Those Crazy Gaijin

If you've ever wondered what native Japanese think of the way 'HENTAI' is used on the English side of the net...

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It seems they rarely mean the Japanese meaning of •Ï‘Ô, Pervert or Kinky, but rather they are using it just to mean any H anime.


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I'm looking for the guy that spread the word 'HENTAI' among the foreigners!!! $1,000,000 reward


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Definition: Word used by foreign fanboys to mean Japanese adult animation and games.


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By the way, [in U.S. video game magazines] they call [Japanese] adult games HENTAI GAME...................... that sounds awful.


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HENTAI is used [by foreigners] to indicate adult comics, games, and animation.


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I went looking around at those foreign HENTAI sites... and kinda I just got sick.
What can I say...they have a 'unique' atmosphere.

'HENTAI' is what they use to indicate Japanese manga, animation, games, etc. when they have etchi content.
Speaking as a Japanese person, I have to say that's pretty disturbing.(laugh)

There's a ton of sites that just copy other people's illustrations and rip images out of games, then display them in a gallery.
I guess their entire way of thinking is different from ours?
I get a strong impression of a total lack of civility and morals. (laugh)


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H (etchi)
Word used by young people to mean sexual intercourse.
It actually comes from the first letter in the word HENTAI(•Ï‘Ô).

Among the hard-core foreign OTAKU, they write it 'ECCHI' instead of 'H'.
Acting against this are a group of other OTAKU familiar with the etymology of the word who go around saying "ECCHI is just the initial for HENTAI, so you're supposed to write it H!" in an attempt to enlighten everyone.
How they learned that sort of trivia that not even Japanese people know is a complete mystery.
More importantly than that, regardless of whether they're getting it right or not, I'd rather they didn't go spreading the usage of that sort of Japanese.


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[...]Who taught these people to say BAKA and HENTAI and OTAKU and such?
I'm praying it wasn't anybody I know. (pained smile) Actually, it seems like HENTAI
isn't even Japanese anymore, you know? The use it to mean Japanese drawn cute erotic illustrations and all.


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Now, this genre of porno animation is known to the world not by the word ANIME but by the surprising name 'HENTAI.' The source of the word 'etchi,' -- while I thought most people knew it, apparently some don't, so I'll go ahead and say it here -- is the first letter in the word •Ï‘Ô (HENTAI). Early on, when Japan's etchi anime was first taken in by foreigners, they apparently were trying to be weirdly faithful linguistically and restored the abbreviation to its original form before using it. You can see the phrase 'JAPANESE KAWAII HENTAI' used in advertising phrases. Cute perversion! Man...


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