Kate Asabuki

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Kate Asabuki
Born (1962-07-03) July 3, 1962 (age 52)<[1]
Tokyo, Japan
Ethnicity Japanese
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)

Kate Asabuki (朝吹 ケイト Asabuki Keito?, born July 3, 1962) is a Japanese actress who appeared in Nikkatsu's Roman Porno films of the 1980s and was also an early adult video (AV) performer.

Life and career[edit]

Asabuki studied French and English in college, and joined Nikkatsu to work in their Roman Porno films in 1982, while still attending university. She took her stage name "Kate" from Kate Bush, who was her favorite singer.[2] One of her earliest Nikkatsu appearances was in the seventh entry of the Female Teacher (Onna Kyoshi) series (1977–83), director Nobuhiko Saito's Assaulted The Female Teacher (1983).[3]

At Nikkatsu, Asabuki appeared in several films directed by Atsushi Fujiura.[4] She appeared in Fujiura's Lady's Triangle (Ojosan No Matagura, 1983).[5] Fujiura also directed one of Asabuki's most successful films, Koichiro Uno's Dancer of Izu (Uno Koichiro No Izu No Odoriko, 1984). Nikkatsu's Koichiro Uno series consisted of humorous sex stories featuring strong female leads. The series was conceived as Roman Pornos designed to appeal to women, and films that couples could enjoy together. This entry, called the best in the series, was a parody of Yasunari Kawabata's famous story, The Dancing Girl of Izu. In Uno's version, Kawabata's titular classical dancer was instead a stripper.[6]

Other prominent pinku eiga directors for whom Asabuki acted were Shogoro Nishimura in Woman with the Pierced Nipples (Chikubi Ni Pierce O Shita Onna) (1983),[7] and Masaru Konuma in Stewardess Scandal: Hold Me Like an Animal (Stewardess Scandal: Kemono No Youni Dakishimete) (1984).[8] When asked to comment on Asabuki, Konuma said, "A nice girl. Very responsive. One of the only actresses who could speak multiple languages. I had her talk English in one of the sex scenes. I liked the way it sounded."[9]

In 1983 Asabuki also appeared in some early videos released by Nikkatsu.[10] One of them, Blue Experience Part 1, become a highly ranked AV collectors item by 2005, with an estimated price of almost 60,000 yen (about $600).[11] A year later, in May 1984, Asabuki starred in one of the earliest adult videos produced by Japan Home Video, Happy Onanie, which was released under their Penguin label, the precursor to the Alice Japan brand.[12]

In the late 1990s Asabuki was an anchor on the weekly TV program Tokyo Rock TV. She continued her studies in England, and hoped to work as an actress in the United States,[2] a country she had visited four times by 1989. In 1999 she made a fifth trip to the U.S. to model for photographer Ron Vogel for several American magazines, including Penthouse and Hustler.[13]

Selected filmography[edit]

Theatrical films[edit]

Film title[14] Director Company Release date Notes
Joshidaisei no Kahanshin Na-nmo shsiran Oya
女子大生の下半身 な~んもしらん親
Keiko Kusuda Gendai Eizō Kikaku / Nikkatsu December 24, 1982 With Marino Shimabara & Seiko Mihara
Assaulted Female Teacher
襲われる女教師
Osowareru onna kyōshi
Nobuyuki Saito Nikkatsu February 4, 1983 With Sonny Chiba, Mika Hijii, Kaoru Mizuki & Yuki Kazamatsuri
Woman With Pierced Nipples
乳首にピアスをした女
Chikubi ni piasu o shita onna
Shōgorō Nishimura Nikkatsu April 25, 1983 With Usagi Aso & Jun Izumi
Lady's Triangle
お嬢さんの股ぐら
Ojōsan no matagura
Atsushi Fujiura Nikkatsu September 16, 1983 With Junko Asahina & Akio Kaneda
Final Scandal: Madam Likes It Hard
ファイナル・スキャンダル 奥様はお固いのがお好き
Final scandal: okusama wa okatai no ga osuki
Masaru Konuma Nikkatsu December 23, 1983 With Midori Satsuki, Kaoru Okamoto, Takashi Shikauchi & Toshiaki Amada
Kahanshin Shō Kō Gun
下半身症侯群
Genji Nakamura Nikkatsu February 3, 1984
Stewardess Scandal: Hold Me Like An Animal
スチュワーデス・スキャンダル 獣のように抱きしめて
Stewardess Scandal: Kemono No Youni Dakishimete
Masaru Konuma Nikkatsu March 16, 1984 With Makoto Yoshino, Shigeru Muroi & Tomoko Ai
Koichiro Uno's Dancer of Izu
宇能鴻一郎の伊豆の踊り子
Uno Koichiro no Izu no odoriko
Atsushi Fujiura Nikkatsu May 25, 1984 With Kaoru Oda, Nami Matsukawa, Mizuho Nakagawa & Rika Ishii
Odoru chibusa
踊る乳房
Yoshihiro Kawasaki Nikkatsu July 13, 1984 With Miduho Nakagawa, Kaoru Mizuki & Shinji Sekikawa
Joshidaisei: onsen geisha
女子大生 温泉芸者
Atsushi Fujiura Nikkatsu December 8, 1984
Kyōko Aizome's Widow's Boarding House
愛染恭子の未亡人下宿
Aizome Kyōko no Mibōjin Geshuku
Shinya Yamamoto Nikkatsu December 22, 1984 With Kyōko Aizome
Swappu shinsatsushitsu: mitsushibuki
スワップ診察室 密しぶき
Atsushi Fujiura Nikkatsu February 22, 1986 With Megumi Kiyosato
Asabuki Keito: Okatai no Gaosuki
朝吹ケイト お固いのがお好き
Sachi Hamano Xces December 23, 1993 With Ryūji Yamamoto
Hitozuma hatsujōki furin mamire
人妻発情期 不倫まみれ
Masanori Kudō Xces April 29, 1999 With Yuri Komuro

Adult Videos (AV)[edit]

Video title[15] Director Company Release date Notes
Blue Experience Part 1
碧い体験 PART 1
Aoi Taiken PART 1
Hidehiro Ito Nikkatsu
A-101
August 16, 1983
Blue Experience Part 2
碧い体験 PART 2
Aoi Taiken PART 2
Hidehiro Ito Nikkatsu
A-102
August 16, 1983
Happy Onanie
ルンルンオナニー
Shinya Yamamoto Japan Home Video / Penguin
KA-1006
May 21, 1984
New Woman Teacher Dream Examination
新任女教師 性夢の調べ
Five Star 1985
Medical Examination At Night
夜の診察室「はいるわ!」
Five Star 1986
Provocative Performance
挑発本番
Chōhatsu Honban
Five Star 1986
The School Mistress Weeps for Rape
女教師乱れ泣き
Shuji Kataoka Eight Man
OE-002
April 24, 1994 With Conchita Matsumoto, Mai Asakura, Mari Misato & Yuri Murakami

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "朝吹ケイト - Asabuki Keito". Web I-dic (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Kate Asabuki — A pictorial", Asian Cult Cinema #22, pp. 32–3.
  3. ^ Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books: Asian Cult Cinema Publications. p. 150. ISBN 1-889288-52-7. 
  4. ^ Weisser, p. 227.
  5. ^ "Ojosan no matagura". IMDB. 1983. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  6. ^ Weisser, pp. 447–8.
  7. ^ "Chikubi ni pierce o shita onna/Woman with Pierced Nipples". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  8. ^ "Stewardess Scandal: Kemon no Youni Dakishimete/Stewardess Scandal: Hold Me Like An Animal/Fly Girls in Action, The". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  9. ^ Konuma, Masaru (1998). Interviewed by Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser on November 6, 1998, in Asian Cult Cinema, #22, 1st Quarter, 1999. p. 22.
  10. ^ "Kate Asabuki (Filmography)". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  11. ^ Otsubo, Kemuta (July 22, 2005). 早くも高値DVDまで登場!? プレミアAVの世界 (in Japanese). All About. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  12. ^ ルンルンオナニー (in Japanese). www.alicejapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  13. ^ Asabuki, Kate. (1999). "Hollywood or Bust - Memoirs of America" in Asian Cult Cinema #25, 4th Quarter, 1999. p.59
  14. ^ Filmography based on Kate Asabuki at the Internet Movie Database, "朝吹ケイト (Asabuki Keito)". JMDB (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-10-28. , 朝吹ケイト (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2010-10-29.  and "Kate Asabuki (Filmography)". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  15. ^ Filmography based on "Kate Asabuki (Filmography)". Urabon Navigator. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2010-10-28.  and "VHS"朝吹ケイト" (in Japanese). www.amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 

Sources[edit]

  • Asabuki, Kate. (1999). "Hollywood or Bust - Memoirs of America" in Asian Cult Cinema #25, 4th Quarter, 1999. p. 58-62.
  • "朝吹ケイト (Asabuki Keito)". JMDB (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  • "朝吹ケイト - Asabuki Keito". Web I-dic (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  • Kate Asabuki at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Kate Asabuki - A pictorial", Asian Cult Cinema #22, p. 32-33
  • "KATE ASABUKI". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  • Konuma, Masaru. (1998). Interviewed by Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser on November 6, 1998, in Asian Cult Cinema, #22, 1st Quarter, 1999. p. 19-28.
  • Saotome, Hiromi (2006-03-10). "朝吹ケイト ("Kate Asabuki"". ロマンポルノ女優 (Roman Porno Actresses) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Publishers. pp. 152–158. ISBN 4-309-48156-6. 
  • Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. ISBN 1-889288-52-7. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "The 25 Sexiest Women of 2001: #22 Kate Asabuki" (2001). in Celebrity Sleuth magazine, Vol. 14, #3, pg. 12-15.[1]

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