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Hentai in America

Reason for controversy: All manners of extreme and bizarre sexual deviancy.

The popularity of Eastern anime in the West has exploded in recent years and the trend has resulted in more than just endless reruns of Naruto and Full Metal Alchemist. Companies have also been importing Japan's large library of sexually explicit still-image, text-driven adventure games. They're as cheap to produce and easy to sell as regular pornography, so it's no wonder that about 50 (and counting) have already arrived on our shores.

The interactivity is minimal and the coitus can be blurry, but the content is pure and potent filth. While some of the games are relatively innocuous romances (meet girl, woo girl, make with the bow-chika-wow-wow), others feature pseudo-incest (Gibo, Hitomi: My Stepsister), abnormal fetishes (Water Closet), sexual servitude (Slave Pageant) and repulsive, sadistic predation (Tsuki: Possession). This is the kind of material that makes concerned citizens' faces melt off.



How did the media miss this one? Most parents and politicians don't seem to realize these "games" have invaded their homeland. Major North American retailers refuse to stock adults-only, pornographic titles, so the only place you can access hentai is through download services on the internet. Should a pundit ever stumble upon one of these websites, we expect all hell to break loose.

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15 comments

  • sillentdx - July 10, 2010 7:39 a.m.

    RFswitchBlade - In the Digital Devil Saga games you can "devour" your enemies!
  • RFswitchBlade - April 5, 2010 8:29 p.m.

    waitwaitwait, which SMT has canibalism???? WTF???? Did I really miss that one?
  • Tidus53 - October 27, 2008 2:54 a.m.

    BOOBIES!!!!
  • killzone_dude - October 18, 2008 5 p.m.

    anime porn is bad my friend is crazy about anime and im not, im asian and hes caucasin im sure he dosent watch porn but hes still crazy about anime just to show PORN IS BAD!
  • skyguy343 - November 25, 2008 1:13 a.m.

    damn right
  • krunkattack - October 17, 2008 9:52 p.m.

    of course the general media wouldn't have found out about these... they don't play games! (=
  • cricket0 - October 14, 2008 11:14 p.m.

    2nd!!!! The media is dumb.
  • dougle - September 19, 2008 6:05 a.m.

    WOAH!!grandia ii sounds awesome!!
  • sadisticgrizzz - July 9, 2009 4:11 p.m.

    so.. um .. where do u find the hentai games. for reasearch purpose of course
  • OrpheusZero - April 24, 2009 8:18 p.m.

    @TheBear6 : Subtlety is lost on you, I'm afraid.
  • nguy123 - February 16, 2009 5:54 p.m.

    uvebeenpwned, the media already got that one, so its not waiting to happen. Surprised Tales of Symphonia wasn't even mentioned in this list-*spoiler* Angels are the bad guys, and the Pope is a traiterous basterd that attempts to kill the king
  • Doctalen - July 13, 2009 4:44 a.m.

    You know people are idiots real idiots. Accusing Mass Effect of having sex, any game for having blood and gore, and god knows what else. But there is a small little thing called a rating. If parents weren't dumb as hell they would see the "M" with whatever reason for it and not buy it. Now here is the real shocker people go ape shit for killing a person yet there is this stuff like Grandia 2 and the hentai games that make it by easy. Yeah they may have been unheard of but not anymore and people will still forget about for "Mario has killed an old lady" front page title.
  • TheBear6 - March 15, 2009 11:06 p.m.

    The best part about the O.J. Simpson part is that he plays for "The Assasins".
  • mid999 - March 10, 2009 6:11 a.m.

    the hentai thing's in my country...
  • uvebeenpwned - February 16, 2009 4:34 p.m.

    you shouldve added gta's "hot coffee" mod. man that sh*t started the whole media saying video games are bad crap. ps 7th!

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