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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It's the video that launched a thousand imitators (and counting). Pikotaro's PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) video made "PPAP" one of the buzzwords of the year and inspired a whole meme industry. No doubt it will blow over in a few weeks' time. Until them we can enjoy the variations, not least this eye-opening one by gravure idol Jun Amaki. The busty gal is best known for her "I cup" chest and being a petite 148cm. That's quite a combination. She's also a former member of the masked idols group Kamen Joshi. She has created a version of Pikotaro's PPAP ...

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Japanese TV is not known for its quality but it at least never fails to impress with its latest nude novelties or risque antics. Now a TV show has appeared featuring gravure idols wearing sexy bikinis. Nothing new about that. There are even shows about gravure idol in armor. But these are "failed" gravure idols, ladies who haven't made it big (yet). The idea is that the minor idols make their last grasp at fame on the show, wearing everything from noren (the low curtains that hang over entrances in Japan) to toilet paper, kagami mochi (a New Year decorative rice cake) or even lids of ...

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Sendy Ariani, an idol from JKT48, the Jakarta-based sister group spin-off from AKB48, was fired in November for "inappropriate" actions. As usual, AKS did not elaborate and kept the scandal shrouded in ambiguity, though it hardly takes a genius to spot the clues. That was back in November. A few weeks later, some of the truth is coming out -- namely in the form of leaked sex photos and a video allegedly showing Sendy Ariani enjoying herself with a male partner. It looks quite a like her, but we can't confirm these are real so let us know what you ...

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Former AKB48 idol Satomi Kaneko has joined the growing ranks of idols who have graduated onto "sexier" and more revealing careers. She has stopped short of doing actual porn yet her new gravure DVD (released on October 21st) is very explicit, full of close-up shots of her shaved you-know-what area. Netizens are eagerly parsing the images to see if you can see her pussy hair. (You can't, but it's a close thing.) The 26-year-old with the F-cup left her AKB career behind in 2007, since when she has turned to shedding her clothes to ...

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A new series of instant noodle ads use a gravure idol, music idol, go-go dancers, race queen, and well-known seiyuu. What more could you ask for? Kara-Ou is apparently pretty spicy -- so hot, in fact, that they hired in-demand gravure idol Sayaka Tomaru and music idol Erina Kamiya as well as Karen and Kazue, go-go dancers from CYBERJAPAN DANCERS (yes, the troupe that's perhaps the sexiest thing in Japan right now), race queen Aya Hayase, and voice actress Chiaki Takahashi. Watch these ladies get hot and sweaty as they gulp down the noodles. Here is busty Sayaka Tomaru. And ...

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Want to see what Kanna Hashimoto is like in bed? The sweeter-than-sweet is unlikely to be making her actual porn debut any time soon (though many of her music idol peers do have a habit of "graduating" into adult careers, so it's not completely off the books), but the next best thing is this Kanna Hashimoto lookalike porno. Kanna, if you recall, burst into the mainstream in 2013 after capturing the hearts of Japan's netizens. Since then she has become a major force in the music idol industry and fronts big advertising campaigns. This porn title stars Kaname Otori, who was born in ...

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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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The Japanese Twittersphere, specifically that surrounding gravure idols and the like, loves to come up with random "anniversaries" and celebrate them with themed pictures shared on the social network. In the past, we've seen Condom Day on May 6th as well as women showing off their legs for Golden Week. There are meant to be many more, usually based on puns on Japanese words and numbers: July 5th as Bikini Day, May 10th at Maid Day, etc... Well, apparently August 2nd was Panties Day, which resulted in various gravure idols and others doing what they do best: make our mouths water with ...

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If you like dancing and you like gravure idols with big breasts, then head to Circus Tokyo on August 10th. The enticingly named N.U.D.E. Vol.1: Our Paradise promises to have six top gravure models manning the DJ booth. The ladies spinning the beats are: Tsukasa Wachi, Sara Oshino, Rina Hashimoto, Aya Hazumi, Haruka Kai, and Airi Shimizu. Despite the name of the event, they won't be naked. Still, this is a great opportunity to see a real gravure model up-close and in the flesh. The ladies will be choosing the music, dancing and "posing", so expect to see some serious cleavage on ...

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It's the usual story. An idol hits 30 and her career is on the verge of waning. What can she do to raise the ante? Oh, right: strip off. And so it goes that Shoko Hamada has revealed her cute butt to us at the ripe old age of 30. The former race queen, gravure idol and so-time music idol (yes, we all remember that classic from 2004, "Lolita Race Queen") has dropped her clothes for a photo shoot, and the results are petty fine. Sure, her butt's a bit flat -- this is Japan, after all -- but it has grab-me-now charm. Of course, all this flesh is ...

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BuzzFeed Japan asked some of the top gravure idols to come into the studio and spill some home truths for them. Each gravure idol was asked to pose with a notepad telling us what their life was really life. Here is Nanoka, saying "Life is simple." Apparently she spends her days off just sitting around at home. Rina Hashimoto dispels one of the myths of her job. "I don't enjoy the locations." While it might seem like paradise to fly to Hawaii or other exotic locations for photo shoots, the reality of the job is apparently less glamorous. You spend all day shooting from morning ...

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Some sad news, folks. The lovely Ayame Misaki has got married. The 27-year-old actress and model apparently tied the knot on July 11th with a 36-year-old man who works as a salesman in energy conservation. The couple met last May at a mahjong game run by married friends. As the game wore on, Ayame became attracted to the man. They started seeing each other last summer. Ayame Misaki made her professional debut at 15 and has starred in some major films like the movie adaptation of Attack on Titan. She was in the lesbian soft-core porn film Girl's Blood (Aka x Pinku), where she ...

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Sometimes it can be hard to hold back. You see a hot girl in close proximity and you may have to force yourself not to try to grope her. Being under the influence of alcohol doesn't help either. What if this was a sultry gravure model?! But it it's okay if it's a professional, right? This "bust booster" expert has helped 30,000 women increase their bust size by massage techniques. She demonstrated this on Japanese television with gravure model Anna Konno, whose breasts are already more than impressive. In other words, Anna Konno had her F-cup breasts groped on TV for the benefit of ...

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What's better than one gravure idol? Fifty gravure idols! In June, Weekly Playboy brought together fifty of Japan's top scantily clad bikini models for what must surely be the photo shoot of the year. How many do you recognise? Many of the hottest gravure ladies are present and correct, including Yuka Kuramochi, Nanoka, Saya Kataoka, Saki Suzuki, Hikaru Aoyama, Hitomi Yasueda, Miko Terada, Aya Hazuki, Rin Tachibana, Yuka Someya, Iroha Yanagi, Ayuka Terada, Ikumi Hisamatsu, Rina Toeda, Fumina Suzuki, and more. We've included a sampling of the resulting shoot. You can really see ...

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The Japanese cosplay world was in shock on June 29th when one of the most up-and-coming cosplayers, Nekomu Otogi, announced her surprise marriage at the age of just 20. Not only that, her new husband is a mangaka. And 31 years her senior! Yes, Kosuke Fujishima is one lucky, lucky guy. Oh, and she's pregnant. Yes, this is the classic dekichatta kekkon, or shotgun wedding. Don't worry, Nekomu, you are in fine company -- everyone from Meisa Kuroki to Eriko Satoh. But seriously, is this even legal? Apparently Fujishima, best known as the creator of Oh My Goddess!, ...

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Mitsu Dan is no stranger when it comes to nudity and showing us pretty much everything she's got. Even as she gets older (she's now a ripe 35) and goes more mainstream, she still seems unafraid to shed her clothing. While he days of appearing in soft-core bondage movies are likely behind her, a recent spread in a weekly magazine featured deliciously nude shots of Mitsu Dan taken over the course of the last 12 months. Her honeypot body is as curvy as ever. Can to spend a year in her ...

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Following a sex scandal (alleged prostitution!), the gravure idol Shoko Takasaki has made her porn debut on the Muteki AV label, which specializes in porn featuring former idols and actors. Ahead of her debut as "Shoko Takahashi" (changing her names for legal reasons after she left her previous agency), our voluptuous lady posed semi-nude for some ravishing shots... Though there was some confusion over the rumors of Takasaki's switch from gravure to porn, the naysayers have been proved wrong and these images reveal what a delight the results appear to be... Behold ...

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What are the dark secrets of the entertainment industry in Japan? Here is our subjective list. 1: Sex Despite the control exerted by talent agencies over idols' private lives (who they can and cannot date, or in the case of some groups, not letting them date or have sex at all), the truth is that there is plenty of sex happening -- it's just not all that pleasant or consensual. Makura eigyo (sleeping with people to get ahead, like the casting couch) is rampant at many levels of the gravure and idol industry, with female models and entertainers frequently having sex with older male ...

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Rio Uchida is a gravure idol with a cult following for her foxy body and cute ass. She has also become known to non-readers of the gravure weekly magazines for her role in the Kamen Rider Drive series. The 24-year-old minx (and college graduate) has recently done a spread in Taiwan for Young Jump magazine. Man, those legs. Imagine taking a short vacation from Tokyo to Taipei while accompanied by this beauty. Perhaps Taiwan should use Rio Uchida as its official tourist advertising idol? We imagine it would send men scuttling to the airports in no ...

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Known for her perfect body and gorgeous G-cup bust, Shoko Takasaki was until late last year one of the top rising gravure idols in Japan and a potential star in the general entertainment industry. But the gravure world is a fickle one and idols are sometimes more desperate for money than you might think, plus quickly learn that their looks and bodies are their top advantage in a ruthless industry where management expects to sleep with new talent. In September, images surfaced that seemed to show her engaging in enjo kosai (a euphemism for prostitution), causing her to quit the grand ...

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What seemed to be a one-off by a former SKE48 that proved such a hit it developed into a longer porn career, and Momona Kito (now performing under the name Yua Mikami) has morphed into a fully fledged AV star. Her new-found confidence and sass is obvious if you compare her rather timid first appearance last year with this year's releases. Here are some stills from her latest porn release, which really show off Momona's breasts. Out April 1st, the setting is thrillingly domestic. The bathing scene looks seriously hot. Currently Momona is releasing a new AV ...

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One of the gravure idols gaining more and more mainstream exposure for reasons that should be obvious, Hitomi Yasueda is known for having a great ass and having an armor fetish. So we are all really happy that she has now shown off her voluptuous butt to the full in her latest photo book, "Hitomi Shiri" (Hitomi's Butt). Former race queen Yasueda has a nice D-cup bust and this is also there to tempt us, covered with sand so that her modesty is just about preserved. Cock tease! The "sandy breasts" remind us of a similar shoot by Seira Sato. Hopefully some more scans ...

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