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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

    Outside of Japan, hentai (変態 or へんたい (listen)) is anime and manga pornography. In Japanese, however, "hentai" is not a genre of media but any type of perverse or bizarre sexual desire or act. For example, outside of Japan a work of animation depicting lesbian sex might be described as "yuri hentai", but in Japan it would just be described as "yuri". The word is short for hentai seiyoku (変態性欲), a perverse sexual desire. The word hentai in Japanese means "transformation" or "metamorphosis"; the implication of perversion or paraphilia was derived from there, and both meanings can be easily distinguished in context.

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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 Due to its ambiguous and broad attribution, the hentai genre is often superseded by the classification and categorization of specific themes and acts into sub-genres.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hentai in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hentai in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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