The Internet can be a scary place sometimes. Sure, the information highway has its perks, like the cutest cat videos and amazing memes, but it can also be a disturbing box of horror. One minute, you're Googling a seemingly harmless tag recommended on your search bar - the next, you're clawing your eyes out, wishing you could unsee what you just saw.
While there are things you should never Google under any circumstances, there are keywords that only apply to the anime universe that you may be unaware of. Anime fans, be warned: for your sanity, here are 13 things you should never Google. Don't do it, man. Seriously. It's a bad idea.
Ero guro is one of those anime things you shouldn't Google. It is a Japanese art movement that focuses on invoking eroticism through shocking and grotesque imagery. Some of the hyper violent and sexual works in this list are actually based on this sub-genre. So, unless you're really into seeing lots of eyeball-licking artwork, just avoid ero guro whenever you Google something.
Goosh Goosh. Oh, that sounds cute. Think it's a name of a Pokémon or something? Ha ha... Wrong! Goosh Goosh is a reference to a YouTube video of an infamous rape scene in Tokyo Tribe 2. A terrifyingly obese crime lord anally rapes a small man to death. DEATH. The act is seen through a curtain, so you only see the silhouette. A large pool of blood is scene dripping on the floor. The worst part? The sound of "Goosh Goosh" can be heard during the horrifying rape.
No. No matter how many suggestions you see in anime recommendation threads, Boku no Pico should never be your first exposure to anime. Not even with your last dying breath should you give Boku no Pico a try. Why? Because it's a series of animated direct-to-videos that feature explicit sex scenes of young underage boys portrayed in an extreme, homoerotic manner. The pedophilic nature of these videos make you feel like the FBI is getting ready to bust down your door and throw you into the slammer.
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Chika Gentou Gekiga: Shoujo Tsubaki
Chika Gentou Gekiga: Shoujo Tsubaki (Midori), commonly referred to as Shoujo Tsubaki, is not for the faint of heart. The 1992 independent anime film features violent imagery and cruelty only an extreme sadist can love. Shoujo Tsubaki has been banned by foreign countries for its then-illegal visual depictions of rape, gore, and animal cruelty (an infamous gif from the film shows a puppy being stepped on with blood, guts, and vomit pouring out). Not even an original cut of the film exists anymore. This movie is no joke.