Many characters have a past connecting them back to a previous sometimes-unwholesome work.

This often happens from [[{{Expy}} being derived from early drafts of other works]] of the authors, especially creators who worked in the {{doujinshi}} industry: limited runs of small-release fan comics. Some kinds of doujinshi happen to feature original characters and also be outright pornographic in an attempt to gain some quick capital with fans, creating the potentially unsettling feeling the character started in the mind of the author with an unsavory tone. For some artists, this can be a little awkward, but the attempt to hide it (as voice actors do under an assumed name) is pretty futile in practice. Some professional artists go the other route, and may continue to draw doujinshi distinctly separate but still featuring their own characters.

BleachedUnderpants is most common in BishoujoSeries, since most of them do assume the fan knows they were [[TheAnimeOfTheGame openly based on]] {{hentai}} games, but [[BleachedUnderpants is obviously cleaned up]] for broadcast. While keeping the porn might stay true to form, it's much more lucrative to get the monies from TV while they can. In many cases, this removes the only thing worth watching. In others, the sex was an incidental or intrusive addition to make the early story more enticing, and reduces the amount of SelectiveSquick fans might have for the series. This is especially popular in "pure" {{moe}} fandoms that feed back into themselves, where later adaptations ''of'' the Bleached Underpants adaption also feature no scandalous scenes.

Because of the different attitude toward such things in Western society, this can be a shaky prospect, as many artists become well-remembered for their racier art, and often [[OldShame make attempts to distance themselves from it]].

(If you still haven't gotten the title, it's a pun on "dirty laundry". "Dirty laundry" is something you're ashamed of in your past, so clearly cleaning up something you're ashamed of would be metaphorically "bleaching your underpants")

See also OldShame, RuleThirtyFour. HotterAndSexier is often the opposite of this trope. {{Fanservice}} is a more different kind of opposite.
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[[folder:{{Anime}} based on {{H-Games}}]]
* ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru'' started as an H-game, which is ironic, given how shy Mizuho is in the only slightly ecchi anime.
* ''[[VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}} SHUFFLE!]]'', openly -- somewhere around episode 10, an R-15 warning was added to the television broadcast, after which the {{ecchi}} content was upped... occasionally.
* The anime adaptations of the TYPE-MOON adult {{Visual Novel}}s ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' (as ''Shingetsutan Tsukihime'') and ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/Stay Night]]'' with the erotic content mostly toned down. It's noteworthy that sex is actually a mechanic that's important for the NasuVerse's magic system. It can be taken out of most routes without too many problems, but in the plots of Kohaku's route for ''Tsukihime'' and the Heaven's Feel route of ''Fate/stay night'', it wouldn't be quite as easy and probably take away some of the drama. Some plots/conversations might even flew over audiences' heads if the anime is their first exposure to the series because the sex elements are removed.
** In the PS2 port of ''Fate/stay night'', this was done by [[spoiler:having Sakura drink Shirou's blood (which also provides mana)]], removing all references to sex, and [[spoiler:toning down Shinji's comments regarding Sakura]].
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' and its related series ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' have their roots in a ''Triangle Heart'' H-game, though both {{anime}} series have hardly any scenes of an even vaguely sexual adult nature. There was, however, a hentai {{OVA}} of the ''first'' Triangle Heart game.
** Of course, ''Nanoha'' is based around a character from the game who ''didn't have any H-scenes''.
** On a related note: ''Nanoha'' was the first project of animation studio Seven Arcs which was not pornographic.
* Creator/{{Aquaplus}}, developers of the classic BishoujoGame ''VisualNovel/ToHeart'', initially released its game on the PC under the Leaf label with explicit adult content, but re-released the game for the PlayStation home console with adult content excised (then re-released ''that'' version on the PC with some more extras), expanding its following dramatically (in conjunction with the release of a clean TV adaptation). With the sequel, ''VisualNovel/ToHeart2'', Leaf reversed the bleaching and released a completely clean original on home consoles, then ''added'' adult content for the PC release, titled ''To Heart 2: X-Rated.'' The anime adaptation of ''To Heart 2'' was clean. And *then* an eroge of ''VisualNovel/ToHeart2'' titled ''To Heart 2: Another Days'' was made by Leaf with new characters, and a clean OVA version was then released.
** LEAF / Aquaplus also produced ''VisualNovel/{{Utawarerumono}}'', initially an adult game. Its huge success lead to an anime and a PlayStation 2 game, both 'clean' to the point of often lacking fanservice ( at least of more conventional sorts, though it does occasionally come up ). However, the anime, while leaving out the sexual aspects entirely, still left clear points in its plot where the story would have gone in an adult direction. For one thing, it has the harem elements and certain moments that lead up to those aspects left in, but it lacks all the sex. Though anime!Hakuoro plainly says he's single at one point, the only female who hasn't bumped uglies with him in game is, thankfully, his daughter Aruru. The PlayStation2 version followed the original, adult game much more closely, to the point of cutting off on the brink of an H-scene then picking up afterwards. Only the original, adult game however, so openly blind-sides the player with the revelation that Dorii and Guraa [[spoiler:[[HoYay are actually male]].]] The others just kinda leave you unsettlingly uncertain.
** Another LEAF work is ''VisualNovel/TearsToTiara'', which originated with the adult PC game. Later remade for the PS3 with (what is generally regarded as) superior character design. The anime then took the PS3's take on things.
* As noted above, [[KeyVisualArts Key/Visual Arts]]' games ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' and ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'' were originally H-games, but the anime versions and later releases of the games were clean, and many people thought the hentai actually detracted from the story. (And was oddly placed. See Mai's arc in ''Kanon'', where [[spoiler:they go to the school to fight demons, but take a break to eat supper and do it on the desks.]]) On that note, there's also ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero''.
* While in the subject of Key/Visual Arts, like Leaf, they also reversed the bleaching with ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters''. Initially released as a clean visual novel with a gripping plot, followed by a manga adaptation, they then re-released it as ''Little Busters! Ecstasy'' as an adult version of the original one (plus extras). The same goes for ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', except that the unbleached game is a GaidenGame sequel to one of the routes in the original (''Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life''). But then, the Key 10th Anniversary Box edition has an ero-free version of Ecstasy. And then they made a clean anime that is also pretty fanservice-free, too.
* ''Yami To Boushi To Hon No Tabibito'' was based in a H game and while the anime still carries plenty of fanservice with SchoolGirlLesbians to boot it is far from being hentai.
** There is also ''Touka Gettan'', which is distantly related to ''Yami Bou'', that features this trope on two fronts: it's based off of an erotic visual novel that, in turn, is a spin-off of the erotic visual novel/{{Hentai}} series ''Kao No Nai Tsuki''.
* ''VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven'' is a pretty good example of this applied to the BoysLove genre. The original PC game included sex but didn't show any penises. The sequel and the PS2 port both toned down the sex to just suggestion. The anime cleaned things up even further until the original game's ''rapist seme'' was reduced down to sexual harassment by ''elbow licking.'' The manga versions of things keep much closer to the original source material.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' is based on a series of eroge for the PC, but removing the adult content doesn't impact the mecha/Lovecraft story much.
* Another example is the popular DatingSim ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}''. The {{Shotacon}}, gore, and H scenes aren't present in adaptations from the game (at least not in the anime and {{OVA}}) and was basically toned down from a [[BoysLoveGenre full blown Yaoi]] to shounen-ai fluff.
* The hentai game series ''VisualNovel/GreenGreen'' was adapted into an anime that started off pretty clean, but eventually added back in the nudity, but never had the sex of the games.
** Until episode 13. The one that was never licensed in the U.S.
* ''VisualNovel/TheyAreMyNobleMasters'' started as a H-Game; but when the anime came out, it was filled with TONS of {{shout out}}s to different series.
* The twelve episode series ''VisualNovel/SoulLink'' is based on the game of the same name. The plot is almost the same, some characters were added, but the H is toned down. There is still lots of sexiness and one or two bed scenes.
* ''VisualNovel/PrincessLover'', based on the eroge of the same name from RICOTTA. Most of the elements from the visual novel were kept for the animated adaptation; however, RICOTTA wasn't entirely satisfied with just a broadcast release, thus averted this trope by releasing an H-{{OVA}} for one of their heroines. They plan on doing this again for another heroine.
* ''VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora'' plays this trope straight with its manga adaptation, but surprisingly averted this with its animated release... ''on broadcast television'', by going the entire way of showing explicit sex scenes at the end of each heroine's arc.
* ''VisualNovel/MagicalCanan'', based on Terios Company's game ''and'' hentai OVA ''Magical '''K'''anan'', are developed by totally different developers (AIC) and have totally different art styles.
* ''VisualNovel/PrismArk''.
* ''VisualNovel/YoakeMaeYoriRuriiroNa'' originated as an H-game, but the anime adaptation and PS2 port have the sex scenes removed.
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'' actually provides stronger sexual and violent content than the game it was ''immediately'' based on, ''VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo''. However, the original ''Variable Geo'' was a PC98 game that included explicit sex scenes, as did all the sequels that were made for [=PCs=] rather than consoles. One of the later sequels was made into a PornWithoutPlot OAV.
* TheAnimeOfTheGame ''Doukyuusei 2'' became the first {{Dating Sim}}-based anime to air on Japanese TV in 1998. The TV series was the OAV with the sex scenes edited out.
* ''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia'' was originally an H game/RPG mix for the PC. Eventually, it was ported to the PlayStation2, which doesn't allow adult content. Then it was ported back. So all the references to the sex are there and you can even pinpoint when it happened, you'll just never see it.
* The official English version of ''VisualNovel/IfMyHeartHadWings'' removes all the sex scenes and nudity from the game. To a certain extent this is understandable, as porn laws are different in different countries and the scenes involving [[TokenMiniMoe Asa and Yoru]] in particular could be illegal in some western states. However, they also removed all of the sexual references and jokes, sometimes quite clumsily (at one point, someone asks Aoi whether he likes girls with big ''eyes''), and the question remains why they couldn't just localize one of the many moe visual novels out there that wouldn't need to be edited. Especially since the sex scenes are actually plot important in some cases -- Ageha's route in particular involves her and Aoi being [[FriendsWithBenefits sex friends]] for a while as they struggle to define their relationship together.
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[[folder:{{Anime}} whose artists were {{hentai}} {{doujinshi}} creators]]
* ''{{Gravitation}}'' and its source manga are not hentai, but the original artist continued to release hardcore yaoi doujinshi -- even of the series itself -- while it was running.
** Its sequel, ''Graviation EX'', seems to be pushing the envelope even further. And the mangaka ''still'' seems to be releasing extremely explicit doujinshi of her own characters.
* Creator/KenAkamatsu, the author of popular teen series ''Manga/LoveHina'' and ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', got his start in one hardcore short of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' doujinshi. On a somewhat related note, an assistant of Akamatsu is behind the ''Cu-Little'' series of doujinshi. Certain people continue to argue the very similar art style is [[FanDumb proof that Akamatsu himself is behind the books]]. This does not appear to be an issue in Japan, where they can read the credits and the assistant's website.
* Kohta Hirano, creator of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', started out writing freelance {{hentai}} featuring characters that eventually became the cast of the aforementioned work. In fact, one of his works, ''Legend of Vampire Hunter'', is identical in plot and character design to the first book of ''{{Hellsing}}'' -- except, of course, that the busty police officer is only ''threatened'' with rape in the latter work. Hirano being Hirano, he lampshades this all the time in the author's notes in the first volumes. Other characters used in previous hentai titles that were roped into the Hellsing series; Alexander Anderson from the short comic "Angel Dust", Pip Bernadette and the Major from "Coyote", Doc and Shrödinger from "Doc's Story", Renaldo from "Magic School" and the Captain from "Desert Guardian".
** One of Anderson's many nicknames is "Angel Dust Anderson".
* Koshi Rikdo, the original creator of ''Manga/ExcelSaga'', introduced Excel, Il Pallazzo, and prototypes of the Daitenjin [[{{Sentai}} team]] in a {{hentai}} doujinshi. The [[Anime/ExcelSaga anime version]] subverted this trope by dragging the doujinshi into Rikdo's -- and the audience's -- faces.
* Creator/OhGreat still produces hentai manga and his mainstream work isn't too far from it. Some of the hentai work has seen release in the US under the title ''Sex Files''.
* Kiyohiko Azuma, the creator of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' and ''[[{{Yotsuba}} Yotsuba&!]]'', headed his own doujin circle, "A-Zone", and even professionally published one H-manga under a pseudonym, before creating ''Azumanga Daioh'' and hitting the big time in a big way. Said H-manga involved TeacherStudentRomance with a middle-school boy. It's almost unbelievable that it's from the creator of such wholesome works.
* The creators of ''{{Tactics}}'', probably aware of the [[HoYay ambiguous undertones between the male leads]] have created created a series of {{doujinshi}} that are [[YaoiGuys yaoi spin-offs of the main narrative]].
* Sadly unsurprisingly, the action manga ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' started out as a series of mostly {{Lolicon}} doujin (by the same artist), and the final chapter of said series was an epilogue where [[spoiler:the characters who were the prototypes for the eventual protagonist and her handler run away from the agency together and have gratuitous, statutory sex]].
* The artist who drew the sequel manga of ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire'', Benkyo Tamaoki, also did several short stories for hentai anthologies.
* Creator/ShirowMasamune, the creator of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' started out as an H-artist, perhaps unsurprising considering the rife {{fanservice}} in both the manga and anime and the outright lesbian scenes in the manga. Most of his famous work was written while he was still an H-artist. He actually haven't ever stopped being one either. In fact, most of his recent output consists entirely of various H-artbooks with an unhealthy obsession with anal sex.
* Hobby Japan, the anime-related merchandise company, who authored ''Anime/QueensBlade'', hired many artists and designers to create the girls for the line of battle books; some of these artists were (and others still are) renowed Hentai artists, the most notable being Oda Non, Keito Koume, and Yousai Kuuchuu.
* Masaki Kajishima, creator of ''Manga/TenchiMuyo'', started out with several H doujinshi, and has made several borderline titles set in the Tenchi Universe.
* Kazuya Minekura, the creator of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' and ''Manga/WildAdapter'', started out drawing yaoi {{doujinshi}}. It's pretty apparent in her [[HoYay later works]]. In fact, ''Wild Adapter'' was officially published as yaoi in Japan (although not in the US).
* The manga team Kaishaku, who even after being quite successful still do hentai doujinshi, even of their own work (one of them being a mix of ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' and ''Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto'', the latter is totally non-fanservice...)
* The creator of the manga ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'', Kazushi Hagiwara, works with his doujinshi circle "Studio Loud in School" to produce hentai doujinshi. Some of these are of the characters in Bastard!! and offer hentai scenes to the storyline that couldn't be put into the "regular" version, or pornographic retellings of scenes that are just borderline dirty originally. He sells these on his website. And they even advertise them in the back of volume 25 of the manga.
* Ryuta Amazume got his start doing original H-manga, before eventually moving on to the ''[[{{Ecchi}} almost-but-not-quite]]''-H-manga he makes today, like ''Manga/NanaToKaoru'' and ''Manga/ToshiueNoHito''. Interestingly, he specializes in using ero-manga tropes and letting [[RealityEnsues reality happen.]]
** For those uninformed, Amazume-san's pen name when making explicit stuff is "A Roman Gaman" (a {{Pun}} that can be read as "eromangaman"). He is particularly known among {{Lolicon}} fandom, despite his more serious works featuring grown women.
* Azure Konno's probably best known work is ''Manga/KoeDeOshigoto'', which is incredibly {{ecchi}} due to the protagonist's job as an {{eroge}} voice actress. But look around and you'll find some straight up hentai works like ''Puberty Crazies''.
** One of the games they do voices for, "Miko Crazies", is actually ''Puberty Crazies'' but with less pornographic camera angles, or a character may be partially clothed. The dialogue, however, is exactly the same.
* Semi-example: Even critically acclaimed creator MakotoShinkai is not immune. While he is most known for singlehandedly producing ''VoicesOfADistantStar'', and made critically acclaimed works such as ''ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays'' and ''FiveCentimetersPerSecond'', he also is responsible for creating the opening movies for ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo'', ''Wind -a breath of heart-'', and ''Haru no Ashioto''. Given that these games are all PornWithPlot with highly praised plots, it's probably nothing to be ashamed of.
* Inversions: some artists are more known for their ero-works than mainstream, but have also released mainstream works:
** Hanaharu Naruko got his start drawing {{hentai}} for ''Comic Kairakuten'', stopped only long enough to create ''Manga/{{Kamichu}}!'', then went right back to ''Kairakuten'' once it was done. The [[MoodWhiplash schism]] between the two bodies of work is not nearly so great as one might think. And then there is his work as a character designer in ''Anime/SuiseiNoGargantia''.
** BLADE, who is famous for some lolicon-ish mangas, is also known as the illustrator to ''[[LightNovel/MagiciansAcademy Macademi Wasshoi]]''.
** Ashito Oyari aka NOCCHI is known for illustrating ''Kita He ~Diamond Dust Drops~''. He is more known as the illustrator of the PornWithPlot game ''Girlish Grimoire: Littlewitch Romanesque''.
** Hiromitsu Takeda is more known for his hentai manga and doujinshi works. While his fame was earned by his style of drawing women climaxing -- the ''ahegao'' style -- plus some notable {{Netorare}} works; he authored a mainstream work, ''Manga/MakenKi'', which is his first non-ero work that eventually got an animated adaptation. Only time will tell if his resume will invert to a mainstream mangaka who was once known as a hentai mangaka.
** Toshihiro Ono is the well known creator of the manga ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'', the first official manga of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series, as well as the first 2 volumes of ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars''. He's also Kamirenjaku Sanpei, artist of ''Anal Justice'' and other {{Futanari}} and {{Shotacon}} series using the same art style. This surprises few people who have seen the original Japanese manga's Misty art -- the girl runs around in a micro-tubetop and pants that would make [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy Duke]] blush. It definitely surprised a few casual American readers, though. In one of Ono's other comics, an AuthorAvatar of him is at an American convention, and he gets asked by one person about his porn work. He just replies "Sorry, you're confusing me with someone else. And I don't know why it's called that either."
** Tony Taka is the main illustrator for many of eroge developer Ciel's works such as ''Genmukan'', ''Sora no Iro, Mizu no Iro'', and ''After''. He is also the main character designer of ''VideoGame/ShiningTears'', ''VideoGame/ShiningWind'', and ''VideoGame/ShiningHearts'' (oddly enough, he was not part of the AnimatedAdaptation ''Shining Tears x Wind''). For some reason, Tony Taka rarely does the art for the anime/H-adaptations of the games he's worked with. His fame is so great that some adaptations falsely advertise him as the leading artist.
** Another big name: Satoshi Urushihara, who does the cover artworks for H-manga anthology ''Tenma Comics'', drew the characters in the ''VideoGame/{{Growlanser}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Langrisser}}'' series. Not to be confused with Koh Kawarajima (collective pseudonym for Urushihara's assistants) of ero-doujinshi circle ''Henreikai'', who is a different example of someone more famous for his doujinshi than mainstream illustrations.
** Kengo Yonekura is more well-known for her ero-manga, but she did design the characters for a rather famous eroge: ''Kana: Little Sister''.
** Nozomu Tamaki, a fairly known H-mangaka, with such PornWithPlot titles as ''Femme Kabuki'', ''Ne-To-Ge'' and ''Koneko'' under his belt, released a [[{{Ecchi}} marginally more palatable]] but even more awesome (if you're not turned off by the amount of {{Lolicon}} {{fanservice}}) action thriller ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'', adapted by Creator/StudioShaft.
** Shouji Satou of ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' fame is known for being the member of DIGITAL ACCEL WORKS as well as publishing ero-mangas under INAZUMA. Having a long, steady resumes of one-shots under anthologies, his mainstream works still show enough AuthorAppeal of GunPorn and WorldOfBuxom for anyone to make the connection. Though, him being Koshi Rikdo's former assistant, it's hardly surprising.
** Shun Saeki is better known as "tosh", another ero-manga artist with a few releases under his repertoire, but is the artist for ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'', currently serialized in [[Magazine/ShonenJump Weekly Shonen Jump]].
* Rei Hiroe, writer and artist of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', produces doujinshi under the name TEX-MEX, one of them being a beach-themed book featuring ''Black Lagoon'' characters.
* Mine Yoshizaki, creator of ''Manga/ArcadeGamerFubuki'' and ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', got his start doing video game doujinshi.
* The character designer of ''VideoGame/LuminousArc'', Kaito Shibano, worked on the CG of the H-Game ''Born Freaks''.
* Takashi Tensugi, artist of ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'', has drawn a fair amount of ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' fan art, much of which is flat-out porn.
* The artist of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' is Akira Akatsuki, better known as RIROLAND (yes, allcaps), who has done {{Lolicon}} doujins, among other things. If he ever stopped that, no one knows.
* ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'' is Milan Matra's first non-hentai work. It is extremely fanservice-heavy and two of the major characters bear a close resemblance to characters in one of his hentai stories.
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[[folder:Other {{Anime}}]]
* While a lot of the works by legendary creator Creator/GoNagai are rather... racy, he'd done his fair share of outright erotica. Even stuff based on his mainstream works such as ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
* ''Anime/{{Mezzo}}'' is based on a hentai OVA called ''Mezzo Forte''. Curiously, each of the two ''Mezzo Forte'' episodes only has a single two minute sex scene -- and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment it's easily edited out without any plot impact]], as was done in some US versions. Japanese contractual obligations to add hentai material, meet overseas distributor underpants bleaching. ''Mezzo Forte'' was not supposed to be porn at first, but the producer bankrolling it believed it was the only way it would make money and forced the team to add in the gratuitous nudity and sex. Basically, ''Mezzo'' was what they had really wanted to do all along (once they found a different publisher). The followup TV series was also non-hentai.
* Similar to ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' and ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'', ''ProjectAKo'' was originally produced as part of the [[{{Lemon}} Cream Lemon]] hentai series, but the producers thought the comedy was too good to be broken up with sex scenes. They left plenty of [[LesYay suggestiveness]] in, though.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' plays with this trope.
** The work Monkey Punch did for "Playboy School" should be easy to guess (Magazine/{{Playboy}} for reference). And the original Lupin manga weren't much cleaner.
** The Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket series was cleaner (but still {{Seinen}}-oriented), and the Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials are much LighterAndSofter. But ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' was made HotterAndSexier as well as DarkerAndEdgier, in order to align closer to the original manga style.
* Keito Koume, the illustrator for ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'', drew the H-manga ''Kafun Shojo Chuihou'' AKA ''The Pollinic Girls Attack''.
* ''Anime/DreamHunterRem'' started life as a one-shot hentai OVA. Due to popular demand this one-shot was re-edited and re-released with a newly made episode as a mainstream title and eventually spawned four sequels.
* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' by Takemaru "Okayado" Inui was originally a hentai comic. He has also made two other series, a one-shot, ''Manga/DeadlineSummonner'' which just lays on the fanservice, and a one-shot, now an ongoing series, ''Manga/TwelveBeast'' which has ''plenty'' of ecchi in-between the over-the-top comedy and the seriousness of war.
* Most of the artists who did the art for the ''Banquet of the Divas'' expansion set of ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' were known for hentai or ecchi works. Examples include Takuya Fujima, Torishimo, Satoru Chiba, Santa Tsuji, and Uni. Given the nature of the [[{{Bishoujo}} artwork]], it is obvious they had done porn at some point.

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Wally Wood, known for his work for Creator/ECComics (particularly for ''Magazine/{{Mad}}''), released three issues of a pornographic comic called Gang Bang. He was also responsible for the satirical piece ''The Disneyland Memorial Orgy'', which was distributed as a poster by the underground newspaper ''The Realist'', as well as being widely pirated.
* Ben Dunn, author of the manga-esque ''Ninja High School'', at the same time wrote a satirical adult series entitled ''NOT Ninja High School''.
** One of the unique things about NOT Ninja High School is that several artists from regular Ninja High School projects did stories. Artists who've done Not NHS stories include Bob [=DeJesus=], Takeshi Suzuki and [[ComicBook/GoldDigger Fred Perry]].
* Fred Perry himself is an example; he got the idea for his comic ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' while drawing pin-up art for his fellow soldiers during the First Gulf War. He still continues doing doujinshis to an extent.
* (Not So) Surprisingly, Chuck Austen stirred more controversy with his nipple-free mainstream work (X-Men, Superman), than his early underground porn comics. (There's also some rather noticeable thematic similarities between his X-Men dialog and the dialog in his X-rated comic, ''Strips''.
* ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' creator Bill Willingham wrote and drew the pornographic fantasy comic ''ComicBook/{{Ironwood}}'' earlier in his career, although he had also done gaming art and some comics before that.
* Colleen Coover has become quite well known for doing the cute, funny back-up strips for ''Comicbook/XMen'': First Class, and other Marvel work. Her first published comic, ''Small Favors'', was a "girly [lesbian] porno comic", in her own words.
* The artist of the ''Bazooka Joe'' comics was apparently an artist of [[RuleThirtyFour Tijuana Bibles]], short pornographic fan comics.
* The assistant artist of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' made some RuleThirtyFour of the female members of ScottPilgrim. O'Malley was fine with it since his comic already had its share of sex scenes.
* ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'' is a non-adult (though still moderately mature) gay SliceOfLife comic series written by, drawn by and published by people who were better known before for their [[{{Yiff}} gay furry porn]].
* MANGA GRAPHIX, the company that publishes ''[[TabletopGame/WitchGirlsAdventures Witch Girls Tales]]'', used to run a now dead Geocities site and e-zine called ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20010411183322/www.geocities.com/gotiger_1999/Sorc1.html The Shrinking Sorceress]]'', a fetish site dedicated to art and stories about people being transformed into things by sorceresses. (Note the copyright at the bottom of the page.) [[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Malcolm/Harris Malcolm Harris]], the author of ''Witch Girls'' and the owner of Channel M (the company credited with creating the pen-and-paper RPG spinoff), lists himself as a writer for MANGA GRAPHIX in his resume. While ''Witch Girls'' is not dedicated to titillating its audience, several minor characters and the term "witch girls" were present in some of the stories on TSS, and both the newer comic and the RPG it's based on have an unusually large amount of art dedicated to people being transformed into things. It's a source of OldShame for the creator now, as they are quick to jump into any internet discussion or wiki mentioning the connection and deny it.
* Creator/IsaacBaranoff used to draw a pornographic horror comic called ''Tales Of The Unrefined''. No mention of it appears on any of his sites.
* ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' grew out of Adam Warren being forced by financial difficulties to turn to the questionable but lucrative market of superhero-themed bondage pin-ups. Gradually, he found the single images developing into longer gag strips, and finally a full-blown comic series with fleshed-out characters. To the point that it eventually starts explicitly [[YouBastard calling out the people who are reading for the bondage as creepy]].
* Barbara Canepa, the artist for ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' did the rather risque series ''ComicBook/SkyDoll''.
* Andy Price, one of the artists for ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', was - or is - also a {{Rule 34}} and fetish artist.
* Christian Zanier gained a young audience when he illustrated several comics exclusive to the ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' graphic novels. That same audience should be advised against inputting his name in a Google search, lest they stumble upon his other comics ''not'' intended for a young audience...
* Before {{Carl Barks}} [[DisneyDucksComicUniverse did Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck comics.]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21568_7-famous-artists-you-didnt-know-were-perverts-pt.-2_p2.html He previously did some adult illustrations and paintings around the 1930's and 1940's.]] In the 1920's {{Carl Barks}} Barks began his career at a racy men's magazine called the Calgary Eye-Opener, a job that involved penciling lots and lots of adult cartoons. When he retired, he would sometimes be viewing a voluptuous nude model and drawing her as a duck. It's what he jokingly referred to as the "Duck Syndrome" -- his many years with Disney left him with an overpowering urge to stick a duck bill on literally everything.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The 1975 horror film ''Forced Entry'' was a loose remake of a 1973 porno of the same name.
* ''Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft'' was originally going to be a horror-porno called ''"Night of Vengeance"''.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* When ''Series/TheSopranos'' was being produced, they made sure to be prepared to bleach their own underpants for syndication. They would frequently record alternate versions of scenes where a nude character (often the strippers in the club) would be in bikinis or lingerie, and occasionally a scene would be recorded with softer dialogue to avoid HongKongDub later.
* ''TheOprahWinfreyShow'' started out as [[PointAndLaughShow a much bawdier program]], with content and guests not unlike those seen on ''The JerrySpringer Show'', before it moved "upmarket" in TheNineties.
* During his run for the United States Senate, Creator/AlFranken had to publicly distance himself from a lot of his more ribald and controversial work on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
* ''Series/DreamOn'', much like ''The Sopranos'', had nude scenes with alternate takes wearing underwear for broadcast syndication.
* 90's kids who grew up on ''BillNyeTheScienceGuy'' and who ''didn't'' live in {{Seattle}} are sometimes a little surprised when Website/YouTube searches come up with Mr. Nye's snit on ''AlmostLive''. Many of the same cast, many of the same techniques, origin of the Science Guy persona...but sketches like "The Streetwalking [[AmoralAttorney Lawyers]] of [[RedLightDistrict Aurora Avenue]]" aren't kid-friendly.
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[[folder:Manga]]
* ''Manga/MyLovelyGhostKana'' and ''Manga/AiRen''. Their creator, mangaka Creator/TanakaYutaka mostly creates ero-mangas aside from his few ecchi mangas. His work ranges all across the spectrum of explicitness with ''Manga/AiRen'' on the R-Rated end, and ''Virgin Night'' solidly in the "explicit" side of the spectrum. Worry not as even his more explicit works are worthy [[PornWithPlot Hentai With Lots of Plot]]. Even ''Virgin Night'' was pretty softcore; there was only a few panels showing the genitals and those were as softcore as you can get while showing genitals. This also applies to the other short stories within ''Virgin Night'' that are not the titular short story.
* Takumi Kobayashi is the author of ''Virgin na Kankei''. But seeing the content of the mentioned manga, you definitely can't be surprised.
* Not many know that ''Manga/BlackCat'' and ''Manga/ToLoveRu'''s author Kentaro Yabuki has a history of drawing hentai works, albeit with a different pen name.
* Tinkle, a CG Artist, has worked on a few H-games aside from 3 short manga serializations.
* Name any LightNovel series at Media Factory Bunko J (LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo, for example) and the artist who did the illustrations for the artwork and there is a very likely chance they did either the illustration for a HGame or was a doujin creator if the artwork in the anime/manga is risque.
* As if the Manga/{{Hellsing}} examples weren't enough, the creator of ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'' bleached three more characters from Kohta Hirano's hentai manga: Nina, admittedly wasn't bleached much (she went from a catgirl that had sex with Hitler to a succubus that switched bodies with Schrodinger and then fought Alucard), but the characters Natalie and Pip (the prototype for Hellsing's Pip Bernadette) from the hentai manga ''Coyote'' were lightened up, the only signs of the hentai background being a scene where Natalie is chained up. [[spoiler: They turn out to be Pip's grandparents.]]
* Many of Takako Shimura's manga are sexual, and occasionally even straight out pornographic, but you wouldn't know that from her [[Manga/WanderingSon most popular work]]. It's quite PG for a {{Seinen}} manga and most of its sexuality was ditched early on. [[spoiler:Well, until recently, and even then it's not very explicit]]. ''Manga/AoiHana'' has more sexual references, nudity, and sexual scenes but it's still not much compared to her earlier works.
* In the Korean artist community, almost every artist who did ''VideoGame/SwordGirls'' had nothing controversial to their name. However, the artist of ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'' pretty much makes up for it. He even did a Crossmake Series which just was pretty much a "too hot for the manga" doujin series, with sex scenes galore.
* The ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' manga replaces the IntimateHealing scene between Saber and Shirou with a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Jackie Wilson and [=LaVern=] Baker recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4hSdSTVSMI an X-rated version of their duet "Think Twice"]] as a piss take during the recording sessions for that single, and later turned up on bootlegs and specialty compilations.
* Creator/ShelSilverstein, best known for his Children's books, released an album of adult-oriented comedy songs called ''Freakin' at the Freakers Ball'', with songs about pot smoking (most notably "I Got Stoned And I Missed It", later covered by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show) and masochism. Not all of the material was Bleached Underpants, however - it also contained one of his more well-known novelty recordings, "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out", which has been frequently played on the Dr. Demento show. Some of Silverstein's other albums contain adult material, including "The Smoke Off" from ''Songs & Stories'' and "Quaaludes Again" from ''The Great Conch Train Robbery''. He was also an artist for Magazine/{{Playboy}}.
* Johnny Otis recorded an album of sexually explicit comedy songs under the name ''Snatch and the Poontangs'' in 1969.
* Country singer David Allan Coe released a pair of X-rated comedy albums in 1979 and 1982 called ''Nothing Sacred'' and ''Underground Album'', containing songs about masturbation, oral sex, group sex, S&M, etc. These albums were initially sold through the back pages of a biker magazine and became notoriously infamous when Coe started selling them on [=CD=] through his website, [[UnfortunateImplications just not for the usual reason]].
* The [[TheMuppets Muppet]]-popularized song "[[EarWorm Mah Na]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2P68iML-VM Mah Na]]" originated on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I48IXSbHsy8 the soundtrack of]] ''Sweden: Heaven and Hell'', an Italian mondo documentary exploring lesbian nightclubs, porn films, swinging lifestyle of married couples and sex education of teenagers.
* The theme song for ''ThePeoplesCourt'' apparently started out as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3jyxiJmFqM porno groove]].
* A couple of songs on Hardcore Devo Vol 2, a compilation of early Devo material, feature some pretty messed up lyrics by Devo standards: "I Been Refused" ("I was looking at that cunt") and "I Need a Chick" ("I need a chick to suck my dick"). And that's not even getting into the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEV2.0 unsuccessful children's album]] they produced in partnership with ''Disney'' of all organizations.
* LittleRichard's original lyrics to "Tutti Frutti" contained unacceptable levels of swearing and [[HoYay sexual innuendo]] for contemporary radio broadcast, so songwriter Dorothy [=LaBostrie=] was brought in to hurriedly write new, clean, lyrics.
* The song ''Blind Dance'' by Music/VioletUK 's original cut is 18 minutes long, a [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs near ethereal]] GothicMetal IntercourseWithYou song centering around IntercourseWithYou and the protagonist being a submissive in BDSM, and containing TheImmodestOrgasm combined with ClusterFBomb. The commercial/radio edit version barely clocks in at 4 minutes (if that) and is an ambient sound/electronic ApocalypticLog with some bits of the drums and orchestra from the original thrown in. Both actually are good, but they aren't even the same song despite the name.
* Caravan Palace got their start by making music for silent pornographic films.
* Kang Dong Chul, or better known as Brave Brothers is an influential Korean music producer who used to have criminal ties, one case in particular was he once ran a room salon business which is a polite term for a brothel before going completely clean.
* Anthony Kiedis of RedHotChiliPeppers used to rap obscene, sexually explicit lyrics, but no longer does, preferring to sing more romantic material. He will still do some of the older songs such as 'Sir Psycho Sexy' live, but has avoided doing many of the previous ones out of shame.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The majority of visual novels that get console ports experience this in their transition, especially if it's PornWithPlot; many of these examples can be seen in the anime section, including the likes of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'', and ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi''.
* Subverted with most of Creator/CompileHeart's artists, despite how most of the female cast is aimed at fanservice. Tsunako, out of all artists, did not start off with a H-game resume and instead learned over the years at Compile Heart. The only exception was Katsuyuki Hirano, who does the erotic {{feelies}} for the other artists (from dakimakura to pinups).
* The PornWithPlot {{RPG}} ''Dragon Knight 4'' was ported to the SNES and PlayStation with all the {{Optional Sexual Encounter}}s removed.
* Creator/{{Enix}}, the company behind ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'', got its start making computer games. Namely, one of their earliest games involved saving a girl from knives being thrown at her, and the girl stripping as a reward. The game that followed? [[{{Lolicon}} Stripping little girls...]]
* Aeju Murasame, the creator of games like ''VideoGame/BunnyMustDie'' and the ''VideoGame/GundemoniumSeries'', started his career by making H-manga. Most of his works were original, but there is a particular one based on ''VideoGame/GunparadeMarch''. These days, however, Aeju is more known for his games.
* While MOST of the artists for the character designs in ''Sengoku Taisen'' or ''Sangokushi Taisen'' do mostly artistic nudity or has a clean record (well most of them, some of them you don't even notice they did porn due to the characters they draw are as not sexualized as possible). One of their artists in particular does not have such a pristine reputation and has on several occasions drew porn of some of the cast. Be warned; as the artist does porn of both genders...
* Creator/{{Nintendo}} themselves (after hitting it big with hanafuda cards, and before hitting it big with ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and the like) once experimented with other services, one of which was a chain of LoveHotels.
* Many of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characters that appear in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' come from games that are much darker and directed towards older audiences.
* ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' originally had sexual content in ''Duel Savior Justice'', but it later received a clean release that turned most of the sex scenes into something far more PG, faded to black on others and replaced the harem route with one focused around the princess character from the original game who did not originally have a route. In order to do so, she gets dragged along to a number of scenes that were clearly originally written without her presence, making her rather stand out.
* ''VideoGame/XenoSaga'''s character designer CHOCO, did a bit of adult game artwork and helped out in a variety of H-Game designs in both mecha and non mecha designs. He also published the Gothic Lolita series which was PornWithPlot set in Victorian England in a rather dark and sinister way.
* Tooru Nakayama, the character designer for ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series has about 6 adult doujins to his name. His perverted charm rubbed off on the director of Inti Creates, who made ''Gal Gun''. Averted by Hideki Ishikawa, the character designer for ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'', who has not only made hentai, but has made hentai of the characters he designed for the series.
* Creator/StudioGainax, although an anime producer first, branched out into video games with some success. Gainax's best known game series, ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker'', is quite clean. However, the first game released by Gainax, ''Cybernetic Hi-School'', was a strip quiz game with enough sexual content to be banned in one Japanese prefecture. Gainax didn't even stop doing this once they became famous: they produced a strip mahjong game based on ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* ''VideoGame/ScarletBlade'' is already a risque piece of work; but it turns out that freecree, the CG artist, was simply using cropped versions of his much more risque versions of his artwork and has put them shamelessly on display.
* Creator/DataEast began its line of billiards games with a clean ArcadeGame titled ''Side Pocket''. However, all the (likewise clean) console releases of ''Side Pocket'', not counting the NumberedSequels, were based either on the nudity-enhanced update ''Pocket Gal'' or its sequel ''Pocket Gal Deluxe''.
* The Japanese video game company Custom developed five games, four of which were released with an adults-only rating for the PC98 and other computers. The fifth was ''Chip-Chan Kick'', a PC-FX exclusive and the only starring appearance of the company's mascot girl.
* Several minor Japanese ArcadeGame makers managed to keep themselves going for many years by producing sequels to strip mahjong or similar softcore casual games, apparently to pay the rents while scrounging up the time. Examples include Kaneko's ''Gals Panic'' series and Psikyo's ''Taisen Hot Gimmick'' series, both of which included at least one clean console version.
* As an indie underground WebComics character in the original ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Davesprite's SophisticatedAsHell language, based on intentionally absurd [[TotallyRadical rapper slang]], is consistently filthy - swearing is just as casual for him as it is for a lot of edgy internet teens in real life. When he cameoed in ''VideoGame/NamcoHigh'', he adopts similar speech patterns but doesn't swear at all, leading to a RatedGForGangsta effect.
* {{Sierra}}, which was known for their [[GuideDangIt wicked-hard]] adventure and puzzle games, as well as an extensive catalog of {{EdutainmentGame}}s had their first big hit with a text adventure called ''Softporn Adventure.'' The success of that bankrolled the squeaky-clean ''KingsQuest''. However, it became a subversion; instead of trying to bleach it from their history, they handed it to Al Lowe, who re-wrote the whole thing as PlayedForLaughs and turned it into the first ''LeisureSuitLarry''
* Creator/{{Taito}}'s ''Puzznic'' had one version exclusive to Japanese arcades that rewarded level completion with topless girlie pictures. The PC98 port replaced them with clothed anime girls, while most international versions had no girls at all.
* While no evidence of Takehito Harada doing outright porn has been found, he does do somewhat suggestive art (including one infamous LesYay picture of the main character of PhantomBrave and her IllGirl friend) and his mascot character has several erotic fan art books done of her, which he presumably worked on. His co-artist on the early Creator/NipponIchi games, Ryoji of Attic Work Space, is much more openly risqué in his art -- which makes sense when you realize [[HornyDevils what type of character art he does for the Disgaea series.]]
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* One of the longest running current FurryWebcomics, ''WebComic/SabrinaOnline'', is drawn by Eric W. Schwartz, who has been known to draw furry pornography, and in fact currently runs a furry porn pay site. However, he wrote a F.A.Q. defining exactly how his characters could be used by fans, basically saying "please don't draw Sabrina porn". However, a few atrocity tourism sites, especially [[http://crushyiffdestroy.com/frontpage/index.php Crush!Yiff!Destroy!]], claimed that he himself was using other people's copyrighted characters in his pornography, under the pseudonym TDK, making him not only a furry pornster, but also a hypocrite. At this point, Schwartz has put out a "blanket denial," and nothing has ever really been proven either way. That said, TDK has an art style extremely similar to Schwartz's, at the very least, and that they have both posted to message boards and listservs from Amiga OS computers from the same IP within an hour of each other. And several supporting characters started off as characters in various porn pics, by Schwartz and others (In particular, Tammy, Zig Zag, and Darke Katt {ZZ Studios' janitor})
* ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' writer and artist PhilFoglio was previously well known for his ''[=XXXenophile=]'' erotic comic series, although he makes no attempt to hide it - he's been seen at conventions wearing a pin or nametag reading "Gentleman Pornographer". In addition, his wife, Kaja, was a collaborator in both ''[=XXXenophile=]'' and ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'', an RPG-based comic that used to run in gaming mags (and is rerun on the Foglios' website). Not to mention they both openly admit she models Victorian underwear of the type frequently featured in GG. And not always for the sake of the comic. They've gone on the record saying that their halting the ''[=XXXenophile=]'' comics [[SoMyKidsCanWatch was due to their having children]].
* ''Wendy'', one of Josh Lesnick's best remembered characters (or character templates) began as the focal character of ''The Wendy Project'', a site showcasing tons of pinups of Wendy and her friends ([[OldShame which, according to the artist's retrospective, were rather badly drawn]]). The characters would eventually star in the increasingly more wholesome comic bearing Wendy's name, and Wendy's character design was later reused in the filler series ''Cute Wendy'', which became a runaway success and spawned its own sequel/spinoff ''Girly''. Despite the OldShame involved, Josh has continued to produce short pornographic comics on his ''Slipshine'' subscription service to this day, some of which still feature Wendy prominently, although slightly better drawn now.
* Website/SomethingAwful flash and comic artist Shmorky has done ads for porn sites and commissions in the past when [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney he needed the cash.]]
* Before the webcomic got its start, ''WebComic/LasLindas'' artist Chalo had a number of pictures of Mora in some rather NSFW situations. Once the comic became popular, the pics were eventually deleted from his art pages, though they occasionally still pop up from time to time on imageboards. The move is somewhat ironic, given the {{Fanservice}}-heavy nature of the comic and that Mora has since been shown and implied to have had sex multiple times throughout.
* The artist/author of ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' is, like Eric Schwartz, well-known in the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, primarily for BDSM-related works.
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[[folder:Memetic Mutation]]
* The fangame ''VideoGame/NanacaCrash'' borrows characters from the {{H-Game}} ''VisualNovel/CrossChannel''.
** This later inspired ''VideoGame/KatawaCrash'', which borrows characters from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', which in turn also contains some erotic scenes.
* The original of the Caramelldansen meme features a short dance loop from the just-barely-not-on-TV Tropes H-game ''Popotan'', set to the Swedish pop-song of the same title.
* ''Miko Miko Nurse'', Miko Miko Nurse, elder sister hexagon, Miko Miko Nurse!
* The character Suzuran from the H-Game ''Suigetsu'' appeared on {{Image Board}}s so many times with the catchphrase "Waha!" that people took to calling her Waha instead.
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[[folder:Other]]
* OlderThanRadio: The great 19-century Italian painter [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Hayez Francesco Hayez]] (currently best known for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kiss_%28Hayez_painting%29 "The Kiss"]]) also did some sketches which can only be described as straight-up hardcore porn. [[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Francesco_Hayez They're towards the bottom of this gallery.]] (Not, obviously, safe for work.)
* Picasso [[http://www.forbes.com/2001/02/28/0228hot.html too]] made [[http://solosoconrimmel.blogspot.com/2007/11/museos.html such sketches]], which have even been the subject of their own [[http://www.clarin.com/diario/2001/10/28/s-05101.htm exhibition]].
* This was not uncommon among some of the older masters. There is a Rembrandt etching of a couple having sex, Da Vinci making a large number of drawings that were intended as serious scientific illustrations, as his was the first generation where learned men started dissecting human bodies, and Da Vinci was more a general intellectual than a straight-up artist, including on revelations of how reproduction actually worked (he also did the first realistic drawing of how a foetus actually looked in the womb.
* Phillip Jackson, one of the concept artists for ''BanjoKazooie: Nuts and Bolts'', is also the author of the webcomic ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' and also a fairly well known (at least on Website/DeviantART, under the name "Jollyjack") drawer of very busty furries and furry transformation sequences. And he sells them over the internet to make an extra buck. The fact that some of them are outright porn doesn't help.
* Noizi Ito is perhaps mostly known for her illustrations for the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' LightNovels (which were used as the base for the anime), but she has also has done extensive work for various [[{{H-Game}} hentai games]].
* L0cke wrote and published hentai doujinshi before working on ''VideoGame/GaiaOnline''.
* Takahiro Kimura, a character designer whose credits include ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''Anime/{{Godannar}}'', and ''Anime/CodeGeass'', also did the designs for the ''Viper'' series of H-games. Though considering ''Godannar'' could get pretty FanService-y at times...
* Why does Barbie -- an American children's doll -- have GagBoobs? Because she's based on "Bild Lilli", a doll marketed to adult men in Germany. Lilli herself originated as a bawdy character in a German comic strip in the 1950s.
* Now, why some of Creatro/RyokaYuzuki's roles are a {{Ecchi}} and {{Hentai}} in nature? It is because Ryoka-chan used to be a nude model prior to becoming a voice actress. But without the Rule34, though. Same with Creator/ChiakiTakahashi.
* The Japanese woodcut master Hokusai created what is generally considered to be the UrExample of tentacle porn. Google "Dream of the Fisherman's Wife."
* Alvin Earthworm, the creator of ''SuperMarioBrosZ'', is an avid furry artist as can be seen in his [[http://alvin-earthworm.deviantart.com/ Deviant Art Account]].
* Mikeinel, the creator of ''DrawWithMe'', also draws H-comics. Even some of his DA works reflect this.
* The creator of the semi-official Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} mascot, Kasuga, draws hentai. This caused controversy in Wikipedia when Wikipe-tan was shown in a suggestive manner that Kasuga had to put it down. In addition, Jimbo Wales, founder of TheOtherWiki previously headed Bomis, a web portal whose most popular search terms were adult-oriented. Despite not being specifically porn, Wales has tried to distance himself from his older project. It didn't work.
* The characters Mordecai and Benson from ''RegularShow'' first appeared in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y894QNtX0VA an animated short]] the creator made during college, which involved two workers at a gas station convenience store going on a drug trip from doing acid. There were also a lot of [[ClusterFBomb Cluster F-Bombs]]. RegularShow frequently features allusions to drug use but never mentions any outright.
* A fair number of {{professional wrestl|ing}}ers in Wrestling/{{WWE}} have gotten their undies bleached, sometimes as a result of a HeelFaceTurn but more generally because WWE has in recent years attempted to become more family-friendly. The most notable of these is John Cena, who rose to fame as a heel that belittled his opponents through R-Rated rap promos. Within record time, Cena was PG-ized by the WWE when they saw his popularity and has gone full-tilt towards erasing any edginess about Cena in favor for a G-Rated version of Cena that they could shill to children. On the Divas side, Mickie James (who did several nude photoshoots before becoming a WWE wrestler) and Kelly Kelly, who started out with fairly perverted gimmicks (PsychoLesbian and "extreme exhibitionist," respectively) before being converted to generic Divas.
** Subverted with wrestler Steve Austin, who credits his brief tenure in ECW for severing as a test run for his revamp into Stone Cold Steve Austin. Meanwhile {{Edge}}, who for a time called himself [[TheArtifact "The Rated-R Superstar"]] reverted back to his wacky evil gimmick of the early 00s rather than simply being neutered.
** Inverted (given it's for something after wrestling) with {{Chyna}}. ''[[VideoGame/{{WWE}} WWE '13]]'' retells the story of the AttitudeEra without listing her. It's either due to a personal feud with StephanieMcMahon (who among other things married [[TripleH her ex]]), or Chyna starting a career as a porn actress.
* The nursery rhyme ''Eeny, meeny, miny, moe'' has gone through some rather lurid incarnations over the past centuries, before being re-{{Bowdlerise}}d in the late twentieth century. The version that appeared in work by Creator/RudyardKipling, among others, doesn't use the word [[NWordPrivileges tiger]] (or "beggar", as it's bowdlerised in Britain).
* The late Japanese TV personality Ai Ijima started her carreer as a Gravure idol/AV actress. She got her break on television as a bikini model. Once she hit the mainstream, her lawyers went through quite a bit of work to ensure that a boxed set of her previous "exploits" never saw the light of day.
* Arthur De Pins, character designer for the show ''AKindOfMagic'', also drew an erotic comic called Peches Mignon.
* The early 20th-century gurus who revived hatha yoga, the most widely practiced school, carefully downplayed the prominent role that many of its original promoters had assigned to sex several centuries earlier, largely because it had ultimately become the source of several scandals. [[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/health/nutrition/yoga-fans-sexual-flames-and-predictably-plenty-of-scandal.html But you can always count on the return of the repressed]]
* Before he decided to stick to writing for children, Creator/DrSeuss wrote and illustrated a book called ''The Seven Lady Godivas'', containing a ''lot'' of gratuitous nudity.
** Seuss seems to have regarded the fact that he drew "a book full of naked women" as an OldShame, but he also implied that it wasn't the nudity ''per se'' that bothered him, but the fact that he "can't draw naked women, I put their knees in the wrong places." It's also ''extremely'' mild/inoffensive nudity (they don't seem to have any parts that a Barbie doll doesn't). He seemed more embarrassed by the fact it didn't sell well and wound up getting remaindered.
** Dr. Seuss also did animation for the WWII-era cartoon shorts featuring the character PrivateSnafu, which, unlike the general audience Looney Tunes cartoons, contain a lot of things that would be considered objectionable both back in the days of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode and now (scantily-clad women, racist caricatures of the Japanese, references to Hitler and Nazism, uses of the words "damn" and "hell"[[note]]which, back then, were almost as bad as "fuck" and "shit"[[/note]], and crude humor that would appeal to its mostly male, young military audience).
* This very wiki once featured pages for {{Hentai}}-works, before switching to total {{Family Friendl|y}}iness after Administrivia/TheSecondGoogleIncident.
* Anna Wintour, the ''Vogue'' editor on whom Miranda Priestly of ''TheDevilWearsPrada'' is allegedly based, doesn't often admit that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Wintour#New_York_City she was once an editor at ''Viva'']], an attempt at creating an adult women's magazine edited by Kathy Keeton (aka Mrs. Bob Guccione) in the late 1970s.
* Camilla D'Errico, who did artwork for comics and a variety of art projects. However she is also well known for her artistic nudes which she at some point felt it was an OldShame until the San Diego Comic Con.
* Pre "Playhouse", Paul Reuben's Pee-Wee Herman was a stand-up character for adult comedy nightclubs, with appropriately themed humor. One of his routines involved Miss Yvonne and 'shoe mirrors'. Miss Yvonne catches them trying to look up her dress, then tells them the joke is on them because she's not wearing any panties.
* Creator/BarrySonnenfeld, director of the ''Film/MenInBlack'' movies started his career as a cinematographer in porn films.
* ''{{Fanfic/Hivefled}}'' is a complex, plot-driven AlternateUniverseFic. The KinkMeme fic it originated from, ''Reprise'', was basically just horrible torture-rape.
* {{Fanfiction}} in general tends to have a lot of this, with the same writers doing everything from gen to smut.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' revealed that all of the ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' films are in fact hardcore gay pornos that are edited for release everywhere outside of France.
* Non-adult content example: the anime streaming site Crunchyroll originally hosted pirated content before going legit and streaking deals with anime producers to simulcast new episodes.
* Horror fiction author Creator/GrahamMasterton wrote soft-core porn novels and edited a top-shelf "men's magazine" before becoming a full time author. He has never tried to hide or disguise this.
* {{Osamu Tezuka}} the creator of {{Astro Boy}} and {{Kimba The White Lion}} once made an an X-Rated hentai in 1970 called "Cleopatra: Queen Of Sex".
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