Eri Kikuchi

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Eri Kikuchi
Born (1965-04-05) April 5, 1965 (age 49)[1]
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Other names Mai Akimoto (秋本麻衣?)
Eriko Ishikawa (石川江梨子?)
Yumiko Hino (比野由美子?)
Ethnicity Japanese
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)

Eri Kikuchi (菊池えり / 菊池エリ Kikuchi Eri?) is a pink film actress and an early Japanese AV idol of the 1980s. She has been described as one of the first Japanese AV actresses to be known primarily for her large breasts.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Kikuchi was born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on April 5, 1965.[3] She started as a fuzoku (sex industry) girl in hotels and soaplands and also made appearances in several underground pornographic films.[2] Her official AV debut was at age twenty in the video Beautiful D-Cup Girl, Sister L, released in September 1985 by CineMagic.[4] Kikuchi has been called the first adult video performer whose career was built around her exceptionally large breasts for that time in Japan.[2] The Big Bust genre, or "Kyonyu Boom" (巨乳ブーム?), which Kikuchi pioneered would be set "on fire" at the end of the 1980s with the debut of Kimiko Matsuzaka in 1989, and become established as a major genre of adult entertainment in Japan in the 1990s.[5]

Kikuchi's pink film debut was with Million Film in their Miss 20 Year-Old Momoko (ミス20才 快感!百合子の本番?) in 1986.[6] In August of the same year, she starred in a pink film for Shintoho Eiga, Eri Kikuchi: Big Tits (菊池エリ 巨乳 Kikuchi Eri Kyonyu?).[7] This film has Kikuchi playing "Eri", a nude model and AV actress who becomes romantically involved with her manager.[2] In 1988 she starred in one of Nikkatsu's last Roman Porno films, Eri Kikuchi: Big Tits Blame (菊池エリ 巨乳責め Kikuchi Eri: Kyonyuzeme?), and in 1993 she would star in another theatrical Big-Bust title (巨乳熟女 本番仕込み), for Excess Films, Nikkatsu's post-Roman Porno line of theatrical softcore pornography.[7][8] During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Kikuchi also appeared in a number of photobooks, mostly with the BDSM theme of rope bondage.[9]

Kikuchi spent some time in Guam with her husband, a non-Japanese dancer. Here she put her AV work on hold for a while, and worked mainly as a stripper. Kikuchi later returned to Japan and the AV industry.[citation needed]

In 2003, she was working as a lecturer/demonstrator at the AV Cultures School, a school started by male AV actor, Shinji Kubo, to train future AV directors.[10][11]

By December 2004 Kikuchi, aged 39, had returned to AV with a series of videos for Madonna, a studio specializing in "mature" actresses.[12] She also performed in Mourning Dress Slave / Eri Kikuchi in July 2005 for CineMagic, the AV company she had made her début with 20 years previously.[13]

As of 2013, Eri Kikuchi was billed at the Nagoya fashion health Nishiki VIP Toshima.[14]

Partial filmography[edit]

Release date[15] Video title Company Director Notes
1985-09 Beautiful D-Cup Girl, Sister L
D-CUP美少女 シスターL
D-Cup Bishojo Sister L
CineMagic AV debut[4]
1986-02-15 Slave Flower
D-CUP奴隷花
CineMagic
CS-01
With Yuuko Morishita
1988-05-25 Romance Collection Deluxe[16]
ロマンコレクション デラックス
Athena Eizou
AV-15
Hikaru Kito With Keiko Nakazawa, Itsumi Shikata, Anri Inoue, Mika Kawamura, Kei Asami & Michiru Kaneko
1988-06-23 Rose Lady, The Doll 2
D-CUP薔薇の貴婦人 THE DOOLⅡ
CineMagic
VS-64
Namio Ikebe
1993-01-29 F-Cup Typhoon
D-CUPFカップ・タイフーン
Kuki
QX-269
Harry Sugino
2001-01-13 Lesbian Collection 10
D-CUP百合図鑑10
CineMagic
CS-268
With Anri Inoue & Hikari Harada
2001-08-10 Pink Cinema Paradise 3 Try Heart
PKD-029
With Yasuko Yagami
2004-12-15 Madonna School - Rebellion of Mothers
マドンナ学園 - 母たちの反乱
Madonna
JUK-125 (VHS)
JUKD-125 (DVD)
With Ayano Murasaki
2005-01-15 Failure As A Wife
不倫白書 妻失格
Madonna
JUK-140 (VHS)
JUKD-140 (DVD)
With Mai Nakagawa
2005-03-11 Abnormal Hunting: Mourning Dress Slave 27
Abnormal Hunting 喪服奴隷ⅩⅩⅦ
CineMagic Collect
VS-770 (VHS - 90 min.)
DD-140 (DVD - 120 min.)
Hidekazu Takahara
2005-03-15 Married Woman and Lover
妻と愛人
Madonna
JUK-170 (VHS)
JUKD-170 (DVD)
With Natsuko Kayama
2005-04-15 Oiran (Courtesan)
花魁(おいらん)
Madonna
JUK-183 (VHS)
JUKD-183 (DVD)
With Aoi Yoshino & Hitomi Tachibana
2005-05-15 Failure as a Mother 5
近親白書 母親失格 5
Madonna
JUK-201 (VHS)
JUKD-201 (DVD)
With Riho Matsuoka
2005-07-22 Mourning Dress Slave / Eri Kikuchi
喪服奴隷 菊池えり
CineMagic Collect
DD-140
Hidekazu Takahara
2006-03-10 Duty Vol.64
Duty Vol.64 勝ち組マダムはおしゃぶり上手
J-Spot
DT-64
Uncensored
2007-03-23 The Doll, Tortured Bride
The DOLL 被虐の花嫁
CineMagic Collect
DD-238
Namio Ikebe
Shinsuke Kawazu
Compilation containing two earlier videos Rose Lady - The Doll & Tortured Bride

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from: "菊池 エリ - Kikuchi Eri" (in Japanese). 'Web I-dic' (Idol Dictionary). Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "菊池えり (Kikuchi Eri)". xxx.xcity.jp/SHIN-TOHO/HISTORY. Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  3. ^ "菊池 エリ - Kikuchi Eri" (in Japanese). 'Web I-dic' (Idol Dictionary). Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  4. ^ a b "1985" (in Japanese). AV 研究所 (AV Research Laboratory). Archived from the original on 2006-04-14. Retrieved 2007-07-21. 
  5. ^ Adachi, Noriyuki (1992). アダルトな人びと (Adaruto na Hitobito/"Adult" People (in Japanese). Tokyo: Kodansha. p. 50. ISBN 4-06-205546-5. 
  6. ^ "菊池えり (Kikuchi Eri)" (in Japanese). JMDB. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  7. ^ a b "菊池えり (Kikuchi Eri)" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  8. ^ Domenig, Roland (2002). "Vital flesh: the mysterious world of Pink Eiga". Archived from the original on 2004-11-18. Retrieved 2007-02-19. "Excess is an offshoot of Nikkatsu, established in 1988 when Nikkatsu ended Roman Porno production." 
  9. ^ "Eri Kikuchi 菊池エリ (菊池えり) Books". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  10. ^ "Adult video veteran turns porn pedant for new stick flick school". Mainichi Shimbun. 2003-06-11. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  11. ^ "AV Cultures School homepage". av-cs.jp. Archived from the original on 2003-08-01. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  12. ^ "菊池エリ きくちえり)(Eri Kikuchi Profile)" (in Japanese). www.madonna-av.com. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  13. ^ "Mourning Dress Slave, Eri Kikuchi". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  14. ^ "菊池えり 〔46歳〕 ☆憧れのAV女優☆". City Heaven. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  15. ^ Filmography based on: "Eri Kikuchi". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-14. , "Eri Kikuchi (Filmography)". Urabon Navigator 1997-2006. Retrieved 2007-08-08.  and "動画 ビデオ > AV女優 > 菊池エリ(きくちえり)" (in Japanese). www.dmm.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  16. ^ "ロマンコレクション デラックス" (in Japanese). www.sokmil.com. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 

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