Curvy (well, comparatively curvy) former AKB48 idol Nana Owada will release her debut photo book and it includes a semi-nude cover with a "hand bra" (tebura) shot. This kind of shot, where the lady covers her breasts with her hands and reveals plenty of side boob, has become a standard trope in semi-nude idol photo shoots. Past examples from the AKB stables alone include Minami Minegishi, Ayaka Umeda, Atsuko Maeda, Rina Hirata, Haruna Kojima, Yuko Oshima, and -- most controversially -- Tomomi Kasai, whose tebura effectively ended her career. As Maho Yamaguchi is demonstrating, there is ...

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We previously introduced the legendary porn impressario Toru Muranishi when a documentary about him came out in Japan -- specifically, the last gasp of his major releases when he tried to create one of the most ambitious porn films ever shot. The pioneer of POV shots and arrested several times over the years, Toru Muranishi is perhaps the most famous adult video director and producer from the 1980s and 1990s. That fame is set to reach new audiences with the release of a new Japanese Netflix drama starring Takayuki Yamada. The Naked Director charts the rise of Muranishi's porn production ...

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We frequently follow news of Japanese porn debuts and there always seems to be something novel in the announcements, from college girls to hostesses, gravure idols, actresses, and so on. But we think this is the first time we've heard of a professional mahjong player making the switch to adult video. With a face like gradol Eimi Matsushima and the slinky body of an angel, Minami Nakanishi (中西南) has opted for a mahjong-themed, 131-minute JAV debut release (1SDMU00939), which came out in July from SOD Request and is directed by ANZO. Naturally it involves sex on top of a mahjong ...

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The Japanese YouTuber Sakikichi has made her gravure idol shoot debut in the July 13th issue of Weekly Playboy. Known for videos about food and fashion, Sakikichi has an alluring, almost otherworldly beauty that is well used in the five-page shoot. Having already attracted over 17 million YouTube video views and 125,000 subscribers, Sakikichi is hoping to attract a new kind of fandom with this somewhat unexpected career shift. She even made a video for her channel showing some of behind-the-scenes footage from the ...

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The sexual assault in December 2018 of Maho Yamaguchi shocked fans and the idol industry, exposing the mismanagement and abuse of the performers in Japan. Yamaguchi was forced to apologise for the incident but, appalled at the treatment she received by her handlers, quit the Niigata idol group NGT48, which is part of the AKB48 network. The actual assault itself then received a very different kind of treatment: inspiring its own parody adult video release earlier this year starring a former NMB48 idol Risako Okada, who now performs porn under the name Miko Matsuda. You might be forgiven for ...

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We wrote earlier this week about gravure idol Yuka Ogura's sad decision to stop doing magazine cover shoots, which she announced with the launch of her new photo book. Fans got excited about the prospect of seeing Yuka's butt, which was glimpsed in the preview images. Now more images from Ogura's new photo book, "Jajauma" (Shueisha), have appeared online and they continue the trend: Ogura is nude in the shoots, happily showing off her pert buttocks for her fans. Though famously busty, it doesn't look like Yuka is ready to show off her full breasts to the world just yet. The most we seem to ...

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Print publishing is in dire straits, so people have said for years now, and magazines and newspapers have particularly struggled. Titles large and small have folded or seriously downsized. Even Japan's mammoth adult video and porn industry -- often said to be the largest of its kind in the world -- is not immune to this downward trend, even though DVD sales are still relatively healthy. The eponymous magazine put out by porn giant Soft on Demand will end with the September issue. Issue 99 features a suitably commemorative cover featuring multiple eleven top Japanese porn stars in revealing ...

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After developing a gravure idol career for some time, slinky yet busty 20-year-old Yuka Ogura (小倉優香) is set to take things to the next level with a nude shoot for the latest issue of Weekly Playboy. It's not especially explicit, as is typical for the weekly tabloid, but Yuka shows off her pert butt by lying down flat. This is perfectly timed just as the weather in Tokyo has really heated up and everyone wants to spend their days lounging around naked. Yuka Ogura is one of those iyashi-kei idols -- "healing" idols whose gentle smiles and girl-next-door looks have universal ...

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Searching out the finest examples of Japanese female asses is one of our ongoing obsessions, as regular readers will no doubt know, and here we share the latest fruits of this intensive and noble research project. Risa Nito (仁藤りさ) is an up-and-coming gravure model who presents herself as a "mystery OL model." Whether or not she is a genuine office lady or not is hardly the point, since a recent photo shoot has revealed what we should really be paying attention to about this young lady. In both black or white lingerie, this starlet is a real fox. Slinky and perky, Risa Nito has a ...

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Oh, Japanese porn and your parodic tendencies, is nothing safe from your tentacles? From a real-life sexual assault on a peer to a wacky TV commercial and even a hit zombie movie, AV consistently finds new subject matters to parody and imitate. But this is the first kids' show that we've seen parodied in this way. Out this month on the Million label, a new AV starring Kizuna Sakura (84mkmp00284) shamelessly parodies the NHK TV quiz show Chiko-chan ni shikarareru! (Chiko-chan will scold you). The appeal of the latter is mostly down to the central character, a five-year-old girl who yells ...

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