There are times when youngsters may not find anime to be a “wonder world.” Because the anime village always has episodes that fall into a range of hard-core genres, such as gory horror, violent erotica, and sexually provocative episodes, this is the case. Because most of it is sexually explicit and violent, it is also referred to as adult anime. Adult Anime is a new genre that has gained popularity despite being considered adult anime. Curiosity is the factor that attracts viewers when coming to this anime genre.
Although it has certain limitations, it is also beautiful to viewers because of its new and different storylines and content. So, if you’re here seeking a decent mature/adult anime, prepare yourselves, as you may not have seen these suggestions anywhere else, and they are totally up your alley.
Table of Contents
- 1. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
- 2. Chainsaw Man
- 3. Berserk
- 4. Highschool of the Dead
- 5. Claymore
- 6. Parasyte
- 7. Highschool Dxd
- 8. Attack On Titan
- 9. Terra Formars
- 10. Elfen Lied
- 11. Monster
- 12. Future Diary
- 13. Deadman Wonderland
- 13. Basilisk
- 15. Samurai Champloo
- 16. Hellsing Ultimate
- 17. Fist of the North Star
- 18. Black Lagoon
- 19. Gantz : O
- 20. Tokyo Ghoul
- 21. Afro Samurai
- 22. Kill La Kill
- 23. Air Gear
- 24. Another
- 24. Gangsta
- 26. Kite
- 27. Brynhildr in the Darkness
- 28. Monster Musume
- 29. Maken-Ki
- 30. Tsugumomo
- 31. Green Green
- 32. Death Note
- 33. Blood C
- 34. Yamashibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
- 35. Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher
- 36. One Punch Man
- 37. Kiss x Sis
- 38. Castlevania
- 39. Scum’s Wish
- 40. Shigurui
- 41. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
- 42. When They Cry
- 43. Shiki
- 44. Fate/Zero
- 45. Shimoneta
- 46. Prison School
- 47. 25-sai no Joshikousei
- 48. Queen’s Blade
- 49. Love To-Lie-Angle
- 50. Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory
- 51. Yosuga no Sora
- 52. Perfect Blue
- 53. Shuudengo, Capsule Hotel de, Joushi ni Binetsu Tsutawaru Yoru
- 54. Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita
1. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
“Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” is a Japanese-Polish live action television series based on the Cyberpunk 2077 video game. It stars a street boy named David Martinez who joins a group of “Cyberpunks”, who are forced to fight against evil corporations and the government. The anime was released on Netflix on September 16, 2022.
Briefly, The anime is about a street kid who struggles to make it through life in a city of the future that is obsessed with advanced technologies and body modification. Realizing that he has nothing left to lose because his mother got accident and pass away, he makes the decision to become an edgerunner, which is a mercenary outlaw who is also known as a cyberpunk.
|Anime Name||Cyberpunk: Edgerunners|
|Directed by||Hiroyuki Imaishi|
|Story by||Bartosz Sztybor, Jan Bartkowicz, Łukasz Ludkowski|
|Based On||Cyberpunk 2077|
2. Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It follows the story of Denji, an impoverished young man who makes a contract that fuses his body with that of a dog-like devil named Pochita, granting him the ability to transform parts of his body into chainsaws. Denji eventually joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters, a government agency focused on fighting against devils whenever they become a threat to Japan.
|Anime Name||Chainsaw Man|
|Volumes||12 (List of volumes)|
The setting of Berserk is set in a highly dark mythological world. In particular, some people are considered to have the ability to change the world; they are called “God Hand” and have the right to judge everything. At some point, the person carrying the mission has to face a choice for his life: follow his destiny to become a member of God Hand or find his path. The story focuses on the characters Guts – a lone mercenary, and Griffith – a leader of a mercenary band called the Army of the Hawks.
4. Highschool of the Dead
In “Highschool of the Dead,” carnage and violence are described as they occur when a zombie plague attacks an unprepared society. Humanity faces an existential peril, but individuals have started to take action to protect the planet’s future. Although the show’s premise is intriguing and features plenty of drama and action, the hot and curvy female characters, along with a ton of erotic moments and sexual innuendos, turn this anime into an exhilarating roller coaster viewers will undoubtedly enjoy.
In the world of Claymore, there is a monster that likes to eat human organs called Yoma. They can change shape and absorb memories from their victims to easily find prey and blend in with the human world. Only silver-eyed female warriors can detect and destroy them. Silver-eyed female warriors wielding giant claymore swords could easily cut Yoma in half. The story follows Clare, one of the Claymore warriors, on a journey to find a thorny and challenging enemy.
The story of Parasyte begins when alien beings called Parasites enter the Earth. They enter the body through the ears and nostrils, parasitize the brain, and from there possess humans. A Parasite named Migi can only possess the right arm of high school student Shinichi Izumi and cannot control him completely. The two learn to live together and fight against the kind of Parasites that only see humans as food.
7. Highschool Dxd
High School DxD is a light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The series follows the adventures of Issei Hyoudou, a perverted high school student in Japan who is killed by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. He later wakes up at the entrance of a locker room with one arm longer than the other but otherwise unhurt. Soon afterwards, he realizes that he has been reincarnated into a devil along with all his memories of Gensokyo and decides to act as her loyal servant instead.
|Anime Name||Highschool DxD|
|Genre||Romance, Comedy; Harem, Supernatural|
|English publisher||NA Yen Press|
|Published by||Fujimi Shobo|
8. Attack On Titan
Attack On Titan is a story about Eren Jaeger lives in a city surrounded by stone walls. The killer Titan is out there. For decades, the Reconnaissance Legion members were the only humans who dared to step outside the walls and gather information about the Titans. Eren, a pacifist, has no great desire to join them. Besides the tragic deaths, this is also significant work, complete in all aspects that anime/manga fans cannot ignore.
9. Terra Formars
The story Terra Formars is about the Bug 2 team in the manga. In 2177, the population exploded so fast that the living area could not be supplied enough; before that situation, people had to find new land in space, Mars. To turn Mars into earth v2, humanity brought moss and cockroaches to Mars, and then an unexpected disaster appeared, similar to the sentence that lived as long as cockroaches. And then the great war happened.
10. Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied is about the Diclonius strain, also known as the two-horned man, was created by a genetic mutation, marking a huge step forward in human history. The Diclonians had horns and the power to teleport objects from great distances. However, they used that superpower to destroy humanity. Fearful of their abilities, a group of people puts them in a secret research center, wholly isolated from the human world. However, after an unfortunate accident, a female Diclonius escaped prison and destroyed many guards.
The name Monster must be mentioned when it comes to the top of the best adult anime. The medical profession in the current world has a lot of injustice; doctors only care about money. The rich and famous are given priority for treatment, while the poor and ordinary people have to wait hard. Because of this inequality, Dr. Tenma decided to disobey the orders of his superiors and save the life of an orphaned boy. This boy was the source of many terrible crimes ten years later.
12. Future Diary
Future Diary tells the story of a student Yukiteru who has a monotonous life revolving around two locations, school and home. He tells his daily tales to a fictional companion he calls Deus ex Machina. However, one day Deus ex Machina transforms into an entity and sends Yukiteru into a life-and-death battle. In that war, Yukiteru and 11 other players must fight each other for the throne. Yukiteru has a teammate named Yuno Gasai. Together they found other players and discovered the dark secrets behind the game.
13. Deadman Wonderland
Igarashi Ganta – a 14-year-old schoolboy who was lucky to escape an earthquake ten years ago (submerged 70% of Tokyo’s surface to the bottom of the sea) and was suddenly found guilty of mass murder after the school massacre. A mysterious figure – the man in a red shirt, floating in the air brutally murdered his entire class, then put a strange, red object into his chest. After waking up, Ganta was sentenced to death for serial murder and sent to Deadman Wonderland prison.
The story of Basilisk revolves around two shinobi families, Iga and Kouga, who have been hostile to each other for hundreds of years. Still, thanks to the reconciliation of Hanzo Hattori, they did not fall into a bloody war. The two heads of the clan, Oboro and Gennosuke, were about to get married to end the feud between the two factions when the reconciliation treaty was suddenly canceled. Twenty of their most elite ninja must engage in a survival battle to compete for power alongside the shogun Tokugawa.
15. Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo revolves around 15-year-old Fuu, who lives in a small town and works as a waitress at a tea shop. Fuu’s biggest wish is to track down the Samurai, who smells like sunflowers, but she is afraid to go out on that journey. Everything changes when Fuu meets Mugen and Jin. Two radical swordsmen accused of killing the lord’s son were locked up for execution. Fuu promises to find a way to save them as long as they help her find the sunflower samurai.
16. Hellsing Ultimate
In the UK, there exists an organization called the Royal Order of Protestant Knights with the name Hellsing. The organization’s primary goal is to hunt down and destroy the undead and the dark forces that dare threaten the safety of the royal family and the country. Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, a young girl who is weak but forced to become iron and harsh after her father’s death, is in charge of the organization. Always by her side are the faithful butler Walter, the family’s ultimate living weapon Alucard, and police officer Seras Victoria.
17. Fist of the North Star
The context of Fist of the North Star takes place in 19xx; nuclear war devastated the Earth, and criminal gangs rose to control government offices worldwide. From the ashes, a hero appeared. His name is Kenshiro, and he is the head of the world’s most powerful martial arts school, Hokuto Shinken, a martial art that attacks the enemy from within, causing the opponent to explode to death. Kenshiro’s goal is to kill the person who captured Yuria – his wife.
18. Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon revolves around Okajima Rokuro (aka Rock) coming to Southeast Asia to deliver a personal CD; he is captured by a group of pirates named Black Lagoon. Although he still had hope, he was eventually kicked out by the company for revealing the secret of the CD. He struggled to survive, seemingly in vain. In the end, he left everything behind and became a pirate of the Black Lagoon Pirates with the nickname Rock.
19. Gantz : O
Gantz is a popular Japanese manga created by Hiroya Oku. The series ran from April 2000 to October 2007 in Shōnen Ace, and follows a young high school student Kei Kurono, who dies trying to save his childhood friend Masaru Kato when an unknown energy source called a Gantz ball strikes the Earth. Afterwards, he wakes up surrounded by naked people and they are all told that they must play innocent games (called “exercises”) of different scenarios in order to help kill aliens known as Gantz aliens.
20. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul is set in the contemporary day, a very different planet from ours, where humans do not rule the food chain. Ken Kaneki was originally an ordinary college student. Due to an incident, Kaneki received an organ transplant from a presumed dead man-eating demon, Rize Kamishiro. Since then, he has struggled to live a half-human, half-ghoul life, including integrating into the world of man-eating demons and dealing with enemies while keeping his identity a secret from others.
21. Afro Samurai
The main character is a black samurai with a mushroom head, so he is called Afro. In the world of Afro Samurai, the world champion samurai is known as Number One. Afro’s father used to be such a person until someone challenged him and took the throne. Burning to avenge his father, Afro has only one way to find and kill the person who holds the position of Number Two – according to the law, only this person can challenge Number One.
22. Kill La Kill
Kill La Kill is an anime title revolving around Ryuuko Matoi; she wandered around searching for her father’s killer for revenge after her father was killed. At first glance, I thought that Kill La Kill was just a standard action and fiction movie title, but in fact, this title includes not only bloody murder scenes but also a whole series of hot semi-nude scenes.
23. Air Gear
Although “Air Gear” is a sports show, it frequently straddles the line between ecchi and hentai anime; as a result, it may be seen as a cross between the two. However, even though the majority of the series focuses on the races and competitions that take place amongst Air Trek users, the show also has another dimension. Throughout its 25 episodes, the anime presents a lot of semi-nude sequences, which are sure to keep fans of the ecchi genre interested and engaged.
Another follows male student Sakakibara Kouichi, a new transfer student to Yomiyama High School. On one occasion, he accidentally met Misaki Mei, a mysterious girl who always wears an eyepatch. However, somehow, Kouichi always felt like he was the only one who felt Mei’s presence in the classroom. Besides the spiritual element, Another mystery is an anime title not for children because of the series of scenes describing the accident that are incredibly realistic to goosebumps.
Gangsta follows the journey of Worick Arcangelo and Nicolas Brown, two “handymen” living in the city of Ergastulum. This is where four gangs operate: Paulklee, Corsica, Monroe, and Cristiano. The gangs and the police are always busy and spend most of their time cleaning up the mess they make. Most of the time, an adult anime will have either excessive violence or a significant quantity of ecchi on it. What if it possesses both of these things and accurately displays them? Well, you get Gangsta.
Even though Kite is considered to be one of the most extreme titles in the anime genre, it is prohibited in Norway. Sawa, a teenage female assassin, embarks on a mission to seek revenge for her father’s death during the movie. The anime title Kite was censored not because of its violent content but because it has a steamy moment that is considered too sexually suggestive for young viewers.
27. Brynhildr in the Darkness
Brynhildr in the Darkness is about high school boy Ryōta Murakami who is haunted by his childhood girlfriend Kuroneko’s death in an accident. Feeling responsible for his promise to her to prove the existence of aliens, he joins the astronomy club and always looks towards the sky. One day, a girl named Kuroha Neko, who looks exactly like his childhood friend Kuroneko transfers into his class. She has supernatural abilities and has just escaped from a laboratory.
28. Monster Musume
Kimihito Kurusu is a regular guy who lives a life that isn’t very noteworthy, yet the harem series he stars in has a sizeable following. After future technology breakthroughs make the integration of non-human species possible, he finds himself caring for a Lamia named Miia, which draws innumerable ladies of different species to his tiny abode. The sexily direct relationships, sensuality, and love emotions make Monster Musume one of the sexiest anime.
Maken-Ki! is an adult action animation based on the same-titled Japanese manga series by Hiromitsu Takeda. The story revolves around the sexual deviancies of a high school student named Takeru Ohyama. Takeru Ohyama enrolls in the Tenbi Academy solely to ogle attractive female students. However, even though the filthy and sensual sequences are needless and don’t advance the broader plot, the anime is undoubtedly one of the sexiest of all time because of them.
Kazuya Kagami, who is attacked by a supernatural monster in the fantasy adult anime Tsugumomo, is saved by a wise spirit named Kiriha. As Kazuya comes to know his new friend, a whole new and fascinating world of gods and benevolent spirits is revealed to him. ‘Tsugumomo’ also has its fair share of daring and sensual moments that play a significant part in strengthening the link of its deuteragonist, despite the series’ concentration on Japanese mythology and other philosophical topics.
31. Green Green
The adult anime “Green Green” is a romantic comedy that is based on the pornographic game of the same name. The one-month window of interaction that occurs when students from two single-sex institutions are permitted to stay together before the decision is eventually made regarding their merger naturally leads to romantic and sexually heated relationships amongst the students. Even though there are no overtly sexual sequences in the show, adult anime fans will most certainly take pleasure in a plethora of sensual moments.
32. Death Note
Death Note is an anime series based on the manga of the same title and follows a high school student who comes into possession of a notebook that can kill any person as long as their name, face, and location are known. The manga ran from 2003 to 2006, with 12 volumes in Japanese. The anime came out in 2006, with more episodes running until 2007. It also released two movies: Death Note: L Change The World (2008) and Death Note: Light up the New World (2016).
In the story, the main character Yagami Raito is in high school and picks up a mysterious notebook called “Death Note,” – which owns the death god Ryuk.
33. Blood C
The movie Blood C revolves around the female protagonist Saya – one of two purebred vampires of the Chiropteran race. She becomes a hunter of the Red Shield – an organization created to destroy Diva – Saya’s twin sister, the creator of the bloodthirsty Chiropterans and a significant threat to humanity (Diva wants to use her blood to turn humans into Chiropterans). Saya uses a special katana to draw blood from Saya’s hand to coat the blade and “purify” the undead Chiropterans.
34. Yamashibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
Among the best horror anime in Japan, it is impossible not to mention Yamishibai – the film is recreated on the basis of ghost stories in this country. The style of shaping the characters in the film is modeled after the art of paper cutting, making the movie atmosphere more creepy. Each episode is a different horror story, incorporating philosophical lessons about life. If you love the thrill of watching movies, you should not miss this series.
35. Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher
Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!? is one of the very few ecchi anime that properly strike the awkward balance between sexuality and humor. The show centers on Ichirou Satou, a high school student who unintentionally continues getting into racy situations with her instructor, which causes their imaginations to run wild. A mature audience seeking a sexually charged adult anime should watch the program because the two main characters have a lot of delicious and titillating moments together.
36. One Punch Man
One Punch Man is an anime series about a superhero in training who doesn’t want to be anything more than a hero. He’s already the most muscular guy, but he wants to become stronger. The main character is Saitama, who wants to be the most powerful superhero by fighting monsters with just one punch. The anime is rated TV-14 and features various monsters, martial arts, action, and fight scenes, among other things. The anime was made by the same company that made Death Note.
37. Kiss x Sis
Keita Suminoe and his twin stepsisters, who have grown up together and established an intimate bond, are the central characters of the borderline hentai serial “Kiss x Sis,” which also has harem themes. Most of the drama occurs in and around the period when Keita first enrolls in high school and attempts to concentrate on his tests. Unfortunately, the twins frustrate all his attempts since they no longer want to maintain a spiritual connection.
Castlevania is an anime series to have aired on the Funimation Channel in North America and later on Netflix. This anime tells of a dark universe that has fallen into chaos because of the reign of The Prince of Darkness, who a holy man has cursed. Our protagonist, Alucard, is a vampire who vows revenge upon The Prince of Darkness and battles his way through this dark world as he seeks to destroy him. This anime had four seasons: Symphony of the Night, Harmony of Despair, Aria of Sorrow, and Dawn of Sorrow.
39. Scum’s Wish
Scum’s Wish is probably the most “toxic” and darkest 18+ romantic and emotional anime title. The story follows the young couple Mugi – Hanabi. The two use sex to fill their unrequited love for others, with Mugi as the old female tutor and Hanabi as a new teacher who comes to teach at the school. They come together as a consolation because their crush is not interested in them.
Shigurui takes place in the 6th year of Kan’ei (1629 AD). Lord Tokugawa organizes a duel; among the participants, there are two sworders or, in other words, two mutants. Who are they? No one knows the answer; we know that there is a deep enmity between them. The story revolves around these two mysterious characters.
41. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
Corpse Party opens the story with a group of friends from grades 2-9 at Kisaragi High deciding to perform a friendship-tightening ritual called Sachiko Ever After before saying goodbye to Mayu, who is about to transfer schools. The ritual worked, but it turned out that it was a ritual to summon an evil spirit named Sachiko instead of bonding the friendship. Considered by many viewers to be the scariest part of the series, Corpse Party: Tortured Souls is a combination of three elements: violence, blood, and flesh.
42. When They Cry
In the psychologically terrifying anime movie When They Cry, mysterious deaths occur in the isolated town of Hinamizawa. There are a lot of different hypotheses floating about who the actual criminal is in this case. Many believe that the devil was the one who was responsible for the deaths of those people. Some additional witnesses believed that it was the aliens who caused it. All the clues in the movie generate a sense of mystery and bewilderment. Who is the true killer in the end?
Shiki is an anime title that intertwines genres from detective and horror to the supernatural. The story revolves around mysterious murder cases in a small village. Rumors about this village being dominated by death led the police to embark on an investigation. At first, they thought the village might have contracted a mysterious disease. However, the strange point is that the corpses of the people are all “anemic” before they die.
“Fate/Zero,” a prequel to the “Fate Stay Night” series, the content of anime series is about the events of the Fourth Holy Grail War, which occurred ten years before the Fifth Holy Grail War.
The main character is Emiya Kiritsugu, a Fourth Holy Grail War participant, and his adopted daughter, Irisviel von Einzbern.
Set in Fuyuki City after the conclusion of the third Holy Grail War. After discovering that the Fourth War would involve more than one Servant, the Einzberns summoned Assassin and gave him to Caster as a guardian. After discovering this betrayal by Caster, Kiritsugu attempted to save Saber from an ambush by Lancer during a battle at sea.
In the future, when the story takes place, the Japanese government has banned bad language and behavior and gotten rid of bad cultural artifacts. All citizens in this era are required to carry a profanity detector. The anime’s main character, Okuma Tanokichi, who enrolls in Tokioka High School and is seen as being at the vanguard of this framework, is similar to the main character of the corresponding manga, “Shimoneta.” He is noticed by the leader of the “Anti-Social Organization,” Kajo Ayame.
46. Prison School
Prison school is an adult anime based on the manga “Kangoku Gakuen”, about a male high school student who enters an all-girls school. All sorts of trouble arose when the school allowed boys to attend. Still, ironically there were only five boys, and all five had never heard of the bizarre rules until they were imprisoned in “School Hell” while peeping at the girls bathing and being caught by the sorority leader. The five boys must overcome many difficulties and challenges to escape from this place.
47. 25-sai no Joshikousei
This 25-sai no Joshikousei anime is about a 25-year-old woman named Hana Natori, who is sincere and kind and lives with a cousin who doesn’t want to go to school. That’s why this girl had to pretend to be a high school girl to go to school with her cousin. However, this girl’s plan was discovered by Okito Kanie, her old classmate and this school’s history teacher.
48. Queen’s Blade
A brutal on-field combat between soldiers determines who becomes the queen of the country in the medieval era depicted in the Queen’s Blade anime series. The victor of the competition, who successfully outwits all of her adversaries, takes the throne and controls the world as she sees fit until another competition is held to select the next queen. While the action-packed series introduces viewers to a brutal world of violence and power, the voluptuous protagonists flashing their bodies turn it into a strictly adult series that ecchi lovers will undoubtedly adore.
49. Love To-Lie-Angle
The ecchi anime centers on Hanabi Natsuno, a young woman who relocates to Tokyo after a long absence and enrolls at the Tachibanakan, a nearby female-only hostel. Hanabi discovers she is drawn to girls when she unintentionally runs across an undressed girl whose beauty mesmerizes her on her first day there. These people explore one another’s sexuality as the plot develops, and they engage in several steamy experiences that make “Love To-Lie-Angle” entertaining to watch.
50. Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory
Koushi Nagumo’s life falls apart after his father abandons him, and he collapses from exhaustion on the street. Mineru Wachi saves him and helps him become the dorm mommy. Koushi is eager to begin his new life, but he is unaware that his new neighborhood is home to some of the sexiest women he has ever seen, who have no problem stripping or having a bath in front of him. While there is no explicit sex scene in “Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory,” the characters nearly always strip in front of Koushi.
51. Yosuga no Sora
Years after their parents’ sad automobile accident deaths, Haruka and Sora decide to return to their homeland. They reside at their grandfather’s house, a place that always serves as a reminder of the past. Even though they like spending time in their hometown, they quickly invent a secret that needs to remain hidden. Yosuga no Sora features typical anime elements, including character growth, a straightforward plot, and most crucially the chemistry between the characters.
52. Perfect Blue
Perfect blue is about an idol Mima who decides to leave the group and become an actress. From her cute and lovely image, Mima was forced to switch to sexy, sexy, even having to play hot scenes and take nude photos. This inadvertently caused a lot of contradictions in Mima’s mind, plus the pressure of the fans’ threats of criticism; the distance of her colleagues gradually caused Mima to cause her hallucinations. Perfect Blue will impact how one’s life may alter due to a single decision, although ‘entertaining you with the adult topic’ is set aside.
53. Shuudengo, Capsule Hotel de, Joushi ni Binetsu Tsutawaru Yoru
Shuudengo, Capsule Hotel de, Joushi ni Binetsu Tsutawaru Yoru is a story about office worker Minori and her boss Hadano, who have frequent wars of words. One night, at a party with the company, Minori and Hadano were arguing as usual until Minori realized that she was late for the last train. So the two decided to sleep the night at a nearby cabin-style hotel, and everyone knew what had happened next.
54. Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita
Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita is a movie about Shizuka Kominami, a university student who has many difficulties with life in the city. One day, she meets another student named Ryou Kirishama, whose appearance reminds her of her older sister. Shizuka was also shocked that Ryou had deliberately seduced her. At first, she thought Ryou was a lesbian, but her true identity was a man disguised as a woman.