Kurumi Morishita

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Kurumi Morishita
Born (1979-07-29) July 29, 1979 (age 35)[1]
Akita, Akita , Japan
Ethnicity Japanese
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Website
http://blog.livedoor.jp/morisitakurumi/

Kurumi Morishita (森下くるみ Morishita Kurumi?) is an actress, writer and a former adult video actress who had a long and prolific career. She has been described as a legendary AV Idol and an "AV Queen".[2] She retired from the adult entertainment industry in 2009.

Life and career[edit]

Morishita was born on July 29, 1979 in Akita, Japan. In an interview from early in her career she describes her difficult family life. Her father was a physically abusive alcoholic who terrorized her and her brother until her parents' divorce when Morishita was in her junior year in high school. Although she considered her mother her only parent, she remained in touch with her father. She says that her early need for self-reliance caused her not to trust others or be able to open up to people. The interviewer describes her as having an "unusually cold and solitary personality."[3] Morishita attended the Akita Technical High School and then worked as a shop girl in Tokyo. She was recruited into the AV industry in Tokyo's Shinjuku district.[4]

AV debut - SOD[edit]

Morishita began her adult video career in September 1998 at age nineteen with the Soft On Demand studio where she began her long association with the director TOHJIRO.[4][5] For the next three years under an exclusive contract[6] she continued to make videos for SOD, an "indie" studio known for more hardcore activities than some of the more mainstream studios. Morishita has said that she did not think SOD was making her do hardcore scenes, but that her work was more risque than most other AV actresses and "I think the way I do them is better befitting an AV actress."[3] Morishita was considered the studio's most prominent actress during her tenure with SOD when she was called "The Queen of Independent AVs", a title which she says she did not like.[3] In 2002, SOD celebrated her career by issuing a four volume retrospective of her work with the studio Kurumi Morishita - History (森下くるみヒストリー). Each of the 2-hour compilations contained scenes from six (five for Vol. 4) of her SOD videos.[7]

While at SOD, Murishita also starred in an SOD produced V-Cinema production Patty the High School Fighter of Love (恋身女子校生パティ Renshin Joshikousei Patty?) directed by Kazuhiko Matsumoto and co-starring another noted director, Toru Muranishi.[8] The video, based on the manga of the same name, was released in joint adult (90 min) and softcore (60 min.) versions by SOD in July 2000.[9]

Dogma[edit]

Dogma studio was founded by director TOHJIRO in 2001 as part of SOD but in 2002 broke off to become an independent company. At that time Morishita left SOD to join Dogma and TOHJIRO as a contract actress.[10] Morishita has starred in most of the genres popular at Dogma which is known for its extreme and sometimes bizarre fetish videos which include bondage, forced fellatio and various S&M themes.[10]

Morishita has won acclaim for her lesbian-themed videos including the December 2002 title for Dogma, Mourning Dress Sisters, Close Relative Lesbian. In this fictional melodrama about two sisters experimenting with lesbian sex after the death of their mother, one reviewer comments that the performances are carried off with such conviction that the scenes become love scenes rather than sex scenes.[11] She also co-starred in a June 2003 production by KMP entitled Forest in Nude. Directed by TOHJIRO, a reviewer call this a "soft, bittersweet story of two friends who remember the days of their youth and the sexual experiences they had".[12] In December 2005 she and director TOHJIRO returned to make peace at their old studio SOD with Stripper, a lesbian love story with SOD star Nana Natsume.[13]

Her popularity as an actress continued at Dogma, in 2003 the major Japanese video distributor DMM ranked her No. 4 in its list of the 100 top actresses by sales.[14] She made the top 10 again in 2004, being ranked No. 9.[15] She is known as "the goddess of Dogma"[16] Morishita also received one of the Channel Actress Performance Awards at the 2005 Adult Broadcasting Awards for the 2004 broadcast season on the Non Stop channel.[17][18]

She made her first interracial video in November 2006, BLACK・KURUMI, admitting according to the Dogma blurb "I am a bit apprehensive but you have to push your limits to keep going further."[19] In a later video Killer Kurumi, released January 2007 and directed by KINGDOM, there is a rather elaborate fictional plot. In prison for murder, she is offered her freedom in exchange for working for "the company". This consists of seducing targets and then executing them after sex - until she falls in love with one of her targets.[20] She made only a few other original videos for Dogma in 2007 and 2008 and she announced her retirement in her blog in May 2009.[21][22]

When the major Japanese adult video distributor DMM held a poll of its customers in 2012 to choose the 100 all time best AV actresses to celebrate the 30th anniversary of adult videos in Japan, Morishita was voted in at number 64.[23]

After AV retirement[edit]

Morishita has kept a detailed blog of her life and activities since February 2003,[24] but her literary activities have extended beyond blogging. In March 2007, she published a diary-like account of her life called Subete wa 'hadaka ni naru' kara hajimatte (すべては「裸になる」から始まって?). In the book she describes her longing for family love and her loneliness which led her into AV work.[25] She says she intended the book to be read by women and was "a bit embarrassed" that men would also read it.[26] The book was made into a movie of the same name in 2012 with Morishita collaborating with director-writer Saku Nakamachi on the screenplay.[27] The R-18 movie, starring former AKB48 singer Risa Narita as Morishita, was released in Japan in February 2012.[28][29]

Morishita published a second book concerning life in the AV industry in 2011 titled Rafu - in English "Nude Woman" (らふ?). Since her first book involved only her views, she wanted to broaden the perspective by interviewing other AV actresses about their experiences and lives. The eight actresses included Elly Akira and Maria Ozawa.[27][30]

She has also published fiction, the story Dahlia (ダリア) in Vol. 5 of the literary magazine Esora (エソラ) in August 2008[31] and a novel, Ryuuka Suigin (硫化水銀), in the February 2008 issue of the literary monthly Contemporary Fiction (小説現代),[32] which was also published in digital form in October 2008.[33] In 2012, she wrote the screenplay for the young Japanese woman director Chihiro Amano's film Koi wa parēdo no yō ni (恋はパレードのように?).[34]

Morishita made her first mainstream movie in April 2011, starring in director Yu Irie's Ringing in Their Ears (劇場版 神聖かまってちゃん/ロックンロールは鳴り止まないっ Gekijouban Shinsei kamatte-chan: Rokkun rōru wa nari tomaranai?), a drama about lives being changed by a rock group's upcoming concert.[2][27] In December 2012, Morishita starred in the romantic fantasy Love Me for Hundreds of Years (死んでもいいの 百年恋して Shindemoiino hyakunen koi shite?) directed by Toshirō Enomoto and written by Shinji Imaoka. Her co-star in the film was another former AV actress, Sasa Handa.[35]

Filmography[edit]

Adult videos (AV)[edit]

Release date[36] Video title Company Director Notes
1998-09-18 Ubu (Simple)
うぶ 森下くるみ
SOD Ubu
UBU-001
TOHJIRO Debut
1998-10-16 Piku Piku Shichau
ぴくぴくしちゃう
SOD
CBD-002
TOHJIRO
1998-11-20 Sailor Mura Mura, Bloomer Puri Puri
セーラーむらむら、ブルマーぷるぷる
SOD
CBD-003
TOHJIRO
1999-01-08 Assault
暴行
SOD
CBD-004
TOHJIRO
1999-02-05 Azure Forest
瑠璃色の森
SOD
CBD-005
TOHJIRO
1999-03-05 Sex Around the Clock
四六時中SEX
SOD
CBD-006
TOHJIRO
1999-04-09 Nurse Hunting: Female Body Laboratory
女体実験室 ナース狩り
SOD
SDDL-010
TOHJIRO
1999-05-14 Lost Anal Virgin
喪失 [アナルウ゛ァージン]
SOD
SDDL-013
TOHJIRO
1999-09-30 Higi Denju
喪失 [秘技伝授]
SOD
SDDL-051
TOHJIRO Co-starring Yuri Komuro
2000-01-20 Kurumi's Fan Gratitude Day
森下くるみのファン感謝デー
SOD
SDDL-070
Chie Sugawara
2000-02-05 Bishoujo Kumikyoku Ingo
美少女組曲淫語
SOD
SDDL-077
Bunchou Yoshino
2000-03-05 Forbidden Private Garden - Kurumi Lesbian Hell
禁断の花園~くるみレズ地獄~
SOD
SDDL-085
Noboru Iguchi Lesbian
With Mariko Kawana & Mei Sawaga
2000-09-05 Fuckin' On
森下くるみの音 Fuckin'on
SOD
SDDL-092
2001-02-07 Omote Kurumi, Ura Kurumi
表くるみ 裏くるみ
SOD Hamlet
SDDM-007
TOHJIRO Gravure (non-sex), filmed in Saipan
2001-06-07 Innocent Desire
青い性欲
Dogma
DDT-001
TOHJIRO
2001-11-20 Kurumi's 2nd Fan Gratitude Day
第2回森下くるみのファン感謝デー
SOD
SDDH-013
TOHJIRO
2002-01-10 Private
プライベート
SOD
ANZ-003
Tatsuya Aoki
2002-04-06 Roommate
ルームメイト
Dogma
DDT-021
TOHJIRO Co-starring Ai Nagase
2002-05-06 Semen Teacher
ザーメン女教師
Dogma
DDT-026
TOHJIRO
2002-06-06 Classmate, Best Friend
同級生BEST FRIEND
Dogma
DDT-029
TOHJIRO Co-starring Shinobu Kasagi
2002-07-05 Kurumi Morishita History Vol. 1 (1998.9-1999.3)
森下くるみヒストリー VOL.1
SOD
SDDL-162
Compilation
2002-07-19 Kurumi Morishita History Vol. 2 (1999.4-1999.12)
森下くるみヒストリー VOL.2
SOD
SDDL-168
Compilation
2002-08-04 Kurumi Morishita History Vol. 3 (2000.1-2000.12)
森下くるみヒストリー VOL.3
SOD
SDDL-174
Compilation
2002-08-10 Young Sister, the Masochist Girl
妹 M少女
Dogma
DDT-037
TOHJIRO
2002-08-17 Kurumi Morishita History Vol. 4 (2001.1-2001.11)
森下くるみヒストリー VOL.4
SOD
SDDL-179
Compilation
2002-09-10 Object Stalker, Rape Slave (Beautiful Slave)
主観ストーカー レイプ奴隷
Dogma
DDT-043
TOHJIRO
2002-11-10 Hammett San
ハメットさん
Dogma
DDT-050
TOHJIRO With Yukari Sakurada
2002-12-10 Mourning Dress Sisters, Close Relative Lesbian
喪服の姉妹 近親レズビアン
Dogma
DDT-052
TOHJIRO Lesbian
Co-starring Sayaka Tsutsumi
2003-02-10 Bitch Hour, The Ultimate Slut Confrontation
悪女の時間 究極の痴女対決
Dogma
DDT-058
TOHJIRO Co-starring Ran Asakawa
2003-03-10 Sperm Lesbian 2003
スペレズ2003
Dogma
DDT-059
TOHJIRO Co-starring Fuka Sakurai
2003-05-10 Beautiful Slut's Kiss and Sex Special
美しい痴女の接吻とセックス
Dogma
DDN-039
Hitoshi Nimura
2003-06-27 Forest in Nude
ミリオンスペシャル ヌードの森 〜メモワール レズビアン〜
KMP Million
MILV-081
TOHJIRO Lesbian
Co-starring Nao Oikawa
2003-07-10 Penis Venus
男根少女 森下くるみ 森下くるみは、ペニスが生えた夢をみるか?
Dogma
DDN-043
Hitoshi Nimura
2003-10-10 Confinement Chair Trance
拘束椅子トランス
Dogma
DDT-072
TOHJIRO
2004-04-15 Change
チェンジ 森下くるみ・桜井風
Dogma
DDT-086
TOHJIRO Co-starring Fuuka Sakurai
2004-05-15 Onanii Navigator
コスプレくるみのオナニー ナビゲーター 森下くるみ
Dogma
DDT-089
TOHJIRO
2004-07-10 Lesbian Confinement Chair
拘束椅子レズビアン 森下くるみ 三上翔子
Dogma
DDT-093
TOHJIRO Co-starring Shoko Mikami
2004-09-10 Tokyo Maso Lady Story
東京M女ストーリー
Dogma
DDT-097
TOHJIRO
2004-12-10 Normal Sex
コスプレくるみの普通のSEX4連発
Dogma
DDT-106
TOHJIRO
2005-01-10 Kurumi Morishita's Love and Lust
森下くるみの恋と性欲
Dogma
DDN-088
Hitoshi Nimura
2005-04-15 Inside a Treasure
蔵の中
Moodyz Killer
MDED-383
TOHJIRO Co-starring An Nanba
2005-06-19 Endless Fucker 2005
エンドレス ファッカー2005 森下くるみ
Dogma
DDT-122
TOHJIRO
2005-12-04 Stripper
ストリッパー
SOD
SDDM-727
TOHJIRO Co-starring Nana Natsume with Sakura Sakurada, Maki Tomoda & Ami Nishimura
2006-01-19 Kurumi's Blog
くるみのブログ 森下くるみ
Dogma
ODD-006
Company Matsuo
2006-06-19 Rope Lesbian Triangle
縄・トライアングル レズビアン
Dogma
COT-004
TOHJIRO Lesbian
With Mayura Hoshitsuki & Shuri Himesaki
2006-11-19 BLACK・KURUMI
ブラック・くるみ 森下くるみ
Dogma
DDT-152
TOHJIRO Inter-racial
2007-01-19 Killer Kurumi
KILLER KURUMI~キラーくるみ 森下くるみ
Dogma
DKD-001
KINGDOM
2007-07-19 Body Jack
BodyJack ボディージャック 森下くるみ
Dogma
DWD-002
K*WEST
2007-10-15 The Human Toilet Teacher
肉便器先生 森下くるみ
Dogma
DDB-052
Be-Bop Minoru
2008-01-15 Why Pussy Falls in Love With Pussy
マンコがマンコに恋をする理由 森下くるみ×松野ゆい
Dogma
DDN-167
Hitoshi Nimura Lesbian
Co-starring Yui Matsuno

Theatrical films[edit]

  • Ringing in Their Ears (劇場版 神聖かまってちゃん/ロックンロールは鳴り止まないっ Gekijouban Shinsei kamatte-chan: Rokkun rōru wa nari tomaranai?) (April 2011)
  • Totechita-Chiquitita (トテチータ・チキチータ?) (April 2012)
  • Love Me for Hundreds of Years (死んでもいいの 百年恋して Shindemoiino hyakunen koi shite?) (December 2012)
  • Intermission (インターミッション Intāmisshon?) (February 2013)

Photo books[edit]

  • milk (milk―森下くるみ写真集 ) — Eichi Publishing — December 1998 (ISBN 4754212134)
  • Kurumi Morishita Tennyo 3 — Eichi Publishing — August 2000 (ISBN 4754212665)
  • Karami 8 — Sanwa — November 2001 (ISBN 4883568733)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Subete wa 'hadaka ni naru' kara hajimatte (すべては「裸になる」から始まって?) Eichi Publishing, March 2007 (ISBN 4754220773)
  • Subete wa 'hadaka ni naru' kara hajimatte (すべては「裸になる」から始まって?) Kodansha (paperback), April 2008 (ISBN 4062760304)
  • Rafu (らふ?) Seishisha Publishing, October 2010 (ISBN 978-4905042037)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from "Exclusive Dogma Actresses - Kurumi Morishita". www.dogma.co.jp. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b 劇場版 神聖かまってちゃん ロックンロールは鳴り止まないっ (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  3. ^ a b c "Talking In The Bathroom". Jmate.com. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  4. ^ a b "伝説AV嬢 1本のギャラは「小さな国産車程度しか買えない」" (in Japanese). www.news-postseven.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  5. ^ "1998" (in Japanese). AV Research Laboratory. Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  6. ^ "Japanese Adult Video". Japavs. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  7. ^ 森下くるみヒストリー (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  8. ^ 恋身女子校生パティ (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  9. ^ 恋身女子校生パティ 森下くるみ(2本組) (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  10. ^ a b "JAV News - Popular Series and Actors from Dogma Studio". JAV News. August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-14. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Mourning Dress Sisters". LezLoveVideo. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  12. ^ "Forest In Nude". LezLoveVideo. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  13. ^ Payne, Peter (December 1, 2005). "STRIPPER -- Nana Natsume & Kurumi Morishita". J-List side blog. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  14. ^ "DMM 2003年 DVD AV女優 年間ランキング ベスト100" (in Japanese). www.dmm.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  15. ^ "DMM 2004年 DVD AV女優 年間ランキング ベスト100" (in Japanese). www.dmm.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  16. ^ "Exclusive Dogma Actresses - Kurumi Morishita". www.dogma.co.jp. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  17. ^ "Adult Broadcasting Awards Archive" (in Japanese). spbb.jp/adult-award. Retrieved 2008-10-27. [dead link]
  18. ^ "スカパー!アダルト放送大賞 2010 Archive" (in Japanese). www.adult-awards2010.com. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  19. ^ "BLACK・KURUMI - Black Kurumi, BITTER-HARDCORE". www.dogma.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-11-28. [dead link]
  20. ^ "Killer Kurumi". www.dogma.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-11-28. [dead link]
  21. ^ Otsubo, Kemuta (2009-05-28). "AVニュースチャンネル 5月28日号 (AV News Channel May 28 Issue)" (in Japanese). AllAbout. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  22. ^ 2009年05月 (in Japanese). blog.livedoor.jp. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  23. ^ "Final Balloting Result" (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  24. ^ "Official Blog" (in Japanese). Livedoor Blogs. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  25. ^ すべては「裸になる」から始まって (in Japanese). JanJan Books. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  26. ^ 男性に読まれるの恥ずかしい……」人気AV女優・森下くるみが自伝 (in Japanese). JanJan News. 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  27. ^ a b c 森下くるみ (in Japanese). eiga.com. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  28. ^ すべては「裸になる」から始まって (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  29. ^ "It All Started with Taking It All Off". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  30. ^ らふ (単行本(ソフトカバー) (in Japanese). www.amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  31. ^ エソラ vol.5 (in Japanese). shop.kodansha.jp. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  32. ^ すべては「裸になる」から始まって (in Japanese). item.rakuten.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  33. ^ 硫化水銀 (in Japanese). www.papy.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  34. ^ "MOOSIC PRODUCTS!/恋はパレードのように<未>" (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  35. ^ 死んでもいいの 百年恋して (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  36. ^ Filmography from "Kurumi Morishita 森下くるみ". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2008-11-22.  and "DMM - Kurumi Morishita Filmography" (in Japanese). www.dmm.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 

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