Definitions

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  • n. A Japanese literary and artistic movement of the 1920s and 1930s, focusing on eroticism, sexual corruption and decadence.

Etymologies

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Japanese エログロ, ultimately from the English words erotic and grotesque.

Examples

  • Once upon a time, images of female wrestlers could only be found in illustrations that began appearing as early as the 5th century of nude, grappling women or lascivious references in the ero-guro erotic/grotesque literature popularized during the 17th century Edo period.

    Sumo WrestleHERS « Gender Across Borders

  • In fact, there is more than a little ero-guro in Japanese Neo Pop.

    Virtual Violence

  • When radical energy could no longer find an outlet in politics, it turned inward, first to extreme violence inside the protest movement itself, and then to ero-guro.

    Virtual Violence

  • There were periods of rebellion, of course, but when these came to an end, crushed by the authorities, ero-guro would usually gather force.

    Virtual Violence

  • We know about the 1920s, but the 1960s, too, were an ero-guro time, when poster designers, photographers, filmmakers, and playwrights borrowed heavily from the Twenties.

    Virtual Violence

  • But Mr Ishii's heart seemed to lie with a hybrid of pink films and horror that the Japanese call 'ero-guro' (short for 'erotic grotesque'), of which remains perhaps the most notorious example.

    GreenCine Daily

  • Certainly, he's one of those sick, depraved ero-guro artists ... but amazingly enough, I find his stories a pretty enthralling and entertaining read.

    Anime World Order Podcast

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