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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One of our favorite Japanese porn stars, Rion, has joined forces with a newcomer on the adult video block, Nanami Hashimoto Matsumoto. And what a pairing they make! Not to be confused with the Nogizaka46 idol of the same name (but different kanji), the 23-year-old, H-cup Nanami Matsumoto is a voluptuous beauty who makes a perfect counterpoint to the ravishing Rion (aka Rara Anzai, Shion Utsunomiya). The two ladies have recently appeared together in a stunning nude photo shoot with a seriously alluring lesbian theme. Matsumoto made her gravure ...

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Ai Shinozaki is one of the most popular gravure idols in Japan but we have almost never featured her on this blog. (An exception is that great story from back in 2015 when Ai Shinozaki was turned into the first "artificial intelligence gravure idol".) She has all the classic assets of a gradoll: big bust, curvy body, cute face. But something about her just doesn't click with us. Maybe we are too fussy? Well, this blog is not simply a forum exclusively for showcasing our own personal proclivities and tastes, so we wanted to share Ai Shinozaki's latest photo shoot, which really shows off ...

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The TV Tokyo drama series Fringeman recently broadcast a sex scene featuring busty gravure idol Asuka Kishi. Okay, not quite a sex scene -- this is Japanese television, after all -- but almost one. We got to see the alluring sexpot in her bra, sitting on a bed in a love hotel as she invited her lover to strip and sit next to her. Who wouldn't take up an offer like that?! There are some stunning shots of Asuka Kishi's bust, practically bursting out of the bra, as well as her tattooed body. Despite the ban on tattoos in public bathing facilities, many women nonetheless have them and they ...

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Continuing the trend for former AKB48 idols trying to make a name for themselves post-AKB with a raunchy photo shoot, Aika Ota is the latest young lady to show us what she's got. She follows in the glorious footseps of Mariya Nagao, Aki Takajo, Satomi Kaneko, and Natsumi Hirajima. Just recently, Haruka Shimada preceded her imminent graduation with a sultry shoot that suggests she may be keen to go further in the near future. Born in 1994, Ota graduated from AKB48 in April 2017 after time spend in both the main AKB48 group and its Fukuoka spin-off, HKT48. Aika ...

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Mana Sakura is a major AV star right now, so much so that she even has her own luxury naked figure. But she isn't content with just fame and fortune. She wants more challenges. So she has reinvented herself as a writer and director. She has directed a video in which Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are not world leaders blustering at each other about nuclear war, but rather best buddies. Given Trump's state visit to Japan and South Korea this week, the timing of the satire is perfect. To be fair, the video, which Sakura has said is intended to promote world peace, has been funded by ...

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Erina Kamiya. Member of Kamen Joshi (Masked Girls) and Steam Girls. Gravure idol of the moment. Fire of our loins. She of the killer cute butt and the amazing bust. These days, Erina Kamiya is also a YouTuber. What we particularly love about her is that she doesn't seem to take herself too seriously. In one of her recent YouTube videos and TV appearances she has shown us how to strip off quickly and what she can balance on her bust. Another one of her official channel from the end of October sees her take off her clothes and attempt to hide her pussy with various objects. Yes, ...

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Not content with having conquered the Japanese adult video scene, former SKE48 idol and now top porn star Yua Mikami (Momona Kito) decided to take over Halloween as well. To celebrate October 31st, which is something of a crazy bonanza in Tokyo, Mikami dressed up in an original costume. She could have gone for a sexy nurse or even a zombie, and still come out a winner. But she decided to head off into more novel territory with her choice of garb: she transformed herself into... a Starbucks Frappuccino. Yes, as if she wasn't sweet enough, Mikami became one of the notorious ...

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Gravure idols (the Japanese equivalent of glamour models) are known primarily for their big breasts and busts. These are lovely to look at (and imagine touching or more), but there are some other functions. For example, Jun Amaki demonstrated a novel way to play with a fidget spinner, while Erina Kamiya can hold objects of all shapes and sizes with her bust. Now the insanely busty and shapely Saki Yanase has attracted viral attention not just for the sheer size of her enormous breasts, but for their similarity to a rather unusual point of comparison. People are convinced, it seems, ...

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One of Japan's top porn stars today, Mana Sakura, has had her fully naked body recreated as a large figure. The first in a projected series of figures called Sexy Idol, Mana Sakura has given her approval to the awesome figure, which comes in three sizes (25cm, 30cm, 35cm) costing between ¥200,000 and ¥300,000. Now how's that for beating your fellow otaku's figure collection? Sadly, there's no hole included so this can't officially be used as a mini sex doll... but there are surely other ways to enjoy it! Ordinarily we would immediately point readers in the direction ...

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On a recent Abema TV show, Ogiya Hagino Busu Terebi, thirtysomething jukujo Sayaka Isoyama made an astonishing confession. Despite her popularity among men throughtout the nation, the charmingly curvy Japanese gravure idol and television tarento told the studio audience that her sexual experience was quite low. Blushing red, the 34-year-old admitted to having slept with less than five people. Her surprised co-guests on the show couldn't believe it. She then went further, explaining that she only has sex with people she dates properly and that she hasn't had so many ...

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Whatever happens to all those legions of minor idols? Some get married and settle down. Some drift into prostitution, hosting, or something in between. Some just get regular jobs. Some try to reinvent themselves as sexier versions of their previous jobs, such as Aki Takajo and Ami Tomite, and Kana Kobayashi. Another recent example is former Kamen Rider actress Rin Asuka (not to be confused with AV idol Rin Asuka), who posed nude for some ravishing shots. A few go one step further and make a clean break into AV, as we have seen from several notable debuts by former members of AKB48 ...

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Oh, Yuuri Morishita. She of the awesome butt and the penchant for showing it off in all its nude glory. She of the amazing "living mannequin" look. She who unfortunately took plastic surgery too far. A long-standing favorite of this blog (before the surgeon's knife turned her into a quasi-parody), We were saddened to hear that the 33-year-old gravure idol had gotten married in June with a regular guy not from the entertainment industry. Now comes the double whammy: she's pregnant and due to give birth in spring next year. Perhaps pregnancy will do wonders to her body, ...

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Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has called another lower house election. During these times we always think of the more unusual politicos or wannabe lawmakers. For example, Mieko Tanaka is a former actress with at least one nude scene (and an adultery scandal) to her credit. Asuka Tachikawa did the opposite: posing semi-nude after she left politics. The earlier activities of some provocative candidates can overshadow their campaigns. Election candidate Rena Masuyama was known for her past lactation performance events as opposed to her policies. Mai Goto is another interesting ...

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Tomoko Nakajima was once a regular fixture on Japanese television screens. The former comedian and TV personality suffered a scandal in 2011, when she suddenly disappeared from the spotlight and, it then turned out, was several months in arrears for her expensive condo and locked in a legal dispute. Her troubles were rooted in the advice of a fortune-teller, who had been living with her since 2005 and seemed to have a strange influence over Nakajima. Many said she had been brainwashed. Her agency effectively sacked her in 2013 and her comedy duo, Othello, split up. She has been ...

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