hentai


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hen·tai

 (hĕn′tī′)
n.
A style of sexually explicit comic books, animated video, and computer games originally developed in Japan.

[Japanese (from hentai (seiyoku), perverted (sexual desire), sexual perversion) : hen, changed, transformed, strange (from Middle Chinese pian`; also the source of Mandarin biàn, change) + tai, appearance, attitude (from Middle Chinese thaj`; also the source of Mandarin tài).]
Translations
Hentai
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Over and above the civilizational bullying characteristic of patriarchy (which SF usually projects on to non-Western primitives like Klingons--the humanoid race in Star Trek--or space Nazis like the Peacekeepers in the TV series Farscape), there is the grotesque and inexorable peculiarity of the phallus/penis, which may act as an alien appendage even to its worshippers, like the invading tentacular rape-monsters of Japanese hentai (erotic animation).
Yuri' is by no means the only term invoked at the node of comics, fans, Japan, and lesbian sexuality, and a consideration of the related Japanese anime terms shoujoai, hentai and yaoi provides a more complex and nuanced picture--not only of the ways that the meaning of the term 'yuri' is created and challenged by fans but also of some of the ways yuri fans define themselves.
But should a peek at ``Mononoke'' (or, less likely if you're over the age of 12, the Pokemon movie) inspire you to explore more of the world of Japanese animation, you're in luck, because you can rent or buy many of the best anime films by mail order or even, to a much lesser extent, in video stores (except for hentai, the fast-growing, but really out-there porn sector of anime).
By fusing explosive gameplay with violent scenarios, an evil, tentacled, sex-crazed demon, and a very beautifully rendered lead character, Pixis has broken new ground with this stunningly bold marriage of high-tech sophisticated adult entertainment, and the depraved depths of the popular Hentai style of animation, made popular by the notorious Japanese classic "Urotsukidoji.