex genre with a wide range of titles that appeal to a variety of audiences. While many hentai titles are undoubtedly perverse and graphic, others are more romantic or comedic in nature, and still offer up plenty of graphic sexual content. Whether you’re a fan of extreme anime porn or are just curious about what all the fuss is about, hentai is a genre worth exploring.