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Japanese animation (anime) had its first hentai, in both definitions, with the 1984 release of Wonderkid's Lolita Anime, overlooking the erotic and sexual depictions in 1969's One Thousand and One Arabian Nights and the bare breasted Cleopatra in 1970's Cleopatra film.
Erotic games, another area of contention, has the iconic art style first depicted in sexual acts in 1985's Tenshitachi no Gogo.
Two early works escape being defined as hentai, but contain erotic themes.
This is likely due to the obscurity and unfamiliarity of the works, arriving in America and fading from public focus a full twenty years before importation and surging interests coined the Americanized term of hentai.
With the usage of hentai as any erotic depiction, the history of these depictions are split into its media.
Japanese artwork and comics serve as the first example of hentai material, coming to represent the iconic style after the publication of Azuma Hideo's Cybele in 1979.
However, Osamu Tezuka has helped define the modern look and form of manga, and was later proclaimed as the "God of Manga".
though it was the popularity of Tezuka's Astro Boy, Metropolis, and Jungle Emperor manga that would come to define the media.
English adopts and uses hentai as a genre of pornography by the commercial sale and marketing of explicit works under this label.
The first is the 1969 film One Thousand and One Arabian Nights which faithfully includes erotic elements of the original story.
The term typically identifies the Lolita Anime series as the first erotic anime and original video animation (OVA); it was released in 1984 by Wonder Kids.
The publication of erotic materials in America can be traced back to at least 1990, when IANVS Publications printed its first Anime Shower Special.
Because there are fewer animation productions, most erotic works are retroactively tagged as hentai since the coining of the term in English.