What was sex in Japan like in 1991? That's probably not a question you hear enough. But given that the Heisei period is about to end with the current emperor's abdication next spring, what better a time than to look back on what people imagined sex should have been like back in the early days of the era? We stumbled upon some scans of a spread from the April 1991 issue of Deluxe Beppin, an adult magazine published in the 1980s and 1990s in Japan. We found them on the fascinating portal of vintage sexiness that is Deluxe Beppin Maniac. The spread is an ambitious and impressive to ...

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Asahi Mizuno, one of the biggest names in adult video, announced her retirement from porn on December 1st. Posting the announcement on Twitter, she says she will continue to appear in AV until the end of February, which marks her sixth anniversary since entering the industry. Of course, it's possible that she might just be leaving her current agency, C-more Entertainment, and will graduate to somewhere else under a new performer name, perhaps after a short period of time off. Either way, fans have less than three months of official new Asahi Mizuno porn to consume. We can only ...

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We're starting to wind down for the year, looking forward to Christmas and taking a view back over the months that have passed for the best adult news stories and toys in Japan. Perhaps we'll put that in a post one day soon later in the month. What were the best porn titles we saw during 2018? With so many great debuts throughout the year, that's a harder question to answer. Plus there were all the great AV we saw with established stars. It's a question that becomes especially tricky when exciting releases like this burst onto the market in December, making us forget much of what we ...

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Ten years of Muteki! It's hard to believe that a porn label that is now so central to our lives and this blog's content is only a decade old! Muteki specializes in crossovers, launching adult video careers for women after they first build up a following as a model, gravure idol, music idol, actress, or something in mainstream entertainment. Over the years, it has overseen the porn debuts of many prominent stars, including Miyako Akane, Mero Imai, Miu Nakamura, Anri Sakaguchi, and Chiharu Komatsu. Now you can celebrate the label's incredible achievements with a special pillow ...

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Have you ever seen those outdoor shots in Japanese adult video and wondered where they are in real life? While a lot of AV is shot in studios and rented hotel rooms, the street shots are done for real (probably without a permit?), though with revealing names (like an actual university's) blurred out. Using Google Street View, some diligent netizens in Japan have tracked down a few of the real-world locations in Tokyo that were used in certain porn releases. It makes for an oddly satisfying experience to identify them, especially if you are familiar with the place. At times, of ...

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When Eightman Production announced the major debut of a new porn star in January 2019 and teased fans that it was a former idol, it didn't take studious netizens long to identify the lady in question. Though the PR boasted that the lady in question was an idol who has appeared on TV variety shows, released a photo book, and done a stint as a regular gravure idol, the truth did not quite live up to the hype. Some speculated, without much actual hope, that it might be 19-year-old Manaka Shida, who has just announced her graduation from Keyakizaka46. Now THAT would be a development ...

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While it is sometimes regarded as a problematic appellation, "haafu" (half Japanese, half something else) are generally considered exotic and glamorous in Japan and, as such, command prestigious positions in fashion, entertainment, acting, and other walks of life. Not surprisingly, then, there are also a few fair haafu gravure idols and even some in Japanese adult video. The most famous, of course, was Maria Ozawa, but the likes of the mononymous Sarah and Michelle Takizawa are also up there among the most popular ladies. Now there may be a new arrival to give them a run for their ...

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Adult virtual reality content is one of the popular trends in Japanese porn right now. Quite how long it will last is anyone's guess but there is currently a steady stream of VR software content coming out on release. But have you ever wondered how it all gets made in the first place? We stumbled upon these enlightening behind-the-scenes images from five different VR porn shoots. The process of making adult virtual reality involves quite a set-up, though not necessarily that much more complicated for the performers than other kinds of AV. Imagine hamedori POV porn but with more ...

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Let's put the "video" back into adult video. Sure, we love all the current and recent Japanese porn stars, but let's take a trip back a few more years to remember some of the stars of yesterday, long before there was streaming or even DVDs. We previously looked at a list of AV stars from the 1990s and 2000s that Japanese men now in their forties remember fondly. Adding to this, here are seven retired porn stars that deserve to go down in history. Before the comments start filling up with anger and fury, rest assured we're not saying that these ladies are the only ex-AV idols worth ...

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Netizens have "exposed" a female Japanese YouTuber for previously appearing in adult video releases. YouTuber Asuka is famous for making videos about pachinko on her channel Asuka no Pachiheya (Asuka's Pachinko Room, あすかのパチ部屋). While not a huge name compared to the major YouTuber celebrities, her videos nonetheless regularly attract tens of thousands of views, and some have achieved as many as several hundred thousand or even half a million views. She officially joined YouTube with her channel in August this year and has clocked over 5.5 million views. She is a ...

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