Mayu Asada

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Mayu Asada
Born (1975-06-26) June 26, 1975 (age 39)[1]
Shizuoka, Japan
Ethnicity Japanese
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)

Mayu Asada (麻田真夕 Asada Mayu?) is a Japanese actress best known for her appearances in pink films. She has appeared in award-winning pink films, and was given a "Best Actress" award for her work in this genre of theatrical softcore pornography in 2004.

Life and career[edit]

Mayu Asada was born on June 26, 1975 in Shizuoka, Japan.[1] She was not originally a fan of the softcore pink film genre, considering them to be "dark and terrifying". After a friend introduced her to these theatrically released films, she lost her apprehension of them.[2] She later told reporters that she hoped for women to become a part of the pink films audience. "I know men are seeing them because of their sexual interest," she said, "but even women must not dislike them."[2]

Toshirō Enomoto's Groper Train (2001, released theatrically in Japan as Molester Train: Touch and Surprise, and on video as Summer of Listening Carefully) was chosen as the Best Film, 3rd place at the Pink Grand Prix.[3] It represented the pink film genre to South Korea at that country's Pink Film Festival Korea in 2007.[4] Reversing the usual format of the "Groper Train" series, Asada plays the role of a female groper and pickpocket who intrudes on the life of her male victim.[4] In his Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema, Jasper Sharp writes that Asada gives the "lightweight, though intricately plotted, romantic-comedy scenario" a "sparky performance".[5] For her work in the film, Asada was awarded Best New Actress, third place at the Pink Grand Prix.[3]

After having appeared in seven pink films, Asada reported that she had pride in her work. "Many theater audiences give me various impressions. They see movies as important productions, and I feel I am doing something worthwhile."[6] She appeared in episodes 9 and 12 of the NHK network evening drama もっと恋セヨ乙女 SEARCHING FOR HER HAPPINESS (2002–04).[7] She later performed the voice of the character Natsumi Iriya, leader of the Sabel Tigers team in the 2006 TV Tokyo / TV Aichi anime series Air Gear.

In 2004 Asada starred in director Tarō Araki's Housekeeper with Beautiful Skin: Made Wet with Finger Torture, which won the Best Film, Silver Prize award at the Pink Grand Prix. Writer-director-actress Yumi Yoshiyuki was also given the award for Best Screenplay for the film.[8] At the first of the Kansai region Pinky Ribbon Awards, the film won the Gold Prize, and Asada was named Best Actress at the ceremony.[9]

Partial filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Title[10] Release date Director Studio Notes
飛ぶは天国、もぐるが地獄 1999-10-23 Kōji Wakamatsu Wakamatsu Productions 70 min.
Groper Train
痴漢電車 さわってビックリ!
Chikan densha: sawatte bikkuri!
2001-08-31 Toshirō Enomoto Shintōhō 63 min.
Best Film, 3rd Place
Asada, Best New Actress, 3rd Place: Pink Grand Prix[3]
人妻出会い系サイト 夫の知らない妻の性癖
Hitozuma deaikei saito: otto no shiranai tsuma no seiheki
2002-08-30 Toshirō Enomoto Shintōhō 63 min.
Best Film, 4th Place: Pink Grand Prix[11]
寝乱れ襦袢 夫の帰る前に・・・
Nemidare gibo: otto no kaeru maeni...
2003-07-18 Futoshi Sakamoto Film House
Xces
60 min.
Housekeeper with Beautiful Skin: Made Wet with Finger Torture
美肌家政婦 指責め濡らして
Mihada kaseifu: yubizemenurashite
2004-03-01 Tarō Araki Tarō Productions
OP Eiga
60 min.
Best Film, 2nd Place, and Best Screenplay: Pink Grand Prix[8]
Gold Prize: Pinky Ribbon Awards[9]
食堂のお姉さん 淫乱にじみ汁
Shokudō no o neesan inran ni jimi jiru
2004-09-06 Tarō Araki Tarō Productions 60 min.
Pearl Prize: Prize: Pinky Ribbon Awards[9]
With Kyōko Kazama
官能病棟 濡れた赤い唇<kuchisake 口裂け>
Kannō byōtō: nureta akai kuchibiru: kuchisake
2005-01-28 Takumyō Hashiguchi Shintōhō 63 min.
With Minami Aoyama, Lemon Hanazawa, Kyōko Kazama, and Hotaru Hazuki
姉妹 淫乱な密戯
Shimai: inranna mitsugi
2006-02-28 Toshirō Enomoto Kokuei
Shintōhō
64 min.
Three Naked Sisters: Lewdness
裸の三姉妹 淫交
Hadaka no Sanshimai: Inkō
2006-03-31 Yasufumi Tanaka Shintōhō 61 min.
Best Film, 10th Place and Best New Director: Pink Grand Prix[12]
Pearl Prize: Prize: Pinky Ribbon Awards[9]
With Sakurako Kaoru and Yumi Yoshiyuki
悶絶 ほとばしる愛欲
Monzetsu: hotobashiru aiyoku
2006-10-27 Toshirō Enomoto Kokuei
Shintōhō
64 min.
Passions of a Private Secretary[13] 2006-10-27 Yutaka Ōgi 87 min.
Based on Oniroku Dan's writings.

V-cinema[edit]

Title Release date Director Studio Notes
淫・殺 Oyu 1999-07-23 Futoshi Sakamoto Engel 68 min.
淫察クリニック 2000-04-21 Hisaaki Nagaoka Museum 70 min.
女医 Somebody is deepinside me 2000-05-25 Hito Yūnori Engel 70 min.
With Yōko Satomi
セクサピスト 魔性の本能 2000-07-22 与舞平良 TMC 75 min.
コレクター 囚われの女 2000-09-21 Hisaaki Nagaoka Museum 77 min.
恋愛ピアノ教師 月光の戯れ 2001-06-22 Takushō Tsunemoto TMC 78 min.
快速痴漢電車 いやらしい指先 2002-03-08 Toshirō Enomoto InterFilm 62 min.
昼下がりの人妻 妻の言い訳 2002-10-04 Toshirō Enomoto Legend Pictures 64 min.
牝刑事 美少女監禁犯を追え!! 2003-07-22 Tsurō Kashihara TMC 72 min.
火照る躰と燃えた時間 主婦の性 2003-10-10 Yūji Tajiri Legend Pictures
極道刑事 2003-12-22 Sakichi Satō TMC 70 min.
爆裂 パチ塔R・バトル さすらいのギャンブラー篇 2004-01-09 Hisaaki Nagaoka Necstacy 73 min.
飼育 大好きなあなたに 2004-06-04 Yūji Tajiri Legend Pictures 74 min.

Bibliography[edit]

English[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 麻田真夕のパーソナルデータ (in Japanese). AV Actress Database. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Porn closer to mainstream". The Age. 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  3. ^ a b c "Best Ten of 2001 (2001年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P*G Website. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Groper Train". pinkeiga.com. Retrieved January 18, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. p. 323. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7. 
  6. ^ Kato, Yoshihisa (2006-04-27). "Makers of soft-core porn have big dreams". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  7. ^ "もっと恋セヨ乙女 SEARCHING FOR HER HAPPINESS" (in Japanese). tvdrama-db.com. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  8. ^ a b "Best Ten of 2004 (2004年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P*G Website. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c d "もろもろ告知 (Various notices)" (in Japanese). Pinky Ribbon Award site. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  10. ^ Filmography from Mayu Asada at the Internet Movie Database; 麻田真夕 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-08-24. ; 麻田真夕 あさだ・まゆ (in Japanese). www.allcinema.net. Retrieved 2009-08-24. ; and "Japanese Cinema Database". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  11. ^ "Best Ten of 2002 (2002年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P*G Website. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Best Ten of 2006 (2006年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P*G Website. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  13. ^ Passions of a Private Secretary at AllMovie
Awards and achievements
Pinky Ribbon Awards
Preceded by
New award
Pinky Ribbon Award for Best Actress
Mayu Asada

2004
Succeeded by
Yumika Hayashi