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Hi and welcome to this series of articles about a genre so controversial and problematic to some, yet so enticing and interesting to others: ecchi.

“Ecchi” is a slang term in Japanese for “playfully sexual actions” — basically the pronunciation of the letter “H” (from the word “Hentai”, meaning “pervert”). The word “ecchi” was adopted in the West to refer to a genre comprising sexually suggestive content, prominent sexuality and softcore teasing, without ever approaching hardcore 18+ material. In Japan, the word ecchi instead refers to an individual’s perverted conduct. As we in the West understand it, ecchi anime and…


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Go Nagai works: Devilman, Cutie Honey and Mazinger

Hello and welcome to the second in this series of articles, about a genre controversial and problematic to some, yet enticing and interesting to others: ecchi.

“Ecchi” is a slang term in Japanese for “playfully sexual actions” — basically the pronunciation of the letter “H” (from the word “Hentai”, meaning “pervert”). The word “ecchi” was adopted in the West to refer to a genre comprising sexually suggestive content, prominent sexuality and softcore teasing, without ever approaching hardcore 18+ material. In Japan, the word ecchi instead refers to an individual’s perverted conduct. As we in the West understand it, ecchi anime…


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“A woman and a cat”, Kitagawa Utamaro. 1793–1794

Hello, my name is Otakun3000, Otakun or simply “Ota”. I’m a new writer here at AniTAY and hope to entertain you with all kinds of subjects.

First of all, I want to warmly welcome you to this series of articles, about a genre so controversial and problematic for some, yet so enticing and interesting for others: ecchi.

This series is focused on ecchi, but since there are so many ecchi works, it would require really lengthy articles in order to discuss them all, so, I will focus on those I know best, those that had an impact and some of…

Otakun3000

Public Servant, Computer Technican, Degree in Journalism, Trilingual. Lover of anime, manga and games, little time to enjoy them all. A taste for lust material.

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