Former Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome idol Nana Nanase (七瀬菜七) will make her adult video debut next month as Honoka Kinami (木南ほのか). Her first release will be Idols Love Sex Fuckstage (sic, アイドルだって、Hが大好きFUCKSTAGE) (H_1324SKMJ026), out on February 8th, from the label Sekimen Joshi. The 140-minute title is really playing up the idol's former job, dressing her in an AKB48-inspired costume for a threesome. We have yet to see the full AV but judging from the preview images, she seems to throw herself gallantly into her new career role with genuine ...

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We are currently marooned out in the Japanese countryside, far from the sights and sounds of Tokyo's kinky wonderscape and the joys of attractive ladies. Fortunately an Internet connection is keeping us sane. As we round out the year, we wanted to highlight another recent development in the busy world of adult video -- and something to look forward to in the New Year! This time it's Cocona Yuzuki (aka Kokona Yuzuki), a voice actress (seiyu) who has been vocal in the past about sexual coercion in the industry. At the ripe old age of 23, after 13 years of work as an idol, gravure model, ...

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We recently wrote up a list of our favorite haafu Japanese gravure idols as well as reporting about a new half-Indian, half-Japanese porn star. Now we have another great example to add to this burgeoning pantheon of mixed-race stunners. Making her porn debut this month, the 22-year-old Karen Ishida apparently has a Japanese father and a Portuguese mother. Of course, the veracity of this may be somewhat suspect, along with most of the marketing guff that AV labels put out (the label also claims she's a college student), but you can't argue with the attractive Eurasian ...

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What was sex in Japan like in 1991? That's probably not a question you hear enough. But given that the Heisei period is about to end with the current emperor's abdication next spring, what better a time than to look back on what people imagined sex should have been like back in the early days of the era? We stumbled upon some scans of a spread from the April 1991 issue of Deluxe Beppin, an adult magazine published in the 1980s and 1990s in Japan. We found them on the fascinating portal of vintage sexiness that is Deluxe Beppin Maniac. The spread is an ambitious and impressive to ...

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Asahi Mizuno, one of the biggest names in adult video, announced her retirement from porn on December 1st. Posting the announcement on Twitter, she says she will continue to appear in AV until the end of February, which marks her sixth anniversary since entering the industry. Of course, it's possible that she might just be leaving her current agency, C-more Entertainment, and will graduate to somewhere else under a new performer name, perhaps after a short period of time off. Either way, fans have less than three months of official new Asahi Mizuno porn to consume. We can only ...

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We're starting to wind down for the year, looking forward to Christmas and taking a view back over the months that have passed for the best adult news stories and toys in Japan. Perhaps we'll put that in a post one day soon later in the month. What were the best porn titles we saw during 2018? With so many great debuts throughout the year, that's a harder question to answer. Plus there were all the great AV we saw with established stars. It's a question that becomes especially tricky when exciting releases like this burst onto the market in December, making us forget much of what we ...

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Ten years of Muteki! It's hard to believe that a porn label that is now so central to our lives and this blog's content is only a decade old! Muteki specializes in crossovers, launching adult video careers for women after they first build up a following as a model, gravure idol, music idol, actress, or something in mainstream entertainment. Over the years, it has overseen the porn debuts of many prominent stars, including Miyako Akane, Mero Imai, Miu Nakamura, Anri Sakaguchi, and Chiharu Komatsu. Now you can celebrate the label's incredible achievements with a special pillow ...

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Have you ever seen those outdoor shots in Japanese adult video and wondered where they are in real life? While a lot of AV is shot in studios and rented hotel rooms, the street shots are done for real (probably without a permit?), though with revealing names (like an actual university's) blurred out. Using Google Street View, some diligent netizens in Japan have tracked down a few of the real-world locations in Tokyo that were used in certain porn releases. It makes for an oddly satisfying experience to identify them, especially if you are familiar with the place. At times, of ...

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When Eightman Production announced the major debut of a new porn star in January 2019 and teased fans that it was a former idol, it didn't take studious netizens long to identify the lady in question. Though the PR boasted that the lady in question was an idol who has appeared on TV variety shows, released a photo book, and done a stint as a regular gravure idol, the truth did not quite live up to the hype. Some speculated, without much actual hope, that it might be 19-year-old Manaka Shida, who has just announced her graduation from Keyakizaka46. Now THAT would be a development ...

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While it is sometimes regarded as a problematic appellation, "haafu" (half Japanese, half something else) are generally considered exotic and glamorous in Japan and, as such, command prestigious positions in fashion, entertainment, acting, and other walks of life. Not surprisingly, then, there are also a few fair haafu gravure idols and even some in Japanese adult video. The most famous, of course, was Maria Ozawa, but the likes of the mononymous Sarah and Michelle Takizawa are also up there among the most popular ladies. Now there may be a new arrival to give them a run for their ...

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