Japan's biggest adult retailer and a porn producer in its own right (through the various production companies in its group), Soft on Demand is now going one step further. Following in the footsteps of the Playboy bar in Kabukicho that is staffed by hot gravure idols, the SOD is opening the Soft on Demand Tachinomi standing bar in Akihabara (apparently located "15 seconds' walk" from the Showa-dori Gate). Patrons will be served by, you guessed it, actual Japanese adult video ...

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New women debut in Japanese adult video every month. Many are actually nameless -- uncredited "extras" -- and some are actually just women who are now performing under a new name. A small minority are celebrities from another industry that are switching over, typically to the Muteki label. But another set of women are those who make a genuine splash on their own merits, who stir up real buzz just for being hot and appearing in an exciting release. Honjo Suzu was a recent example of this. Noa Takeuchi was, too, but then her AV releases literally disappeared from the shelves. Saika ...

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Unless you are one of the increasingly small number of fans who follow all the inns and outs of the current lineup of idols in AKB48, you may not know who Rena Kato is. We didn't. But we certainly do now. She has released her sexiest shoot to date. While it's not exactly pushing the boundaries like her cohorts, not least Haruka Shimda, or former members of the group who have gone on to sexier climates, such as Natsumi Hirajima and Aika Ota (and that's before we even start talking about the ex-AKB48 girls who have gone into porn), it's a pretty good way to make an impression on would-be ...

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Manami Hashimoto has probably replaced Mitsu Dan as the hottest jukujo of the moment, and it's good to see her spreading her body and talents not just across the pages of the weeklies but also on film and television shows. From the trailer it looks like the movie Hikaru (Light), directed by Tatsushi Omori, will feature a nude sex scene with her, but we'll have to wait for the DVD release to check that out and confirm the details. In the meantime, we were searching around and found a nice little sex scene she did in a TV drama broadcast back in 2016. It's called Fukigen na Kajitsu ...

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Are you an ass guy? Then you're gonna love this. Following the immense popularity of our previous lingering look at the under-appreciated charms of Japanese girls' butts, here is an update with some new favorites. We made selections from currently active gravure idols, adult video stars, actresses, and celebrities. From the plump to the curvy, the flat and cute, the pert and big, we hope there's something for everyone here. For more examples, check out our "butt" posts on Tumblr. As always, drop other ideas and suggestions into the comments! Manatsu Akimoto ...

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We love it when a plan comes together. So many adult video debuts go unnoticed and the lady struggles to the end of her short contract without fanfare, before, if she's lucky, switching agency and professional name to try again under a new alias, or leaving the industry. Some, such as Noa Takeuchi recently, even disappear entirely. A few, however, attract amazing buzz from the start. This often includes celebrities making much-trumpeted moves into porn, such as Miu Nakamura, Miyako Akane, and Mero Imai. But sometimes there are some beauties who get everyone excited One such is Suzu ...

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It's been a while since we wrote about K-pop, but this isn't just any Korean music group. In fact, it's not even Korean at all. Honey Popcorn comprises entirely Japanese adult video idols -- but who used to be music idols. Confused? Let us explain. Moreover, the lineup includes one of the top names in Japanese porn right now: none other than former SKE48 idol Yua Mikami (Momona Kito). The other two ladies in Honey Popcorn are Miko Matsuda and Moko Sakura. Those names may not be immediately familiar to readers, but their former professional monikers probably are. Risako Okada is a ...

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The former AKB48 idol Natsumi Hirajima (Nacchan) has worked hard to establish herself as a solid gravure idol after leaving the group in 2012. And her efforts just got a boost with the release of a new photo book this month. She actually left the group somewhat under the cloud of scandal, following the leak of photos on ex-member Rumi Yonezawa's private Twitter account showing images of them with men. In one, Nacchan is in a bar with a lucky (and horny) guy, who had her in the classic kabe-don pose. She nonetheless returned briefly in 2013 for one of the AKB "elections" to ...

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Last week we blogged about the upcoming adult video debut of former Aoyama Saint Hachamecha High School idol Yume Narai, who will release her first porn title through Soft on Demand in March as Kia Aoyama. As is typical in these well-publicized debuts, Aoyama/Narai has posed for a full-frontal (known in Japan as a "hair nude") photo shoot -- and the results are so good we just had to share them with readers. With her idol group now defunct, the adorably cute yet shapely Aoyama/Narai is going all out for her hotly anticipated entry into the porn industry, perhaps hoping to emulate the ...

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The Japanese Interwebs is abuzz with speculation about the mysterious disappearance of up-and-coming adult video star Noa Takeuchi, who made her debut on Soft on Demand in September last year. After releasing seven (by our count) videos, the D-cup "Lolita"-style performer has suddenly disappeared and her next release scheduled for February 25th canceled. Of course, women who make one-off debuts are not unusual, while the road to AV stardom is lined with the corpses of women who released a couple of videos but found no following. But this is different. Takeuchi's videos have really ...

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It used to be that everyone abroad thought Japanese TV was wacky because of the big-budget, outlandish game and challenge shows. But in fact, the craziest stuff these days tends to happen on non-terrestrial channels, especially late at night. The live octopus tentacle sex reenactment broadcast recently being a prominent example! And remember the hand job karaoke? We're pretty sure the participants won't forget it in a hurry! Trust the online TV channel AbemaTV, which also likes to throw in nude sex scenes into its drama shows, to push the boundaries. Its show Momoiro Game Channel ...

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It's hardly a secret that many music idols, along with gravure idols, slip into porn after graduating from their idol job. While most fade quickly into obscurity once their management companies cut them loose, a few brave souls try to branch out in second careers in adult video, and an even smaller number are successful at it and last more than one or two releases. Several members AKB48 and its sister groups have made prominent debuts in AV, most notably Momona Kito, and now comes an example from another idol group. An ex-member of Aoyama Saint Hachamecha High School, Yume Narai, will ...

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Gravure idol Erina Kamiya has amazing breasts. This much we already knew and are one of the reasons she is one of the hottest and most popular gravure idols in Japan at the moment. Erina Kamiya has previously demonstrated that her G-cup breasts can do a range of awesome things, such as break tiles. She can also balance pretty much anything on her sizeable chest. But we didn't know that those same breasts can even save the world from certain destruction. Until now. In an aptly titled video called "Breasts Save the World," Erina shots light beams from her beautiful breasts ...

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If you were upset by Sola Aoi's sudden marriage announcement, don't worry: you still have a chance to marry a Japanese AV idol. Asuka Hoshino had a career between 2010 and 2014, and is now trying to build a post-AV career. Presumably things are not going too well for her, since she's now turning to her fans to pay her directly. Still, she's offering something original: a marriage ceremony! Yes, you can "marry" Asuka Hoshino just by paying a fee. She will participate in a fake ceremony that you and the 31-year-old former porn star will plan together with a genuine wedding planning ...

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AKB48 is said to be phasing out swimsuit and lingerie photo shoots for its young members, perhaps out of fear of foreign accusations of peddling lolicon and child pornography as Tokyo prepares to for the 2020 Olympics. There is speculation that the Akihabara-inspired supergroup, which builds followings for its female idols through swimsuit and underwear shoots as well as scantily clad music videos, is taming down its tactics. Now members of high school age will apparently not be asked to reveal their flesh during photo shoots, it is reported. A large proportion of AKB48's members ...

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Since there are so few mainstream films released in Japan with decent nude scenes, we have to look back at past ones for entertainment. We were recently marveling again at the busty delights of gravure idol and actress Megumi Kagurazaka in Guilty of Romance. The 2011 film was directed by Sion Sono, who later made the sensible decision to marry Kagurazaka (despite quite an age gap of some twenty years). The film is particularly worth revisiting for its sex scenes. Megumi Kagurazaka has multiple nude scenes and naked sex scenes throughout the film, mostly showing off her very ample ...

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Actress and gravure idol Mami Yamasaki has done plenty of alluring photo shoots in her career, exploiting her girl-in-the-office looks. But she's gone one further with this December photo shoot in weekly tabloid magazine Flash, which seems to tread very narrowly along the border between nude and chakuero (clothed but nude). In some shots Mami is clearly naked but you can't see anything. The Osaka native is technically a jukujo ("ripe girl"), now she's in her early thirties. But the hormones are doing wonders and she looks better than ever. We see the 32-year-old effectively finger ...

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Japanese movies rarely have sex scenes of note, it must be said, so the good ones stand out. Japanese television is pretty tame, the occasional sexy scene not withstanding. But AbemaTV, an online streaming channel, has different standards. Last year it broadcast its first original drama series, Tokumei Kakaricho Tadano Hitoshi, showing us Shoko Takahashi (formerly the gravure idol Shoko Takasaki) and Yua Mikami (ex-SKE48 idol Momona Kito) in the buff. All right, they are two of the top AV stars in Japan today, so we've already seen everything they have to offer and more. But it's still ...

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There comes a point in every Japanese porn star fan's life when he (or she) has to accept the facts of reality. Their favorite adult video idol will, at some point, retire from the industry, most likely into obscurity. Or they get married (at least, they do the rare thing of announcing this publicly while still famous). Such is the case with Sola Aoi, the immensely popular JAV star who enjoys remarkable fame overseas. Sola (or Sora) has not made an original porn release since 2011 but is still adored by legions of men, especially in China. Now, sadly, there is further obstacle ...

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Idol Miu Nakamura's adult video debut was one of the most exciting of 2017 and we have been looking forward to her second porn release for months. It's finally here and our anticipation was not in vain. The slinky, flat-chested 26-year-old former idol -- no stranger to doing to full-frontal nude shoots even before she joined Muteki's roster of porn talent -- has now released a new AV from the label Moodyz. The 239-minute epic (MIDE00502, Saikourin) came out on New Year's Day, or a few days before for the digital version. It features four sessions of nakadashi sex (apparently Miu's ...

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Whatever happens to Japan's junior idols? This is a controversial topic. Many find the idea of junior idols (or chidol) -- girls often as young as their tweens or even younger -- repellent and tantamount to encouraging pedophilia in the same way as lolicon. However, it's worth remembering that many gravure idols start their careers in their late teens and are technically below the age of adulthood in Japan (20 years old). So it's not all about the specific genre of junior idols and things are very ambiguous when you start looking around. After all, many music idols from groups like ...

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It's something of an open secret these days that all the commercial excitement comes from Nogizaka46, not AKB or its direct sister groups. Photo books by the likes of Mai Shiraishi and Nanami Hashimoto have become runaway bestsellers, or photo shoots by Misa Eto have dazzled. Even more minor members such as Yumi Wakatsuki, Mai Shinuchi, Kazumi Takayama, and Miona Hori have established their reputations in recent times -- at least in our consciousness. But let's not forget the official AKB48 sister groups. NMB48's Miru Shiroma, for example, is a true star on the rise. And now the ...

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Gravure idol Nanami Moegi has posed semi-nude in the latest push in her career. The 24-year-old, G-cup idol has released a steady stream of DVDs since she debuted in 2012, but has yet to hit the big league. Will this all change with her latest photo shoot? This is a typical example of the "semi-nude" shoot -- aka chakuero (chaku-ero) "clothed erotic" shoot -- some idols do, as opposed to the fully nude ones that reveal pretty much everything, though often with the exception of their hairy bush. Gravure idols Yuka Someya and Moemi Katayama both recently showed us other examples of ...

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The controversial ERO24TV telathon "boob aid" (Oppai Bokin) event took place on December 3rd. Famously it gives regular members of the public the chance to grope porn stars' breasts for a few seconds, with all proceeds going to AIDS-related charitable causes. Here's a preview of what happens. Note how the patrons have to sterilize their hands before they can lay them on the holy vessels of the AV idols' chests. The "boob aid" event has not been without its critics, so much so that it attracted a petition to ban it last year. Thankfully it was not successful and the event is ...

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Eri Ishida is responsible for one of the most famous "hair nude" full-frontal nude photo books. Of course, there were many women who made the genre so wildly successful two decades ago, but a lot have faded into the ether. Along with Rie Miyazawa's classic "Santa Fe," though, Ishida's joyful contributions have lingered firmly in the popular consciousness. Eri Ishida is, of course, no longer a spring chicken but she is still working in the entertainment industry. In fact, she is releasing a new photo book in December -- and it's a hair nude one! Yes, Eri Ishida is going to her roots ...

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