Akiho Yoshizawa ( japanese : 吉沢明歩, Hepburn : Yoshizawa Akiho ), much known merely as Acky ( あっきー ), is a japanese erstwhile pornographic television actress ( AV ), who besides appeared in tap film and mainstream ( non-erotic ) movie, a well as television. With a career spanning over more than 15 years and over 1000 pornographic film appearances, Yoshizawa was widely renowned as one of the most celebrated and recognizable faces in japanese adult entertainment, with an appeal that managed to cross over into mainstream entertainment as well. She started her AV career in 2003 with the companies Alice Japan [ 2 ] and Max-A, and in 2007 she transitioned to studios Maxing and S1 No. 1 Style [ 3 ] appearing aboard with other celebrated AV actresses like Yuma Asami, Mihiro, Sola Aoi or Megu Fujiura. She was besides a penis of the idol group Ebisu Muscats between 2008 and 2013. Yoshizawa announced her retirement from AV in late 2018, and her final pornographic films were released in March 2019 .
Life and career [edit ]
AV debut—Alice Japan & Max-A [edit ]
Yoshizawa was born in Tokyo, Japan on March 3, 1984 [ 4 ] and made her first base appearance as a intaglio printing paragon in the Kodansha caller ‘s Young Magazine ( ヤングマガジン ) in 2002. [ 5 ] In February 2003 she posed for gravure photos by Hiroyuki Yoshida ( 吉田 裕之 ) released as the photobook Akiho ( あきほ ) ( ISBN 978-4754215507 ). [ 6 ] A calendar month late, Yoshizawa made her AV introduction in March 2003 under contract to two studios, Alice Japan and Max-A. [ 7 ] Her beginning video as an AV performer, Angel, was released by the Alice Japan label in March 2003. [ 7 ] Her second base video recording 18-Teens was made for the Max-A Samansa in April 2003, and she continued alternating performances between the two studios through the center of 2006 normally making one movie a calendar month. [ 8 ] Among her early video was the July 2003 incest-themed My Sister Is an AV Idol for Alice Japan directed by sometimes mainstream director Rokurō Mochizuki. [ 9 ] For her exploit in her first class in AV, Yoshizawa was nominated for the Best New Actress Award at the 2003 X City Grand Prix Awards [ 10 ]
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Pink film & television receiver [edit ]
In addition to her hard-core AV video recording, Yoshizawa has besides appeared on television and in mainstream movies and softcore V-Cinema and pink films including the August 2004 repugnance movie Koibone [ 11 ] [ 12 ] which was later ( June 2005 ) released as a DVD by Taki [ THD-14161 ] [ 13 ] and the December 2004 pink movie Picture Book of a Beautiful Young Girl: Soaked Uniform. [ 14 ] Yoshizawa ‘s television appearances include the television receiver Tokyo product Jōō ( 嬢王 ) which aired in 12 episodes from October to December 2005. Fellow AV Idol Sora Aoi was besides in the show. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] Yoshizawa returned in a limited node appearance in the 2009 sequel to the show Jōō Virgin ( 嬢王 Virgin ). [ 17 ] She besides starred in the 2005 pink film Fascinating Young Hostess: Sexy Thighs which was ranked as the Best Film of the class at the 2006 Pink Grand Prix. [ 18 ] Yoshizawa won the third Best Actress prize at the like ceremony for her role in the movie. [ 19 ] In an consultation, [ 20 ] Yoshikawa said she beginning met the film director of the movie, Tetsuya Takehora, when he directed her in a V-cinema production Erotic Fountain ( エロビアの泉 ) for the TMC studio in 2006. [ 21 ] She was given a Best Actress award for her ferment in the pinko film music genre at the 2006 Pinky Ribbon Awards. [ 22 ] Along with two other idols, Mihiro and Kaho Kasumi, Yoshizawa besides ventured into another medium with the 2005 UMD format video recording English Cram School where the three actresses give lessons in English. The softcore video, published as GBTU-002 by Success, is for the Sony PlayStation Portable ( PSP ). [ 23 ] Another PSP video recording and game was the December 2006 All Star Yakyuken Battle, a stripper version of “ yakyuken “ or “ rock-paper-scissors “ where Yoshizawa joined with AV actresses An Nanba, Kaho Kasumi, Kaede Matsushima, Mihiro, Ran Asakawa, Rei Amami, Sora Aoi and Yua Aida. The bet on and video recording were released for the PSP and in Blu-ray for the PS3. [ 24 ] [ 25 ] In 2006 Yoshizawa starred in the diachronic costume drama set in the Edo menstruation, The Inner Palace: Indecent War, released by Max-A under the DoraMax label in July 2006. In addition to the hard-core video ( labeled DMX-001 ), [ 26 ] [ 27 ] the movie was besides released in a shorter softcore R-15 rated version ( Pure Max PMX-005 ). A sequel The Inner Palace: Flower of War was besides released in hard-core ( DoraMax DMX-002 ) [ 28 ] and softcore ( Pure Max PMX-006 ) versions. [ citation needed ]
Maxing & S1 [edit ]
By the end of 2006 Yoshizawa was no longer making adult videos for Alice Japan and Max-A and began working for two new AV companies, Maxing and S1 No. 1 Style. [ 8 ] She appeared in her first gear video for the modern start-up studio Maxing, Sell Debut Love Acky, [ 29 ] in that caller ‘s beginning set of videos released on October 16, 2006. [ 30 ] She debuted with S1 in January 2007 with Hyper-Risky Mosaic Akiho Yoshizawa directed by Hideto Aki. [ 31 ] She has been active with both studios since, appearing in about one movie a calendar month for both studios. [ 8 ] Yoshizawa ‘s work in AV for the 2007 year was acknowledged by respective awards. One of her S1 video recording, the May 2007 release Hyper Risky Mosaic – Special Bath House Tsubaki, featuring S1 stars Sora Aoi, Honoka, Yuma Asami and eight others was the studio ‘s entrance for the 2007 AV Open contest where it took the first Place Award. [ 32 ] [ 33 ] Yoshizawa besides won the Best actress Award at the 2007 Vegas Night and her S1 video Hyper-Risky Mosaic Akiho Yoshizawa took the second Place Award. [ 34 ] In another media, she was a campaigner for the Best Actress Award for her 2007 appearances on adult Channel 902 ( Midnight Blue ) on satellite television broadcaster SKY PerfecTV ! at the 2008 Adult Broadcasting Awards ceremonies. [ 35 ] The adjacent year, at the December 2008 Moodyz Awards, a competition among 37 AV production companies sponsored by Japan ‘s largest AV distributor, the Hokuto Corporation, she won the second Place award for Best Actress. [ 36 ] Her tenure at S1 besides marked the get down of her close friendship with Yuma Asami as the pair went on to co-star several films over the adjacent few years ( until Asami ‘s retirement from AV in 2015 ) .
Mainstream film and other ventures [edit ]
In another genre, Yoshizawa played the female ninja ( kunoichi ) Kasumi in the erotic action V-Cinema September 2007 release Lady Ninja Kasumi Vol.4 ( Kasumi : Tanjou ! Sarutobi Sasuke ) based on a manga by Youji Kanbayashi and Jin Hirano. [ 37 ] From April 2008 she was a draw regular on the late night television receiver Osaka variety show Please Muscat ( おねがい マスカット, Onegai Muscat ) which besides included other S1 actresses such as Sora Aoi, Yuma Asami, Rio ( Tina Yuzuki ) and Mihiro tattle and performing drollery skits. [ 38 ] She was a member of the first embodiment of the paragon group Ebisu Muscats between 2008 and 2013. [ 39 ] In May 2008 she appeared in the mainstream science fabrication comedy Shin supai gâru daisakusen known in English as Spy Girl’s Mission Cord #005 where she played an evil stranger seductress. [ 40 ] [ 41 ] She had a major character as Makoto in the September 2008 mainstream drama Hanky-Panky Baby about a group of young people trying to make a movie. [ 42 ] [ 43 ] It was besides released as a DVD in November 2008. [ 44 ] According to an consultation at the time of the movie ‘s acquittance, share of her fictional character ‘s experiences in the film overlapped with some of her own life. She besides said she enjoyed acting in mainstream movies and television but thought that her AV work was besides authoritative. [ 45 ] by and by that class, Yoshizawa starred as a woman driving a dekotora or “ deck hand truck ” inherited from her beget in the October 2008 action film Deco Truck Gal Nami. [ 46 ] The film spawned three V-cinema sequels starring Yoshizawa and “ an entire genre of ‘Lady Trucker ‘ films in Japan. ” [ 47 ] [ 48 ] An English-language translation of the original film was released through Switchblade Pictures in December 2013 as Big Bad Mama-San – Dekotora 1. [ 47 ]
In an erotic manga-based V-cinema, the November 2008 TMC free Irokoishi : Horo-hen kabuki-cho zecchotaiketsu!! ( 艶恋師 放浪編 歌舞伎町 絶頂対決！！ ), Yoshizawa plays the heroine Rie. In this third installation in the Irokoishi series ( called in English Irokoishi3: Wandering—Kabukicho Ecstasy Battle!! ), Rie is the victim of erotic hypnosis by the evil Ishida and is rescued by the hero Kikunosuke using his superior sexual techniques. [ 49 ] [ 50 ] besides in 2008, Yoshizawa starred as the title character in the V-cinema science-fiction fantasy Maid-Droid which was subsequently ( January 2009 ) released stagily by Shintōhō Eiga. [ 51 ] In 2010 Yoshizawa was selected to star in the inaugural episode in the “ Scary Erotic Ghost Stories ” ( エロ怖い怪談 ) series of video recording combining horror and eroticism. [ 5 ] In 2015, she starred in the Korean thriller film Maze: Secret Love ( korean : 미궁 : 비밀애 ; Migung : bimirae ). [ 52 ] A former senior high school judo rival herself, Yoshizawa has respective ties to japanese professional wrestle. Wrestler and mix martial artist Alexander Otsuka has revealed himself as a fan of Yoshizawa, [ 53 ] while All Japan Pro Wrestling held a special “ Akiho Yoshizawa Cup ” at an event sponsored by S1 No. 1 style on January 22, 2010, which was won by the team of Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki and S1 Mask under the management of Yoshizawa ‘s usual coworker Megu Fujiura. [ 54 ]
late AV career, retirement and post-retirement activities [edit ]
Yoshizawa continued making AVs and at the end of 2010, she starred in her first 3D pornographic video, Maxing 3D! for the Maxing studio. [ 55 ] Adult video recording in this format for the 3D televisions produced by Sony and Panasonic had foremost appeared in June 2010. [ 56 ] A calendar month late, in January 2011, she appeared in another 3D television, 3D Evolution – New Dimension, this clock for S1, which had pioneered the genre. [ 57 ] When the major japanese adult television distributor DMM held a poll of its customers in 2012 to choose the 100 all-time best AV actresses to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of adult videos in Japan, Yoshizawa finished in third seat. [ 58 ] Yoshizawa ‘s video for Maxing, Masochistic Lascivious Lady Akiho Yoshizawa, won the Best program award at the 2013 Adult Broadcasting Awards ceremony held in February 2013. [ 59 ] On April 16, 2015, she starred in Akiho Yoshizawa × MAXING100 Work Memorial, her 100th master AV with studio apartment Maxing, directed by Aohige Daigo, thus becoming the studio apartment ‘s longest working actress. [ 60 ] Yoshizawa continued her consistent and fecund output signal in the 2010s american samoa well and by 2018 she made appearance in over 1000 adult film titles ( including compilations ). [ 61 ] On October 1, 2018, Yoshizawa announced on her blog that she would retire from the AV scenery in March 2019. [ 62 ] In the same month, S1 released S1 X Idea Pocket. 2 Actresses Under Exclusive Contract Star Together In This Extravaganza! in which Yoshizawa co-starred with fellow popular AV idol Jessica Kizaki. [ 63 ] Yoshizawa started her stopping point fan meet-up tour on January 12, 2019, which is set to end on March 31, 2019, concluding her 16 year farseeing AV career. [ 64 ] Her last AV with S1, THE FINAL, Akiho Yoshizawa AV Retirement was released on March 7, 2019, a two-disk spill featuring 4 hours of content and a retirement documentary on a separate DVD. [ 65 ] Yoshizawa ‘s final adult movie AV Complete Withdrawal ~ FINAL SEX ~ Yoshizawa Akiho by studio Maxing was released on March 16, 2019. [ 66 ] Her farewell meet-up was held on March 31, 2019. [ 67 ] Since her retirement from AV, Yoshizawa has been working as a particular advocate at the Aria Roppongi Men ‘s Clinic and started her own podcast Akiho ‘Acky’ Yoshizawa-The Radio ( 吉沢明歩のあっき～the Radio！ ), hosted by Apple Podcast. [ 68 ] In an October 2019 interview, Yoshizawa hinted at becoming a romance novelist [ 69 ] and on February 28, 2020, she conformed on Twitter, that she ‘s in the march of writing her first base fresh, which she intends to publish in the future. [ 70 ] On March 28, 2020 Yoshizawa published her autobiographical fresh “16 Years as an AV Actress”, which details her career and her personal experiences in the adult film industry. [ 71 ] She besides started her own YouTube distribution channel in the same year .
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