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All About Hentai and the Hentai League of Legends


Hentai is a an expression of Japanese origin which can be a shortened way of describing a perverse intimate desire.  In Japanese, the expression represents virtually any twisted or odd intimate aspiration; hentai does not stand for a genre of work. 
Throughout the world, hentai is often a catch-all phrase to describe a category of anime porn. The U.S. uses hentai as a kind of porn by the business selling and promoting of specific works under this name. Hentai is a kanji compound of hen (for "change") and tai ("appearance"). It also means "abnormality". Hentai is the abbreviated form of the larger term hentai seiyoku that means "sexual perversion". The character hen is catch-all for queerness as an oddity - hentai is not going to have a direct sexual referral. Although the word has widened in use to include a range of publications including homosexual material, hentai is still mainly a heterosexual name. Japanese pornographic offerings are often merely tagged as 18-kin, which means prohibited to people who are not 18 years of age. Application of the term hentai won't determine a category in Japan.
Hentai is characterized in another way in English. America defines hentai as a subgenre of the Japanese styles of manga and anime, characterized by very sexualized people and sexually explicit plots. The source of the word in America is not known, but in the early 1990s a number of internet sites distributed access to pictures drawn from Japanese erotic visual novels and this may possibly be thought to be the beginning of it. Near the start of 2000, "hentai" was listed as the 44th most popular search term, while "anime" ranked 96th. Many searches for hentai-related terms leads you to one of the top-rated sites in this genre - Hentai Times.
Hentai in general can be split up into quite a few subgenres, the broadest of which encompasses heterosexual and homosexual acts. Hentai which shows mostly heterosexual interactions occur in both male-audience and female-targeted form. Hentai that displays mainly homosexual relationships are named yaoi (male on male) and yuri (female-female). While yaoi and yuri are not always explicit, the porn history remains. Hentai is identified as focusing on sexual fetishes.