Hentai – erotyka z mangi i anime

Author: Tomasz Burdzik
Institution: Uniwersytet Śląski
Year of publication: 2014
Source: Show
Pages: 340-353
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2014.03.17
PDF: kie/103/kie10317.pdf

The aim of this paper is to present Japanese comics (manga) and cartoons (anime) with sexual content called hentai. I briefly review some history of Japanese art and culture, in which sexuality has always been a legitimate subject for art and which forms the cultural underpinnings of manga. I summarize the erotic themes and visions of manga with sexual content, including female and male homosexuality (yuri, yaoi), heterosexuality (ecchi, bakunyū/kyonyuu), BDSM (kinbari), transvestitism (futanari), children (lolicon, shotakon). In conclusion, I pose the question of the need to adopt the right perspective to understand the often surprising manifestations of Japanese sexuality.


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