We know this is going to be a divisive release — and that’s why we’re blogging about it.
“Rina-chan Best” is a long 480-minute double-disk DVD porn set for the audiences who love eight-hour paipan schoolgirl fantasies. And that’s quite a big audience in Japan, it seems.
Rina is a sweet little girl who measures a mere 147cm (4.8 ft) in height. Like small girls with flat chests? She’s the one for you. (After all, there’s no shortage of them in Japan.)
In the series of films in this set Rina is put to the test with many men, sometimes many men at once, as she is manipulated, seduced and controlled.
Of course, we should point out right away that the actress isn’t really underage (otherwise it wouldn’t be getting a mainstream release) and there’s a lot of role-play and parody here (two hallmarks of Japanese porn), from the shojo manga-style cover to all the outlandish situations that Rina finds herself in.
What is the appeal of this kind of film? Is it sadistic? Or a fantasy of being the lucky first guy to have his way with an innocent virgin? As with a lot of stuff in Japan, it’s an ambiguous mix of many factors and defies a simple response.
While we’d be lying if we said that the sex in the film was the usual stuff that turns us off, it wasn’t just curiosity that kept us watching either.
Though definitely not for everyone, even it’s if not to your personal taste in porn “Rina-chan Best” is one of those (many!) JAV films you have to see… to believe!
It’s often the case the Japanese porn stars that are huge in China, Taiwan or Korea are not necessarily the biggest stars back home in Japan. Sora Aoi is one famous example — a star at home but a mega-star abroad.
Yet it’s rare for any Gravure idol or porn star to make it big in Europe or America beyond the radar of hardcore Japanese or Yellow Fever fans.
But one lady is bucking the trend.
Marica Hase (or Marika Hase) (長谷真理香) made the leap over the waters to America in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. She appeared in Penthouse in January 2013 and now makes around 15 titles a month.
Her porn debut came in 2009, after a career in the Gravure idol pages. Since making the journey to the New World and resuming her adult video activities there, the 29-year-old minx has clocked in over 50 porn titles to her credit.
Japanese weekly tabloid magazine Shukan Post recently made the trip stateside to speak to the success story.
On a big Japanese shoot there will be hair styling and makeup specialists to help the performers look their best but on an American shoot, you have to do it all yourself. You need to bring clothes, toys and props in a big suitcase, says Marica.
“My English has now improved a lot but at first all I could say was ‘Hello’ and ‘I am Marica’,” she recalls with a laugh.
In fact, she says it wasn’t really the case that she had a strong yearning to go and work in America. It was a chance recommendation.
“After I had made a film in Japan for the first time that I was fully pleased with, the director praised me. He said I was wasted in Japan. Go to America, he said.”
“At the time I just agreed with him but the next day my manager actually asked me if I wanted to make my debut in America. We then consulted with a director who knew about America and things really began to move forward.”
And ever since that perceptive director’s recommendation led her to get on a plane, she hasn’t looked back!
Shibuya ward has purchased a large hot springs resort in Kawazu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Kikusuikan will be used as a retreat for senior citizens.
But following the April purchase a rather embarrassing fact has possibly come to light about the property.
It emerged in May that Japanese adult video (JAV) label Moodyz has apparently used the inn multiple times in shoots for its films. Tokyo Reporter says that “at least 11 productions by label Moodyz between 2006 and 2013″ used the resort facilities to film action between performers.
Hot spring resorts and inns are common locations for porn shoots and often feature in JAV film plots. In the Japanese popular imagination, going to a spring is pretty kinky and often associated with trysts and affairs.
The Shibuya ward mayor is said to be concerned about the allegations raised by a tabloid magazine regarding Kikusuikan. Officials have said that they had no idea about the use of the resort as a location for shoots, though this is quite common as a way for venues to earn money.
It was first opened in 1927 but went bust earlier this year. It was then worth a mere 1.1 million yen ($10,000), though Shibuya has apparently set aside 228 million yen for renovations. With such investment, this is then quite embarrassing for the Tokyo ward.
Or is it? We think it’s a good thing. It might encourage the seniors to get frisky too!
Under Japan’s current laws, it is illegal to produce and distribute child pornography. However, politicians are looking to toughen this up by making it illegal also top possess child porn. Japan is one of the few major industrialized nations not to have a law against this.
However, the new law will not include comic book depictions.
The proposed revision to the law would exclude manga, anime and computer graphics, but would make possession of other forms of child porn punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of 1 million yen (nearly $10,000).
The bill was debated by a lower house committee and then voted by lawmakers to be presented to the main Diet chamber, where it is expected to pass. It would then be sent up to the Upper House before the parliament session ends on June 22nd.
While the politicos have ostensibly protected manga and anime from the revision, the new law comes against an increasing climate of repression against sexually explicit comics.
In May The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said it was banning sales to underage consumers of a manga depicting incestuous relationships. “Little Sisters Paradise! 2″ came out in April but was classified as an “unhealthy publication” that has to be kept out of children’s reach.
The revision to the kiddie porn law has been resisted by mangaka and publishers who fear that the next step will be restrictions on comics and anime, which will damage freedom of expression and amount to censorship.
Sometimes models and actresses get a little bit of help to look better and further their career.
But this is an extreme case.
Japanese porn star Rina Nanase/Rumi Kanda has been having a series of plastic surgery operations to her eyes, nose and chin because she believes having a very spade-like look makes her look cuter.
Similarly to how former curvy Gravure idol Yuuri Morishita has turned her face into a weird shape, Rina/Rumi has also become not so much “glamorous” as emaciated.
The result? See for yourselves. She looks like an alien or even Dobby from Harry Potter.
She has also been publicly documenting her changing beauty with regular posts to Twitter.
She used to look like this.
And then she began to experiment with surgery on her nose and eyes.
To be fair, many of the pictures she has been posting to Twitter are ones taken immediately after surgery and when she is not looking or feeling her best (which begs the question why she would want to publicize them). She doesn’t look so bad in these shots.
At least she’s being honest, though. The widespread use of plastic surgery among Gravure idols and actresses and models is one of the industry’s open secrets but no one talks about it in the mainstream media.
This is a question we often ask ourselves about Japanese pornography.
With tens of thousands of actresses working in the industry, said to be the biggest in the world, which star has appeared in the most titles?
Apparently we weren’t alone in wondering this, since some Japanese netizens have done the maths. Naturally the results steer older since the longer a career, the more titles you would have under your belt… though we never have any objections to a sexy Japanese MILF or two!
1. Yumi Kazuma (1,646 films)
2. Tsubomi (1,370 films)
3. Rio Hamasaki (1,201 films)
4. Reiko Sawamura (aka Honami Takasaka) (1,150 films)
5. Kokomi Naruse (1,101 films)
6. Yuu Kawakami (1,097 films)
7. Misa Yuuki (1051 films)
8. Ryoko Murakami (1,001 films)
9. Akiho Yoshizawa (957 films)
10. Chisato Shoda (913 films)
The numbers may not be fully accurate — either way, every week most of these ladies will be adding one or more to their tallies! — but certainly go some way to indicating the incredible career that major stars have, as well as the stamina and skills they must possess in order to stay at the top of their game.
It is also interesting to note that the kind of Japanese porn stars most popular overseas (Maria Ozawa and Sola Aoi) are not necessarily the biggest stars in their game when it comes to domestic performance.
We all dream of sleeping with or dating a porn star. Some people get to do it for real.
V6 is a Japanese male idol group whose primary job these days is to have sex with Japan’s top female celebrities. Hard work if you can get it.
Go Morita (35) has been snapped with his latest conquest and one that is said to be more serious than usual. In fact, Morita is said to almost be living with porn star Alice Miyuki (26) after a year-long romance.
However, given Morita’s status as a male idol, what will his young female fans think of a relationship of a woman who is so free with her body? After the couple were snapped by tabloid reporters Morita was angry and Miyuki even issued a public apology on Twitter for offending his fans due to her occupation.
Is this true love and will it ride over these troubles? Or will it just peter out in the name of saving Morita’s career?
We’ve included some lovely pictures of Alice to show what you are missing and what Go Morita is feasting on every night!
Do you have a hankering for petite girls? For virgins?
Sure, we all like girls who are hot and sexy, and clearly know what they are doing in bed.
But there’s also a lot to be said for the experience of deflowering a virgin, especially when they are Japanese and cute.
In Japanese they are known as shojo, or maiden. And this porn title might take this fetish to a new kind of level.
“143cm Shojo Virgin First Bukkake” is about an eponymous short girl who learns what it is like to have an older man spunk over her.
While we watched this DVD we knew this wasn’t the kind of Japanese porno that was for anyone. But isn’t that the beauty of the industry? It’s so huge it can offer something for almost any taste?
In “143cm Shojo Virgin First Bukkake” our intrepid protagonist finds herself in a semen-loving club who all want to feast on her body and offer a contribution of their juices onto her sweet face. They wear masks to conceal their identity and proceed to gangbang her.
Needless to say, this girl is so pure and innocent she is a paipan — i.e., she has no hair down there!
The film stars Risa Omomo, who is, fear not, older than she is made to appear in the film (she was born in 1992 and this is one of her first features).
After watching this film, though, you might yearn for some more conventional sex!
Or for the kind of inverse scenario for this film, try “Chibi Tiny Boy & Super Tall Fashion Model Date”, where the man is super small and the girl almost a giant in comparison!
The cum shot — almost always on the girl’s face — is a controversial but necessary finale to almost all porn, so much so that Japanese men tend to think that this is how you should have sex in real life. Many a foreigner in Japan has been freaked out by his lady friend lying there with her mouth open and ready for him to finish on her — when all he wants to do is just enjoy more “mainstream” pleasures (at least for the first time anyway!).
As Al Jolson almost once said, “You ain’t seen nothing yet”!
From Santa cosplay girls slurping up the spunk together to nurses, Office Ladies and more, these films feature a host of amateur and pro girls, on the receiving end of a very unique fetish: Making these girls drink as much spunk as possible, either by collecting the cum they create by giving blow jobs and handjobs in a cup — or simply by letting a whole parade of men bukkake onto their faces.
There are also other films exploring the same fetish, such as these with top star Akari Hoshino.
Whether you are a regular practitioner of bukkake or not, watching these films will still broaden your horizons about what can be done with the white stuff.
Getting a side job where you can watch uncensored porn sounds like a male paradise. But hang on. Uncensored porn? Oh, right, in Japan, due to bizarre adherence to a century-old regulation creation to try to make Japan similar to “moral” Christian western nations, porn has genitals blurred out.
Technically, if you are selling porn in Japan that isn’t pixellated, you are breaking the law. (And then it gets complicated if it’s just a photo with genitals that is more “artistic” than pornographic or if it’s a mainstream film with full-frontal nudity — all of which were also censored until recently.)
Hiroki Yokota (not real name) is a 41-year-old company employee and he’s been doing a side job for over ten years. His job is to pixellate the adult videos we all buy.
He earns a steady ¥100,000 (around $1,000) per month for his efforts and he recently revealed more about the mysterious side to Japanese porn in an interview with Nikkan Spa.
“You don’t need to get any special equipment or software yourself, you can just turn up at the porn maker’s offices, so it’s easy for a newbie to get started. There’s a pre-test before they take you on, but you can practice using the ‘mosaic’ while they train you so you don’t need to have particularly good computer knowledge. If it’s a main production company, you can get an hourly salary of ¥1,500 per hour. A regular businessman could do two or three hours per day on their way home from work and get between ¥50,000 and ¥60,000 per month.”
So, up to $15 an hour. Not bad, right?
The journalist tried out the “mosaic” (pixellation) duties and he felt it wasn’t an especially “easy” job. You get tired from having to always look at where you need to pixellate — and it also becomes strangely addictive, he felt.
“Yes, there are these kinds of problems. It’s not right for everyone,” admits Yokota. “After you’ve got some experience at a major company you can then start working for the subcontractors on a commission basis. The more you have to pixellate, the higher the salary. If it’s a gang bang or scat flick, then you have to deal with larger numbers and so the commission is higher.”
Yokota chuckles where he tells the reporter just how much work there is. “It’s not just for the DVDs sold by the major companies. There’s also pixellation for online streamed content plus the satellite porn, each with their criteria for ‘mosaic’. There is endless work for you, you’ll never be short of a job. You can also get free samples from the companies so I haven’t had to buy porn for the last ten years. Of course, I always watch them for homework!”
Presented by Tokyo Kinky