April 9, 1976 |
Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
Emi Tojo (東城えみ Tōjō Emi?), surname also romanised as Toujou, Tohjo, Tojyo, and Toujyo, born Emiko Tojo (東條江美子 Tōjō Emiko?), is a Japanese former pro wrestler, pink film actress AV idol, and glamour model.
Acting and wrestling career
Tojo started her movie career in 1999 with the pink film Amazing! Erection Promotion Agent (驚異！勃起促進剤). In 2001, she was signed to the "athress" (athlete-actress) gimmick of the professional wrestling promotion JDStar. Until 2004, she also starred in several V-Cinema films of erotic nature. Her last film Wild Flowers that had a professional wrestling theme was released in April 2004 and featured Tojo with other JDStar wrestlers such as Mizuho Ishikawa and Cutie Suzuki. In September 2004, she wrestled in Mexico.
AV debut controversy and after
In 2005, Tojo signed with the AV studio Natural High, part of the large Japanese AV company Soft On Demand. Her destined AV debut video was shot in August 2005 at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring and depicted Tojo getting gangbanged after losing a mock bout with wrestler Drake Morimatsu. The shoot stirred particular controversy within the puroresu community, raising concerns that the video may deteriorate the public image of female wrestlers. Additionally, JDStar executives declared that Natural High's mode of using the premises was in breach of their agreement and attempted to acquire a ban on the video.
Given the pressure faced, Natural High released another adult video with puroresu/kakutougi theme, Urgent Forced Release! Emi Tojo's Blitz AV Debut (緊急強行発売！ 東城えみ電撃AVデビュー) in October 2005. Nevertheless, the original AV debut titled Joshi Wrestlers' Battle Gonzo! Emi Tojo vs Drake Morimatsu: Immediate Loss in AV Debut Deathmatch!! (女子プロレスラーガチンコバトル!東城えみVSドレイク森松 負けたら即AVデビューデスマッチ!!) was released in December 2005. Morimatsu was removed from her Trans-World Wrestling Tag Team Title due to her involvement in the video.
Despite (or perhaps due to) the subsequent controversy, Tojo sustained a successful adult video career and was one of the most popular AV actresses in 2005, ranking #8 in the list of 100 best selling actresses at the video retailer DMM (part of the Hokuto Corporation). In 2006 she won one of the Actress Awards for Excellence at the 5th Annual SOD Awards.
Selected AV filmography
|Video title||Release date||Studio||Director|
|Urgent Forced Release! Emi Tojo's Blitz AV Debut
|Joshi Wrestlers' Battle Gonzo! Emi Tojo vs Drake Morimatsu: Immediate Loss in AV Debut Deathmatch!!
|Emi Tojo's 100 Men Bukkake!
|The Woman Everybody Loves! Female Professional Wrestler's Oil Wrestling
|2007-02-22||LADY X LADY
|Female Professional Wrestler Emi Tojo's Anal Deathmatch
|Violent Rape of a Strong Woman
- Toujou Emi, Bambi Promotion
- 驚異！勃起促進剤(1999) at Allcinema
- 原紗央莉, Emi Tojo filmography at Allcinema.
- Wild Flowers at Movienet.co.jp
- 東城えみＡＶ騒動の余波 ＪＤスターは販売差し止めを要求
- 緊急強行発売！ 東城えみ電撃AVデビュー at DMM.co.jp
- 女子プロレスラーガチンコバトル！東城えみVSドレイク森松 負けたら即AVデビューデスマッチ！！ at DMM.co.jp
- Trans-world Wrestling Federation World Women's Tag Team Title
- "2005年年間AV女優ランキング ベスト100" (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- 東城『8/5ＡＶ女優衝撃デビュー』(32) Amore profile
- 東城 8/13スポーツ紙大掲載！ 〔32歳〕 愛と平和のＡＶ女優 delivery health profile
- Filmography from "東城えみ(とうじょうえみ)". DMM. Retrieved 2011-01-02.