Definition of hentai in English:

hentai

Syllabification: hen·tai
Pronunciation: /henˈtī
 
/

noun

  • A subgenre of the Japanese genres of manga and anime, characterized by overtly sexualized characters and sexually explicit images and plots.
    More 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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