Kichiku (鬼畜): a brute, a savage, a fiend. (Shogakukan Progressive Jap-Eng Dictionary, 3rd ed)
From the English meanings provided by the dictionary, one can picture a hairy wild man in a leopard skin toga and a club in one hand. However, this Neanderthal image is a far cry from the kichikus in manga and games.
For example, the bad(good?) endings of*cough cough* Ore no Shita de Agake. The standard accessories of a kichiku are leather belts, metal chains,rope and a generous helping of masochism. Advanced kichikus come with vibrators, candle wax and an assortment of torture devices, knives included.
That was my first impression of a kichiku.
So I was pretty surprised to read the reply of the administrator in the “kichiku matsuri site”. “ぎりぎりOK”,which means barely OK. Not that it is any less masochistic. The administrator found it rather erotic(OK, very erotic) and he/she’s probably worried the ISP might close down the site for violating content regulations. (0_0)
No pubic hair, no genitalia being displayed… Should be OK yea? I’m working within the boundaries of content regulation. Otherwise the term spent on IT & the Law would have been a waste of time and grey matter.
The administrator was kind enough to teach me how to pronounce the kanji. Now instead of saying “gui chu” (Mandarin pronounciation), I can finally yell to the world the Japanese word “kichiku”!!!
Kichiku Kichiku Kichiku Kichiku!!!