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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As part of our work we get to see and try out a lot of adult toys on a daily basis, but these ones caught our eye as a cut above the rest. Adult toy maker KMP has produced a series of "3D-scanned" toys based on top Japanese porn stars such as Kurea Hasumi, Kizuna Sakura, Rika Hoshimi, and Ayaka Tomoda. We've certainly seen plenty of "clone" onaholes before, going back to masturbator sleeves in the 2000s such as the Meiki Maria Ozawa. But this seems to represent a new level in scientific realism. In the past, we think, some lucky technicians just took exact measurements of the AV idol's ...

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The former Olympic snowboarder Mero Imai is to make her porn debut on the Muteki label, a studio that specializes in celebrities switching to the adult video industry. (Recent examples include Anri Sakaguchi, Miyako Akane, and Yua Mikami.) As we wrote back in 2015, Mero Imai is a former half-pipe Olympic competitor in 2006. However, her lack of success at the Winter games led to personal and family problems and she started working as a hostess in Osaka. As is sadly too common in the hostessing world, she then segued into a career as a delivery health call girl. She also had plastic ...

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After the media controversy comes the government crackdown. The biggest story in the adult industry last year was when the widespread coercion in the porn industry was finally exposed after several famous performers came forward, in addition to multiple arrests and prosecutions. It led to an official apology from the industry, though can we really hope that things will really improve when the industry is so large and its needs so rampant? (After all, such coercion is also endemic for gravure idols, music idols and the general entertainment world.) Kyodo now reports that the ...

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The world media has once again taken an interest in Japanese pornography -- in particular, porn made for and starring seniors. We previously noted the press attention lavished on silver porn star Yasue Tomita and veteran male performer Shigeo Tokuda. Doing the rounds of various overseas media outlets this time is an Associated Foreign Press article about the retirement of Maori Tezuka. After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country's oldest has called it quits -- at the ripe old age of 80. Maori Tezuka, a former opera ...

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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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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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Back in June last year we blogged about "porn star karaoke" in Japan, where a karaoke system features AV stars who generously strip off naked as you sing. Now that's encouragement. Something similar has become a kind of minor talking point online recently. Once again, it's for Joysound (specifically, Joysound fR) and has Japanese porn stars. This time, if you sing well, you are "rewarded" with a mildly censored image of a nude AV idol both during the track and at the end. But if you stop singing, the footage switches to muscular men. If you're bisexual, it's a win-win. Otherwise, ...

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We have recently seen a lot of controversy in the porn industry in Japan over coercion after several prominent cases where women, including current stars, have come forward to allege they were forced to perform when they were originally scouted on different terms. It is one of the AV industry's dirty secrets that no one liked to talk about until last year. It has led to arrests and court cases as well as a wave of bad publicity in the mainstream media. And the latest "victim" of the controversy is not even a member of the industry! Now a lawyer who represented a production company ...

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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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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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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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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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We reported earlier this year about the AV debut of actress and model Anri Sakaguchi. To appear in "What a day!!" the 25-year-old Sakaguchi (now going by just "Anri") is reportedly getting paid ¥120 million -- a suspiciously high figure considering she is a B-list celebrity. She made her JAV debut on the Muteki label, which specializes in these kinds of career switchovers from gravure, music idol or mainstream entertainment. Past successes include with Yua Mikami/Momona Kito and Shoko Takahashi/Takasaki. Most of these stars, though, do one or just a small number AV releases before ...

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The Japanese porn industry is in trouble.  While we might spend much of our time on this blog singing its praises, the truth is this has been a bad year, full of accusations of coercion and trafficking of female performers. We always knew it went on, especially towards the bottom end of the industry. Needless to say, the links between organized crime in Japan and other sections of society, such as big business, politics and mainstream entertainment, are well documented, and the idol and porn scenes are similarly connected. These are social problems, though. What about financial ...

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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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Just when you think Japanese AV cannot get any weirder. Just when you think they've come up with all the outlandish scenarios imaginable. Along comes another one to set your mind blazing at the crazy erotic possibilities. The folks behind this concept deserve some sort of award, because this is awesome. We all liked to play on jungle gyms when we were kids. But what about a vibrator jungle gym? As the name suggests, this is a jungle gym constructed entirely out of massager wand-style vibrators (called a denma in Japan) -- 250 of them, to be precise. That's a lot of ...

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Over the weekend, Halloween was even more of a crazy street party than last year. Though rain made Friday a wash-out, Saturday saw Shibuya transform into a veritable carnival of cosplay and costumes, almost all of which seemed to have nothing to do with Halloween in the traditional sense and more to do with looking wild or sexy. And there's nought wrong with that, my friends. All these thousands of people assembling in Shibuya for one night only does create one annoying byproduct, though: trash, and lots of it. To help deal with the problem, AV retailer and producer Soft on Demand (SOD) ...

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Earlier this year Weekly Playboy already organized one of the best photo shoots ever when they brought together 50 gravure idols in one studio. As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations the magazine also put up a billboard in Shinjuku with life-sized images of top models. Now the generous editors have followed up with 51 Japanese porn stars, all lined up naked in one mega assembly. Sadly the nipples and pussie are censored for the online version (the print edition, maybe not so). What's the point of getting all this flesh together if you're not going to show ...

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The latest big porn debut is another lady who is switching from mainstream entertain to AV. The actress and model Anri Sakaguchi released "What a day!!" on the Muteki label this month, which specializes in crossover debuts. Sakaguchi is the daughter of the late actress Ryoko Sakaguchi and golfer Tateo Ozaki. The 25-year-old apparently has large debts and has been forced to turn to porn to make ends meet. The first pictures from Sakaguchi's release have now emerged, showing her nipples and tits that are on the modest yet pointy side. It has been reported that her fee is ...

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Adult retail giant DMM.com announced on September 7th that it would no longer sell content in which performers are under 18 years of age. This will apply to "image video" DVDs and so on featuring idols and tarento. DMM also said that since July 25th it had stopped selling adult content that had not been screened by industry bodies like the euphemistically named Intellectual Property Promotion Association (IPPA). Moreover, it said that it had never sold any pornography involving performers under the age of 18. DMM also said that the non-adult DVDs featuring performers under the age of ...

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Shoko Takahashi (aka Shoko Takasaki) has been making an impression with her new AV release, her first on the Moodyz label after her spectacular debut for Muteki earlier this year. The beach-set "G-cup Perfect Body Celebrity Shoko Takahashi" was released on September 1st and makes ample use of the star's signature bust -- and her radiant smile. After all, no bikini is big enough to keep those breasts under wraps for long. It's a whopping 165 minutes long, so expect plenty of gratuitous swimwear shots and more. Moodyz are really capitalizing on ...

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