A subgenre of sex dolls, "anime sex dolls" are modeled after popular anime characters. Dolls modeled after well-known anime characters are commonly manufactured of silicone or thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). In recent years, anime sex dolls have exploded in popularity, particularly among otaku and other anime fans. Those who are obsessed with Japanese media such as manga and anime are known as otaku in Japan. Sexually explicit content is what sets hentai apart as a subgenre of anime and manga.
Sex dolls called "hentai dolls" are based on hentai manga and anime. Fans of the sex doll subculture often prefer these dolls because of the greater sexual realism they portray. Among the many varieties of anime sex dolls on the market now are:
These sex dolls are usually constructed of silicone or TPE and are fashioned to seem like life-size anime characters.
Anime sex toys are a kind of erotic toys that take their style and size cues from the popular Japanese animation industry. They can be created from several polymers and silicone.
Dolls based on hentai manga and anime tend to be livelier and more sexually charged than other sex toys.