Hentai refers to pornographic anime, manga, doujin, and other artwork created by a Japanese artist or those attempting to emulate a 'Japanese' style.
The word hentai itself means 'pervert' or 'perverted' and can be used to describe people, objects and situations of an erotic nature. The word has rather strong overtones however, and the word 'ecchi' (the japanese pronounciation of 'H', itself used to represent hentai) is usually used, especially in a more playful way.
There are a number of hentai genres, including
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