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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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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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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We recently shared the tale of the female elementary school teacher who was exposed for her amateur porn performer past. This kind of things cuts both ways: male authority figures may also have their own secrets. A male math high school teacher has apparently lost his job because former students found out that he had once appeared in a porn video with Mihono Sakaguchi (aka Mihono). It then spread like wildfire and resulted in his termination, according to unverified online reports. In the 2015 release (WANZ00369) from WANZ, the unnamed teacher was one of the nameless lucky guys who gets ...

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Those authority figures may have much more colorful pasts than you realize. An amateur porn performer credited as "Ayaka" who appeared in a Siro-Hame.net release a few years ago is now happily working as an elementary school teacher in Sapporo, Hokkaido. We won't write her real name here because we don't want to get sued. But netizens have tracked the story down, and also the repercussions when it first leaked after the story got out shortly before the AV was released. An attempt was then apparently made to stop Siro Hame from releasing the video, to no avail. The producers simply exploited ...

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It's hardly a secret that we love porn. Otherwise we wouldn't be very good at our jobs. But we also know the value of discretion. We wouldn't, for example, wish the whole world to know about our viewing habits, not because we think there is anything wrong with them per se, but just because it's one of all kinds of personal information we wouldn't want to reveal. It seems that not everyone is so circumspect. This otaku was snapped, for instance, riding on the train. Not special about that. You can see people who obviously fall into the category of "otaku" in public all the time in Tokyo, ...

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The ostensibly retired adult video star Yui Akane (朱音ゆい) has been arrested on an obscenity charge. The 30-year-old hottie was arrested with the scout Komei Hisada, 34, on suspicion of broadcasting nude videos in breach of obscenity laws. This looks like a case of the police cracking down on an independent operator. People trying to make a quick buck by streaming or distributing porn online, bypassing the mainstream commercial platforms and probably infringing on censorship laws, always run the risk of attracting too much attention from rivals and authorities. According to Tokyo ...

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The latest porn release (HND00655) by former NMB48 idol Miko Matsuda (originally known as Risako Okada) is an apparently shameless parody of the Maho Yamaguchi incident. As was later widely reported, Yamaguchi was sexually assaulted by two fans in December 2018 after her address was inadvertently given to the stalkers by another member of the group. Exposing the exploitative conditions under which idols labor, the management did not acknowledge what had happened until Yamaguchi herself went public. "Mahohon," as she is popular known, first had to issue an apology for the "trouble" she ...

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Never one to shy away from controversy and stoking social media, the model and actress Kiko Mizuhara has revealed a recent episode from her glamorous, globetrotting life in which she was mistaken for a porn star in Paris. According to her tweet, she was riding in an Uber in Paris when the driver asked her what job she does. When she replied she was an actress, the driver bluntly asked whether or not it was porn. She wanted to vent and share the incident to highlight how disgusted she felt by the man. Others have pointed out the high reputation that Japanese porn has overseas, which might ...

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