Gravure idol Nanami Moegi has posed semi-nude in the latest push in her career. The 24-year-old, G-cup idol has released a steady stream of DVDs since she debuted in 2012, but has yet to hit the big league. Will this all change with her latest photo shoot? This is a typical example of the "semi-nude" shoot -- aka chakuero (chaku-ero) "clothed erotic" shoot -- some idols do, as opposed to the fully nude ones that reveal pretty much everything, though often with the exception of their hairy bush. Gravure idols Yuka Someya and Moemi Katayama both recently showed us other examples of ...

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Ai Shinozaki is one of the most popular gravure idols in Japan but we have almost never featured her on this blog. (An exception is that great story from back in 2015 when Ai Shinozaki was turned into the first "artificial intelligence gravure idol".) She has all the classic assets of a gradoll: big bust, curvy body, cute face. But something about her just doesn't click with us. Maybe we are too fussy? Well, this blog is not simply a forum exclusively for showcasing our own personal proclivities and tastes, so we wanted to share Ai Shinozaki's latest photo shoot, which really shows off ...

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Top gravure idol Anna Konno has just won herself a lot more love from her legions of male fans. The finely chested veteran model also moonlights as an actress and has uppped her game by stripping off for the new two-part film Ah, Wilderness, as we blogged earlier this month. Now we can share even better images showing her in full nude sex scene in a love hotel. She is shown taking her clothes off and then embracing her male companion as they settle down on the bed for some intimate time. Unfortunately it doesn't look like you see her actually going at it, though. The lucky guy seems to ...

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Gravure idols (the Japanese equivalent of glamour models) are known primarily for their big breasts and busts. These are lovely to look at (and imagine touching or more), but there are some other functions. For example, Jun Amaki demonstrated a novel way to play with a fidget spinner, while Erina Kamiya can hold objects of all shapes and sizes with her bust. Now the insanely busty and shapely Saki Yanase has attracted viral attention not just for the sheer size of her enormous breasts, but for their similarity to a rather unusual point of comparison. People are convinced, it seems, ...

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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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Every fan of the top gravure idol Anna Konno is rejoicing in the streets today: The opulently chested, ravishlingly bodied veteran has finally gone a step further and dropped her clothes -- all in the name of her career. Konno wants to be taken seriously as an actress as well, and she has a role in the two-part film Ah, Wilderness. Rated R-15 and based on the Shuji Terayama novel about boxers, it stars Masaki Suda, Yang Ik-june, and the up-and-coming actress Akari Kinoshita. Anna Konno is shown lying on a sofa, her arms up to cover her generous naked bust but failing to conceal ...

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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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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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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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Here's a new toy that will certainly get young boys interested in games that don't involve a screen: the oppai spinner, as invented and demonstrated by the immensely busty and immensely popular gravure idol and singer Jun Amaki. Best known for making the "virgin killer sweater" famous, Jun Amaki has a chest that she knows how to use -- such as by creating a special version of Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen. The fidget spinner is the toy of the moment and has become very popular this year. It is also starting to grow in Japan, where is known rather intriguingly as the "hand spinner", so it ...

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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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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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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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A naked video of gravure idol Yuriko Ishihara has leaked online. The POV hamedori-style footage shows the busty model nude, fingering herself, and being groped by a lucky guy. Who uploaded it is unknown, but it spells the end of her career. In some of the shots her face is partially covered by a surgical mask, though this is frequently removed. It is clearly her. The 34-minute video, ahem, climaxes in her jerking the guy off (for most of the time under a plastic sheet for some bizarre reason -- hygiene?). Strangely, the whole tryst seems to happen in a ...

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Yesterday we blogged about the very welcome news that busty H-cup model Miyako Akane is making her porn debut this spring. Here's another busty gravure idol who could certainly have a very successful AV career if she chose to take that path. We previously wrote about Jun Amaki after she posted a funny "breasts" (oppai) version of the Pikotaro song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen. Sadly (and inexplicably), that video is no longer on YouTube but still available on Twitter. The I-cup (yes, that's right!) model was once a member of the idol group Kamen Joshi (Masked Girls). She's no longer ...

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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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We love to see old favorites coming back into our lives -- and we love to see women who aren't 22 being celebrated for their beauty and older sex appeal. And so we are delighted to see that Hiroko Sato is making a comeback, bush and all. The actress is best known for her early gravure career and nude scenes in such films as the low-budget A Night in Nude -- Salvation (2010) with Naoto Takenaka and directed by the veteran Takashi Ishii, who also made the soft-core porn films Flower and Snake with Aya Sugimoto, Sweet Whip with Yuki Mamiya, and Hello, My Dolly Girlfriend with Kokone ...

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You may recall our glee when advance images appeared showing busty gravure model Moemi Katayama fully in the buff -- bush and all -- for her new photo book, Rashin. It's rare for a gravure model to make the switch to a hair nude shoot (okay, so she's wearing clothes but they are see-through, so this is basically full-frontal stuff) just as her career is starting to get going. Normally they wait until they are over 30 and things are not looking great for them, such as Haruna Yabuki did recently (though hair nudes were originally used by some stars to launch their careers). Or ...

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It's always a sad day when we spot news that our favorite gravure idols have got hitched. Back in 2015 Yumi Sugimoto produced probably her sexiest and most naked photo book ever. "Chiamata" showed off quite a bit of flesh, even if it wasn't quite full-frontal stuff. Well, enjoy those images for all they are worth, folks. That photo book may well be her last, assuming the common pattern repeats here. Sugimoto has now gotten married to a man four years her junior after around a year of dating, it emerged at the end of December. Typically gravure idols stop working as ...

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Here is an awesome, belated Christmas present for you folks: nude photos of Moemi Katayama that have leaked ahead of the official release of her new photo book out next year. The 26-year-old Katayama has become increasingly better known over the past 1-2 years. She released her first photo book in September and the new one, "Rashin", comes out on January 5th. Since 2015 she has been a favorite gravure idol for weekly tabloid magazine shoots, and even appeared in a Kirin ad in May. This, though, is by far the most explicit the busty G-cup gravure idol has ...

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One of our ongoing preoccupations is what happens to gravure and music idols after they stop being famous. Once they have faded into obscurity, how do they survive? Get married and become homemakers? Go into hostessing or even prostitution? Or a totally different line of work? Some evidently advance into careers in AV. We also previously looked at the case of Yuka Kosaka, who now runs a nursery school in Chiba. Others make the unexpected leap into mainstream politics. Here is another cautionary tale. The tarento Hanako Takigawa is only 28 but already has had a troubled, ...

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