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  1. hentai(Noun)

    A work of anime or manga (or any similar medium) that contains sexual or pornographic art.

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  1. Hentai

    Hentai is a word of Japanese origin which entered usage in Meiji era scientific and psychological journals. While it literally means a change of appearance or strange condition, its association with perversion stems from popular sexology. With the sexualization of Japan, a renewed interest in perverse publications led to normalization of the word in everyday life. The term entered English usage in the 1990s, as a catch-all term to describe erotic anime and manga pornography. Due to its ambiguous and broad attribution, the hentai genre is often superseded by the classification and categorization of specific themes and acts into sub-genres.

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