In the same week that AKB48‘s moneymen claimed victory in the amount of hype and advertising cash their well-greased PR machine could turn their “election” campaign into — comes a scandal that proves just how controlled and fake they are.
A minor member of the band, Rino Sashihara (b.1992), has sort-of admitted to the rumors started by a tabloid that she seduced one of her otaku fans.
Shock horror! A girl exploiting her fame to get some fun and pleasure for herself?!! Well, it’s okay if it’s men (unless you go as far as, say, Edison Chen), but with an idol, and especially for an otaku idol, it’s the ultimate taboo, up there with taking drugs.
We want these girls to be our sex objects for our masturbation pleasure. But we don’t want them to actually have sex lives themselves. No, that would be too feminist, of course. They must maintain that very, very fine balance between coy temptress and innocence. Step over the line and there’s no going back.
It’s not just otaku idols either. Why else do we hear nothing or almost next-to-nothing about the love lives of “pure” and kawaii models and actresses like Haruka Ayase, Yu Aoi and Mikako Tabe? Because their agencies keep it tightly under wraps and/or they order the girls not to have relationships at all!
Rino is what you may call nikushoku, literally a carnivore, and one who likes to devour weaker men. Now she’s been banished to HKT48, one of the hydra-like zillions of spin-off groups, this one located in the far southern corner of Japan on Kyushu. It’s the equivalent of shimanagashi, when in the olden days troublesome samurai were sent to Sado Island.
Rino issued an apology on her blog for her immoral behavior and has said that all she can do is try her best in her new act. Her blog has attracted 17,000 comments of support.
This isn’t the first AKB scandal, of course.
Come on, let’s face it, AKB48 are essentially soft core porn stars in all but name.
Any look at their music videos, their puerile TV commercials, or the constant bikini photo shoots will tell you that straightaway (and the music at any rate cannot qualify as a melody by most standards).
Nothing wrong with that, of course — actually, there’s a lot right with it. But we shouldn’t be afraid to call it what it is. It makes us at TokyoKinky angry that the producers care more about money than humans, and that they have the hypocrisy to pretend there is something “moral” about their creation.
Mieko Tanaka, the sexy young politician in the ruling DNP party, has been caught with her lover visiting a hotel.
Not such a big deal — after all, even politicians have needs — except that her man, a senior civil servant, is married, according to the Shukan Shinshio, published on June 14th. Adultery in Japan is often forgivable if you are a man — but the women are not so lucky, and can end up tainted with the brush of promiscuity or the temptress.
After a roadside kiss near Osaki Station in Tokyo, the pair headed for some no doubt more advanced stages of foreplay in a hotel. Tanaka (36) and the man (55) have been rumored to be an item for some time, despite the fact that he has a wife and university age daughter back in Nagoya.
Tanaka is no stranger to risque headlines, having previously worked as an actress.
When she became a politician as one of the “Ozawa girls” (younger female politicians groomed by the shadowy Ichiro Ozawa, and we know now how he likes to do his grooming), her little-known acting career was immediately checked with a fine tooth comb by the tabloids and, surprise, surprise, some nude scenes were found from a low budget horror film!
She has also been caught speeding and it has even been alleged that she was a “cosplay sex club writer”, though we’re not sure what exactly that entails.
We’ve just discovered this incredible series of “public toilet” Japanese porn titles, where Mika Osawa and others gets locked up in medieval stocks, to be subjected to bukkake, penetration and whatever else the visitors to the toilet desire.
Not for the faint-hearted, this is BDSM JAV at its best!
The latest entry is Public Sperm Toilet Superstar Submission, a classic of cumshot
With graffiti on her legs tagging her with her price, Mika is then submitted to multiple sex from multiple partners at once…culminating in TWENTY ejaculations!
The men get VERY imaginative with the toys and objects they use in this particular public facility!
Another related title is the epic Bukkake Public Toilet Girls, which features a group of young girls locked up outside for some open air group sex submission!
It depicts the unfortunate fate of a circle of city slicker uni friends who head to the countryside for a film club project, but even up the sex slaves of the locals. They are pilloried and inspected, maltreated and locked into public stocks for a constant cycle of men to treat as they want.
The lesson to be learnt? Girls, think twice before next using a public convenience!
It’s not often we like to use the term “only in Japan” but sometimes it’s just about right.
Though it’s defunct, at the height of the love doll boom in 2004-2005 (at least, boom in its recognition in popular culture), when TV shows were finally taking an interest in the amazingly ultra-realistic silicone brides of Orient Industry, and there were even doll rental services — then in your book store you may have been lucky enough to get a copy of the glossy magazine i-doloid.
Made by Core Magazines, who specialize in adult or underground mags, sadly it’s now no longer in print, it seems, but there were lots of editions and even some spin-offs (i-doloid petie [sic], i-doloid vista), dedicated to certain genre of incredible real love dolls.
Let’s hope they can bring the magazine back some day!
It might be summer but it’s still the season for April Fool’s, especially when it involves two things the Japanese really love: technology and porn!
An enterprising CEO of aptly named design firm “Life is Good” decided to play a joke on his employees, where he rigged their computers to play JAV porn from a Japanese streaming site as soon as their machine booted up.
You can check out the amused but panicked reaction of one employee just arriving (all sweaty from the Japanese early summer heat) and signing on, and the giggling schadenfreude of the rest of the team as they wait for the prank.
Okay, so this is the kind of thing male offices would do, right?
So now I know what all those Japanese salarymen are doing in their offices during the all-night “overtime” seasons!
Masako Umemiya is an actress and model born in 1977.
What is it about them? Is it their skirts? Their coy — but likely experienced — looks? I don’t know exactly but there’s something about Japanese high school girls that gets every man randy!
You may often see them hanging around Shibuya temptingly by themselves waiting to be picked up for a “date” (the so-called enjo kosai compensated dating trend that seems hardly in the media these days).
Sometimes we’ve seen such high school girls out on dates with foreigners too, perhaps English teachers providing extracurricular support.
But you need to be careful. Even with Japan’s ambiguous age of consent laws, they may still be as young as 16 or 17, so it could be construed as illegal.
The Inko Gakuen (literally, “likes being dirty school”) is a private school and this means sweeter, more closeted, more innocent young ladies than ever! Choose Saki or Nanaka, each of whom, as you’d expect, has a different kind of hole.
The magazine is an annual journal focussing on underground manga and subcultural figures, and this photography book is a kind of spin-off. The magazine itself is not pornographic but Saki has been a contributor before and, as the name ERECT perhaps hints, one of the backers is apparently a porn company.
“Mitsubai nude” (mitsubai means “bootleg”) will feature Saki in a number of aquatic and sensual poses . It’s being released with a lot of fanfare, including a digital version with numerous other models, and even a mini exhibition at UPLINK in Tokyo from mid-June.
Saki has more than 700 adult titles to her credit and is quite a veteran of the scene, famed for her immaculate bust. We hope this new career path doesn’t completely take over, though, since we definitely prefer her being in front of the lens!
It was the last time that Atsuko Maeda would be appearing — though she wasn’t actually “running” — and inevitable the latest AKB48 “general election” has been an insane blitz of publicity, with massive ads on TV (in collaboration with Google+) and on major websites.
It was shown live on TV for several hours and streamed online too. However, given how anemic viewing figures for AKB48-starring dramas and movies have been, and, compared to the advertising and hype, how, despite being touted as “top-sellers”, the music sales have also been relatively modest (compared to market leaders, say, fifteen years ago), we reckon no one is actually making any money out of all this!
The fourth event itself, with its fevered mob, rock-paper-scissors games and awards ceremony, took place at the Nippon Budokan (yes, where the Beatles played) in central Tokyo, and the highest number of votes were achieved so far, a record 13,804,122!
Only one girl (Yuko Oshima) got over 100,000 votes, with the rest spread out over the other 30 contestants. The winners of course become the headline singers in the next single release. Yuko came first by a reasonable margin, while second place was claimed by Mayu Watanabe and third by Yuki Kashiwagi. Much-hyped ladies Haruna Kojima only came sixth, while Tomomi Itano a meagre seveth!
We often say this but, other than some guys who think a few of the girls are cute, we have yet to ever meet anyone who actually likes the music — enough to buy it — or who would choose the over-kawaiified girls over a more straightforwardly sexy idol.
Anyway, we were much more interested in the bizarre but not surprising news that at least one fan had purchased 1,770 votes for the election! So we start to see the truth behind the “record” numbers and the large sales of the latest single.
To get the voting form fans had to buy the song “Manatsu no Sounds Good!,” which retails for ¥1,200 on Amazon Japan. That single apparently sold 1.61 million copies — but to how many people? How many other otaku were buying 1,770 copies (and thus forking out ten of thousands of dollars each!)?
The general election stirs up otaku fans — let’s be honest, “mainstream” fans are not anywhere interested in proportion to the marketing machine that Dentsu musters for this group — and then translates into further sales in the next single featuring the winners.
In an example of brilliantly timed PR, as the much-trumpeted AKB48 “general election” is having — with Atsuko Maeda for the last time — the women’s fashion magazine Anan features a very sexy, semi-nude shoot with Yuko Oshima on its front cover this issue.
This got us thinking. Forget the Gravure idol magazines. The really sexy photo shoots with famous models are actually these mainstream women’s fashion magazines!
Anan in particular has carved out a reputation for scoring deals with well-known stars to strip off in body-flaunting shoots.
Such occasions have the rare honor of being one of the rare times that Tadashi has found Haruna Kojima sexy.
Other major headline-grabbing issues include with the model Maomi Yuuki.
Here is the model Shiho demonstrating her goodies…
And the actress Ryoko Yonekura, before she appeared in Chicago on Broadway.
…and lastly, the actress Kazue Fukiishi and Korean model Youn-a.
Japanese girls like to read and look at semi-naked hot girls. Yes, perhaps more than men! Not in a pornographic way but in a way that shows off their bodies. This doesn’t mean we are all lesbians — alas! — but we do it out of admiration.
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