Is Japanese Anime Porn Or Simply High Quality Animated Entertainment?

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Asuka Jr. Profile
Asuka Jr. answered
Oh well, was hoping for more answers... Guess I'll close it before it's timed out...
 Thank you to those that gave their opinions... I just thought I'd see what responses I'd get...
 To understate things in a very big way, I am a bit conversant with Japanese animation (anime), and I posted this question because I have heard these comments, and often find people mention that I "should see my adult anime collection.." when they learn that I like anime...
 Well, that's an understatement... I don't 'like' anime, I am rather fanatical about it... I watch some every day, without fail, I have anime I've transcoded anime to play on my PSP, my desktop on my laptop is based on an anime series, I both download, and buy DVDs of anime, and mostly have to avoid talking about it with other people, so to avoid driving them nutty with all the anime talk... Heh.
 And my collection? Less than 1/10th of 1% could be considered 'adult' in nature... I just don't like hentai that much.
 So to answer my own question, anime is simply beautiful animated entertainment at it's best, and just as boring or annoying as American animated shows at it's worst... It certainly is NOT pornography, even though there ARE pornographic examples of anime... So if you have never seen any anime (that you are aware of... Many people don't realize they have seen anime... They just thought it was american animation, since it had been translated) but are willing to watch animated programs that may surprise you with the depth of storytelling, and some often phenominal art, go online and look around... You should be able to get some good recommendations, as well as places you can watch some, and give it a try... You may be surprised...
 Thanks for listening to my rant... And I hope you have a great day... Now, I'm going to go watch some anime (big surprise there... ^_^ )
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amala
amala commented
I haven't come across any 'Hentai' anime yet the mature one i mean...

I have come across Shojo manga that shocked me at first with the drawings....O.o
there are many 'Eechi' anime but you have to be good at choosing the good one...
Chris ???? Profile
Chris ???? answered
My, I have yet to hear such absurd comments from anyone. One must know that they cannot make such derogatory comments with no evidence supporting their claim. I veiw anime as magnificent work from from a great country, nothing less(this is coming from a big anime fan). I would like to see strong evidence for their reasoning for I believe it to be an impossible task. As to where you have come across these arbitrary crititcs who seek nothing but to put down something they do not understand,(or simply do not like) it is beyond me. Can one truly differentiate anime in a negative way and veiw it as pestiferous? It is sad to see one divest the greatness that is anime.
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Asuka Jr.
Asuka Jr. commented
Hmmm... never heard such absurd comments, eh? Don't read blurtit much, do you? Here, let me give you an example: This was taken from a question that most likely will have been deleted as abusive (the person who asked it, then answered it, then closed it as soon as someone else answered it), but here it is :

"...Anime is an adoption of Japanese features of animated shows drawn or custom made to animation using a computer. It is also a show rated for people 17 and over. anyone younger than 17 must have adult rated supervision or are not permitted to watching anime."

...I'd say that about qualifies... and this from someone that watches Naruto and InuYasha and considers themselves a fan thereof...
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Bill Bellomy answered
I see very little anime which I would deem pornographic...  There is a great body of suggestive anime that I consider to be a fascinating art form.   Great art evokes emotion, and the mechanism by which this erotica triggers the psychological responses it evokes (via this nuvo form) is intriguing.  Personally, I have a thing for Erin Esurance, although she is not technically "anime"...
-WB
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Asuka Jr.
Asuka Jr. commented
...actually, as the word 'anime' is actually 'animation' in Japanese, she IS anime. The use of the word to specifically refer to Japanese animation is almost entirely outside of Japan. To the Japanese, The Simpsons, Aeon Flux, Asterix and Obelix (when animated), and ALL the Disney movies are all anime.
I've actually come across several times where it seems that the Japanese may finally be recognizing that the world community makes a distinction and seem to be starting to use 'Japanimation'...
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Anime can not be considered pornographic, because is not!, anime is just the name for the whole japanese animation, and hentai is just one little part of it, there's shonen, shoujo, kodomo, and many more...

I'm working on an extenden essay called "Anime from another point of view" and I have learned k a lot about the theme.
If you want check out this page www.awn.com talks about the anime porn market, and those people who discourage anime may understan many things about what anime really is.

(sorry for the bad english) ^.^'
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Anime is just tv shows from Japan. NOT porn I've talked to people from Japan and, anime is concidered just tv dramas in Japan as much as we consider any thing live action as a drama. Porn in Japan exists, but majority of anime shown to adults and teens is not pornographic. It's more just too graphic for kids at best.
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I don't count hentai as porn because anime is just computer animated drawings. They are not real people so you are not actually watching a naked person, though it may seem like it and trust me you're parents will yell at you if they catch you watching hentai. Though it is not porn i don't recommend it in the least.
Ai Ren Xue Profile
Ai Ren Xue answered
Haha.. Whenever I mention "anime" to someone, they go: "Oh! Like Naruto?!"
Makes me sick..
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I hate that, there are so many more better animes than naruto. Naruto and shows like yu-gi-yo and pokemon gave a bad name to anime.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
While you are absolutely right that anime is all but porn and vice versta, you're a bit off on your figures. Hentai, while it has an incredible amount of unknown titles, makes up at least 40% of japanese animation. The even bigger amount of anime makes up for this though, and because hentai is getting harder to find everyday, it does seem like hentai is only a very small part of the anime culture.
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Sam Gross answered
Anime is not just porn!I've watched so many good Anime that aren't dirty in the least!
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Nikki P. answered
Oh my god! Not all anime is like [email protected]!!!! A lot of its good like in pretty cure and legend of zelda and in yatsuba& and in ugioh(or what eva), and pokemon and .... Uuummmm.... Well you get my point :-)
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Asuka Jr.
Asuka Jr. commented
Yotsuba&? Man, I sure wish there were an animated series about that manga! She cracks me up!

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