Jun Kusanagi

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Jun Kusanagi
Born (1978-06-05) June 5, 1978 (age 36)[1]
Tokyo, Japan
Other names Mizuho Kano
Asami Narua
Kirin Junna
Ethnicity Japanese
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Website
http://www.june2525.com/top.html

Jun Kusanagi / June Kusanagi (草凪純 Kusanagi Jun?, born June 5, 1978) is a Japanese model and AV idol famous for her metric G-cup-sized bust.[2] She has been called "one of Japan's most prolific and popular photo model/AV stars."[3]

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Jun Kusanagi was born in Tokyo on June 5, 1978.[4] When asked to what she attributed her figure, Kusanagi commented, "I go to fitness club, facial cares, and I do exercise at my home too… I did sit-ups a lot of times. When I was high school, I could do 200."[5]

AV debut[edit]

Kusanagi made her adult video (AV) debut in October, 1996 with the video Pin Pin Girl, directed by Yuji Sakamoto and released by the MAX-A studio.[3] Because publishing companies own model's stage names, it is not uncommon for an AV actress to use more than one name during her career as she moves from company to company. Kusanagi debuted with the MAX-A studio under the name Mizuho Kanou (加納瑞穂 Kanō Mizuho?), and continued to use that name in appearances for MAX-A and Alice Japan even after she had begun using the name Jun Kusanagi for other companies.[3] She has also used the stage names Narua Asami (淺海成亞 Asami Narua?), and Kirin Junna (純名きりん Junna Kirin?).

Kusanagi appeared in five more adult videos during the next six months.[3] She made one more video for MAX-A in November,[6] and then moved to the Alice Japan label in December[7] where she made the other four. Obscene Model, her first work for Alice Japan, was also directed by Sakamoto[7] while Kusanagi's fourth video for the company, Reverse Soap Heaven, was in the popular genre of a prominent AV actress supposedly performing in a soapland.[8]

After having made six AVs, Kusanagi stopped performing in videos for a time to concentrate on modeling.[3] Alice Japan issued a compilation video entitled Mizuho Kanou Forever in July 1997.[3] Kusanagi apparently had dental work done soon after her break from AV performance, as her subsequent appearances in photobooks and magazines show that her teeth, previously slightly crooked, were now straight.[3] Appearing under the stage name Narua Asami, the first of Kusanagi's five photobooks, Queen Bee, was released in August 1997,[9] and several magazine appearances under this stage name followed.[3]

First AV come-back[edit]

Kusanagi's come-back video, again with Alice Japan under the name Mizuho Kano, was in March 1998 with Big Tits Rebirth.[3] After this come-back she released about one video a month for the next year and a half.[10] For Eichi Publishing, Kusanagi appeared in her second photobook, Kubire, which was released in April 1998. This was her first appearance under the name Jun Kusanagi.[citation needed] She continued appearing in videos for Alice Japan as Mizuho Kano, while making video and magazine appearances as Jun Kusanagi when working for Eichi during this same period.[3] The photobook Kubire 2 came out in December 1998.[9]

Kusanagi's videos at this time delved into several of the genres in Japanese adult videos including S&M,[11] and cosplay.[12][13] Two other videos were in the documentary style genre and focused on the video audience. The plot of Home Delivery Soapland has her character making house-calls for "the poor lonely guy who watches our videos"[14] and in the January 1999 release, Saint Lady Molester, the plot involves sex with the winners of an Internet contest.[15]

Second retirement and come-back[edit]

In August 1999, Kusanagi again released a farewell appearance, the photobook Jun, and a calendar for the year 2000.[3] Two years later, with Playboy photographer, Kim Mizuno, Kusanagi produced an 80-page, hardcover volume entitled Dangerous Curve which was released in April 2001.[9] In her diary she expressed disappointment that she felt her career had failed. It could be due to a combination of bad business decisions, and the fact that she had passed her prime so quickly.[16] Another retirement from public life during the first half of the 2000s followed, during which time the Alice Japan, Atlas21 and MAX-A labels released several compilations of scenes from Kusanagi's previous work, as well as re-issues of the original videos.[10]

In July 2003, Kusanagi followed AV idols Ai Iijima and Madoka Ozawa by seeking to expand her career in Taiwan. She performed at a multimedia show in Taipei's World Trade Center. One news report declared her appearance in the country had created a "media storm", but also found that her "dancing prowess and stage show were unimpressive" and that her audience was generally "disappointed".[2] She became a subject of controversy when it was claimed that she was working in the country without a permit. She had to cancel performances on the second day of her planned 3-day tour of the country. Kusanagi's agent in Taiwan claimed that she was not actually working in the country, but that she was only engaging in photo opportunities, shopping and visiting fans. Local Chinese-language newspapers, however, reported that she had been paid.[2][17]

In May 2006, ten years after her debut, she released a new DVD with Crystal-Eizou called Comeback!! Queen of Kubire Jun Kusanagi (復活!!くびれの女王 草凪純?). The June issue of Urecco magazine devoted a feature to Kusanagi's return to the AV world.[18] Kusanagi made several more videos after this second comeback, many in the "mature woman" or "madame" genre for Madonna, but also including nakadashi and simulated rape releases for Attackers and an interracial video (Black Men And Promiscuity) for Moodyz. She also began to appear in a number of "uncensored" videos, those without the pixelation used to disguise the genitals required in Japanese videos.[19]

Kusanagi has been featured in U.S. publications Playboy and Penthouse, an unusual achievement for a Japan-based model.[20] She has appeared on various Japanese TV shows including Gilgamesh Night and the TV Asahi variety show Tonight 2.[20] With her long and varied career, Kusanagi has been called "one of the legends of AV".[21]

As of 2013, Kusanagi was billed at the hostess club Club Lucy in Roppongi.[22][23]

Filmography[edit]

Video title[24] Company Director Notes Release date
Pin Pin Girl MAX-A Calen
XC-1068
Yuji Sakamoto October 25, 1996
Body Play II: Intoxication of Eros
肉体遊戯II
MAX-A Calen
XC-1071
Sara Kirazuki November 25, 1996
Obscene Model / Y-Setsu Model
猥褻モデル
Alice Japan
KA-1820
Yuji Sakamoto December 27, 1996
Body Report
ボディ白書
Alice Japan
KA-1823
Kyosuke Murayama January 25, 1997
Sexy Butt (Mejiri)
女尻
Alice Japan
KA-1833 (VHS)
DC-043 (VCD)
Kyosuke Murayama VHS:April 30, 1997
VCD:September 25, 1998
Reverse Soap Heaven / The Contrary Soap Heaven
逆ソープ天国
Alice Japan Babylon
KR-9047
Masayuki Naruse May 30, 1997
Mizuho Kanou Forever
加納瑞穂 フォーエバー
Alice Japan
KA-1840 (VHS)
DC-019 (VCD)
Compilation VHS:July 4, 1997
VCD:November 21, 1997
Big Tits Rebirth
巨乳転生
Kyonyu Tenshou
Alice Japan
KA-1871
Kyosuke Murayama March 13, 1998
Big Tits Dynamite
巨乳ダイナマイト
Alice Japan
KA-1874
Jin Shomaru April 10, 1998
Tits-Nyuton
tNYUTON
Alice Japan
KA-1880
May 15, 1998
G-Cup Danger!
G-Cup Kiken!
Eichi Publishing Softcore "Image" video May 1998
Violent Lips
激唇
Atlas21
8A-066
Masato Ishioka June 30, 1998
Legend Of An AV Idol
AVアイドル伝説
Atlas21
8A-074
Hidekazu Takaharu July 25, 1998
NEO Bloody Uniform Connection 43
NEO出血大制服43
Atlas21
8A-083
Kyuhei Tsubakihara August 25, 1998
Home Delivery Soapland
宅配ソープでございます
Atlas21 Saurs
TMC-021
Sun Matsui September 30, 1998
Targeted Female Teacher
ねらわれた女教師
h.m.p. Miss Christine
TMC-021
Midori Moriguchi October 21, 1998
GTO
草凪純:GTO
Eichi Publishing Softcore "Image" video November 1998
The Kageki
ザ・カゲキ
h.m.p. Samm
TSV-029
Ryutaro Kanno November 30, 1998
The Real Mizuho Kanou
ザ・リアル 加納瑞穂
h.m.p. Samm
TSV-031
Kin Ishikawa December 25, 1998
Saint Lady Molester
聖痴女
Alice Japan Babylon
KR-9090
Sho Takaki January 22, 1999
Super Horny Monsters Legend 3
超淫獣伝説III
With Mai Shiina
Alice Japan Babylon
KR-9093 (VHS)
DV-011 (DVD)
Yuji Sakamoto VHS:February 26, 1999
DVD:July 23, 1999
Inhumanity / Give Up Human Being
人間廃業
Alice Japan Babylon
KR-9097
Kunihiro Hasegawa March 26, 1999
Perverted Secretary Likes It Raw - Part 24
H秘書はナマがお好き PART24
HRC Cher
HRC-313
Hitoshi Mochinaga May 25, 1999
Body Language
ボディランゲージ
Atlas21
AVD-013
October 15, 1999
Mizuho Kano DX
加納瑞穂DX
MAX-A Samansa
XS-2220
Compilation March 2, 2001
Mizuho Kano Special
加納瑞穂スペシャル
Alice Japan
DV-088
Compilation DVD containing Obscene Model and Body Report September 28, 2001
Uncut-4 hours!! Mizuho Kano
ノーカット4時間!!加納瑞穂
Alice Japan
DV-310
Compilation DVD December 19, 2003
Superior
スペリオール
Atlas21
AVD-178
Compilation DVD containing Passionate Lip, Legend Of An AV Idol & Home Delivery Soapland February 25, 2004
Uncut 4 Hours!! Mizuki Kano 2
ノーカット4時間!!加納瑞穂 2
Alice Japan
DV-352
Compilation DVD containing Big Tits Dynamite, Tits-Nyuton, Reverse Soap Heaven & Saint Lady Molester May 14, 2004
CLUB-MAX / Mizuho Kano
CLUB-MAX 加納瑞穂
MAX-A
XV-207
Compilation DVD containing Pin Pin Girl & Body Play II November 28, 2004
Comeback!! Queen of Kubire Jun Kusanagi
復活!!くびれの女王 草凪純
Crystal-Eizou Grace
GRDV-024
May 26, 2006
She's A Bitch Even Though She's a Masochist
痴女なのにMなんです
Crystal-Eizou Grace
GRDV-026
June 30, 2006
Fetish Mode Crystal-Eizou Grace
GA-49D
August 25, 2006
Sell Debut
初セル
Moodyz Diva
MIDD-192
Bunchou Yoshino September 13, 2006
Hyper-Digital Mosaic Vol.040
ハイパーデジタルモザイク Vol.040
Moodyz Diva
MIDD-200
Pione Matsuzaka October 1, 2006
Obscene Teacher: Private After-School Lesson
淫行女教師 放課後の個人授業
Madonna
JUKD-503
November 25, 2006
My Aunt, Jun Kusanagi
僕のおばさん 草凪純
Madonna
JUKD-521
December 25, 2006
St. Madonna Hospital
僕のおばさん 草凪純
Madonna
JUKD-536
Eitaro Haga With Chisato Shouda, Maki Tomoda Misuzu Shiratori January 25, 2007
Lewd Madam's Fitness 2
人妻喰いこみフィットネス 2
Madonna
JUKD-553
With Monica Serizawa, Ryou Hanasaki & Serena Kisaragi February 25, 2007
Raped Mother
義母姦
Madonna
JUKD-573
March 25, 2007
Woman Lawyer Creampie 13 Shots - Courtroom of Justice 2
女弁護士中出し13連発 正義の法廷2
Attackers Shark
SHKD-289
Eitaro Haga With Riko Sakura April 7, 2007
Raped In Husband's Presence
夫の目の前で犯されて
Attackers Shark
SHKD-291
Mr. Watakano May 7, 2007
Glamorous Woman Moodyz Real
MIRD-021
Sekido Chokka With Maki Tomoda & Yumi Kazama June 1, 2007
Black Men And Promiscuity
黒人と乱交
Moodyz Gati
MIGD-022
[Jo]Style July 1, 2007
Japanese Peach Girl Vol.42
ジャパニーズピーチガール Vol.42 草凪純
Pink Puncher
PB-091
Uncensored November 14, 2007
Pirating Housing Manager Diary
盗撮マンション管理人日誌
Glory Quest Dangerous Relations
DRS-01
With Riri Kōda April 10, 2008
Red Hot Fetish Collection Vol.57
レッドホットフェティッシュコレクション Vol.57 草凪純
Red Hot
RED-073
Uncensored April 11, 2008
I Wanna Fuck My Friend's Mature Mother
熟れた友達のお母さんを犯しまくりたい。
Dogma
DDB-064
Be-Bop Minoru May 19, 2008
Tora Tora Gold Vol.73
トラトラゴールド Vol.73 草凪純
Tora-Tora-Tora
TRG-073
Uncensored June 20, 2008
Cabin Attendant in Threatened Sweet Room
スチュワーデスin….(脅迫スイートルーム)
Dream Ticket
VDD-034
July 22, 2008
Sperma Queen : Jun Kusanagi
スペルマ クィーン : 草凪純
Studio Teriyaki
BT-22
Uncensored April 29, 2009
Mother And Son Fuck
母子交尾 [土肥路]
Ruby
BKD-45
September 19, 2009
Red Hot Jam Vol.148
レッドホットジャム Vol.148 草凪純
Red Hot
RHJ-148
Uncensored June 30, 2010
Red Hot Jam Vol.152
レッドホットジャム Vol.152 裸家族
Red Hot
RHJ-152
With Yuri Aine
Uncensored
July 30, 2010
CATCHEYE Vol.16
変態痴女教師の特別授業 : 草凪純
Catcheye
DRC-016
Uncensored January 5, 2011
Glamorous : Yuno Hoshi, Jun Kusanagi
グラマラス 華麗な肉体が視覚的なエロスを演出 !! : 星優乃, 草凪純
Samurai Porn
DSAM-03
With Yuno Hoshi
Uncensored
March 1, 2011
CATCHEYE Vol.49 Catcheye
DRC-049
Uncensored March 1, 2012

Photobooks[edit]

Solo works[edit]

Video title Company Director Release date
Queen Bee Ryoichi Ochiai Kaiosha August 1997
Kubire Hiroyoshi Saiki Eichi Publishing April 1998
re-released May 1998
Kubire 2 Shinji Hosono Eichi Publishing December 1998
Jun Shoken Takahashi Futaba-sha August 1999
Dangerous Curve Kim Mizuno MZ Productions April 2001

Appearances in compilations[edit]

Video title Company Director Release date
Nude Miyazawa 2 Miyazawa Masaaki  ? October 1998
Erovogue Ryosuke Handa Shinchosha December 1998
Chinkame Keisuke "Ching" Naito Takarajima-sha November 2000
Venus of the 20th Century Weekly Playboy Shueisha December 2000

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from "加納瑞穂 (Kanou Mizuho)" (in Japanese). 'Web I-dic' (Idol Dictionary). Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  2. ^ a b c "Japanese adult-video star's shows banned over permit". The China Post. July 5, 2003. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k J., Lee (May 9, 2006). "Biography". www.asian-sirens.com. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  4. ^ "加納瑞穂 (Kanou Mizuho)" (in Japanese). 'Web I-dic' (Idol Dictionary). Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Forever Mizuho". xxx.xcity.jp. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Body Play". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  7. ^ a b "Obscene Model". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  8. ^ "Reverse Soap Heaven". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  9. ^ a b c "Books". www.asian-sirens.com. February 26, 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  10. ^ a b "Jun Kusanagi". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  11. ^ "Big Tits Rebirth". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  12. ^ "Big Tits Dynamite". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  13. ^ "NEO Bloody Uniform Connection 43". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  14. ^ "Home Delivery Soapland". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  15. ^ "Saint Lady Molester". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  16. ^ "香港より・・・" (in Japanese). June 18, 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  17. ^ Chang, Yun-Ping (July 5, 2003). "Porn star subject of growing probe". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  18. ^ "MGZ643 Urecco June 2006 vol. 259". www.jlist.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  19. ^ "女優プロフィール: 草凪純" (in Japanese). AVEntertainments. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  20. ^ a b "高校教師 爆乳をもてあそばれて" (in Japanese). www.shinnihoneizo.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  21. ^ "GRDV029 FETISH MODE -- Jun Kusanagi". www.jlist.com. Archived from the original on 2004-05-31. Retrieved 2007-05-19. "One of the legends of AV has come back to the spotlight! Jun Kusanagi (also known as Mizuho Kano...)" 
  22. ^ "草凪純(くさなぎじゅん) / 加納瑞穂(かのうみずほ)" (in Japanese). Fuzoku AV. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  23. ^ "草凪 純 [32才] (クサナギ ジュン)" (in Japanese). Gold-Finger. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  24. ^ Filmography from "Jun Kusanagi". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-17.  and "Jun Kusanagi (Filmography)". Urabon Navigator 1997-2006. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  25. ^ Photobook list from "Books". www.asian-sirens.com. February 26, 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 

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