hentai

[hen-tahy]

adjective

noting or pertaining to a subgenre of Japanese manga, anime, computer games, etc., characterized by explicit sexual themes and imagery.

noun

such themes, imagery, or works; hard porn.

Compare ecchi.

Origin of hentai

1990–95; < Japanese: literally, perverted, a pervert
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