What Is Vanilla Hentai? [Definition, Meaning]

In a plethora of hentai, Vanilla is easily one of the most loved categories out there. Although it is recommended for those who are new to hentai because of its mild nature, anyone can enjoy a good vanilla hentai anime. Of course, in comparison to the other hentai categories, it is also one of the least-watched simply because not everyone likes their hentai to be plain and simple. For those of you reading this who are new to hentai, and those who are just curious about vanilla hentai, we've covered everything related to it in this article, so keep reading to find out everything you need to know about vanilla hentai down below.

What Is Vanilla Hentai?

If you've stumbled upon hentai, or are one of its extensive watchers, you probably know that hentai tends to feature a lot of kinks that are, frankly, not everyone's cup of tea. This ranges from rape to netorare, loli (often combined with the two mentioned before it to make things worse), of course, tentacles among many others. While they do provide a level of enjoyment to all the watchers out there, there certainly isn't any significant romance and feel-good factor to it. Simply put, hentai, when cleansed of all the nasty kinks gives us what is known as vanilla hentai. A decent vanilla hentai features a blooming relationship among two people which provides a sense of satisfaction to the people. With a decent amount of buildup at its back, the hentai anime finally progresses to the part where the couple has sex, and yes, you guessed it, it is every bit as fulfilling as one would've expected.

So, anything in hentai that doesn't take things to an extreme qualifies as vanilla. While there aren't any specific nuances to it, it often features relationships that bloom between two childhood friends, and sometimes, strangers. Undoubtedly, this kind of hentai serves as a decent opener for those who are looking to see what hentai is all about. From there onwards, hentai can be better explored and if people don't like what else it has to offer, returning back to vanilla hentai is still an option. For those who want a hentai with a decent plot, this is as close to it as we'll ever get. Evidently, vanilla hentai, more often than not, possesses a story that the watchers can buy into, which makes it different from everything else that's out there. It goes without saying that watching a vanilla series brings a sense of satisfaction to the watcher, and to some of us, that may just be all that we're expecting from a hentai anime.

The Structure Of Vanilla Hentai

Vanilla Hentai usually feature a slow buildup to a relationship, which is what makes the anime all the more rewarding. Hentai anime often get right to sex, which although feels like it's serving its purpose, isn't really for the fans who prefer a more realistic story. In that sense, a vanilla hentai makes much more sense and gives you something to like and hate about the characters, as they're more fleshed out. As mentioned earlier, this usually comes from the focus thrown on various relationships throughout the hentai, such as the couple being childhood friends or two people who just fall in love with each other. Regardless of the relationship, the buildup is what is focused on more, which is then followed by the relationship moving to the next level, that is, a sexual one. A prime example of this would be one of 2018's best hentai anime, titled 'Kimi Omoi Koi'.

Kimi Omou Koi

  • Episodes: 2+
  • Aired: December 2018 - Ongoing

Kimi Omou Koi features the story of Aoi, who is the daughter of a proud dojo master at Shinuro Aikido Dojo. Due to various reasons, her father decides to step down as the head of the dojo, leaving the position vacant for Aoi. Although she is very talented, Aoi doesn't know how to interact with men, which makes the job daunting for her. To help her, Shin'ichirou, her childhood friend, comes to her aid with a rather bizarre idea. According to Shin'ichirou, Aoi would be much better at interacting with men if she undergoes 'endurance' training in the form of stimulating massages from a man, that is, Shin'ichirou himself. Reluctantly agreeing to the offer, Aoi opens up Shin'ichirou's path to winning over her, and he does just that, thanks to his skills and the feelings that he's always harbored for her.

Kimi Omou Koi is, unarguably, a gem when it comes to vanilla hentai. The hentai anime has it all, ranging from some of the most intense and rewarding sex to a relationship that you actually care about. Shin'ichirou and Aoi's connection with each other feels incredibly well written, and as they move their friendship to the next level, you can't help but enjoy the gradual progress. Although Aoi is hesitant to extend her hand to Shin'ichirou after he gets 'too excited' with her massages, she eventually falls in love with him as well, which is the cherry on top of everything else that the anime has to offer. As expected, a great relationship isn't all that this hentai anime has to offer. We also get some of the most beautifully animated sex scenes in it. We start off with a very intense boobjob as Aoi is pinned and blindfolded, concluding in Shin'ichirou drenching her in his seed. As Aoi starts falling in love with him, their relationship moves to the next level, and consequently, we also get to see a lot of sex, where Aoi is fucked by Shin'ichirou in various styles. If you haven't checked it out already, we recommend that you give Kimi Omou Koi a go.

Win-Win Situation

Although vanilla hentai feels like something that's too soft at times, that's not necessarily the case if you pick the right kind of hentai. There is no denying that vanilla hentai don't include kinks such as forced sex, or NTR which are a turn-on to some people. However, that's not to say that all the sex featured in it falls flat. Often, you get to see all kinds of couples trying various kinks in a vanilla hentai, which is what makes it a win-win situation for us. If you like hentai that's pure and gentle, you get to enjoy it without any problems, and if you prefer your characters to spice things up, well, you're certainly not going to be disappointed given the wide array of vanilla hentai that are available out there. Essentially, you cannot go wrong with this hentai, and that's one of the prime reasons why vanilla hentai deserve more recognition. A prime example of a vanilla hentai with several kinks would be..

Ane Yome Quartet

  • Episodes: 2
  • Aired: October 2015 - March 2016

Ane Yome Quartet features the story of Kouki, who bravely announces that he'll be taking care of the four girls that live next door as their parents fly out on an overseas trip. As a result of this kind gesture, the Habanashi family decides that Kouki can marry anyone their daughters and that he should decide by the time they return. As expected, the Habanashi daughters are all beautiful and their love for Kouki is certainly not lacking in any department. A long summer where Kouki gets to enjoy a lot of sex with all the sisters finally begins.

As expected of a harem vanilla hentai, Ane Yome Quartet features lots of girls, each with their own personality that appeals differently to various fans. Since Kouki intends to marry one of them, he has to decide which sister is the best for him, and thus, whatever we see building up between the characters isn't just something in the spur of the moment. We get to see a decent amount of buildup in Kouki's relationship with each of the girls, which ultimately culminates in them having relentless, passionate sex. Ane Yome Quartet is a prime example of a hentai anime which features lots of kinks as there's Yurina who is bossy during sex and doesn't give Kouki an inch, Mokome who is submissive and let's Kouki enjoy her body the way he wants and dominate her during sex, Saori who appeases to our maid fetish, all the while treating our protagonist gently, and finally, Anzu who has the tsundere thing going on with her. Essentially, this anime is the complete package and in no way bland or one-dimensional as some vanilla hentai may appear to some.


Final Thoughts

As with every other form of hentai, vanilla isn't ultimately going to be everyone's favorite. It has its good and bad side, but if you're someone who is interested in checking it out, after reading this, you can decide what to do next for yourself. We hope that this article helped you understand what vanilla hentai is, essentially. There certainly are lots of us who enjoy unadulterated sex and if you're one of them, this category is certainly for you.

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by Shousei Katakuri