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13 Things You Should Never Google - Anime Edition  

Leo Reyna
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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 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
Ero Guro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 13 Things You Should Never Google - Anime Edition
Photo: Conor Ryan/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

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 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 use Google. 

Goosh Goosh
Goosh Goosh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 13 Things You Should Never Google - Anime Edition
Photo:  Tokyo Tribe 2/WOWOW

"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 sexual assault scene in Tokyo Tribe 2. An obese crime lord assaults a small man to death. DEATH. The act is seen through a curtain, so you only see the silhouette.

Blood is seen pooling on the floor. The worst part? The sound of "Goosh Goosh" can be heard during the horrifying scene. 

Boku no Pico is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 13 Things You Should Never Google - Anime Edition
Photo: AndrĂ© Gustavo Stumpf/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

No. No matter how many suggestions you see in anime recommendation threads, Boku no Pico probably shouldn't be your first exposure to anime. Why? Because it's a series of animated direct-to-videos that feature explicit sexual activity between young boys.

The nature of these videos makes 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: Shojo Tsubaki
Chika Gentou Gekiga: Shojo Tsu... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 13 Things You Should Never Google - Anime Edition
Photo:  Midori/Hiroshi Harada

Chika Gentou Gekiga: Shojo Tsubaki (Midori), commonly referred to as Shojo Tsubaki, is not for the faint of heart. The 1992 independent anime film features brutality and cruelty. Shojo Tsubaki has been banned by foreign countries for its visual depictions of sexual assault, gore, and animal cruelty (an infamous GIF from the film shows a puppy being stepped on with blood, guts, and vomit pouring out).

An original cut of the film doesn't even exist anymore. This movie is no joke.