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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It's the video that launched a thousand imitators (and counting). Pikotaro's PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) video made "PPAP" one of the buzzwords of the year and inspired a whole meme industry. No doubt it will blow over in a few weeks' time. Until them we can enjoy the variations, not least this eye-opening one by gravure idol Jun Amaki. The busty gal is best known for her "I cup" chest and being a petite 148cm. That's quite a combination. She's also a former member of the masked idols group Kamen Joshi. She has created a version of Pikotaro's PPAP ...

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Japanese TV is not known for its quality but it at least never fails to impress with its latest nude novelties or risque antics. Now a TV show has appeared featuring gravure idols wearing sexy bikinis. Nothing new about that. There are even shows about gravure idol in armor. But these are "failed" gravure idols, ladies who haven't made it big (yet). The idea is that the minor idols make their last grasp at fame on the show, wearing everything from noren (the low curtains that hang over entrances in Japan) to toilet paper, kagami mochi (a New Year decorative rice cake) or even lids of ...

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At the Japan Adult Expo 2016 on November 10th-11th, around 4,000 people attended, including many Japanese AV fans from other parts of Asia. Held for the third time, the event features 200 AV makers and studios, and offers a great opportunity for fans to get close to their adult idols. At the booth for Aroma Kikaku, which specializes in fetishes, Hibiki Otsuki was there to welcome fans. KMP had the likes of Ayaka Tomoda and friends were on hand to pose for pictures. Echoing the biggest adult trend of the year, Total Media Agency (TMA) -- despite the name, it's ...

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Our new lust this month is the model Eriko Sato. Eriko has posed nude in a butt-revealing series of shots for a new photo book. First off, this is not the Eriko Sato we already know and love. She's now apparently given up her acting and modeling career for the joys of interracial marriage. This Eriko Sato (different kanji, by the way) is a 26-year-old race queen and gravure idol who released her first photo book in late October. "Shiriaitai" is all about her butt, and it's easy to see why they went for that theme. The other Eriko Sato never went this far, more's the ...

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Former AKB48 idol Satomi Kaneko has joined the growing ranks of idols who have graduated onto "sexier" and more revealing careers. She has stopped short of doing actual porn yet her new gravure DVD (released on October 21st) is very explicit, full of close-up shots of her shaved you-know-what area. Netizens are eagerly parsing the images to see if you can see her pussy hair. (You can't, but it's a close thing.) The 26-year-old with the F-cup left her AKB career behind in 2007, since when she has turned to shedding her clothes to ...

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A potential scandal threatens to engulf idol group NGT48, the Niigata spin-off of AKB48... or it may just blow over. This time it involves cute idol Maho Yamaguchi, the 21-year-old 1st generation-member of the group. During a live streaming session on the online platform Showroom on November 13th, she is accused of having sex with a boyfriend. This has been denied by her management, though even they admit that Yamaguchi's decision to lie down on a bed and speak to the camera was poor judgment and likely to give the wrong impression. In the video, which is now circulating ...

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It's become something of an annual tradition: November 8th is Ii Oppai no Hi (Nice Breasts Day), at least according to the Japanese Twittersphere. Cue lots of lovely pictures of bust shared by gravure models and AV idols. Here is porn star Kirara Asuka. スーブーというエロ写メラマンに『はい朝日を感じて〜📸』『風が味方してるよ〜📸』とかまんまと乗せられて気付いたらノリノリで脱いでた。#いいおっぱいの日 pic.twitter.com/zmF83rVsJ7— ‍明日花キララ(きいたん) (@asukakiraran) November ...

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