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hentai

Line breaks: hen¦tai
Pronunciation: /hɛnˈtʌɪ
 
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Definition of hentai in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A subgenre of the Japanese genres of manga and anime, characterized by overtly sexualized characters and sexually explicit images and plots.
Example sentences
  • There's a kind of argument over on my livejournal about how anime is or isn't hentai.
  • Intrepid journalist Zack "Eddie Vedder" Parsons has once again taken a trip into the wacky world of Japanese Hentai games.
  • Still, Hentai capsule toys are big business in Japan.

Origin

1990s: Japanese, literally 'abnormal, perverted'.

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