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  • by autarch (914) on 2008.06.03 22:02 (#63149) Homepage Journal
    Hentai often gets translated as pervert in anime, at least, though I know the root (hen) means strange. But us foreign anime geeks generally associate the word hentai with some sort of sexual deviancy ;)
    • Yeah, if Hentai is being used to describe a man, that definitely means a pervert. But when we say "this code is Hentai", it could mean really tricky or voodoo code :)
    • yeah, hentai means sexual things in japanese. but, sometime, japanese geeks calls 'this is hentai!' about tricky code :) this is jargon
      • Ah, I see, interesting stuff.

        Obviously, my limited knowledge of Japanese has an extra weird bent because I've mostly learned things by watching anime, which isn't exactly a good example of normal Japanese life.

        I was kind of disappointed that on my trips to Tokyo there hasn't been one single giant robot battle on the streets. Not one!
      • On second thought, this reminds me of “bukakke,” which AFAIK is innocuous in Japanese, but was adopted in Western languages for one particular and relatively unusual meaning… :-)

    • Well, it doesn’t seem strange to me to say “this code is perverted.”

      • That may be the case.
        But it does seem perverted to call code 'evil.' ;-)
        Substituting 'perverted' and 'evil' for 'strange'
        and 'perverted.'
        So perhaps 'hentai' just means 'strange'. :-)