Kiss anime is a form of anime that allows you to kiss your partner, which you then can watch over and over again.
The genre is so popular in Japan that it has become a cultural phenomenon, with anime being a key source of entertainment for people with autism.
But what if the experience of watching anime is not a healthy one?
To find out, VICE talked to several people who’ve experienced kissing anime.
These people, who wished to remain anonymous, were passionate about their love lives, but they also shared some painful stories of kissing anime and its many pitfalls.
The stories are all real, and they’re not the kind of thing you’ll hear on the news.
But they’re telling of the painful experiences that people who have experienced kissing the anime genre have to deal with, and why that’s bad.