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[[caption-width-right:314: This trope as lampooned by a [[FunTShirt T-shirt]].]]

A specific inversion of the AnimationAgeGhetto, and a form of PublicMediumIgnorance: the belief that all {{anime}} (or in some cases, every work of fiction from Japan) features/consists of extreme graphic violence and/or the most depraved sexual acts you can imagine. Since the recess of the [[AnimationAgeGhetto Ghetto]], ''this'' is actually the trend going on these days.

This {{trope}} began in the 80s, on account of the release of {{anime}} such as ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and ''Legend of the Overfiend'' in the west. Since most purveyors of imported media back then were either undersexed, nerdy collectors specifically seeking out "mature" fare, or huckster distributors looking to make a fast buck on said collectors, the more "shocking" examples of the medium tended to be the ones that got priority for localization. Most {{hentai}} is actually vanilla sex, basically heterosexual porn. Glorified rape stories are easily the most visible and due to Japanese chauvinism [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbian porn]] is actually quite rare and generally featured alongside straight sex...or rape. Naughty Tentacles were mostly a fad around the end of TheEighties and early TheNineties, and currently they're at best a throwaway joke on some FanService shows.

See also {{Hentai}}.
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* The ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' feature "If Truth in Advertising Laws Applied to Comic Books" described a Japanese imported series as "something to do with a boy who fights a giant squid." The illustration showed a boy with an enormous grin standing in front of a bunch of girls, all with [[PantyShot panties exposed]] due to being grasped by tentacles.

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* Strangely inverted, or maybe an example of LampshadeHanging, in ''Film/TheCalamariWrestler'', a Japanese ''live action'' film about a woman who falls in love and [[{{Squick}} has sex with]] a guy who is trapped in the form of a squid. I believe he turns back into a man in the end.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has made joking references to seedy gas stations having "Violent Animated Asian Porn" videos for rent a few times. The jokes really ramped up when they'd get their hands on a Japanese movie: "Oh no, so is this gonna be a super-violent porn cartoon?" "Heh, they're swinging in for some violent porn comics."
* In ''Series/YesDear'', when Greg's father becomes a comic book fan, the normally prudish Kim asked, "[[AnimationAgeGhetto Normal comics like for kids?]] Or those Japanese porno comics like ''Overfiend'', where young women are taken against their will by demonic monsters?" Later in the episode, it's stated he should hide his Japanese porn better.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* There are two parody {{anime}} trailers on [[GTARadio the radio]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV''; one is HumongousMecha, the other, ''Princess Robot Bubblegum'' is this. However the full episode of the later, which is viewable in the ''Ballad of Gay Tony'' DLC, is more of a general parody of shōjo and seinen shows.
* In ''VideoGame/ComicJumperTheAdventuresOfCaptainSmiley'', the manga-themed world of "Cutie Cutie Kid Cupids" takes place at a high school called [[PunnyName "Hent High"]], whose school team is called the Tentacles.

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* ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' once had Ken [[CharacterFilibuster ranting]] to Igor and Carson about how [[SturgeonsLaw most]] {{anime}} is absolutely terrible and he has no idea why it sells...at which point he was enlightened by the phrases "let's all take our clothes off now" and "where did all these tentacles come from?" emerging from the TV. It does have to be said that [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny this was several years ago.]]

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* ''Website/TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/japan_pledges_to_halt_production on the topic]].
** Another snide little comment from ''The Onion'', this time in their ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' review, contends that Miyazaki is the only Japanese animator who has avoided the "unsavory excesses of his {{anime}} counterparts." Notable in that, while the other examples listed here are typical of the publication's nothing-is-sacred, pull-no-punches brand of humor, this review comes from its AV Club site, which generally strives to be a bit more serious.
** And ''yet'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPfVkuPmpc8 another one]] (skip to the very end).
** Even the TV Show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ig3CXmanBs got in on it]] (Skip to 2:02).
* A one-panel parody of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' showed a scene which the Anne {{Expy}} described as: "Oh no! She’s being stripped and molested by some kind of slimy, tentacled ... Oh, right, she’s a Japanese schoolgirl. This is normal."
* [[http://www.askmen.com/top_10/dating/top-10-perverted-behaviors-to-stop_3.html AskMen.com's Top 10 Perverted Behaviors to Stop, #3: Being open about your love of anime and cosplay]]:
-->"Your love of {{anime}} is less an appreciation of art and more a display of your love for massively chested women and the possibility those cartoon cuties might get it on at any minute."
* Website/{{Cracked}}:
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article/18346_the-6-most-horrific-ways-pop-culture-has-misused-santa-claus/ This]] article tells us that Japan "has long had a, let's be charitable and say, "obsession" for the trappings of youth and innocence, what with their schoolgirl {{anime}} (read: porn)". Accompanying this sentence is a picture of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya. [[CriticalResearchFailure Not... quite, Cracked.]]
** Website/{{Cracked}}'s contest ''18 Classic Movies, If They'd Been Made in Japan'' had dozens of submission that featured tentacle porn. [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_159_18-classic-movies-if-theyd-been-made-in-japan/#ixzz1IRO9We4T and they did have one of them featured in the winner's circle.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCgx8zM3woQ The Stereotypes Song]] says in the chorus the Japanese all Love Tentacle Porn.
* ''Podcast/RiffTrax'':
** In its parody track of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' had the Asian guy greeting Bella as she entered her new school that they had everything, including, in the rifftrax'd version, "Tentacle {{Hentai}}".
** In their take on ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: Salvation'', Kevin [[{{Mondegreen}} mishears]] "enemy movements" as "{{anime}} movements." "Like tentacles and stuff?"
** And in the ''Fast And Furious'' riff, when one character mentions heading for Japan to check out some really wild stuff, Mike is quick to quip "Tentacles like you wouldn't believe, man."
** And again in their riffing of ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', a satellite is being taken over by tentacle like entities causing the riff, "Hide your anime girls!".

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'':
** Parodied. When Anime/SpeedRacer joins NASCAR, he's sponsored by the creators of Japan's number one {{anime}} series, which is apparently a Naughty Tentacles {{anime}} (it's censored, so we're to assume it's very smutty) with a LampshadeHanging for a translation of its name.
** There is also a skit where a Tentacle Monster phones up a Japanese Schoolgirl he apparently had... uh... relations with. He messed up his chance for a 2nd date by jumping the gun a little bit.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab2021}}'' has Sparks flipping through certain Japanese movie titles on his monitor, each one more and more vulgar while referencing tentacle porn. The last movie is called "Seriously Japan, What the Hell!?"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' lampshades this with Krieger's anime collection, which includes such titles as ''Fisherman’s Wife'' and ''Fisherman’s Wife II: The Retentacling''. It is also worth noting that Krieger has a [[VirtualGhost holographic]] [[RobotGirl girlfriend]] designed in anime style.
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[[folder: Other ]]

* Microsoft Word Processor's dictionary definition of {{anime}}: "a Japanese style of animated cartoon, often with violent or sexually explicit content." And their definition of manga: "a Japanese style of comic books or animated cartoons, often very violent or erotic."
* The American Heritage Dictionary is just a bit better about this, but only just - it defines "{{anime}}" as a Japanese style of animation "characterized by "[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair colorful stylized art]]" and "[[HumongousMecha futuristic settings]]" (not every {{anime}} has giant robots or is set in the future, granted, but they at least acknowledged the genre). So far, so good, right? Guess which two characterizations come next. Yep, "violence" and "sex".

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