It's been years since we last wrote about slinky Yumi Asahina. Once thought to have one of the best asses in gravure, she seemed to reach a career peak in the late 2010s with a stunning hair nude full-frontal shoot. There didn't seem much else for her to go, and so she continued to do more nude releases. Well, despite her absence from these digital pages, we now belatedly realize that she has been a busy bee, releasing over a dozen image videos since 2022 (with the most recent coming out just last month). She is now 32 -- ripe jukujo territory -- and less likely to get a spot in the ...

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Voice actress and singer Yuka Iguchi may now be in her mid-thirties but she looks 10 years younger. And the reason? She works out a ton in the gym. She recently posed for a gym-themed photo shoot for Tarzan magazine that shows her in action during a workout. She has revealed some more about how she got in shape for her recent photo book, which came out in April and delighted fans. Iguchi trained for weeks to hone her body (and especially her butt), losing 10 kg in three months and trimming the weight she had gained during the pandemic. It feels like she is remaking herself ...

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In Japan, female voice performers are incredibly popular as idols and celebrities despite only displaying their oral talents in their work for anime series and movies. Some are able to carve out lucrative sidelines as models, singers, and gravure idols. If they have the looks and following for this, it is usually apparent pretty quickly and their agencies don't miss a chance to make some extra yen. But others bide their time. Such is the case with Minori Chihara (茅原実里), the seiyu who has waited until her forties to cement her gravure career. Great news if you love Minori Chihara. ...

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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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In December last year, we showcased the mature beauty that is svelte and sexy Yoko Kumada, who continues to release image videos in her forties. Aging like a fine wine, the athletic yet mature Yoko is now 41 but still going strong. Her latest gravure image DVD comes out in late April, a couple of weeks shy of her 42nd birthday. It's called Bath of Temptation and has a hot spring theme, a common trope in the Japanese erotic imagination. Such image DVDs are not classified as porn, so there's no actual nudity, but the footage tends to push things as far as they can go without revealing ...

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Earlier this year, we wrote about the surprise yet very, very welcome return to gravure of two major stars now in their late thirties: Aya Ueto and Haruka Ayase. Indeed, as the likes of Yoko Kumada amply demonstrate, you can continue a career in gravure into your forties. While the industry is dominated by ladies in their twenties or late teens, we like to see veterans and survivors in there, and love a good comeback story. But even we were surprised by the return of Erika Yamakawa to gravure after a 20-year break. Now aged 42 and the mother of two children, the model made her gravure ...

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Japanese singer and voice actress Yuka Iguchi is to release a photo book to celebrate her twentieth anniversary in the industry. More More More comes out from Kadokawa on April 3 and, judging by the preview images, lives up to its title, showing us more of the seiyu than ever before. Yuka spends a lot of the time in the gym, if her social media is anything to go by, and it's in evidence with the toned, healthy trim of her body, especially her butt. Here is Yuka doing some training in the gym. Despite firmly entering jukujo territory, the unmarried 35-year-old doesn't look a day ...

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The actress and mature gravure idol Mami Yamasaki is to release her tenth and final photo book. The photo book, Camellia, will come out in Japan on April 15 from Shogakukan. As announced on February 19, the publication will mark her retirement from gravure after a 20-year career. Now aged 38 and still unmarried, Mami Yamasaki has got more alluring with age -- and indulged in more explicit photo shoots. She seemed to embrace entering her thirties as the opportunity to strip off for semi-nude shoots. Mami Yamasaki has aged like a fine wine, getting sexier the older she gets. ...

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In mid-January, we wrote about the pleasant surprise that was actress and model Haruka Ayase's return to gravure. Well, this seems to be a bit of a trend right now: actresses and models who were huge in the 2000s and 2010s are going back to their gravure roots. Aya Ueto has done a cover shoot for the February 27 issue of Flash, which is now on sale. Though she made her debut as an actress in the year 2000, Ueto worked in gravure before she became a big mainstream star, including as a junior idol. Ueto now has three children, having giving birth to her most recent one last year, and while ...

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Late last year, we showcased the ageless miracle that is Fumie Nakajima, who looks amazing in swimwear even in her mid-fifties. As they mature, Japanese improve with age like a fine wine. A couple of cases in point: Yoko Kumada and Sayaka Isoyama, who both look stunning in their forties. If further proof was needed, here's another example. Making her debut way back in 1994, the gravure idol Yuka Sawachi (沢地優佳) has managed to survived in a competitive industry in which idols are often discarded after a few months of shoots for the weeklies. She actually retired in 2007 and then ...

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