September 12th, 2012

Japan sees surge in aspiring adult film actresses; 6,000 said to debut each year


The Japanese sex film, or adult video (AV), industry is big business. It’s said that around 20,000 videos are released annually and some Japanese AV actresses have achieved celebrity status even outside of Japan.

And it’s not just demand for Japanese skin flicks that’s thriving.

According to nonfiction writer Atsuhiko Nakamura, who has published several books based on interviews with AV actresses, the number of Japanese women seeking work in the adult video industry has increased dramatically over the past decade, with some 6,000 girls making their debut every year.

Atsuhiko Nakamura has interviewed over 500 AV actresses and made headlines in Japan for casting light on the dark side of the AV industry with his bestselling book, “Namae no nai Onna-tachi” (“The Nameless Women”).

“Actresses come and go every day and it’s likely that there are about that many [6,000] women in the industry at all times,” explained Nakamura during a recent investigative television program.

“Until the late ‘90s, a lot of people said they wouldn’t appear in an AV even if they were paid 10 million yen, but that rapidly changed over the decade and now normal girls are rushing for a chance to make it into any kind of production.”

While there were always spots open for amateurs in the ‘90s, now it’s said only 15 out of 100 aspiring actresses can get a role and the rest are turned away at the door. It’s just like applying for a part-time job at a convenience store.”

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Source: Gadget Tsushin, News Post Seven japantoday

Voice Actress Romi Park Takes Time Off After Surgery

Voice actress Romi Park has reported from her hospital room on September 12 that she will be recuperating for about three weeks.

Park had surgery for an unspecified number of polyps on her vocal cords. Because of this, she will not be able to use her voice for several days, but she has mentioned that she will be doing her best to recover and go back to work.

Romi Park is famous for her roles as Fullmetal Alchemist's Edward Elric, Bleach's Hitsugaya Toshirou and NANA's Nana Osaki.


Ex-Youtube Dancers "Dancing Dolls" debut (Mega post, kind of)

5 piece dance unit Dancing Dolls, which has racked up more than 10 million hits on Youtube, will be making their official debut on September 12 as a Dance&Vocal group (Not an Idol group!) with the doube A-side single “Touch -ASAP- / Shanghai Darling”. The single will include three tracks. Touch is the dance cover version of theme from the famous anime Touch, while Shanghai Darling is the remake version from Orange Range’s Shanghai Honey. Golden Bomber’s Kiryuuin Shou has also written a track, “Meromerobakkyun”, for the emerging group’s first release.

Dancing Dolls is formed by 5 high school girls from Osaka. The group performed a number of energetic street performance at Osaka Castle Park, and videos of those performance have been posted on Youtube and other video channels, catching the attention of many.

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Sources: 1 + 2 >>Check them for more street performances (can't embed them)

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Anyone interested in translating the lyrics of their debut pvs? I want to sub them. (Mostly "Touch ASAP")