AKB48 is said to be phasing out swimsuit and lingerie photo shoots for its young members, perhaps out of fear of foreign accusations of peddling lolicon and child pornography as Tokyo prepares to for the 2020 Olympics. There is speculation that the Akihabara-inspired supergroup, which builds followings for its female idols through swimsuit and underwear shoots as well as scantily clad music videos, is taming down its tactics. Now members of high school age will apparently not be asked to reveal their flesh during photo shoots, it is reported. A large proportion of AKB48's members ...

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The up-and-coming gravure idol and actress Riho Yoshioka is one of the stars of the new TBS TV drama Kimi ga Kokoro ni Sumitsuita (You Always Inhabit My Heart). An adaptation of the manga by Kirin Tendo, the 24-year-old Yoshioka has a semi-nude scene that is currently setting portions of the Japanese web on fire. In it, Yoshioka is shown undressing and revealing her naked back. Strangely, she is then left standing nude in front of a bunch of guys who show no interest. Unfortunately this is a drama on a regular Japanese TV channel, so you don't really see anything -- AbemaTV, which will ...

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Actress and gravure idol Mami Yamasaki has done plenty of alluring photo shoots in her career, exploiting her girl-in-the-office looks. But she's gone one further with this December photo shoot in weekly tabloid magazine Flash, which seems to tread very narrowly along the border between nude and chakuero (clothed but nude). In some shots Mami is clearly naked but you can't see anything. The Osaka native is technically a jukujo ("ripe girl"), now she's in her early thirties. But the hormones are doing wonders and she looks better than ever. We see the 32-year-old effectively finger ...

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Since leaving AKB48, Mariya Nagao has been determined to carve out a career for herself by exploiting her assets. While she hasn't gone quite as far of other AKB idols before her and done full nude or semi-nude shoots, lke Aika Ota recently, and certainly hasn't entered adult video like a prominent number of her fellow AKB and sister group graduates, she has shown us her killer body on more than one occasion. And what a stunner she is. Now she has shown off her acting chops in a role that sees her do her first sex scenes. And judging by her performance, at any rate, she would seem to ...

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It's something of an open secret these days that all the commercial excitement comes from Nogizaka46, not AKB or its direct sister groups. Photo books by the likes of Mai Shiraishi and Nanami Hashimoto have become runaway bestsellers, or photo shoots by Misa Eto have dazzled. Even more minor members such as Yumi Wakatsuki, Mai Shinuchi, Kazumi Takayama, and Miona Hori have established their reputations in recent times -- at least in our consciousness. But let's not forget the official AKB48 sister groups. NMB48's Miru Shiroma, for example, is a true star on the rise. And now the ...

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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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The TV Tokyo drama series Fringeman recently broadcast a sex scene featuring busty gravure idol Asuka Kishi. Okay, not quite a sex scene -- this is Japanese television, after all -- but almost one. We got to see the alluring sexpot in her bra, sitting on a bed in a love hotel as she invited her lover to strip and sit next to her. Who wouldn't take up an offer like that?! There are some stunning shots of Asuka Kishi's bust, practically bursting out of the bra, as well as her tattooed body. Despite the ban on tattoos in public bathing facilities, many women nonetheless have them and they ...

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Continuing the trend for former AKB48 idols trying to make a name for themselves post-AKB with a raunchy photo shoot, Aika Ota is the latest young lady to show us what she's got. She follows in the glorious footseps of Mariya Nagao, Aki Takajo, Satomi Kaneko, and Natsumi Hirajima. Just recently, Haruka Shimada preceded her imminent graduation with a sultry shoot that suggests she may be keen to go further in the near future. Born in 1994, Ota graduated from AKB48 in April 2017 after time spend in both the main AKB48 group and its Fukuoka spin-off, HKT48. Aika ...

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Erina Kamiya. Member of Kamen Joshi (Masked Girls) and Steam Girls. Gravure idol of the moment. Fire of our loins. She of the killer cute butt and the amazing bust. These days, Erina Kamiya is also a YouTuber. What we particularly love about her is that she doesn't seem to take herself too seriously. In one of her recent YouTube videos and TV appearances she has shown us how to strip off quickly and what she can balance on her bust. Another one of her official channel from the end of October sees her take off her clothes and attempt to hide her pussy with various objects. Yes, ...

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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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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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Just a couple of days ago we were remarking on the AV debut of yet another minor idol as well as how several AKB48-affiliated idols have tried to enhance their post-AKB prospects by amping up their sex appeal. We highlighted Aki Takajo, who released a semi-nude photo book, and Kana Kobayashi, who took things further in the clothes-shedding department, as well as Ami Tomite, who posed naked and also even did nude scenes for a film. Another fine example would be Natsumi Hirajima, who has proved keen to show off her shapely body. Mariya Nagao is another one. She has clearly positioned ...

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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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In addition to buying up all the CDs and merchandise they can get their hands on, otaku fans like to send their favorite idols various personal gifts, from handmade art to flowers and toys. Given that the line between fans and stalkers is quite thin sometimes, the idols and their management agencies need to take precautions. The meet-and-greet sessions, for example, at one time became notorious because fans were allegedly masturbating and leaving their spunk on their hands for idols to touch by accident. They called it the "semen handshake". Yes, nice to meet you indeed! Now Kaori ...

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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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