Another former AKB48 idol has made her porn debut, once again proving the thin pink line that exists between the industries. Joining numerous other ex-AKB girls who "graduated" onto to adult video careers, Ryo Sakata's first porn film was released in mid-March from the Maxing label. She has already released a second one this month. Clearly she and her paymasters want to milk her appeal, which is not hard to see. Here are some preview images from her first release. To be fair, the 27-year-old Ryo Sakata was only a member of AKB48 for around half a month in ...

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Last month it was Miyako Akane. Earlier this month it was former Olympic snowboarder (and call girl) Mero Imai. This week it's Miu Nakamura. The adult video label Muteki is really on a roll if the latest rumor is true: retired idol Miu Nakamura is about to make her long-awaited porn debut, reports Tokyo Sports. She's a minor gravure idol probably most famous for her hair nude full-frontal photo shoots, which she first did in 2011. She started off as a junior idol when she was a teenager and ostensibly retired in 2012 after a 7-year career. Like Imai, she is alleged to have later worked ...

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As we know all too well, there is a veritable mountain of adult toys out there based on Japanese porn stars. The best are the "clone" onaholes, especially masturbators produced with sophisticated 3D-scanning technology. We are pleased to share the news that the lovely Kana Yume has finally joined the ranks of AV idols who have been immortalized as sex toys. The Kana Yume Curvy Body Onahole is as good as it sounds. In addition to its realistic design and snug hole, the masturbator comes with a bonus DVD containing an image slideshow of original photos of Kana Yume. After all, you can ...

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A naked video of gravure idol Yuriko Ishihara has leaked online. The POV hamedori-style footage shows the busty model nude, fingering herself, and being groped by a lucky guy. Who uploaded it is unknown, but it spells the end of her career. In some of the shots her face is partially covered by a surgical mask, though this is frequently removed. It is clearly her. The 34-minute video, ahem, climaxes in her jerking the guy off (for most of the time under a plastic sheet for some bizarre reason -- hygiene?). Strangely, the whole tryst seems to happen in a ...

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As part of our work we get to see and try out a lot of adult toys on a daily basis, but these ones caught our eye as a cut above the rest. Adult toy maker KMP has produced a series of "3D-scanned" toys based on top Japanese porn stars such as Kurea Hasumi, Kizuna Sakura, Rika Hoshimi, and Ayaka Tomoda. We've certainly seen plenty of "clone" onaholes before, going back to masturbator sleeves in the 2000s such as the Meiki Maria Ozawa. But this seems to represent a new level in scientific realism. In the past, we think, some lucky technicians just took exact measurements of the AV idol's ...

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The former Olympic snowboarder Mero Imai is to make her porn debut on the Muteki label, a studio that specializes in celebrities switching to the adult video industry. (Recent examples include Anri Sakaguchi, Miyako Akane, and Yua Mikami.) As we wrote back in 2015, Mero Imai is a former half-pipe Olympic competitor in 2006. However, her lack of success at the Winter games led to personal and family problems and she started working as a hostess in Osaka. As is sadly too common in the hostessing world, she then segued into a career as a delivery health call girl. She also had plastic ...

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Haruna Kojima is about to turn 29 but is still a member of an idol group. That's either dedication or desperation, it seems. Only a very small number of former AKB48 idols have forged successful secondary careers. Most have vanished. Some have become porn stars. Perhaps conscious of this, Haruna Kojima has delayed her graduation for some time. It was first announced in 2016. But it seems it is finally happening this month, and this year has seen various graduation events to finalize her departure from the one-time supergroup. And so it is no surprise that she has celebrated her 12 years ...

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Yesterday we blogged about the very welcome news that busty H-cup model Miyako Akane is making her porn debut this spring. Here's another busty gravure idol who could certainly have a very successful AV career if she chose to take that path. We previously wrote about Jun Amaki after she posted a funny "breasts" (oppai) version of the Pikotaro song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen. Sadly (and inexplicably), that video is no longer on YouTube but still available on Twitter. The I-cup (yes, that's right!) model was once a member of the idol group Kamen Joshi (Masked Girls). She's no longer ...

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She's finally done it. Miyako Akane has answered our prayers by making the next logical step in her career and becoming a porn star this spring. Miyako Akane is a gravure idol and chakuero idol -- i.e., a busty idol who keeps her clothes on but barely (as opposed to AV idols, who do fully nude photo shoots all the time). After wowing the nation with her amazing H-cup bust in what may be the most incredible and revealing swimsuit in Japan as well as 360-degree virtual reality softcore porn, things must have been drying up for Miyako Akane... or she just wanted to take her career to the ...

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Kei Jonishi of the Osaka-based AKB48 spin-off idol group NMB48 has released a new semi-nude photo book, "21K". The soon-to-be 22-year-old idol from Shiga is one of the most popular members of NMB48, alongside Sayaka Yamamoto and Miru Shiroma. "21K" is her second photo book. Released in February, it is set to propel Jonishi to further stardom. (That being said, at the moment the buzz is actually mostly about Nogizaka46's Mai Shiraishi and her photo book, "Passport".) The photos include images of the serenely white and thin Jonishi standing with her chest exposed and her modesty covered ...

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Today we wanted to resurrect to our Idol of the Week series, where we showcase a gorgeous lady from the pantheon of gravure idols (glamor models) in Japan. This may not become a regular fixture like it used to be but we do spot some tempting examples every now and then. (For more gravure idols, check out our Tumblr account.) Eri Oishi is one such: a fashion model, gravure idol and television "tarento". With a slinky, sporty body, this "Heisei Venus" was born in Tokyo in 1993. What really makes her stand out from the crowded market of tarento and gravure idols is that she is openly ...

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We've long been fans of Rina Aizawa and her charmingly slender and waif-like body, which despite having a very petite build still offers something in the way of a pert rear. That's a combination we don't turn down lightly. So we are pleased to see the 25-year-old gravure idol is getting some mainstream exposure in a late-night TV drama. Sadly, this is regular Japanese television so there's no nudity per se but we do get to see what Rina might look like in bed. Based on a manga by Mengo Yokoyari, Scum's Wish (Kuzu no Honkai) on Fuji Television is about high schoolers and their various ...

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A Japanese newswire article about sexual harassment among aspiring models and idols is doing the rounds, confirming what we've been saying for years. Apparently, a government survey has shown that 26.9% of Japanese young female models and starlets have received "unwanted requests for sexually oriented photo shoots". This comes hot on the heels of last year's controversy about widespread coercion in the porn industry. In the first survey by the Cabinet Office on sexual abuse against young women, 7.7% of respondents had been offered contracts to become models or ...

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We've had this post planned for a few months and finally we think we have enough examples to make it work. Last year we noticed something of a trend for popular models and actresses to show off their sporty bodies. Perhaps this is part of a push towards the Olympics in 2020? As we know, there are plenty of hot female athletes in Japan, from boxers to gymnasts, snowboarders, volleyball players, bodybuilders, para-athletes, and more. And then there are "idols" whose entire schtick is that they are sporty, like Ami Imamura and her powerful baseball swing. She can dominate us on the ...

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We love to see old favorites coming back into our lives -- and we love to see women who aren't 22 being celebrated for their beauty and older sex appeal. And so we are delighted to see that Hiroko Sato is making a comeback, bush and all. The actress is best known for her early gravure career and nude scenes in such films as the low-budget A Night in Nude -- Salvation (2010) with Naoto Takenaka and directed by the veteran Takashi Ishii, who also made the soft-core porn films Flower and Snake with Aya Sugimoto, Sweet Whip with Yuki Mamiya, and Hello, My Dolly Girlfriend with Kokone ...

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You may recall our glee when advance images appeared showing busty gravure model Moemi Katayama fully in the buff -- bush and all -- for her new photo book, Rashin. It's rare for a gravure model to make the switch to a hair nude shoot (okay, so she's wearing clothes but they are see-through, so this is basically full-frontal stuff) just as her career is starting to get going. Normally they wait until they are over 30 and things are not looking great for them, such as Haruna Yabuki did recently (though hair nudes were originally used by some stars to launch their careers). Or ...

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Are there still any famous ladies left in AKB48? That's a question we often ask ourselves these days. Well, yes and no. The big guns are basically gone but there are still popular idols. And they are determined to stay in the public eye with eye-catching photo shoots. Here are the idols of AKB48 like you've never seen them before: as wrestlers! Participants in the shoot were: Jurina Matsui, Sakura Miyawaki, Mion Mukaichi, Kaori Matsumura, Miru Shiroma, Haruka Shimada, Yui Yokoyama and Haruka Kodama. The shoot was actually a promo for Tofu Puroresu (Tofu Professional Wrestling), a new ...

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As we prepare for the joys that await the adult world thanks to virtual reality, you can currently get a taster of the kind of things we might see a lot more of soon. Friday, the weekly tabloid published by Kodansha, has got together with former gravure model and now top porn star Shoko Takahashi (Shoko Takasaki) to produce three "virtual reality" scenes featuring the busty lady in the nude. The 3D scenes are viewable in three dimensions: view them here, here and here. Use your cursor to move around and find Shoko waiting to entertain you. We assume this promotion is only available ...

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Arashi's Jun Matsumoto has been dating the actress Mao Inoue, if the rumors are to be believed, but their agencies prevent the stars -- who are not getting any younger and perhaps about to pass their peak -- from making their relationship public, yet alone marrying. So what to make of these latest tabloid allegations? Matsumoto is now apparently cheating on Mao with another woman. And she's a porn star. Yes, it seems that being a member of Arashi is a ticket to date and (supposedly) live with a popular actress while also having fun with a member of the adult industry. At the end of ...

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Is Shoko Takahashi/Takasaki the perfect soapland sex worker? She certainly looks and acts the part in her latest AV release from Moodyz, aptly titled "Gravure Soap". The former gravure idol with the mega bust, whose switch to a career in porn last year was one of the highlights of the calendar, demonstrates how an awesome soapland experience should look. We have to use our fertile imaginations for how it feels, though. After all, she certainly has the breasts for paizuri and a curvy body that is ideal for rubbing herself all over a very lucky, prone male ...

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It's always a sad day when we spot news that our favorite gravure idols have got hitched. Back in 2015 Yumi Sugimoto produced probably her sexiest and most naked photo book ever. "Chiamata" showed off quite a bit of flesh, even if it wasn't quite full-frontal stuff. Well, enjoy those images for all they are worth, folks. That photo book may well be her last, assuming the common pattern repeats here. Sugimoto has now gotten married to a man four years her junior after around a year of dating, it emerged at the end of December. Typically gravure idols stop working as ...

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Recently we've been admiring a nice trend for weekly magazines in Japan to produce fantastic photo shoots featuring a host of stars showing off their naked bodies. We saw it in the 51 naked porn stars in Weekly Playboy and then 50 semi-naked gravure ...

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Here is an awesome, belated Christmas present for you folks: nude photos of Moemi Katayama that have leaked ahead of the official release of her new photo book out next year. The 26-year-old Katayama has become increasingly better known over the past 1-2 years. She released her first photo book in September and the new one, "Rashin", comes out on January 5th. Since 2015 she has been a favorite gravure idol for weekly tabloid magazine shoots, and even appeared in a Kirin ad in May. This, though, is by far the most explicit the busty G-cup gravure idol has ...

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Disgraced gravure idol and now one of AV's top porn stars Shoko Takahashi/Takasaki has joined her fellow porn newcomer Yua Mikami (Momona Kito) for what must be the sexiest photo shoot of the year. These nude shots, taken for Weekly Playboy in the autumn, really show off both their voluptuous bodies to the full. What's more, in a more recent subsequent nude photo shoot the two were joined by none other than Mana Sakura, who is already a major star in her own right. There was even a 30-minute video to accompany the "lesbian threesome" ...

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One of our ongoing preoccupations is what happens to gravure and music idols after they stop being famous. Once they have faded into obscurity, how do they survive? Get married and become homemakers? Go into hostessing or even prostitution? Or a totally different line of work? Some evidently advance into careers in AV. We also previously looked at the case of Yuka Kosaka, who now runs a nursery school in Chiba. Others make the unexpected leap into mainstream politics. Here is another cautionary tale. The tarento Hanako Takigawa is only 28 but already has had a troubled, ...

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