Now that's what we call a retirement. When Rin Sakuragi announced she was leaving her career in adult video at the age of 28, she (and her managers) decided to do so with a bang. In the time since we've seen not one but three sex toys dedicated to the goddess. Fans can sample the Rin Sakuragi AV Retirement Special Clone Onahole, a regular masturbator toy from Nippori Gift based on AV idol's pussy. Then there's the Geki-fera Vacuum Rin Sakuragi Blowjob Onahole, an awesome entry in the bestselling series of oral sex masturbator toys. And if that's still not enough, ...

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We recently read a report in the Asahi Shimbun about the adult video scouts who operate on the streets of Tokyo, searching for the next porn talent to come walking by. If you've ever wondered how a lot of the women, especially the anonymous stars of AV with large casts, get into their jobs, it's often because they are aggressively scouted (many are also "persuaded" to move into porn from careers in modeling, gravure and hostessing). The result is an industry with an almost literally countless number of women working in it as performers at various levels. The article was an interview with a ...

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So you've seen the mega hit anime Your Name.. Perhaps you've also seen it again in its recently released DVD form. Maybe you've even tried out the parody onahole toy. But have you seen the Your Name. parody adult video? Released in late June, Kimi no nawa. is the latest example of Japanese AV's penchant for parody. Previous eyebrow-raising examples of parody porn include Ultraman, wailing politician Ryutaro Nonomura, and comedienne It starts with the name. The 129-minute porn directed by Any Nakamura for Real Works cleverly uses a different kanji character for the "nawa" -- here ...

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There are more than a few bars and hostess clubs where you can have your drinks poured for you by AV actresses. There is also a new bar in Kabukicho by Weekly Playboy, where patrons are served by famous gravure idols. But until now there hasn't been a bar directly operated by an AV production company. In March, that all changed when a well-known AV maker opened a small girls' bar in Kabukicho. For the uninitiated, a girls' bar is a kind of cheap hostess club, where there is a modest cover charge and the drinks are a bit more expensive than usual. Nikkan Spa recently paid a visit to ...

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Earlier in the year we wrote about the upcoming porn debut of NMB48 idol Risako Okada. The 21-year-old did a full-frontal photo shoot to celebrate her AV release on the Muteki label under a new performer name, Miko Matsuda. Okada/Matsuda (aka Risapoyo) was a member of the Osaka-based AKB48 sister group from 2011 to 2012. She now joins a growing list of former AKB idols who have "graduated" on to porn careers. Now the first pictures have appeared from here adult video, "Number 01". While the set-up of the AV seems very straightforward indeed and hardly seems to have much of a budget ...

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One of the things we love about Japanese pornography is its use of parody and pastiche -- and the parody is often very topic. This is something of a ongoing trait in Japanese adult toys in general, too, as the parody masturbators and lubes of anime, mascots, celebrities and products show. Recently we even wrote about an onahole inspired by Kumamoto Prefecture. Examples with AV include an awesome porn based on Ultraman and one on the "wailing" Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura. "Career Woman Male Fishing" may well star Nao Mizuki, but she's clearly been made to look like female ...

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Here it is, folks. The moment we've been waiting for these past weeks. OK, perhaps you guys weren't as excited but this is the world we inhabit. Former gravure and nude mode Miu Nakamura's AV debut is out and the first preview images are available. The slinky seductress with a tight body and flat chest to die for is here in all her fully glory. We've seen it before, thanks to her frequent hair nude full-frontal photo shoots. But this is the next step up. It doesn't get any more graphic than this. "Fade In" is released on the Muteki label, which specializes in idols and celebrities ...

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The Guardian has profiled the porn star Kurumin Aroma, another example of the chronic problem of coercion in the adult video industry in Japan. Though long widely known for some time, the controversy over the coercion and exploitation of female performers has recently scandalized the industry, leading to a lot of press attention, a public apology and even arrests. Several prominent performers have come forward with stories of how they were tricked and forced into performing. Aroma wanted to be a gravure idol and was spotted by a scout while still at college. Then when she had a ...

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A survey by Japan Pres Research Institute asked 1,000 people across various countries for their views on Japan. Part of this included naming living or dead Japanese people that they knew. The results were, to say the least, intriguing... By default the survey became a resource for seeing which Japanese people are famous abroad. In France, America, South Korea and other places, the results were familiar: the prime minister, emperor, popular sports figures, an anime character, and so on. But in Thailand, things were rather different: 1. Shinzo Abe (178) 2. Doraemon (111) 3. The ...

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Mero Imai is a former Olympic snowboarder turned nude model and call girl. As we reported in April, the 29-year-old single mother from Osaka has also now added porn star to her cluttered resume. Her debut Snow Drop was released May 1st from Muteki, which specializes in minor celebrities making the switch to porn. The first pictures are in, so let's take a look. What do you think? Mero Imai has a nice body and there's always the novelty factor with a release like this, but otherwise it looks pretty banal in terms of setting and on-screen ...

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Another former AKB48 idol has made her porn debut, once again proving the thin pink line that exists between the industries. Joining numerous other ex-AKB girls who "graduated" onto to adult video careers, Ryo Sakata's first porn film was released in mid-March from the Maxing label. She has already released a second one this month. Clearly she and her paymasters want to milk her appeal, which is not hard to see. Here are some preview images from her first release. To be fair, the 27-year-old Ryo Sakata was only a member of AKB48 for around half a month in ...

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Last month it was Miyako Akane. Earlier this month it was former Olympic snowboarder (and call girl) Mero Imai. This week it's Miu Nakamura. The adult video label Muteki is really on a roll if the latest rumor is true: retired idol Miu Nakamura is about to make her long-awaited porn debut, reports Tokyo Sports. She's a minor gravure idol probably most famous for her hair nude full-frontal photo shoots, which she first did in 2011. She started off as a junior idol when she was a teenager and ostensibly retired in 2012 after a 7-year career. Like Imai, she is alleged to have later worked ...

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Newbie porn starlet Anri Sakaguchi has been arrested for attempted extortion. She apparently tried to extort money from a bar host with whom she was involved. She was arrested by Tokyo police on April 18th. The 26-year-old Sakaguchi was a celebrity (famous largely for being the daughter of actress Ryoko Sakaguchi) who made her debut on the Muteki label in autumn 2016. Professionally now known just as "Anri", she has since starred in another four titles. Her most recent one was released on DVD on April 13th. There were rumors that she joined the Muteki (and later Moodzy) roster ...

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The former Olympic snowboarder Mero Imai is to make her porn debut on the Muteki label, a studio that specializes in celebrities switching to the adult video industry. (Recent examples include Anri Sakaguchi, Miyako Akane, and Yua Mikami.) As we wrote back in 2015, Mero Imai is a former half-pipe Olympic competitor in 2006. However, her lack of success at the Winter games led to personal and family problems and she started working as a hostess in Osaka. As is sadly too common in the hostessing world, she then segued into a career as a delivery health call girl. She also had plastic ...

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After the media controversy comes the government crackdown. The biggest story in the adult industry last year was when the widespread coercion in the porn industry was finally exposed after several famous performers came forward, in addition to multiple arrests and prosecutions. It led to an official apology from the industry, though can we really hope that things will really improve when the industry is so large and its needs so rampant? (After all, such coercion is also endemic for gravure idols, music idols and the general entertainment world.) Kyodo now reports that the ...

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The world media has once again taken an interest in Japanese pornography -- in particular, porn made for and starring seniors. We previously noted the press attention lavished on silver porn star Yasue Tomita and veteran male performer Shigeo Tokuda. Doing the rounds of various overseas media outlets this time is an Associated Foreign Press article about the retirement of Maori Tezuka. After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country's oldest has called it quits -- at the ripe old age of 80. Maori Tezuka, a former opera ...

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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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This story has been doing the rounds of the foreign press and we have our doubts about its authenticity, given the overseas media's penchant for "wacky Japan" stories. But if it's even just a bit true, it's pretty incredible. After all, we all have to go some day. What better way than Death by Porn? An unnamed 50-year-old Japanese man was recently found dead "partially buried" underneath a pile of erotic magazines. The story apparently came from one of those people whose unfortunate job it is to clean up after so-called "lonely deaths" (where people die but no one finds them for a long ...

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Back in June last year we blogged about "porn star karaoke" in Japan, where a karaoke system features AV stars who generously strip off naked as you sing. Now that's encouragement. Something similar has become a kind of minor talking point online recently. Once again, it's for Joysound (specifically, Joysound fR) and has Japanese porn stars. This time, if you sing well, you are "rewarded" with a mildly censored image of a nude AV idol both during the track and at the end. But if you stop singing, the footage switches to muscular men. If you're bisexual, it's a win-win. Otherwise, ...

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We have recently seen a lot of controversy in the porn industry in Japan over coercion after several prominent cases where women, including current stars, have come forward to allege they were forced to perform when they were originally scouted on different terms. It is one of the AV industry's dirty secrets that no one liked to talk about until last year. It has led to arrests and court cases as well as a wave of bad publicity in the mainstream media. And the latest "victim" of the controversy is not even a member of the industry! Now a lawyer who represented a production company ...

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Is Shoko Takahashi/Takasaki the perfect soapland sex worker? She certainly looks and acts the part in her latest AV release from Moodyz, aptly titled "Gravure Soap". The former gravure idol with the mega bust, whose switch to a career in porn last year was one of the highlights of the calendar, demonstrates how an awesome soapland experience should look. We have to use our fertile imaginations for how it feels, though. After all, she certainly has the breasts for paizuri and a curvy body that is ideal for rubbing herself all over a very lucky, prone male ...

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We reported earlier this year about the AV debut of actress and model Anri Sakaguchi. To appear in "What a day!!" the 25-year-old Sakaguchi (now going by just "Anri") is reportedly getting paid ¥120 million -- a suspiciously high figure considering she is a B-list celebrity. She made her JAV debut on the Muteki label, which specializes in these kinds of career switchovers from gravure, music idol or mainstream entertainment. Past successes include with Yua Mikami/Momona Kito and Shoko Takahashi/Takasaki. Most of these stars, though, do one or just a small number AV releases before ...

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The Japanese porn industry is in trouble.  While we might spend much of our time on this blog singing its praises, the truth is this has been a bad year, full of accusations of coercion and trafficking of female performers. We always knew it went on, especially towards the bottom end of the industry. Needless to say, the links between organized crime in Japan and other sections of society, such as big business, politics and mainstream entertainment, are well documented, and the idol and porn scenes are similarly connected. These are social problems, though. What about financial ...

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At the Japan Adult Expo 2016 on November 10th-11th, around 4,000 people attended, including many Japanese AV fans from other parts of Asia. Held for the third time, the event features 200 AV makers and studios, and offers a great opportunity for fans to get close to their adult idols. At the booth for Aroma Kikaku, which specializes in fetishes, Hibiki Otsuki was there to welcome fans. KMP had the likes of Ayaka Tomoda and friends were on hand to pose for pictures. Echoing the biggest adult trend of the year, Total Media Agency (TMA) -- despite the name, it's ...

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Just when you think Japanese AV cannot get any weirder. Just when you think they've come up with all the outlandish scenarios imaginable. Along comes another one to set your mind blazing at the crazy erotic possibilities. The folks behind this concept deserve some sort of award, because this is awesome. We all liked to play on jungle gyms when we were kids. But what about a vibrator jungle gym? As the name suggests, this is a jungle gym constructed entirely out of massager wand-style vibrators (called a denma in Japan) -- 250 of them, to be precise. That's a lot of ...

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