Introduction to Japanporn Industry
In Japan, the pornography market is a major industry which generates about ¥400 billion ( roughly 4 billion US dollar) each year. 1992 alone, it was said that over 11 AVs were being made daily by over 70 japanporn companies in Tokyo alone. The AV (adult video) market was estimated to make up 30 percent of video rentals. There are about 14, 000 legal and illegal videos had been made in1994, in contrast to about 2,500 in the United States. According to japanporn idol Azusa Maki that as many as 10,000 Japanese girls attempt to get into the Japanese AV (adult video) industry each year.
When comes to sex, the Japanese people are quite open. A celebrity may one day become a japanporn actress. This phenomenon is especially true in recent years. Also, it is quite common for a famous japanporn actress to go on to mainstream celebrity. Fornander reports that a background in porn is not necessarily obstacle anymore for a Japanese girl. In some cases, it’s a career move.
A japanporn idol also known as AV actress (AV女優 (Ēbui joyū)) is a Japanese idol who works in the pornographic business, often both as an hardcore porn actress as well as a sexy wear or bikini model. Since the beginning of the AV (adult video) industry in the early 1980s, hundreds of japanporn idols have debuted every year. In general a japanporn idol has an average career span of about a year, appearing in five or ten videos during that time. As with other things, there are always exceptions, some famous japanporn idols have an amazing careers spanning several years, have a high general public recognition, or make a significant impact on the industry in some other manner.