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is hentai poison to the community?
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Nah, I don't really think so. I used to, but now it just seems better than watching an actual human being "degrading" themselves by having their sexual activities recorded.
Posted 8/16/12
Yes
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Posted 8/17/12
Do you know that story I told you here, well...

No.
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Nope, porn will exist anyway.

I don't watch it myself(except for Another Lady Innocent, Urushihara fan here) but why I want to stop anyone else if they like it?
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Posted 8/17/12
No.

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Posted 8/17/12

Bleach313 wrote:

Ppl probably only think that because most hentai these days is about rape. I'd say personally about 70% of hentai is about rape or animals involved (Don't want to say it ) That's mostly the reason ppl see it as harmful. I personally don't because I think of it as a cartoon just like all anime or regular cartoons. Though I rarely watch hentai due to that kind of subject being popular.

Though I do wish Japan could steer away from those kinds of subjects but to each their own I guess.




I'm obviously watching the wrong anime with sexualised elements. I wouldn't personaly say that there was so much rape. nor have I seen anything about animals. but maybe that says more about what I'm looking for and where look than about whats actually produced.
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Posted 8/17/12
The only bad thing in the anime community is 4kids.
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Posted 8/17/12
In a way yes.

The constant comparisons of Anime to hentai by the general public has made a lot of people extremely sensitive to anything which could be considered offensive in an anime. You end up with a a very vocal group decrying any kind of ecchi material in their anime, even if it would be perfectly fine in any daytime drama.

For instance, I can watch an episode of a TV show with tons of sexy women, sexual innuendo and sex without feeling like I'd be called a pervert or get strange looks for it. However if I watch an anime with that stuff in it, I'd never tell a damn soul for fear of reinforcing a negative stereotype of a negative stereotype.

There is zero evidence to suggest that Hentai or porn in general have any negative effect on the thoughts and actions of people. Though if people still insist on removing all ecchi from their media, they can start with the statue of David. It's pretty lewd.
Posted 8/17/12

Muffinsymphonic wrote:

In a way yes.

The constant comparisons of Anime to hentai by the general public has made a lot of people extremely sensitive to anything which could be considered offensive in an anime. You end up with a a very vocal group decrying any kind of ecchi material in their anime, even if it would be perfectly fine in any daytime drama.

For instance, I can watch an episode of a TV show with tons of sexy women, sexual innuendo and sex without feeling like I'd be called a pervert or get strange looks for it. However if I watch an anime with that stuff in it, I'd never tell a damn soul for fear of reinforcing a negative stereotype of a negative stereotype.

There is zero evidence to suggest that Hentai or porn in general have any negative effect on the thoughts and actions of people. Though if people still insist on removing all ecchi from their media, they can start with the statue of David. It's pretty lewd.


i know right i was watching rosario vampire (super ecchi anime) and my friend thought it was hentai -_-
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Des85 wrote:

The only bad thing in the anime community is 4kids.


lets propose a question for you

what if, 4kids started to release hentai?

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Yeah, it probably is, but not necessarily for the reasons you think.

Cartoon porn has been around for a long time. In fact, there are very racy examples from the Victorian age. But it has generally been on the fringes of society. Still, plenty of countries produce adult cartoons, especially in Europe. France's "Barbarella" is a good example of adult Sci-Fi.

In the US, however, people feel cartoons are only for kids. They seem to forget, or don't realize, that this attitude is a recent development. When you combine that with the massively over-protective attitude towards kids nowadays, then things start to make sense.

Still, why is this reaction directed only towards Japan and not France, Italy, or other countries? For a few reasons, I think. First is visibility. Japan produces a lot of anime and hentai. It makes them a bigger and more obvious target than other countries.

Second is style. Japanese anime characters tend to look very young. While this may reflect how Asians really look, it makes a lot of people think that this stuff has to be kiddy porn. This helps explain why it isn't just the US that seems to be arresting people for possessing anime and manga even when these materials are not porn.

Third is attitude. It isn't hard at all to find examples of incest or rape in hentai. These are massive ick factors for most people, even for the Japanese. Their recent attempts at legislation show that they are trying to cope with the perception that the industry is a bit... out of control. And it does seem like certain groups are trying to outdo each other in what they can get away with.

So, attitude+style+visibility make a lot of people believe that hentai--and anime and manga by extension--an obvious threat to kids.
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No, that's like saying that porn movies are bad for the film industry. What it comes down to is personal choice. If your not a fan of Hentai that's fine however if your going to criticize Hentai you might as well criticize shows like Gantz that show extreme violence. In what world is it not acceptable to watch a man with a five woman harem but perfectly okay to watch people lobbing of limbs and heads? This is the whole problem with censorship. Also I think a million people are forgetting that Anime ISN'T live action and therefor can get away with a great deal more than live action films. Also Anime isn't a cartoon, more often than not they aren't designed to appeal to children. Unfortunately there are so many people with sticks up their asses that the topic of sex has moved from being a part of the human existence to something horrible, bad, and disgusting....and violence...well violence is perfectly acceptable because it isn't "really happening".
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Posted 8/17/12

AnimeKami wrote:


Des85 wrote:

The only bad thing in the anime community is 4kids.


lets propose a question for you

what if, 4kids started to release hentai?



The hentais they would have worked on would be ruined.
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Posted 8/17/12
Nooo, you gotta love it:p
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Posted 8/17/12 , edited 8/17/12
well for peeps with high morals , ie religious, it would be a big YES , like any other porn does. Especially as one has commented that most hentai has rape scenes .

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