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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Kei Jonishi of the Osaka-based AKB48 spin-off idol group NMB48 has released a new semi-nude photo book, "21K". The soon-to-be 22-year-old idol from Shiga is one of the most popular members of NMB48, alongside Sayaka Yamamoto and Miru Shiroma. "21K" is her second photo book. Released in February, it is set to propel Jonishi to further stardom. (That being said, at the moment the buzz is actually mostly about Nogizaka46's Mai Shiraishi and her photo book, "Passport".) The photos include images of the serenely white and thin Jonishi standing with her chest exposed and her modesty covered ...

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Today we wanted to resurrect to our Idol of the Week series, where we showcase a gorgeous lady from the pantheon of gravure idols (glamor models) in Japan. This may not become a regular fixture like it used to be but we do spot some tempting examples every now and then. (For more gravure idols, check out our Tumblr account.) Eri Oishi is one such: a fashion model, gravure idol and television "tarento". With a slinky, sporty body, this "Heisei Venus" was born in Tokyo in 1993. What really makes her stand out from the crowded market of tarento and gravure idols is that she is openly ...

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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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Are there still any famous ladies left in AKB48? That's a question we often ask ourselves these days. Well, yes and no. The big guns are basically gone but there are still popular idols. And they are determined to stay in the public eye with eye-catching photo shoots. Here are the idols of AKB48 like you've never seen them before: as wrestlers! Participants in the shoot were: Jurina Matsui, Sakura Miyawaki, Mion Mukaichi, Kaori Matsumura, Miru Shiroma, Haruka Shimada, Yui Yokoyama and Haruka Kodama. The shoot was actually a promo for Tofu Puroresu (Tofu Professional Wrestling), a new ...

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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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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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