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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If you like Japanese schoolgirl porn -- that is Japanese adult video with a schoolgirl theme, though performers will be above legal age -- then you may well know that Japanese porn titles often use euphemisms to describe this subgenre. The Japanese word "joshi kosei" means "high school girl" but by writing the third with a different kanji (女子校生, rather than 女子高生), it was possible to hide the "high" part and just make it look like female students without a specific age -- even more useful if you also wanted to hint that the students are younger than high school age. The ...

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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 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'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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Evidently in response to the coercion scandals that have hit Japanese pornography recent, the Adult Video Human Rights Organization has proposed a new guideline for AV production and distribution companies allowing actresses to halt the sale of their films or use of footage of their videos after they have been on sale for five years. The guideline will come into effect from April 1st, 2018 -- not because it is April Fool's Day but because April marks the start of the new fiscal year in Japan. There is no government or state pressure in regards to the guideline, so it is unsure how many, if ...

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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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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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And so it begins. It started in Chiba and Osaka, where convenience stores began covering up adult magazines to "protect" minors from seeing the sexual images. The clampdown continues anew as Tokyo attempts to "clean up" ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in the city and the ongoing inbound tourism boom. Now the Ministop convenience store chain has announced that it will no longer sell pornographic magazines. Such magazines are a staple of every konbini in Japan, usually tucked away in their own corner. We hate to say "We told you so" but we actually predicted this way back in ...

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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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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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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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As Japan's population ages and there are ever more people over sixty, one of the challenges for the AV industry is how to adjust for a changing demographic. One of the results is the growth of porn aimed at seniors. Expect porn starring older men and jukujo to become a major proportion of the market in the near future. (A knock-on effect is also that more and more prostitution services are catering specifically to the older customer, and that a quarter of love hotel users are over 65.) Unlike many other places, the porn industry has not suffered the precipitous decline in DVD sales and ...

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That cute nurse in that mundane clinic may not be only a nurse. She may also moonlight as a porn star. It's a fantasy that's also a cliche -- except that is, sometimes, a spark of truth in it. Japanese AV is built upon the hard work not only of the top performers, whose numbers are too many to start counting. There are also thousands upon thousands of uncredited "amateur" performers -- women who also work as call girls and hookers, hostesses or just regular jobs. They provide the fodder for those crazy AV titles that feature dozens of women in massive gang bangs (one example here) or ...

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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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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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Here it is, folks. The moment we've been waiting for these past weeks. OK, perhaps you guys weren't as excited but this is the world we inhabit. Former gravure and nude mode Miu Nakamura's AV debut is out and the first preview images are available. The slinky seductress with a tight body and flat chest to die for is here in all her fully glory. We've seen it before, thanks to her frequent hair nude full-frontal photo shoots. But this is the next step up. It doesn't get any more graphic than this. "Fade In" is released on the Muteki label, which specializes in idols and celebrities ...

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The Guardian has profiled the porn star Kurumin Aroma, another example of the chronic problem of coercion in the adult video industry in Japan. Though long widely known for some time, the controversy over the coercion and exploitation of female performers has recently scandalized the industry, leading to a lot of press attention, a public apology and even arrests. Several prominent performers have come forward with stories of how they were tricked and forced into performing. Aroma wanted to be a gravure idol and was spotted by a scout while still at college. Then when she had a ...

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Mero Imai is a former Olympic snowboarder turned nude model and call girl. As we reported in April, the 29-year-old single mother from Osaka has also now added porn star to her cluttered resume. Her debut Snow Drop was released May 1st from Muteki, which specializes in minor celebrities making the switch to porn. The first pictures are in, so let's take a look. What do you think? Mero Imai has a nice body and there's always the novelty factor with a release like this, but otherwise it looks pretty banal in terms of setting and on-screen ...

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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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Newbie porn starlet Anri Sakaguchi has been arrested for attempted extortion. She apparently tried to extort money from a bar host with whom she was involved. She was arrested by Tokyo police on April 18th. The 26-year-old Sakaguchi was a celebrity (famous largely for being the daughter of actress Ryoko Sakaguchi) who made her debut on the Muteki label in autumn 2016. Professionally now known just as "Anri", she has since starred in another four titles. Her most recent one was released on DVD on April 13th. There were rumors that she joined the Muteki (and later Moodzy) roster ...

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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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