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Iron field
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
To be hounest, I have never seen Porn, or anything of the sort in an anime area of a store.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Soul Master Kaze wrote:
You've never worked in a retail outlet? Person comes up to counter, places item/s on counter, you scan them through, charge them and bag the items. They then leave and you serve another customer. People working at supermarkets and such don't care what you're buying, they're waiting to finish their shift so that they can go home. Pretty much if you wander up and be blatantly shameless about what you're buying, they'll forget about it. Just don't buy *ahem* protective one-use devices *ahem* on their own. My friend told us something about a guy who was buying a packet of said devices, and had covered them with packets of breath mints. Her exact words to us were: "Did he think that I wasn't going to pick them up or something?"
The point: As a consumer, if you want something which falls inside the limits of the law, and have the means to pay for it, you're entitled to buy it. Even though there can be an element of Embarassed involved. But that's why online shopping was invented, ne?


It's more the case if you're a regular customer I guess - even just buying it once and then getting served by the same person. Or picking up a rather...erm..."odd" title. Normally, I really wouldn't care about what people think of my habits but I just find the idea buying pr0n "different."

I doubt I'd ever buy any form of pr0n anyways so I guess it really doesn't matter but if I was to do so I'd do it online.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My local Ezydvd has them talking to someone that works there he said they sell pretty well Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The graphic covers could actually be to stop the angry parents. I mean, if the cover has some balloon sized breasts staring at you and you buy it for a kid, who's going to take you seriously when you kick up a stink about how your precious youngen's mind was corrupted by seeing the naughty pictures?

I once saw these dumb looking soccer mums browsing the likes of Ninja Scroll (movie), Akira and Excel Saga for little Davey and Tom or whatever the I'M TOO DUMB TO FIND OTHER WORDS TO USE SO I USE THE F WORD their names were, because the covers looked 'interesting and cool'.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that the nekkid covers could act as a deterrent. Meh, just an idea.

And I've never seen a JB anime section that didn't have hentai titles, for the record. I've been to like... 4... so yeah, I'm pretty good.

And BTW, I resent the swear filter calling me dumb. I wish ban.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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The graphic covers could actually be to stop the angry parents. I mean, if the cover has some balloon sized breasts staring at you and you buy it for a kid, who's going to take you seriously when you kick up a stink about how your precious youngen's mind was corrupted by seeing the naughty pictures?

Yeah, but that's only if they buy it, they can still whine about "OMG my kid saw some boobies on the front of this DVD, who can I pin the blame on for having them coming up and asking me what they were".
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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And BTW, I resent the swear filter calling me dumb. I wish ban.


And the people paying the bills to keep the boards running don't like foul language all over that place. Do I need to point out how to get the swear filter to not call you dumb?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah, it's sort of one of those 'f-bomb'd if you do, f-bomb'd if you don't' situations.

Having a separate adult section in the back corner of the store would eliminate both problems, but I guess they wouldn't sell as much that way.

EDIT @ HimuraBattousai: No, you just need to comprehend sarcasm when you see it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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EDIT @ HimuraBattousai: No, you just need to comprehend sarcasm when you see it.


It's exceptionally difficult to spot when communicating using a text-only medium.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Noted. Next time I will use a winking smiley when saying I wish an inanimate piece of coding be banned from a message board.

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Better keep this thread on topic. Pr0nz0rrz = bad, m'kay.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It is strange (and somewhat annoying) to see titles like Campus or Girl Next Door on the same shelves as Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell. At least they could have put it on the top shelf or something.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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At least they could have put it on the top shelf or something.
That's what my ezydvd has now done. Doesn't make it any better though since they have small shelf space and thus it's basically right in your face the whole time you're there. Isn't much better either now that they've moved the anime section to where the old wrestling/babes section was (the only section facing away from the staff counter). You couldn't look any wierder browsing there now.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
There does seem to be a different policy at different JB's. The one in Melbourne I saw put them all together within the anime section, though on the bottom shelf. The one in Chermside (Brisbane) doesn't seem to have any at all (unless they're in the porn section? ... wasn't that committed to find out ... actually does JB even have a porn section?). Meanwhile Brisbane city just has them throughout the anime section as though they were standard fare.

Personally I have no problem with porn ... whatever floats your boat ... it just seems that anime already has a bit of an image problem with those who have never bothered to watch an episode (the amount of times I've had the old "no it's not all robots ... no it's not all tentacle rape ... no it's not just for little kids") and the hentai titles don't really help, and the uber-protective Sunrise/TT mother seems to be an inevitability (lol I can just see Coren doing an exposure of the insidous porn industry infiltrating our children's cartoons)

EDIT: Does it make me dyslexic if I keep typing "pron" instead of "porn" ... or maybe an unhealthy mental connection with seafood...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Orion159 wrote:
Does it make me dyslexic if I keep typing "pron" instead of "porn"

It's probably a sign that I have spent too much time on the intertubes, but I now fail to see the typo.... You see it so often that it starts to become accepted.
"teh" still bug's me to no end, but "pron" is almost invisible, funny that.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Orion159 wrote:

EDIT: Does it make me dyslexic if I keep typing "pron" instead of "porn" ... or maybe an unhealthy mental connection with seafood...

It just means you're the leetest of the leet.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pr0n was originally just a way to get around over-zealous filters; the `cool' kids adopted it years later.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Elric of Grans wrote:
Pr0n was originally just a way to get around over-zealous filters; the `cool' kids adopted it years later.


I'm one of the cool kids.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Anime section of JB in Perth has become overun with siren titles lately. over 50 DVDs were siren titles when I went there earlier today.

I'm surprised that they have allowed the Siren titles within Perth since Empire Toys (a Perth store) were warned by the cops that it is illegal for them to sell H titles, escpecially if any of the characters are under the age of 16 or appear to be. Empire Toys ended up having to cease distribution of all H titles, and they were banned within Perth. Has this changed recently?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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The Anime section of JB in Perth has become overun with siren titles lately. over 50 DVDs were siren titles when I went there earlier today.

I'm surprised that they have allowed the Siren titles within Perth since Empire Toys (a Perth store) were warned by the cops that it is illegal for them to sell H titles, escpecially if any of the characters are under the age of 16 or appear to be. Empire Toys ended up having to cease distribution of all H titles, and they were banned within Perth. Has this changed recently?


If the Empire titles were US imports then yes, many have been banned. The Siren releases are edited versions of the US releases to be passed at R18+.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Orion159 wrote:
There does seem to be a different policy at different JB's. The one in Melbourne I saw put them all together within the anime section, though on the bottom shelf. The one in Chermside (Brisbane) doesn't seem to have any at all (unless they're in the porn section? ... wasn't that committed to find out ... actually does JB even have a porn section?). Meanwhile Brisbane city just has them throughout the anime section as though they were standard fare..


You want to know why they are placed differently at other stores? Because there is NO policy on how we put them in the section. My old store we put them together, and at my new store we space them out. And we don't have a porn section.

Maybe you guys might want to go check out our playboy/girls gone wild DVDs and have a cry too? What about in our queer section? We have some pretty full on title that aren't in anime Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Niccles wrote:

Maybe you guys might want to go check out our playboy/girls gone wild DVDs


Ooh, now i really must make my way to a JB Mr. Green Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Quicksilver_ wrote:
Perth's JB HI-FI has a small section, but my friend and I are pretty sure it's illegal.

From memory, animated sex scenes are reviewed using a different criteria compared to actual porn. Which means hentai is not in the same basket as porn - well according to the OFLC.

Greoboruri wrote:
I've never, ever seen JB HiFi stock any bootlegs of any kind, nor R1 imports of any DVD.

Not bootlegs, but I did see R1 imports, namely some Zatoichi titles.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Niccles wrote:
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Maybe you guys might want to go check out our playboy/girls gone wild DVDs and have a cry too? What about in our queer section? We have some pretty full on title that aren't in anime Very Happy


lol Actually I think you missed the point. No issue with hentai, just on it being spread throughout the anime section. If there isn't a porn section that makes sense that they get thrown in anime (then where are the girls gone wild DVDs?), but all I am saying is that it furthers a lot of negative connotations about anime held by the community at large, especially when it is sorted similarly to the other anime titles. And all it takes is one screaming mother to make the whole genre look bad.

As for looking in the playboy or queer section well ... that's kind of what we're getting at. You don't put a heterosexual gangbang video in the queer section (I assume) ... yes there are multiple participants of the same gender, but it's a completely different market. Even then by looking in this section you have a reasonable expectation of what you will find within the section. Anime and hentai are both Japanese animation, but largely different market focus (even considering that almost all hentai fans would also be anime fans). But if the hentai is spread throughout the anime, and with some fairly explicit covers, then it influences the look of the entire anime section, especially for those for whom it's not suitable (ie kids and overprotective mothers).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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(then where are the girls gone wild DVDs?)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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lol of course
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Orion159 wrote:
Anime and hentai are both Japanese animation, but largely different market focus (even considering that almost all hentai fans would also be anime fans).


Then isn't it the same market focus? Honestly with the charecter designs of some anime full blown porn isn't really taking it that much further.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Then isn't it the same market focus? Honestly with the charecter designs of some anime full blown porn isn't really taking it that much further.


Not really. Despite the prevalence of ecchi titles and suggestive scenes, taking that step into full blown porn is a fairly big one. It's like comparing music videos with porn ... very close, very suggestive, but without actually being explicit. You can also differentiate the markets quite easily, but the simplest test is would you watch if for any other reason than the sex scenes?

But again, I really have no problem with hentai, I just don't want to further risk damaging anime's rep by having them mixed together indisciminately.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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but the simplest test is would you watch if for any other reason than the sex scenes?


That's not a terribly reliable test. Going by that, a hentai with something of a decent plot could be considered not porn, and some music videos could be considered porn.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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lol Actually I think you missed the point. No issue with hentai, just on it being spread throughout the anime section. If there isn't a porn section that makes sense that they get thrown in anime (then where are the girls gone wild DVDs?), but all I am saying is that it furthers a lot of negative connotations about anime held by the community at large, especially when it is sorted similarly to the other anime titles. And all it takes is one screaming mother to make the whole genre look bad.
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I'm kinda confused. It's okay to put the hentai in the anime section if we don't have a porn section? But if we had a porn section, it would be bad? Am I reading that right?

That screaming mother can scream and have a cry all she wants, it's not gonna just go away o:

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But again, I really have no problem with hentai, I just don't want to further risk damaging anime's rep by having them mixed together indisciminately


If people have a problem with anime, then let them have a problem with it. Who cares? The reason the hentai is in the anime section is that is the ONLY place it can go. Most people have no idea what hentai is. If you're into anime, then you've most likely come across hentai at one stage or another. Alot of anime fans are into hentai, that's why it's there. It wouldn't sell anywhere else and people go mental for it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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If people have a problem with anime, then let them have a problem with it. Who cares?


They don't wanna be picked on by the cool kids for watching cartoon pr0n.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Not bootlegs, but I did see R1 imports


Hell, even Blockbuster's guilty of that. My mum and sister went to the video store and picked up The Power of One. Now, the first thing I said when I walked into the room was, 'Oh, that's an NTSC DVD.'
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Hell, even Blockbuster's guilty of that. My mum and sister went to the video store and picked up The Power of One. Now, the first thing I said when I walked into the room was, 'Oh, that's an NTSC DVD.'
That doesn't make it an import though. Ezydvd lists it as NTSC as well, and even madman have been guilty of releasing some things in NTSC instead of Pal (Oh My Goddess for one).
Regions are entirely different to its picture type. The only reason why most things here are Pal is because its basically the standard for Australia (even though almost every tv has ntsc available nowadays).
You could easily do a Pal Region 1 disc if you so wished.
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PAL is used because we have always had it and it won't disappear, its the system that England and Europe use.
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Well parts of them also have Secam still I believe, but it's on the way out almost everywhere.
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SECAM is mostly PAL anyway, so it's hardly relevant.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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That's not a terribly reliable test. Going by that, a hentai with something of a decent plot could be considered not porn, and some music videos could be considered porn.


Uuuh ... how many music videos have you seen with explicit sex scenes? Beyond just the standard allusion (I can think of ... just one). And how much hentai has a plot that doesn't revolve around sex? (Haven't seen enough hentai to know so this is a legit question, but what I have seen it's all fairly focussed on the lead up to and culmnation of sex)


Niccles wrote:
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I'm kinda confused. It's okay to put the hentai in the anime section if we don't have a porn section? But if we had a porn section, it would be bad? Am I reading that right?


Sorry, that does sound pretty stupid. Let me try again. Anyway, I like the Melbourne idea, where they just put all the hentai together within their anime section (at the end say, or maybe on the top shelf away from kids). So it's still in the most relevant section, but kept distinct as a separate sub-category. I know there's no uniform policy at JB's (kind of obvious when I can get different prices and specials at different JB's even just within Brisbane), but seeing it done that way seemed to make the most sense from all angles
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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[..]Uuuh ... how many music videos have you seen with explicit sex scenes? Beyond just the standard allusion (I can think of ... just one). And how much hentai has a plot that doesn't revolve around sex? (Haven't seen enough hentai to know so this is a legit question, but what I have seen it's all fairly focussed on the lead up to and culmnation of sex)


It varies but older H tends to have less sex and more plot but often look cheaply made. Newer H tends towards the extremes of perversion so you need a broad mind and twisted sense of humor to watch them Shocked . Something like 'Welcome to Pia Carrot' would be a good intro into H as it isn't likely to leave psychological scars Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Uuuh ... how many music videos have you seen with explicit sex scenes? Beyond just the standard allusion (I can think of ... just one). And how much hentai has a plot that doesn't revolve around sex? (Haven't seen enough hentai to know so this is a legit question, but what I have seen it's all fairly focussed on the lead up to and culmnation of sex)


I didn't say that there were many. But my point is that it's not quite as useful a definition as you present it to be. For music videos that people watch for the sole purpose of... stimulation... (and I have known people who will watch certain music videos on mute because they want to look at the hot chicks) you could make the argument that it is pornographic in the same way a picture of a chick in a skimpy bikini in a suggestive pose is.

To be honest, I haven't seen enough hentai to be any sort of expert on it either, but there are a couple of well-known examples of hentai with a non-sex-centric plot. Kite, for instance, had a release that edited out all the sex scenes and was still (I'm told) a worthwhile watch. This suggests (proves, in fact) to me that there are hentai one could feasibly watch for reasons other than wanting porn.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Uuuh ... how many music videos have you seen with explicit sex scenes? Beyond just the standard allusion (I can think of ... just one). And how much hentai has a plot that doesn't revolve around sex? (Haven't seen enough hentai to know so this is a legit question, but what I have seen it's all fairly focussed on the lead up to and culmnation of sex)


Music Videos: Satisfaction by Bennei Banesie. I don't really like the song but the filmclips is chicks in bikinis using powertools in slow motion.

BEST FILMCLIP EVER!

Hentai with a story: Uncut Kite and Mezzo Forte.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Hentai with a story: Uncut Kite and Mezzo Forte.


Also great hentai for couples, Elfen Bride.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Music Videos: Satisfaction by Bennei Banesie. I don't really like the song but the filmclips is chicks in bikinis using powertools in slow motion.

BEST FILMCLIP EVER!

Hentai with a story: Uncut Kite and Mezzo Forte.


True, but again these are all examples of allusion to sex, not explicit portrayal (ie straight nudity and penetration scenes if I have to go into detail). Sure, they tittilate, but still walk that fine line between what s actually seen and what you have to imagine yourself. The one exception I can think of was "Smack my B**** Up" by Prodigy, but even that was fairly minimal and has a cool twist at the end.

I'll have to take your word on the hentai with a story, but are some of those just ecchi titles? (and yes I realise I sound like a n00b gaijin here as ecchi is just an alliteration of 'h', but still). Somehow though I doubt the stellar works of Anyone you can do, I can do better, Girl Next Door, Sex Ward or My Brothers Wife are particularly renown for their storytelling. Then again, I don't really see what the fuss is about just grouping them all together at the end? It's not like I'm asking them to be banned or anything, just moved...

(NB Mods these are just links to their listings on the JB web-page, and some of the more prominent ones on display, but not sure if they violate any of the madboards rules)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I'll have to take your word on the hentai with a story, but are some of those just ecchi titles?


No. The titles mentioned fall under your definition of explicit portrayal.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I'll have to take your word on the hentai with a story, but are some of those just ecchi titles? (and yes I realise I sound like a n00b gaijin here as ecchi is just an alliteration of 'h', but still). Somehow though I doubt the stellar works of Anyone you can do, I can do better, Girl Next Door, Sex Ward or My Brothers Wife are particularly renown for their storytelling. Then again, I don't really see what the fuss is about just grouping them all together at the end? It's not like I'm asking them to be banned or anything, just moved...


Ask for some Kite or Mezzo Forte pics on /gif/

They're deffintly not ecchi, full blown penetration and cum shots. But that isn't the focus of the show (I think Kite has like 2 sex scenes in the entire movie wich is also full of wicked action sequences and a pretty **** up plot) Mezzo Forte has more sex but still the same vibe.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Most of my Hentai and Ecchi is in VHS format or Region 2 DVD from Japan.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Ask for some Kite or Mezzo Forte pics on /gif/

They're deffintly not ecchi, full blown penetration and cum shots. But that isn't the focus of the show (I think Kite has like 2 sex scenes in the entire movie wich is also full of wicked action sequences and a pretty **** up plot) Mezzo Forte has more sex but still the same vibe.


I guess that's my point then ... probably the same with titles like Ninja Scroll and Afro Samurai ... there are sex scenes but it's about as prevalent as you would see in live-action movie, and just a part of the story.

But like the titles I listed there pretty much is one focus, and everything leading up to and around that focus, and it's pretty obvious from start to finish. So to expand again, explicit portrayal where that explicit portrayal is the driving point behind the movie/series (do they have hentai series?).

lol or here's a thought, when the releasing company has hentai in the name or one the cover, maybe that's a hint on how to distinguish it. But damn, I'm starting to understand about the cop-out ruling of "I know it when I see it" Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I cannot comment on Mezzo Forte, but A Kite is definitely hentai. There are extreme sex scenes several times in the movie, and we are not talking the kind of thing you would find in a Hollywood movie. The plot is about sex offenders using their prey to kill other sex offenders: basically it is sex, blood, sex, blood, sex AND blood, sex, blood. The `blood' is where the `plot' lies. Benza is quite correct that is it a hentai title that has somewhat more of a plot than you might expect.

I believe the majority of hentai titles would be OVA serials. In most cases, they release an episode and, assuming it sells well, they continue over several episodes. Then there is the famous Cream Lemon series, where the stories are almost all completely unrelated (not even the same setting or genre).
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Mezzo Forte is hentai but its done so that the sex scenes can be edited out without affecting the story, which can be seen in the edited release here
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
OK then ... trying to go back to the original point of this thread ... I guess the question remains what people think of hentai (regardless of how it's classified, but for the time being maybe just those titles that expressly say hentai somewhere on the cover or are otherwise blatantly obvious, to allow for ease of sorting by an unfamiliar shelf-stacker) being in the anime section.

Do you approve, dislike or don't care? (I'm guessing most will be the last, including myself)

Are you content with it being spread throughout, grouped within a specific part of the anime section, or moved out entirely (no idea how this one will go, though I would prefer the second)

Though I think the one thing that is clear is I obviously have to start watching more hentai than what I've seen so far (which to date just make me laugh more than anything) as it's obviously more complex than I first thought! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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as it's obviously more complex than I first thought! Laughing


It really isn't, don't worry, the majority of hentai is absolute ****. Either its moronic bull **** with like 20 minutes comprised of 4 diffrent animation loops. Or Bondagae,scat,guro,piss, other **** up fetish stuff.

Kite and Mezzo Forte are deffintly the minority.

Personly I don't see why they should be seperated, Hentai IS anime. So why not put it in the anime section? It's the same as arguing that Pokemon shouldn't be put in the anime section because its more simmilar to a unsatisfactory saturday morning kids cartoon then most of the anime there, it doesn't matter it's still anime.
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