When DJ Soda released her first photo book in Japan earlier this year, anticipation was at fever pitch. To get us in the mood for summer, she recently posted some behind-the-scenes pics from the aptly titled Candid, which came out in April from publisher Shueisha. It was shot by ND Chow in Tokyo and Okinawa over a week (and we assume it was still pretty chilly even in the south during the shoot). With the muggy rainy season almost upon us here in Tokyo, we are ready for the summer -- and these jaw-dropping DJ Soda pics are definitely putting us in the right frame of mind for the hot ...

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Like gravure idols, a lot of emphasis with adult video idols falls inevitably on the size of their breasts. In other words, do they have big tits? Let's be honest, though, a lot of the breasts we see in JAV are not fully natural. Big tits are great -- and surely the main reason that L-cup gravure idol Yu Tano quickly transitioned from gravure to porn -- but what about the butt? What are some current AV stars with nice, curvy asses? It's a question we often mull and, in lieu of a proper ranking, we came up with some suggestions. Yu Shinoda (篠田ゆう) Kaho Imai ...

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Rina Koike has been part of our lives (and this blog) for so long, we almost forgot she was still doing gravure! Having made her debut two decades ago as an actress -- she appeared in a Sailor Moon adaptation way back in 2004 -- and now reaching the ripe old age of 30, Koike will release her first photo book in eight years to celebrate the milestone. It was shot in Vietnam and features shots of the doe-eyed model in the Southeast Asia country's famous outdoor markets. The best, most alluring shots, though, are indoors and more intimate, as these preview pics show. The as-yet ...

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She only made her gravure debut in January, but busty idol Yu Tano (田野憂) has already made the switch to adult video. The 20-year-old newbie with L-cup breasts will make her porn debut with S1 No. 1 Style, much like gradol Chika Yuki did last autumn. Details are still slim about the release -- not least, when it will come out -- but Yu Tano made the announcement on social media last week and it has been confirmed by S1. The announcement has sent her digital photo book shooting to the stop of the charts. If you are into bakunyu mega-busty AV performers like Hitomi Tanaka, then ...

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The leading Japanese porn star Yura Kano has announced she will retire in July to focus on non-AV work like her regular acting roles. The 25-year-old star made her debut as a nude model at the age of 18 and in the adult video industry in November 2017 with a release from S1 No.1 Style. Over the course of her seven-year AV career, she has released dozens of productions and risen to the top ranks of a highly competitive industry. She has also published numerous print and digital photo books. In addition, she release a pocket pussy toy based on her vagina, the Japanese Real Hole Yura ...

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The path to becoming a celebrity is different in the social media age, with many becoming influencers and so on first on other platforms before transitioning into modeling, TV shows, acting, singing, and so on. This trend has affected the Japanese adult video industry too, with TikTokers like Okogetan, Ichika-sensei, and Unpai all making the move into porn after building a following on their channel. We haven't seen so many splashy gravure debuts in this regard, but it could be that such TikTokers or Instagrammers regularly appear in the weeklies but on a one-off basis on an obscure page, ...

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Former race queen and gravure idol Chisato Morishita is committed to launching a career as a politician for the conservative Liberal Democratic Party. As reported here before, she stood for election in Miyagi Prefecture in 2021. Though ultimately unsuccessful, she is still hoping to win a seat at the next election. By chance, we actually passed through the area earlier this year and saw lots of posters for her dotting the landscape. Now aged 42, the unmarried Morishita was one of the biggest gradols in the late 2000s and a regular face on TV. Her last gravure shoot was in around 2019 with ...

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Actress and model Ayame Misaki (水崎綾女) has been part of our lives since the early 2010s (this was when her career began to really pick up but we were slow to catch on -- she actually made her gravure debut way back in 2005). Now 35 years old, she gets better and better with age. As she has got older, she has gotten more beautiful and more athletic. Her sun-kissed body is now very voluptuous and muscular, with a finely shaped butt and waist that looks like she's ready to take charge of things in the bedroom. Her latest photo book is glossy eyes, which came out from Kodansha a few ...

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The gyaru with her tanned skin, heavy makeup, pronounced eyelashes, fake nails, and (frequently) dyed and wavy hair is a mainstay of Japanese fashion, with particular magazines and shops catering toward the style. If you can't get to Shibuya's 109 to see gyaru in person, the next best thing are photos. And is this the hottest lineup of gyaru talent in Japanese fashion today? Weekly Young Magazine has a stunning photo shoot in its April 22 issue. Titled "Bohemian GALsody," the shoot features five gorgeous gyaru models: Kimi, AiRi, Maami, Aimero, and Ruru Tanaka. This slinky ladies are ...

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Marin Shiosaki (潮崎まりん) may at a glance seem more Filipina but she is Japanese -- and a fresh new face on the gravure scene, a crowded industry where we hope the Saitama native makes a lasting impression. Her curves are just great, giving her a really sexy, natural body that stands out among the willowy, straight bodies that can dominate Japanese ladies (though voluptuous women are, of course, not unusual among gravure models). Her huge breasts (we assume a G cup) also look awesome under the sheer slingshot lingerie on the cover of her first DVD, which comes out in late ...

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