Hentai is a pathetic attempt at porn? Nope, not at all. Additionally, Anime-Hentai was never an attempt to produce pornographic animation in the first place. Its something that has a considerable amount of history, as well as having quite alot of cultural background.

Unlike reality based and for MANY others “easily tired out” pornographic content, the only limits that Anime-Hentai presents to its artists are their imaginations. ANY type of fetish/situation you can imagine, you can have it and in full varieties of professional artistic designs.

Many people look up Anime-Hentai and just see badly animated clips of what appear to be average porn, but their just not aware of the bigger picture. Hentai just has no limits “whatsoever“ and can be as degrading, immoral, or just plain volatile as it wants to be.

Also “unlike generic reality based pornography”, Hentai can in some areas be incredibly artistic. Notably also, many Anime-Hentai’s can actually supply considerably “again in comparison to generic porn” dramatic/tragic series that are not meant to just merely satisfy its viewers, but provoke their very emotions.
Jack: "Oh my god, that actually made me cry".
Carl: "Well, it is Hentai, not all of it is just something to just jack off to".
by SilentThinker July 19, 2010
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Explicitly sexual pictures, movies, comics, or even games drawn in the Japanese animation style. A common practice in hentai is to stretch the sex acts beyond the beyonds of normal human sex. Hentai is based off of a very old practice of drawing sexually explicit acts in order to aid the process of masturbation and has, actually, a richer history than pornography.
"I have over 1000 hentai pics in my collection*.
by Wallace Asault September 14, 2003
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Pronounced "hent eye" but with the "t" sound on the "eye" syllable. Just find a could Japanese text book for clarity.

In Japan this word just means pervert. And is never used to incdicate a genre. To indicate the erotic genre they use "etchi" or "ero." And something they write etchi as the letter "H." Hentai never refers to a genre or a naughty picture. Hentai also means transformation, metamorphosis, abnormality, or formation.

The phrase 'hentai video' wouldn't be used in Japan.

Outside of Japan, it refers to both "pervert" and anime with strong sexual themes. Nudity is NOT hentai. Just simple nudity would be etchi. When something sexual is depicted it's the hentai genre.
Japanese usage: "She thinks I'm a hentai!" (Well, if this were said in Japanese...)

English usage: "I got a cable modem so I can download hentai faster!"
by some girl August 16, 2003
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This is one of your three groups of the sexually explicit genre of anime/manga.

Hentai has a negative connotation to the Japanese and is commonly used to mean "sexually perverted". In slang, it is an insult meaning pervert or weirdo and isn't applied to pornography in Japan. 18-kin, adult manga, and AV are used to indicate pornography.

Hentai anime/manga is focused on sex, the 'yummy parts,' as some may say. It's heterosexual sex, and your homosexual sex is yaoi/yuri.
I would not recommend showing children hentai.
by MisaTange July 9, 2009
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A Japanese word denoting unfavorable (or favorable, depending on context and circumstances) sexual connotations.
A loose English translation would correspond to words like "perverse."
Contrary to popular belief (and to its usage in America), when used as a noun, this word denotes a person who fits this description and nothing more.
I was accosted by a hentai on the way home from work.
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Cartoon porn featuring girls unrealisticly hot that none of us will ever have.
Oh my god. Check out that busty nurse with the bubble gum lips and tight skirt. Ahmose says, "Yea but shes got purple hair dude..."
by Ahmose August 5, 2003
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Hentai (hen-tie) is Japanese for "pervert" or "perversion". In America it is often used to refer to Japanese animated pornography.

Saying the first letter in hentai (H) with a Japanese accent sounds like ecchi (eh'ch-chee). This is a slang word used in Japan that carries the same meaning as "hentai", although in America it is often used to denote soft-core anime porn.
That's some sick hentai you're watching, you ecchi.
by Koneko Naoko April 13, 2005
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