The expression gives its wearer the distinct and distasteful appearance of having dropped an anvil on their foot while tripping on ibogaine. The year is Self-driving cars are crashing , people are throwing cheese at babies and a very peculiar facial expression is taking over the internet. The vast majority of people ahegao-ing — as you also may have guessed — are women. Ahegao has existed in Japanese erotic art forums and communities since the s, but it only started proliferating on the internet of the Western world in the last decade thanks to the increasing popularity of hentai on sites like 4chan and Fakku.
What is ahegao?
The internet loves a gamer girl, apparently, and the queen of them at the moment appears to be Belle Delphine. The term relates to Japanese anime and manga porn style known as hentai which loosely translates to pervert. Ahegao was first cited around the s, and describes the facial expressions of the characters in these hentai porn films as they reach orgasm. In hentai pornography, women are often shown with their eyes rolling back, tongue hanging out, and blushing or panting.
A more realistic variant is known as ikigao. Also known as the O-Face, the term ahegao dates at least as far back as the early s. Pornographic magazines used the word to describe the facial expressions of female live-action porn actresses during orgasm. In the same context, ahegao was used in some postings at 2Channel and its sister community for adult content, BBSPink , as well as in pornographic videos at adult e-commerce platforms in the early s. In the midst of the s, use of the term increased, and the drawing style became rather conventionalized and started spreading throughout the otaku culture. In , the first ahegao -themed doujin comics anthology, A-H-E , was released. In the s, major publishers produced more ahegao -themed comic anthologies.
Top definition. Ahegao unknown. Ahegao is commonly used in any kind of BDSM type hentai, along with hentai that feature the "rape" fetish. However, ahegao does NOT equal rape.