Sex scenes in the world of anime are not solely confined to Hentai. Even shows that may initially seem innocuous can suddenly surprise you with the most graphic scenes. Anime shows, like all the other mediums, try to use sex scenes to either lure a young male audience or to add depth to its characters. That being said, a lot of anime shows have been added to Netflix’s ever-growing catalog and with this growing list, we also get to see some really weird shows that feature all kinds of “never-seen-before” sex scenes. From “gambling orgasms” to “demonic seductions”, Netflix has it all.
13. Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (2022 – 2023)
‘Bastard‼ Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy’ or ‘Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin’ is a dark fantasy anime inspired by Kazushi Hagiwara’s popular manga series of the same name. The show recounts the story of the Kingdom of Metallicana following an attack on it by the Four Lords of Havoc. In desperation, High Priest Geo is forced to seek the help of the mighty wizard Dark Schneider. But since he used to be an ally of the attackers, there is a sense of paranoia and confusion about Schneider’s true motives who appears to have his own plans. The series delves into the drama that unfolds after it addresses several complex themes. It also incorporates sexual scenes in its narrative to give viewers a better understanding of the characters involved. You can watch the show here.
12. Beastars (2019 -)
In an alternate world of anthropomorphic animals, there is always some tension between the herbivorous animals and the carnivorous animals because of the obvious cultural divide. Unlike other individuals of his species, a faint-hearted large gray wolf named Legoshi lives an unproblematic life as a student of Cherryton Academy. But things take an unexpected turn when Tem the alpaca is brutally murdered and the tensions between herbivore and carnivore students increase manifold. At a time like this, Legoshi develops a crush on Haru, a dwarf rabbit who is unfortunately already in love with someone else.
Interestingly, the duo eventually gets closer to one another and in episode 3, Haru almost has oral sex with Legoshi after she removes her clothes. In episode 11, the show stresses the differences in the natural instincts of herbivores and carnivores through an intense moment of lovemaking in which Legoshi caresses Haru’s breasts. You can watch the show here.
11. Dragon’s Dogma (2020 -)
Inspired by the 2012 video game of the same name by Capcom, ‘Dragon’s Dogma’ is a dark fantasy anime that recounts a story of revenge. The show follows a man who is resurrected following his brutal death and vows to take down the dragon who dared to take his heart. It marks the beginning of his long journey into his descent into darkness and confrontations with the worst aspects of human nature.
While the show itself is an intriguing watch, it also has no dearth of fanservice moments. In fact in episode 6 titled ‘Lust,’ the show features a lovemaking scene between the protagonist and his wife. Apart from that there is an orgy scene as well that does not shy away from nudity at all. Feel free to watch the anime here.
10. The Seven Deadly Sins (2014 – 2021)
‘The Seven Deadly Sins‘ is an action-adventure anime that is based on Nakaba Suzuki’s Japanese fantasy manga series. This show is produced by A-1 Pictures and centers upon the Kingdom of Britannia, which is protected by the Holy Knights. But when a few of them turn their backs on the kingdom, they have sworn to protect, Britannia’s remaining army defeats them swiftly. But many years down the line, those same forces take over the country and start their tyrannical rule. Following the depressing development, Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, starts looking for the legendary knights who revolted against Britannia to take back the kingdom. The anime is one of the most popular shows in the last few decades, and it has no dearth of fanservice moments, a few of which are quite sexual in nature. The fact that the show features a voluptuous cast of female characters and its suggestive intimate moments just makes the anime even more enticing. The anime is accessible for streaming here.
9. Baki (2018-)
‘Baki‘, being a combat tournament anime, is extremely violent and graphic for all right reasons. Somewhere between all of its gory fight scenes and profanity, there is a sex scene that features Baki and Kozue. While the sex scene is something that was expected all along, it’s the whole setup of this scene that turns out to be really weird and confusing. The dark background music player with this completely changes its mood and that’s when Baki starts narrating the whole thing in grave detail. The narration could’ve made the scene better if his voice was not so goofy all the time and to make things worse, even the imagery is not all that great. Netflix’s recreation of ‘Baki’ is a fairly decent anime but the sex scenes certainly need improvement. You can watch the show here.
8. Castlevania (2017 – 2021)
Inspired by an action-adventure video game developed by Konami, ‘Castlevania‘ is a gothic horror show. Created by Warren Ellis, the series follows a vampire hunter and his friends who embark on a quest to face Dracula’s army of beasts who are hell-bent on destroying a city that puts the love of his life at stake. The dark fantasy show undoubtedly has an interesting premise, and it is rightfully regarded as one of the best-animated shows of the previous few decades. While it includes several implied sex between Sipha and Trevor, the most intense lovemaking actually happens between Hector and Lenore, which fans of ecchi anime will definitely enjoy. Feel free to watch the anime here.
7. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (2022)
Studio Trigger’s ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ is a science fiction anime that introduces viewers to a dystopian world. The story revolves around a hardworking and resilient young adult named David Martinez, who dreams of making his mother proud. To that end, he manages to get into the prestigious Arasaka Academy and hopes that things will eventually go as he planned. But his life takes an unexpected turn when the futuristic Californian metropolis that he inhabits overrun by lawlessness, criminality, and cybernetic implants threatens to take everything from him. The exciting anime is a great watch and has an interesting story to tell. ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ does not shy away from mature themes and nudity along with sexually explicit scenes are a huge part of its overall premise. There are multiple sensually charged moments which means it should only be watched by a mature audience. You can watch the show here.
6. Kengan Ashura (2019-)
The sex scene in ‘Kengan Ashura‘ is so brief that you probably did not even notice it. It happens during the initial moments of season one and despite its short runtime, it actually holds a lot of significance in the context of the plot. Yamashita Kazou, a frail 56-year-old man, is one of the two main protagonists of the series. He has a very dull personality and his insecurities often reflect upon his docile body language. Tokita Ohma is the other main character of the anime who is the perfect embodiment of an alpha male. When Yamashita spots him for the first time during a street fight, he gets so excited by his alpha male vibes that he later goes and has sex with a prostitute. 10 years before the events of the anime, his wife had walked out on him and since then, he has been more or less of a loser who gets pushed around by people of power. But this scene shows how he starts a transformation towards resurrecting his lost manhood after her meets Ohma. The anime is accessible for streaming here.
5. Ōoku: The Inner Chambers (2023 -)
When the dangerous and mysterious Redface Pox disease spread in Japan during the Edo period, it managed to reduce the male population to a quarter of the total female population in just eight decades. The demographic change leads to a dramatic change in the social fabric of society as women take most roles that are traditionally granted to men. Because of the low population, men are often carefully protected and some of them end up in the inner chambers of the now female Shogun. As you may have guessed from the show’s premise, ‘Ōoku: The Inner Chambers’ addresses mature themes and the show includes some really disturbing scenes. Sex is widely discussed in multiple instances since the show features a male harem. You can watch all the episodes here.
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4. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-)
Misato Kisaragi is one of the main characters of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion‘. Almost throughout the series, she is portrayed as the kind of character who doesn’t really let out her inner self. And that’s the reason why her sudden emotional distraught that sets in later, comes as a big shock. Shinji, the main protagonist, ends up losing his entire physical being after being absorbed into the cockpit of Unit-01. By this time, Misato is emotionally invested in Shinji and her concern for his well-being completely makes her lose all hope. To deal with this, she has sex with her old college lover, Kaji. In the series, and also in ‘The End Of Evangelion‘, it has been implied that when the two of them were lovers, they once ended up spending an entire week doing nothing but having sex.
Getting back to the sex scene, it depicts how her coldness towards him was actually just an act and how she still emotionally relies on him in many ways. In a brief moment, as a viewer, you can also notice that Kaji drops a birth control pill on her dresser. During this moment, one might just see this as another intense anime sex scene, but everything from the pill to Misato’s sudden behavioral change has deeper significance in the story. This brief scene is enough to show how well-written the entire series is. You can watch the anime here.
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3. Kakegurui (2017)
‘Kakegurui‘ is a prime example of “fanservice done right“. While watching anything other than meaningless Ecchi, most viewers don’t even care about fan service. But ‘Kakegurui’ literally adds value to its fanservice by using it in such a way that it holds a lot of significance in the overarching plot. It revolves around a bunch of female characters who are obsessed with gambling and even explicitly compare it with sex. The show depicts an intense gambling atmosphere where the stakes are high and it almost recreates the highly glamorized atmosphere of a Las Vegas casino.
In an intense atmosphere like this, sex appeal becomes necessary. Not just one scene, but there are several moments in this anime where the female protagonists get turned on by the thrill of something as simple as a coin toss. This not only makes the anime more entertaining but also makes its characters more believable. It’s easy to create a character who is simply driven by the idea of earning wealth, but it takes a lot of effort to create a character like Yumeko, who is willing to risk everything just to gain the adrenaline rush of a mere game. ‘Kakegurui‘ has certainly made a remarkable achievement by using sex to its advantage. Feel free to watch the show here.
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2. Japan Sinks: 2020 (2020)
Inspired by Sakyo Komatsu’s Japanese novel of the same name, ‘Japan Sinks: 2020’ is a science fiction drama anime. The Pyeon-Gang Ho and Masaaki Yuasa directorial follows the Mutou family after a massive earthquake in the Japanese archipelago. As desperate people run for cover, the entire nation falls to its knees in a matter of few days, and people are forced to resort to desperate measures for survival. While the movie has an exciting premise that is interesting in itself, very few people know that there is an intense graphic sex scene at the end of episode 5. The anime is accessible for streaming here.
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1. Devilman Crybaby (2018)
‘Devilman Crybaby‘, directed by Masaaki Yuasa, contains the most extreme content that has hit Netflix lately and packs a disturbing collision of nudity, violence, and of course, demonic insanity. From being a slow-burning anime, ‘Devilman Crybaby’ suddenly becomes a graphic gorefest at the end of episode one. The two main characters, Akira and Ryou, go to a Sabbath which seems like a harmless teenage rave. But soon, the whole place is dusked upon by hungry demons who wildly attack everyone. Their teeth and tentacles literally lash out of every “orifice”, making the whole place a brutal mess. There is another scene where a character named MiKo, a shy schoolgirl, touches herself when she thinks about the alpha male image of Akira. This scene does not have any nudity but the weird noises she makes while doing it make this one quite memorable. And not to mention, she gets possessed by a demon soon after this. Feel free to watch the show here.
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