Say your thanks to the 8 million gods of Shinto. The latest major adult video debut is an idol with a distinctly Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Harajuku vibe. @yano_purple, as she is known, has purple dyed hair and sweet looks. She might be one of the young girls you see in outrageously colorful clothes and cosplay on the streets of Harajuku or Shibuya. Luckily for us she got scouted and tempted into a porn career. "Estimated" (as the marketing phrases it) to be 20 years old, she's making debut this month with a 126-minute release (1KMHR00039) from SOD Create. The AV has a threesome theme and in ...

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Back in May we introduced readers to the charms of Mahiro Tadai, a stunning new Japanese adult video idol who promises to have a great career. The 18-year-old has just made her much-publicized porn debut on a Soft on Demand label, backed up by a strong marketing machine as well as a stunning full-frontal photo shoot in a weekly tabloid. We hope the splashy launch pays off for all parties involved, since Mahiro Tadai deserves to be a major star. We couldn't resist posting some more images from her debut, "Mahiro Tadaima 18 Years Old AV Debut" (code: 1star927) -- out now from SOD ...

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It's almost summer -- so what better time to share an adult video debut by a stunning H-cup college student with an extreme tan line? Rina Minami is meant to be 20 years old and a college student. We'll leave doubts about the veracity of these details to one side for a moment, since she has plenty of other assets that should provide more than enough distractions. In April, she recently made her porn debut on the suitably named Oppai label with a 149-minute release (PPPD00659). While she's probably not what you would call a gyaru exactly, her tan line is pretty crazy. Her breasts and ...

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Each month, many women debut in adult video to different levels of hype and fanfare. Just as many quickly disappear after their contracts end or resurface under a new performer name. But surely this young lady is set to be one of the biggest stars in Japanese pornography? The angelic-looking Mahiro Tadai (唯井まひろ) will make her debut in adult video with a new title released on SOD Star on June 7th. Born in March 2000, Mahiro Tadaima is a mere 18 years old. Doesn't that make you feel old?! The 180-minute video is rather unoriginally called "Mahiro Tadaima 18 Years Old AV ...

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Asian Boss recently landed a video interview with former Japanese adult video star Emiri Okazaki. The video has proved a hit, notching up over 3.5 million views in just a few days at time of writing. As video host Kei notes, Japan is known for a handful things, including anime and porn. But why is porn so big here? And what is like to work in the industry? The 18-minute interview is in Japanese but has English subtitles throughout. Emiri Okazaki, whose five-year AV stint began in 2011, discusses her career and thoughts on working as a porn star. The kinds of women who go ...

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Remember our excitement over Suzu Honjo? Ahead of her much-anticipated adult video debut for Soft on Demand, she did a lavish nude photo shoot. Now we've found some preview images from her first AV release, which came out on April 26th from SOD Star. Directed by Ietaro, Honjo's 305-minute title (1STAR00888SS) has attracted 10,000 advance reservations, which is a lot in an overcrowded industry where many performers debut to a whimper (with the exception of a few celebrities switching over from another industry) and most releases shift only a few thousand in total. In her porn ...

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After the positive response to our post last week on the hotly anticipated adult video debut of Saika Kawakita, we decided to take a look at another stunning new addition to the pantheon of Japanese porn. Yui Tomita is apparently (all right, the marketing bods don't always tell the truth) an actual college girl who has just released her first AV this month from Moodyz. The 149-minute title (MIDF00036) is directed by Michiru Arashiyama and is out on the Moodyz Fresh label. A slender body, pristine looks, and the ability to squirt immense fountains of shiofuki when she's aroused enough ...

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Japan's biggest adult retailer and a porn producer in its own right (through the various production companies in its group), Soft on Demand is now going one step further. Following in the footsteps of the Playboy bar in Kabukicho that is staffed by hot gravure idols, the SOD is opening the Soft on Demand Tachinomi standing bar in Akihabara (apparently located "15 seconds' walk" from the Showa-dori Gate). Patrons will be served by, you guessed it, actual Japanese adult video ...

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New women debut in Japanese adult video every month. Many are actually nameless -- uncredited "extras" -- and some are actually just women who are now performing under a new name. A small minority are celebrities from another industry that are switching over, typically to the Muteki label. But another set of women are those who make a genuine splash on their own merits, who stir up real buzz just for being hot and appearing in an exciting release. Suzu Honjo was a recent example of this. Noa Takeuchi was, too, but then her AV releases literally disappeared from the shelves. Saika ...

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If you like Japanese schoolgirl porn -- that is Japanese adult video with a schoolgirl theme, though performers will be above legal age -- then you may well know that Japanese porn titles often use euphemisms to describe this subgenre. The Japanese word "joshi kosei" means "high school girl" but by writing the third with a different kanji (女子校生, rather than 女子高生), it was possible to hide the "high" part and just make it look like female students without a specific age -- even more useful if you also wanted to hint that the students are younger than high school age. The ...

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We love it when a plan comes together. So many adult video debuts go unnoticed and the lady struggles to the end of her short contract without fanfare, before, if she's lucky, switching agency and professional name to try again under a new alias, or leaving the industry. Some, such as Noa Takeuchi recently, even disappear entirely. A few, however, attract amazing buzz from the start. This often includes celebrities making much-trumpeted moves into porn, such as Miu Nakamura, Miyako Akane, and Mero Imai. But sometimes there are some beauties who get everyone excited One such is Suzu ...

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It's been a while since we wrote about K-pop, but this isn't just any Korean music group. In fact, it's not even Korean at all. Honey Popcorn comprises entirely Japanese adult video idols -- but who used to be music idols. Confused? Let us explain. Moreover, the lineup includes one of the top names in Japanese porn right now: none other than former SKE48 idol Yua Mikami (Momona Kito). The other two ladies in Honey Popcorn are Miko Matsuda and Moko Sakura. Those names may not be immediately familiar to readers, but their former professional monikers probably are. Risako Okada is a ...

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Last week we blogged about the upcoming adult video debut of former Aoyama Saint Hachamecha High School idol Yume Narai, who will release her first porn title through Soft on Demand in March as Kia Aoyama. As is typical in these well-publicized debuts, Aoyama/Narai has posed for a full-frontal (known in Japan as a "hair nude") photo shoot -- and the results are so good we just had to share them with readers. With her idol group now defunct, the adorably cute yet shapely Aoyama/Narai is going all out for her hotly anticipated entry into the porn industry, perhaps hoping to emulate the ...

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The Japanese Interwebs is abuzz with speculation about the mysterious disappearance of up-and-coming adult video star Noa Takeuchi, who made her debut on Soft on Demand in September last year. After releasing seven (by our count) videos, the D-cup "Lolita"-style performer has suddenly disappeared and her next release scheduled for February 25th canceled. Of course, women who make one-off debuts are not unusual, while the road to AV stardom is lined with the corpses of women who released a couple of videos but found no following. But this is different. Takeuchi's videos have really ...

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It's hardly a secret that many music idols, along with gravure idols, slip into porn after graduating from their idol job. While most fade quickly into obscurity once their management companies cut them loose, a few brave souls try to branch out in second careers in adult video, and an even smaller number are successful at it and last more than one or two releases. Several members AKB48 and its sister groups have made prominent debuts in AV, most notably Momona Kito, and now comes an example from another idol group. An ex-member of Aoyama Saint Hachamecha High School, Yume Narai, will ...

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Evidently in response to the coercion scandals that have hit Japanese pornography recent, the Adult Video Human Rights Organization has proposed a new guideline for AV production and distribution companies allowing actresses to halt the sale of their films or use of footage of their videos after they have been on sale for five years. The guideline will come into effect from April 1st, 2018 -- not because it is April Fool's Day but because April marks the start of the new fiscal year in Japan. There is no government or state pressure in regards to the guideline, so it is unsure how many, if ...

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There comes a point in every Japanese porn star fan's life when he (or she) has to accept the facts of reality. Their favorite adult video idol will, at some point, retire from the industry, most likely into obscurity. Or they get married (at least, they do the rare thing of announcing this publicly while still famous). Such is the case with Sola Aoi, the immensely popular JAV star who enjoys remarkable fame overseas. Sola (or Sora) has not made an original porn release since 2011 but is still adored by legions of men, especially in China. Now, sadly, there is further obstacle ...

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Idol Miu Nakamura's adult video debut was one of the most exciting of 2017 and we have been looking forward to her second porn release for months. It's finally here and our anticipation was not in vain. The slinky, flat-chested 26-year-old former idol -- no stranger to doing to full-frontal nude shoots even before she joined Muteki's roster of porn talent -- has now released a new AV from the label Moodyz. The 239-minute epic (MIDE00502, Saikourin) came out on New Year's Day, or a few days before for the digital version. It features four sessions of nakadashi sex (apparently Miu's ...

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Whatever happens to Japan's junior idols? This is a controversial topic. Many find the idea of junior idols (or chidol) -- girls often as young as their tweens or even younger -- repellent and tantamount to encouraging pedophilia in the same way as lolicon. However, it's worth remembering that many gravure idols start their careers in their late teens and are technically below the age of adulthood in Japan (20 years old). So it's not all about the specific genre of junior idols and things are very ambiguous when you start looking around. After all, many music idols from groups like ...

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And so it begins. It started in Chiba and Osaka, where convenience stores began covering up adult magazines to "protect" minors from seeing the sexual images. The clampdown continues anew as Tokyo attempts to "clean up" ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in the city and the ongoing inbound tourism boom. Now the Ministop convenience store chain has announced that it will no longer sell pornographic magazines. Such magazines are a staple of every konbini in Japan, usually tucked away in their own corner. We hate to say "We told you so" but we actually predicted this way back in ...

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Any self-respecting fan or consumer of Japanese adult video will know how important shame is: shame or insult (ryoujoku, ryojoku) fetish porn is huge. In the pantheon of Japanese porn, women are humiliated in all number of inventive ways, from being made to pee themselves (omorashi) to having their bodies turned into "public toilets" for anyone to use. A common theme is the use of writing on the naked body, where women are "tagged" with graffiti insulting them or labeling them as sluts. If this turns you or your partner on, there are ways to recreate the experience, such as the "shame ...

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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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When former SKE48 idol Momona Kito decided to change her professional name to Yua Mikami and switch careers to adult video, her fans rejoiced -- and even more so when she swiftly rose to be one of the biggest porn stars in Japan. You might think that rewarding them with hours of footage of her naked voluptuous body being fucked by countless guys was enough. No, the newly reborn and wildly successful Yua Mikami wants to give her fans even more. And you probably can't get a more personal service better than this. Her latest release from S1 No.1 Style ostensibly recruits 20 actual otaku ...

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As Japan's population ages and there are ever more people over sixty, one of the challenges for the AV industry is how to adjust for a changing demographic. One of the results is the growth of porn aimed at seniors. Expect porn starring older men and jukujo to become a major proportion of the market in the near future. (A knock-on effect is also that more and more prostitution services are catering specifically to the older customer, and that a quarter of love hotel users are over 65.) Unlike many other places, the porn industry has not suffered the precipitous decline in DVD sales and ...

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We've written before about the growing speculation on the fate of Japanese convenience store's typically ample selection of adult magazines. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics fast approaching, some have noted the possible demise or at least temporary concealment of this corner of liberty in a straitened society. Schemes are underway to make this a reality, though with mixed success. Chiba City attempted to carry out a test with convenience stores, asking them to cover up their porn mags with covers and see what happened to sales. Unfortunately the 12 brands of 7-Eleven that the city had ...

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