Hentai is anime and nhentai manga pornography. A loanword from Japanese, the original term 変態 ( does not describe a genre of media, but rather an giantess manga abnormal sexual desire or dragon ball hentai act, as an abbreviation of hentai manga seiyoku 変態性欲 , “sexual perversion”). In addition to anime and manga, hentai works exist in a variety of media, including artwork and video games (commonly known as eroge

The development of hentai has been influenced goblin slayer hentai Japanese cultural and historical attitudes pokemon hentai toward sexuality. Hentai works, which are doujin moe often self-published, form a significant portion of the market for doujin works, including doujinshi . Numerous subgenres exist depicting a variety of sexual acts and relationships, as well as novel fetishes.

Hentai is a kanji hentai doujin compound of 変 ( hen ; ‘change’ or ‘weird’) and 態 tai ; ‘appearance’ or ‘condition’), and means “metamorphosis” gender bender hentai or “transformation”. In sexual contexts, it carries additional meanings of “perversion” or “abnormality”, especially when used as an adjective; in these uses, it is the shortened form of the phrase hentai seiyoku 変態性欲 ) which means netorare manga “sexual perversion”. The character hen is catch-all for queerness as a peculiarity—it does not carry an explicit sexual reference. While the term has expanded in use to cover a range of publications including dickgirl on male publications, it remains primarily a heterosexual term, as terms indicating homosexuality entered Japan as foreign words Japanese nhentai english pornographic works are often simply tagged as 18-kin 18禁 , “18-prohibited”), meaning “prohibited to those not yet 18 years old”, and seijin manga 成人漫画 , “adult manga”) Less official terms also in use include ero anime エロアニメ , ero manga エロ漫画 , and the English initialism AV (for “adult video”). Usage of the term hentai does not define a genre in Japan.

Hentai sex manga is defined differently in English. The Oxford Dictionary fairy tail hentai Online defines it as “a subgenre of the Japanese genres of manga and anime, characterized by overtly sexualized characters and nhentai milf sexually explicit images and plots. The origin of the word in English is unknown, but AnimeNation’s persona 5 hentai John Oppliger points to the early 1990s, when a Dirty Pair erotic doujinshi (self-published work) titled H-Bomb was released, and when many websites sold access to images breast expansion hentai culled from Japanese erotic visual novels and games. The earliest English use of the term traces back to the rec.arts.anime my hero academia hentai boards; with a 1990 post concerning Happosai of Ranma and the first discussion of the meaning in 1991. A 1995 glossary on the nhentai incest rec.arts.anime boards contained reference to the Japanese usage and the evolving definition of hentai as naruto nhentai “pervert” or “perverted sex”. The Anime Movie Guide, published in 1997, defines “ecchi” Japanese-language text”>エッチ, etchi  as the initial sound of hentai (i.e., the name of the letter H, as pronounced in Japanese); it included nhentai yaoi that ecchi was “milder than hentai”. A year later it was defined as a genre in Good Vibrations Guide to Sex At the beginning of 2000, “hentai” was listed as the 41st most-popular search term of the internet, while “anime” ranked 99th. The attribution has been applied retroactively to works such as Urotsukidōji, La Blue Girl, and Cool Devices. Urotsukidōji had previously been described with terms such as “Japornimation”, and “erotic grotesque”, prior to being identified as hentai.