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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When former SKE48 idol Momona Kito decided to change her professional name to Yua Mikami and switch careers to adult video, her fans rejoiced -- and even more so when she swiftly rose to be one of the biggest porn stars in Japan. You might think that rewarding them with hours of footage of her naked voluptuous body being fucked by countless guys was enough. No, the newly reborn and wildly successful Yua Mikami wants to give her fans even more. And you probably can't get a more personal service better than this. Her latest release from S1 No.1 Style ostensibly recruits 20 actual otaku ...

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Gravure idol Yuka Someya has the body of a goddess: curvy, sultry and powerful. Blessed with a height of 175cm (5.7 ft) and a G-cup bust, Yuka Someya is an almost Amazonian specimen of a Japanese gravure idol. Now starting to approach 30, she has the eyes of a lady who has experienced more than her fair share of fun in the bedroom. Sadly, she hasn't become the superstar we had hoped, which is possibly why she has made the next move in her career of posing nude. This isn't complete hair nude territory (yet), to be fair, so don't expect full-frontal goodies from this photo shoot, but ...

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The gravure idol Mai Hakase gave viewers more than expected when she appeared on a recent Japanese television show. The slinky model was wearing a white bikini and was required to complete a task in very hot water. This was hardly HBO standards. Fortunately for us, there was so very, very nearly a nip slip when one of her nicely sized cups started to come out of her wet bikini top. The show was part of an annual charity telethon on NTV that continues for 24 hours. Clearly not all of the content is family-friendly! Previous guests on the show include the ...

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Aki Takajo is the latest former AKB48 idol to strip off. The 25-year-old, who also appeared with spin-off groups JKT48 and French Kiss, has made her debut as a gravure idol in an alluring semi-nude shoot. She left the AKB empire in 2016. These ravishing photos are a taster of an upcoming photo book release in October. AKB and its various sister groups not only mean there is a small army of music idols competing to make a name for themselves, but also an increasingly large army of ex-idols, who have fallen by the wayside and now have no public life other than a ...

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It's no secret how wildly popular the gravure model Miyako Akane is, so much so that she seems to be inspiring her own mini fetish sub-genres. She has a big following, not least because she rewards her fans with such things as making her porn debut (under the name Ema Yumekawa), wearing insanely sexy swimwear, and sparking a new street fashion trend for extreme body painting. In the past she has also posed nude and in a zentai body suit. But what if your obsession with the angelic-faced, big-chested model was more than just her body? What if you wanted her to be, well, missing ...

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Now that's what we call a retirement. When Rin Sakuragi announced she was leaving her career in adult video at the age of 28, she (and her managers) decided to do so with a bang. In the time since we've seen not one but three sex toys dedicated to the goddess. Fans can sample the Rin Sakuragi AV Retirement Special Clone Onahole, a regular masturbator toy from Nippori Gift based on AV idol's pussy. Then there's the Geki-fera Vacuum Rin Sakuragi Blowjob Onahole, an awesome entry in the bestselling series of oral sex masturbator toys. And if that's still not enough, ...

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Japanese gravure idols are mostly famous for one thing: their busts. Sure, not all of them have giant breasts but the proportion of busty models is pretty high. There are all kinds of things you can do with such breasts, from groping them to raise money for charity to keeping various objects balanced on them. If you want a way to accurately check and compare gravure idols' various chest sizes, we recommend the Oppai Zukan, or Full-Sized Gravure Idol Breasts Reference Book. This hefty book features such gravure idols as Nanoka, Eimi Matsushima, Saki Funaoka, Nonoko, Sayaka Onuki, ...

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Kazuhito Kosaka, aka Daimaou Kosaka, aka Piko Taro, the comedian best known for his viral hit "Pen Pineapple Apple Pen", has married his secret long-time girlfriend. And the lucky lady is none other than... gravure idol Hitomi Yasueda! This is not a joke. The busty model (and former race queen) with a delightful butt has been dating Kosaka for four years, after they appeared together on a TV show in May 2013 and long before he hit the big time as his Piko Taro character. They got married on August 3rd. To be honest, when we read this news we assumed it was a very mistimed ...

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So you've seen the mega hit anime Your Name.. Perhaps you've also seen it again in its recently released DVD form. Maybe you've even tried out the parody onahole toy. But have you seen the Your Name. parody adult video? Released in late June, Kimi no nawa. is the latest example of Japanese AV's penchant for parody. Previous eyebrow-raising examples of parody porn include Ultraman, wailing politician Ryutaro Nonomura, and comedienne It starts with the name. The 129-minute porn directed by Any Nakamura for Real Works cleverly uses a different kanji character for the "nawa" -- here ...

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It's an open secret that Arashi idol group Jun Matsumoto is dating actress Mao Inoue, though their respective agencies prevent them from getting married. But that's not all. Matsumoto is also alleged to have had an affair for several years with someone else -- none other than porn star Tsukasa Aoi. The scandal was exposed by a tabloid at the end of last year after Aoi was spotted entering and leaving Matsumoto's apartment building. Matsumoto apparently treated Aoi as his "sex slave". Inoue also stopped working for a while, possibly related to the scandal. But Arashi is a ...

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We love gravure and AV idols, but not just the ones currently in fashion. We also like learning about the thousands of women working in gravure and AV do after their careers are over. Some go into prostitution or working as a hostess. Some become mainstream TV presenters or actors -- or even politicians. If they're lucky, some snag the right man and settle down to a quiet life of marriage and family. Some, though, fade into obscurity and poverty. The actress Hikari Mitsushima is an acclaimed and popular talent today but started her career as an teen idol. The porn star Nayuka Mine is ...

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There are more than a few bars and hostess clubs where you can have your drinks poured for you by AV actresses. There is also a new bar in Kabukicho by Weekly Playboy, where patrons are served by famous gravure idols. But until now there hasn't been a bar directly operated by an AV production company. In March, that all changed when a well-known AV maker opened a small girls' bar in Kabukicho. For the uninitiated, a girls' bar is a kind of cheap hostess club, where there is a modest cover charge and the drinks are a bit more expensive than usual. Nikkan Spa recently paid a visit to ...

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Earlier in the year we wrote about the upcoming porn debut of NMB48 idol Risako Okada. The 21-year-old did a full-frontal photo shoot to celebrate her AV release on the Muteki label under a new performer name, Miko Matsuda. Okada/Matsuda (aka Risapoyo) was a member of the Osaka-based AKB48 sister group from 2011 to 2012. She now joins a growing list of former AKB idols who have "graduated" on to porn careers. Now the first pictures have appeared from here adult video, "Number 01". While the set-up of the AV seems very straightforward indeed and hardly seems to have much of a budget ...

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Shocking. Fluorescent. Gaudy. Loud. Vular. Neon. Flashy. Tacky. There's a lot of epithets that can be applied to this new cosplay style that is like body art on psychedelic drugs, though none of them quite capture it. Inspired by strange characters from anime, cinema and video games, behold the new Japanese subculture of ishoku-hada. Certain sections of the Interweb are currently abuzz with breathless talk of this bizarre body painting and cosplay niche, which literally means "unique skin" or "unusual skin". Like an "alien" version of gyaru, ganguro or yamanba trends, women dress ...

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Another week, another idol photo book or major weekly magazine photo shoot. What's special this time? It's not the latest release from the ranks of AKB48 or Nogizaka46 trying to break out (though Mai Shiraishi did that very well recently with her bestselling photo book), nor the latest has-been model or actress stripping off fully nude in a last-ditch attempt to relaunch a dying career. Nor is it attracting controversy for its content per se like the Tomomi Kasai photo book where she was pictured naked with a young boy (Kodansha eventually canceled the release). Nothing like as a crazy ...

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What do AV actresses do on their days off? This is a question we often ponder. How many of the hot ladies wandering around Shinjuku and Shibuya are actually minor porn stars doing some shopping? We've searched the archives a bit and found this revealing gem, which offers a tantalizing hint about what some of the more adventurous ladies get up to. In April 2015, porn performer Sara Shinomiya spent her day off having her lovely body coated in cream and other sweet things -- all for her friends to slowly lick off. They also used some sort of sweet topping to write insults on her legs in ...

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What is it about female Japanese sports athletes? They just keep turning us on. Former Olympic snowboarder Mero Imai recently cemented her post-sport spiral with a porn debut. Reika Saiki has shown that muscles are sexy, while Ami Inamura has demonstrated that a girl who knows what to do with a baseball bat is hot as hell. And lots of mainstream models are keen to display their svelte, sporty bodies. There's also a subgenre of athletes who have gone fully nude, such as the ice skater Fumie Suguri and dancer Tamiyo Kusakari. Similarly to former Olympic gymnast Risa Izumi and ...

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One of the things we love about Japanese pornography is its use of parody and pastiche -- and the parody is often very topic. This is something of a ongoing trait in Japanese adult toys in general, too, as the parody masturbators and lubes of anime, mascots, celebrities and products show. Recently we even wrote about an onahole inspired by Kumamoto Prefecture. Examples with AV include an awesome porn based on Ultraman and one on the "wailing" Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura. "Career Woman Male Fishing" may well star Nao Mizuki, but she's clearly been made to look like female ...

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If this is what the ongoing cleaning-up of Shinjuku's notorious red-light district means, then bring it on. The AV and gravure idols magazine Weekly Playboy is opening a bar in Kabukicho from June 10th. Every night, different gravure models will be serving drinks at Shupure Sakaba (Weekly Playboy Bar) to a few very lucky customers. This is an exclusive VIP bar with just five seats per session and a limit of only three seatings per night. Needless to say, reservations are a must and there is a hefty cover charge of ¥10,000 for one hour and a four-course meal (drinks and food not in ...

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