The beautiful Suzu Honjo is continuing to impress Japan and the world at large as she develops her burgeoning career further. As regular readers will know, the Yamanashi native already made a huge splash with her porn debut in spring that, at least according to the marketing, achieved 10,000 preorders -- this in a culture of over-saturation of adult video, where "bestsellers" typically only sell a few thousand. Her second AV -- kind of strangely titled as her "second debut" -- came out in late June from a Soft on Demand label. The 192-minute feature (1STAR00933) is directed by ...

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Shimiken (Ken Shimizu) has announced his marriage to the blogger and writer Haruka Ito after apparently dating for four years. The announcement came online on July 15th with a tweeted picture of the happy couple. Probably the best-known and most famous adult video actor, the 38-year-old muscular performer has appeared in thousands of porn releases, in the process having sex with literally thousands of women. A tiny selection of his conquests include Melo Imai, Yua Mikami, and Shoko Takasaki. He also once opened a "poo curry" restaurant in Tokyo. Haruka Ito (32) is most famous for ...

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Sometimes a bit of experience makes a big different. Sayuri Miyazono is the latest Japanese porn debutant to catch our eye and she's in a different kind of league to the hundreds of other new adult video stars. Miyazono is 32 years old, putting her loosely in the jukujo "mature woman" category that is increasingly popular in the mainstream, thanks to the seductive likes of Mitsu Dan and Manami Hashimoto. Sayuri's slender and pale Asian body is coupled with an E-cup bust and pretty face of the kind that can be seen almost any day around Tokyo. And that's the point. She's meant to be ...

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Given the sheer volume of Japanese adult video produced each year and how many female performers are involved, it's no surprise that sometimes people are going to be exposed for having secret careers in porn. This has in the past happened with nurses, Goldman Sachs employees, voice actresses, and even TV presenters. And it can happen with young students. The 1996-born Yumi Suzuki was crowned Miss Campus at the women-only Atomi University, winning the contest for her charms and pretty looks. But, if the online rumors are the be believed, the campus queen has a whole other side and one ...

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Even if you're not an avid consumer, there's no denying that Japanese adult video is an incredible thing. The porn industry is often very fast to respond to recent trends and developments, often through humor -- such as the Ryutaro Nonomura parody from 2015 or, from last year, a Nao Mizumi release that imitated a popular comedy routine. Now AV is getting into the mood of the World Cup. Japan has so far done quite well, proceeding to the last 16 and with jubilant crowds gathering in downtown Osaka and Tokyo, in particular, to celebrate each victory late at night. These scenes of ...

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Regular readers will note that we have recently written a lot about new adult video stars. In just the past few weeks we have blogged about debuts from @yano_puple, Mahiro Tadai, and Rina Minami. Our latest scholarly interest lies in rookie JAV star Noa Mizuhara, who debuted from S1 in March with a four-hour epic and has since gone on to appear in several AV releases. The slender 20-year-old has previously released an "image video" in summer 2017 (this is like a very sexy gravure video in which the star is almost naked but there is no actually sex and it's usually just her alone the whole ...

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Last month, news broke that former AKB48 member Marie Watanabe had appeared in porn as an "amateur" (shiroto) performer. Though she graduated from AKB48 way back in 2007 and actually made very few professional concert appearances with the music group, local netizens were still very excited by what they saw of Watanabe in action -- not least the thrill of yet another AKB idol getting down and dirty. The buzz was so strong that it seems she was approached by porn producers to do more. Now performing under the new professional name of Nana Mizushima, Watanabe will make her official AV ...

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We wrote last week about the rumors that Saki Sudo, the 22-year-old wife of recently deceased 77-year-old Kosuke "Don Juan" Nozaki, had a past porn career as an "amateur performer." Now further proof has emerged. Again appearing under the name of Yurika, netizens have dug up another entry in her catalog of JAV credits. Titled simply "Yurika" (GAREA451), the 104-minute was released by the G-AREA porn label in January 2018 -- just before Sudo tied the knot with Nozaki in February. Intense tabloid media and online interest in Sudo and her involvement with the late Mr Nozaki has pushed ...

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Say your thanks to the 8 million gods of Shinto. The latest major adult video debut is an idol with a distinctly Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Harajuku vibe. @yano_purple, as she is known, has purple dyed hair and sweet looks. She might be one of the young girls you see in outrageously colorful clothes and cosplay on the streets of Harajuku or Shibuya. Luckily for us she got scouted and tempted into a porn career. "Estimated" (as the marketing phrases it) to be 20 years old, she's making debut this month with a 126-minute release (1KMHR00039) from SOD Create. The AV has a threesome theme and in ...

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It's almost summer -- so what better time to share an adult video debut by a stunning H-cup college student with an extreme tan line? Rina Minami is meant to be 20 years old and a college student. We'll leave doubts about the veracity of these details to one side for a moment, since she has plenty of other assets that should provide more than enough distractions. In April, she recently made her porn debut on the suitably named Oppai label with a 149-minute release (PPPD00659). While she's probably not what you would call a gyaru exactly, her tan line is pretty crazy. Her breasts and ...

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Japanese netizens with beady eyes and dirty imaginations are speculating that former AKB48 idol Marie Watanabe and now dokusha model ("reader model") had a career as an amateur porn star. Such "shiroto" adult video releases are, of course, professional but they are filmed in such a way that they look like a woman is being picked up off the street. Performers are often inexperienced or first-timers. Given the pedigree of Yua Mikami (formerly Momona Kito) and various others, Marie Watanabe would hardly be the first AKB or related music group idol to work in adult video. She actually ...

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Each month, many women debut in adult video to different levels of hype and fanfare. Just as many quickly disappear after their contracts end or resurface under a new performer name. But surely this young lady is set to be one of the biggest stars in Japanese pornography? The angelic-looking Mahiro Tadai (唯井まひろ) will make her debut in adult video with a new title released on SOD Star on June 7th. Born in March 2000, Mahiro Tadaima is a mere 18 years old. Doesn't that make you feel old?! The 180-minute video is rather unoriginally called "Mahiro Tadaima 18 Years Old AV ...

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Asian Boss recently landed a video interview with former Japanese adult video star Emiri Okazaki. The video has proved a hit, notching up over 3.5 million views in just a few days at time of writing. As video host Kei notes, Japan is known for a handful things, including anime and porn. But why is porn so big here? And what is like to work in the industry? The 18-minute interview is in Japanese but has English subtitles throughout. Emiri Okazaki, whose five-year AV stint began in 2011, discusses her career and thoughts on working as a porn star. The kinds of women who go ...

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Remember our excitement over Suzu Honjo? Ahead of her much-anticipated adult video debut for Soft on Demand, she did a lavish nude photo shoot. Now we've found some preview images from her first AV release, which came out on April 26th from SOD Star. Directed by Ietaro, Honjo's 305-minute title (1STAR00888SS) has attracted 10,000 advance reservations, which is a lot in an overcrowded industry where many performers debut to a whimper (with the exception of a few celebrities switching over from another industry) and most releases shift only a few thousand in total. In her porn ...

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After the positive response to our post last week on the hotly anticipated adult video debut of Saika Kawakita, we decided to take a look at another stunning new addition to the pantheon of Japanese porn. Yui Tomita is apparently (all right, the marketing bods don't always tell the truth) an actual college girl who has just released her first AV this month from Moodyz. The 149-minute title (MIDF00036) is directed by Michiru Arashiyama and is out on the Moodyz Fresh label. A slender body, pristine looks, and the ability to squirt immense fountains of shiofuki when she's aroused enough ...

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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. Suzu Honjo 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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