The afterlives of idols is an ongoing theme of this blog. What happens to those music and gravure stars after they call it quits? Some, of course, go into porn, like Yotsuha Kominato (Rikako Inoue). Others, like AKB48's Risa Naruse (Haruna Aisaka), marry a celebrity. Many go on to do ordinary jobs. Here's a slightly more unusual take on that: Manaka Shida, formerly of Keyakizaka46 (now called Sakurazaka46 since 2020), is now a Ginza hostess. Of course, it's well known that many adult video and gravure idols are doing hostessing on the side anyway. Some have also announced this publicly ...

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We mentioned earlier this month about the long-awaited follow-up adult video release by Yotsuha Kominato (Rikako Inoue), the former Fairies music idol. The singer's second AV (1stars00715), which sees Kominato co-star with top male porn performer Shimiken for one of the sexual encounters, comes in the wake of a hugely publicized porn debut in June. Produced and released again by SODstar, the JAV title has now hit the market and the first screen grabs indicate that her slender, pale-skinned body is working overtime once more. If these images entice you, put some yen down on the table to buy ...

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Sumire Yokono suddenly left NMB48 in May 2021 -- shortly after a report broke that went to a hotel with a male celebrity twice her age. Even more shockingly, she was also spotted on a date (six days later) with yet another boyband member, with who she also spent the night at an expensive hotel. The resulting scandal sunk her NMB future. After a year off, the 21-year-old relaunched her career in May this year. Su-chan is now trying to go it on her own (with a little help from a major modeling agency). She is carving out a career as a gradol and model, and is succeeding: three gravure cover ...

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We have spilled much digital ink on this blog talking about what happens to idols from AKB48 and its sister groups, taking an interest (for obvious reasons) especially in the young ladies who go on to have careers in porn. But what about those same singers-turned-porn stars after they are done with their adult video careers? For some, it's a short stint in the competitive world of JAV. For others, like Yua Mikami, they enjoy years at the very top of the industry. But all things must come to an end. What do they do next? Well, in the case of former AKB48 idol Risa Naruse (who worked in JAV ...

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One of the biggest porn debuts of the year was by former Fairies idol Rikako Inoue, now performing as Yotsuha Kominato. Her highly anticipated first adult release came out in the summer and was a hit, thanks to a major marketing splash laid out by Soft on Demand. Now comes the follow-up. Clocking in at a hefty 261 minutes (even longer than her debut) for the digital version, her second release (also from SODstar) is available in Japan from September 20 (code 1stars00715) and features 4K-quality action with four sexual encounters. The physical release on DVD and Blu-ray is a little shorter ...

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Sometimes, things do have a happy ending. When AKB48's Minami Minegishi shaved her head back in 2013 to apologize for a sex scandal, it prompted immense controversy over the control that management has over idols' private/person lives, and sparked headlines around the world. Her tearful video, head shaven like a nun, was painful to watch (though images of Miichan seeming to pose happily for photos with her peers either just before or after suggested to some that the video was purely performative). As a 20-year-old, she had to undergo a traumatic and humiliating experience in public just for ...

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Most of the idols who form the hundreds-strong ranks of the Sakamichi and 48 Group music groups soon disappear into obscurity after graduating. A mere handful carve out careers as fashion models, TV celebrities and tarento, and actors. Others go on to build careers in porn. One way to mark a break from the "pure and innocent" idol world they previously inhabited is to up the ante in choosing acting roles, such as ones that involve (shock!) kissing -- or even sex scenes. Former Nogizaka46 idol Marika Ito (伊藤万理華) is perhaps now trying her luck at pursuing this latter path. Before ...

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SOD Star are pulling out all the stops for the porn debut of former Fairies music idol Rikako Inoue. Now performing under the name Yotsuha Kominato (and also releasing her own music), her first adult video (STARS-685-VT) came out in June and has been the biggest debut of the summer, aided by a large publicity budget. Fans of the beautiful Rikako/Yotsuha are clamoring for more. So much so that SOD Star are releasing a special 264-minute 4K version from August 4. Now only is the video now 4K quality, it contains a previously unreleased sex scene in a hotel. The 4K version is available, as far ...

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You've already got the sweaty stocking smell spray. You've got the freshly taken-off scent of panties. If you're a bit kinkier, you've got the pee-stained panties spray. Maybe you've even tried the high school girl menstruation smell bottle. What's next? What more could the market offer you? As it turns out, quite a lot! Which all begs the question: What is it about Japan and smell fetishes? We haven't done a comprehensive survey in any way, shape, or form, but it really does seem like something quite peculiar to the adult market here. Smell fetishes themselves are certainly universal, ...

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If you follow the Japanese adult video newbies closely, you may have noticed the porn debut of Moeka Marui (円井萌華) back in May for SOD Create. Though her exact age is unknown, Marui was formerly a child model and music idol under the name Moeka (萌華). She apparently had a following in Taiwan and would travel to appear in events there, though they seem like relatively small street performances. (So the next time you see an idol performing on the street in a Japanese city, imagine their future career in porn!) Here is Marui back in her Taiwanese days. She has so far ...

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