Netorare, also referred to as NTR or cuckold, is a genre where the intent is to cause an emotion of deep jealousy or distress in the reader. A direct translation of the word results in the definition “having your lover taken from you” or “to have something taken from you while you sleep”. This is often accomplished by having main protagonist’s loved one seduced away from them, with or without their knowledge.
Anal sex refers to the sex act involving insertion of the penis into the anus of a sex partner. Manga with this tag will include scenes of anal sex, either with or without permission from the receiving person.
Yuri is a genre involving love between women in manga and anime. Yuri can focus either on the sexual, the spiritual, or the emotional aspects of the relationship, the latter two sometimes being called sh?jo-ai. Manga with the yuri tag will contain relationships exclusively between women.
Mizugi is the Japanese term for a woman’s swimsuit or bathing suit. This tag can be used to refer specifically to school swimsuits, which are generally one-piece and blue in color.
Yaoi also known as Boys’ Love (commonly abbreviated as “BL”), is a popular Japanese term for female-oriented fiction that focus on homoerotic or homoromantic male relationships, usually created by female authors. The two participants in a yaoi relationship are often referred to as seme (the top) and uke (the bottom).
Megane is the Japanese term for glasses. Hentai with this tag will contain characters that wear glasses.
Yandere is a Japanese term for a person who is initially very loving and gentle before their devotion becomes destructive in nature, often through violence. The term is derived from the words yan meaning a mental or emotional illness and dere dere meaning to show affection. Yandere characters are mentally unstable, often using extreme violence as an outlet for their emotions.
Kemonomimi refers to characters with animal characteristics, such as cat ears, cat tails, etc. Generally these characters appear mostly human despite their animal characteristics.
The vanilla tag refers to manga and doujinshi that do not contain anything out of the ordinary or unusual. The majority of stories will be cute and romantic, involving only one boy and one girl falling in love.
Incest, more commonly referred to as wincest, is the taboo involving sexual intercourse between close relatives. The idea of forbidden love is the main appeal behind incest. Though many people enjoy these stories, it is often much less appealing in real life.
All hentai produced in Japan is censored by law. The law discourages showing genitals in hentai and all other forms of pornography. This is why most hentai will make use of black bars, mosaics, or a blur effect to hide genitalia. That said, you will find hentai with this tag completely uncensored. This is accomplished by having artists go in afterward, remove the censorship, and redraw the missing parts.
Housewife is a term used to describe a married female who is not employed outside of the home, instead she manages the household while her husband works. Manga with this tag involve housewives while they are at home. Additionally it is used in place of a MILF tag.
Tsundere is a Japanese character development process which describes a person who is initially cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing their warm side over time. The word is derived from the terms tsun tsun (????), meaning to turn away in disgust, and dere dere (????) meaning to show affection.
Harem is a subgenre of anime and manga characterized by a protagonist surrounded by three or more members of the opposite sex. The most common scenario is a male surrounded by a group of females; when this is reversed it is referred to as a reverse harem. Manga with this tag usually have multiple female partners and one male, with each female personifying a popular character type.
Tentacles are a genre of hentai where various tentacled creatures (usually monsters) rape or otherwise penetrate women. It is a very uncommon theme, yet it has come to define the genre by most people who are unfamiliar with hentai.
The group tag is used for manga that include threesomes and beyond. Most often this will include multiple male partners on a single female, but it also includes group situations where multiple couples are performing at the same time and in the same vicinity.
Manga with the schoolgirl tag will include characters that are either in primary or secondary school. Most of the time the story will take place at school or the characters will be wearing their school uniforms. The sailor outfit (?????) is the most common style of uniform worn by female students in Japan, and the majority of manga with this tag will feature it.
Futanari is a genre of Japanese anime and manga featuring hermaphrodite women; women with male genitalia. Due to the way it is executed, futanari is most closely related to the yuri genre, both generally feature women as the main characters.
Pattanko is the Japanese term for a flat-chested female character that is not under age. Manga with this tag will include characters that are obsessive and/or insecure about this fact.
“Forced” is a more elegant way of saying rape. Manga with this tag will contain heavy elements of rape. This includes forced sexual intercourse (mainly by men on women) using either physical strength, threat, or surprise. This theme is very common and accepted in Japan.
Paizuri, also known as titty-fucking or a titfuck in the United States, involves the stimulation of the male penis by the female breasts. Commonly, this sex act involves the man placing his penis in the woman’s cleavage and thrusting between the breasts while they are squeezed together for stimulation. Frequently combined with oral sex.
Ecchi describes a genre of manga and anime which is seen as a softer variant of hentai. For the most part it does not show sexual intercourse, but can show: panty shots, nudity, and perverted situations. Most of the time we use this tag for anything that does not contain any hentai.
Oral sex, known as fellatio when performed on a man and cunnilingus when performed on a female, is a sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia by the use of the mouth. People may engage in oral sex as part of foreplay before or following sexual intercourse. It may also be performed for its own sake. Manga and doujinshi with this tag will contain a substantial amount of oral sex.
The color tag refers to manga and doujinshi that are entirely in color. Usually full color releases are much more elaborate and more detailed than regular releases and as a result they are much shorter.
Oppai is the Japanese slang word for breasts, generally used to refer to the larger variety. Naturally large breasts are somewhat rare in Japan, but in hentai they are quite frequent.
Hentai manga and doujinshi with the tag ‘oppai’ will involve characters with large breasts, but not excessively large.
Chikan is the Japanese word for public molestation. Usually used in reference to furtive groping and sexual assaults that have become frequent on crowded public trains.
Manga and doujinshi with the humiliation tag will contain scenes where a character is put in a state of disgrace or loss of self-respect. This will most often be forced upon them unwillingly and be in some type of public setting.
This tag is used for manga and doujinshi that contain female characters that are wearing nurse outfits, though they do not necessarily need to be actual nurses. Most of these stories will take place inside of a hospital.
Monster girls are “exotic” beings (monsters, demons, aliens, etc) that are either part human or bear a strong resemblance to a human female. Manga with this tag most often include strong female monster that capture a human male. For more fun check out Monmusu Quest, a visual novel involving monster girls.
Maid outfits are extremely popular in Japan and are frequently worn in anime and manga. The most common style of Japanese maid outfit consists of a traditional French maid costume with an apron. Generally, Japanese maid costumes are usually one-piece above the knee and black/navy blue colored. Typically they include a short apron with frill and the skirt area of the dress is usually pleated. If knickers or petticoats are worn with it, they are usually ruffled (and the dress is sometimes short enough to display them).
Ashikoki is the Japanese term for footjob. A footjob is a sexual act where the genitalia are stimulated by someone’s feet. Manga with this tag will include these scenes.
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- Dark Skin
The “dark skin” tag is used for hentai manga and doujinshi that center on or contain females with dark/tan skin.
Femdom, the shortened term for female dominance, irefers to relationships or sexual scenes where the dominant partner is female. This is frequently associated with BDSM or S&M, a type of roleplay between two or more individuals derived from the terms bondage and discipline. Manga with this tag will contain females character that are assertive and dominant over the other partner.
The random tag is used for manga and doujinshi that are out of the ordinary. Sometimes that means they are funny, sometimes that means they are gross, and sometimes that means they are just plain weird. So be careful browsing the random section, you never know what you’ll get.
A sex toy is an object or device that is primarily used to facilitate human sexual pleasure. The most popular sex toys are designed to resemble human genitals and may be vibrating or non-vibrating. Manga with this tag will include the use of sex toys, both willingly or unwillingly.
A tomboy is a girl who exhibits characteristics or behaviors considered typical of the gender role of a boy, including the wearing of typically masculine-oriented clothes and engaging in games and activities that are often physical in nature, and which are considered in many cultures to be the domain of boys. Occasionally, such girls are called tomgirls.
The teacher tag is used for manga that contain teachers who are most often in dominant positions over their students. The Japanese word for teacher is sensei and it is commonly used as the translation to describe them in anime and manga.
Tan lines refers to a division between areas on the skin of pronounced paleness relative to other areas of skin that have been suntanned and are noticeable darker. This tag also includes ganguro fashion, where girls have a deep tan combined with hair dyed blonde.
Stockings, also referred to as thigh highs or kneesocks, are a close-fitting, elastic garment covering the foot and lower part of the leg. Stockings vary in color, design and transparency. All women should wear stockings, because they are awesome.
Shimapan is an abbreviation of shima-pantsu (striped panties) and have become quite popular due to their frequent use in anime and manga. The most popular variety come in the colors blue and white.
Shibari is a word used by westerners to describe the bondage art Kinbaku. Shibari literally means “to tie” or “to bind”. It is used to describe the Japanese style of sexual bondage or BDSM which involves tying up a partner using simple yet visually intricate patterns, usually with several pieces of thin rope.
A trap refers to a male character that is dressed up as a female; this often leads to yaoi. In most cases the male character has very feminine characteristics and could be confused for a female.