Milk Ichigo

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Milk Ichigo
Born (1981-02-02) February 2, 1981 (age 33)[1]
Hokkaido, Japan
Other names Miruku Ichigo
Ethnicity Japanese
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)

Milk Ichigo (苺みるく Ichigo Milk?), also often billed as Miruku Ichigo, is a Japanese adult video (AV) actress.

Life and career[edit]

Milk Ichigo was born in Hokkaido on February 2, 1981.[2] Her name, which literally translates as "strawberry milk", is also the name of a Japanese dessert and candy. Ichigo says she was eating ice cream while trying to think up a stage name and decided "Ichigo Miruku" sounded good.[3] Her first sexual experience was at age 16 with her boyfriend who was three years older. In an interview in late 2001, she said she had slept with about ten men but had not had sex for two years.[3]

AV debut and early career[edit]

She got started in the field when she met an agent while she was working at a cabaret club.[4] She at first refused the offer but then decided to "give it a shot".[3] She began with magazine work and then went into videos. Ichigo's first video, I Love You Ichigo Milk, was released December 25, 2000 for the Kuki Tank label. She has said that she was nervous at her debut and had to take "lots of breaks".[4] The actors and director were angry with her, and she was thinking of giving up and going home. She remembers that first director as being a "really weird man by the name Happy Yamada", a very unique person.[3] She would go on to work with Yamada in numerous videos over the next two years.

Many of her video titles for Kuki played on her name, with various combinations including the word "strawberry". These include her March 2001 video Strawberry Club in the cosplay genre[5] and the April 2001 release Strawberry Sherbert.[6] Her 6th video Wet Strawberry takes place at a hot spring,[7] and Ichigo said she ended up a bit dizzy from spending too much time in the water during the shoot.[3] The plot of her July 2001 video A Summer Strawberry has her going to a summer resort in Okinawa for sex on the beach and at the hotel.[8] Strawberry Gathering, released in November 2001, uses the fictional documentary format common in Japanese porn and includes some mild bondage.[9] In another documentary style video, A Snow Strawberry, the story has her returning home to Hokkaido to visit her ex-boyfriend, but her character instead has a one-night stand with a stranger.[10] Another video, Strawberry Call, gives Ichigo the chance to play three different roles as sisters - a tough one, a bright one, and a cute school girl, who together fight off the kidnappers of one of the customers of their coffee shop.[11] Ichigo was recognized by fans for her work in 2001 by being given the Best Actress Award at the X City Grand Prix Awards ceremony.[12]

In her last video for Kuki, issued in April 2002 and entitled simply Goodbye, Ichigo portrays a teacher who has sex with her students.[13] While with the Kuki Tank label, Ichigo had also been making videos with Max-A Samansa and Alice Japan, both part of the large Kuki-associated group of AV companies. Ichigo has said that the cover from the video box for Splash is her favorite.[4]

Later career[edit]

In late 2002, Ichigo switched studios, going from the Kuki group to Moodyz, one of the constituent companies in the Hokuto Corporation. Her first two videos for Moodyz were with her first director, Happy Yamada. Ichigo continued with Moodyz for almost a year and then essentially stopped making original videos for mainstream Japanese porn.

Beginning in late 2003, Ichigo began making a number of "uncensored" videos. These uncensored videos lack the mosaic pixelation which is used to obscure the genitals in standard Japanese AV. These videos are only marketed internationally outside of Japan or in underground (urabon) venues in Japan. Among these videos was Japanese Superidols Gold Vol. 19[14] from March 2004 and the September 2005 super-heroine cosplay adventure Akiba-Troops! Cutie Rangers!, co-starring Sakura Sakurada and Tsumiki Shindo.[15]

Suicide attempt[edit]

In July 2005, Japanese news sources reported that Ichigo had attempted suicide in her Tokyo apartment.[16] According to the sources, on July 13, 2005, she tried to commit suicide by taking 20 sleeping pills and then slashing her wrists. A suicide note said it was due to Shintaro Yoshitake (吉武 真太郎). Yoshitake was a relief pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks baseball team with whom Ichigo was having an affair. Ichigo had only known Yoshitake (who was married) for a short time but had developed a deep attachment for him and became despondent when he broke off their relationship.[17] Ichigo was taken to the hospital by police, who had been alerted by Ichigo's mother who was worried by her daughter's hints about suicide.[18] Ichigo appeared soon afterwards in a magazine photo showing her scarred wrist.[17] As an aside, in an interview years before, Ichigo had declared jokingly that she did not expect to live past 24[4] - her age at the time of her suicide attempt.

Retirements and comebacks[edit]

From late 2005, Ichigo was seen only infrequently in the adult video industry. She made two videos for the newly formed CROSS studio[19] and then returned in November 2006 to make two S&M bondage movies with Attackers.[20] However, almost two years passed before she made her next video, Comeback, with Moodyz in December 2008. She also released a new title, Birth Operating Table Fuck, for Attackers in early 2009.

Partial filmography[edit]

Release date[21] Video title Company Director Notes
2000-12-25 I Love You Ichigo Milk
好きです
Kuki Tank
KT-487
Happy Yamada Debut
2001-01-25 Strawberry
ストロベリー
Kuki Tank
KT-493
Happy Yamada
2001-02-26 A Little Adventure
小さな冒険
Kuki Tank
KT-499
Happy Yamada
2001-03-28 Strawberry Club
いちごクラブ
Kuki Tank
KT-504
Kei Morikawa
2001-04-25 Strawberry Sherbet
いちごシャーベット
Kuki Tank
KT-509
Happy Yamada
2001-05-31 Wet Strawberry
濡れイチゴ
Kuki Tank
KT-515
Happy Yamada
2001-06-22 Dirty Mouth
淫口
Max-A Samansa
XS-2230
Juzo Kamonohashi
2001-07-20 A Summer Strawberry
夏苺娘
Kuki Tank
KT-524
Happy Yamada
2001-08-28 Selfish Max-A Samansa
XS-2235
Juzo Kamonohashi
2001-09-16 Heart Break
ハートブレイク
Kuki Tank
KT-535
Happy Yamada Some lesbian scenes
2001-10-23 Splash
スプラッシュ
Max-A Samansa
XS-2242
Rokurō Mochizuki
2001-11-17 Strawberry Gathering
いちご狩り
Kuki Tank
KT-546
Happy Yamada
2001-12-21 A Snow Strawberry
雪苺
Kuki Tank
KT-552
SHUCHO
2002-01-22 Strawberry Call
苺参上
Kuki Tank
KT-556
SHUCHO
2002-02-20 A Wet & Passionate Life
ズブ濡れ人生激情
Kuki Tank
KT-561
SHUCHO
2002-03-19 South Pole Strawberry
南極苺
Kuki Tank
KT-566
SHUCHO
2002-04-21 Good-bye
グッドバイ
Kuki Tank
KT-572
Asao Taga
2002-05-24 The Confined Bodydoll
監禁ボディドール
Max-A Samansa
XS-2260
Juzo Kamonohashi
2002-06-13 Cos-Para Atlas21
A02-061
SHUCHO Cosplay
2002-07-19 Mejiri
女尻
Alice Japan
KA-2078
SHUCHO
2002-08-11 Fallen Angel X Milk Ichigo
堕天使 X 苺みるく
Media Station Bazooka
BR-09
Hideaki Hirano
2002-09-17 The Secret of Younger Sister
妹の秘密
Max-A Samansa
XS-2270
SHUCHO
2002-10-18 Trauma Alice Japan
KA-2092
SHUCHO Nurse Cosplay
2002-11-15 Ichigo's Secrets (Ura Ichigo)
ウライチゴ
VIP
VIP-144
Happy Yamada
2002-12-01 Strawberry Over Sex Moodyz Imperial
MDID-179
Happy Yamada
2003-01-01 Full Body Moodyz Imperial
MDID-193
Happy Yamada
2003-01-24 Celebration of Remove the Ban
祝・解禁
KMP Million
MILV-046
Eitaro Haga
2003-02-01 Heaven and Hell
天国と地獄
Moodyz Legend
MDLD-002
DAICHI
2003-03-01 Damechinzu Worker
だめちんずうぉ~か~
Moodyz Legend
MDLD-011
Asao Taga
2003-04-01 Erosty Doll Moodyz Legend
MDLD-025
Sabbath Horinaka
2003-05-01 Milky Mania Request Special
苺みるくが皆んなのリクエストにお応えします!
Moodyz Legend
MDLD-038
brain-X
2003-06-01 Bukkake
ぶっかけ苺みるく
Moodyz Legend
MDLD-047
Eitaro Haga
2003-06-08 Angel IdeaPocket Angel
AND-127
Cosplay
2003-07-01 Digital Mosaic Vol.014
デジタルモザイクVol.014
Moodyz Killer
MDED-089
Shibato Taiyo
2003-08-01 Ichigo Naburi
苺嬲り
Moodyz Legend
MDLD-061
Eitaro Haga
2003-09-01 Bukkake Nakadashi Fuck
ぶっかけ中出しFUCK!
Moodyz Killer
MDLD-068
Eitaro Haga
2003-12-30 Snap Shot the Virgin Tsubaki House
DFVS-01
Uncensored
2004-01-04 Miracle Shot Tsubaki House
FMS01
Uncensored
Co-starring Anna Miyashita
2004-02-02 Strawberry Fuck! Oriental Dream
XV-15
Uncensored
2004-02-02 Tee Off Oriental Dream
XV-16
Uncensored
2004-03-01 Japanese Superidols Gold Vol. 19 JapanX
JPN-1819
Uncensored
2004-06-24 Japanese Superidols Gold Vol. 25 JapanX
JPN-1825
Uncensored
2004-07-08 Digital Channel DC06 IdeaPocket Supreme
SUPD-006
Alala Kurosawa
2004-08-19 Strawberry Fuck V&R Planning
VRIDS-006
Eitaro Haga Censored version of Strawberry Fuck! from 2004-02-02
2004-09-01 Bad Girl Declaration
悪女宣言
Wanz Factory
BG-105
2005-03-29 Studio Milan Sakura Oriental Dream
SM-01
Uncensored
With Sakura Sakurada & Hikari Umino
2005-06-13 Asian Beauty Oriental Dream
SM-02
Uncensored
Compilation with Anna Miyashita, Ageha Aoi, Hina Kawai, Hiyori Shiraishi, Miho Onotani, Mio Okazaki & Usagi Aino
2005-09-21 Akiba-Troops! Cutie Rangers!
アキバ戦隊 萌えレンジャー
Red Hot
RED-013
Uncensored
With Sakura Sakurada & Tsumiki Shindo
2005-10-08 W Double-You Red Hot
RED-015
Uncensored
Co-starring Tsumiki Shindo
2005-10-18 Sky Angel Vol. 17 Sky High
SKY-042
Uncensored
2005-10-26 Goemon Vol.21: Very Best Ichigo Miruku Goemon
TS-OX21
Uncensored
2005-12-19 Super High-level Les Erodorama Unit
灼熱デジモレズカップル
Cross
CRPD-017
Innjean Koga Co-starring Mao Misaki
Lesbian
2006-06-19 The Ladies Who Put on Dress and Black Tights
ワンピース黒タイツ。
Cross
CRPD-074
Pinky Osanai 12 actresses
2006-11-07 Phantom of the Hospital
病院の怪人
Attackers Ryubaku
RBD-062
Osamu Yabushita Co-starring Ageha Aoi
2007-02-07 Inamed Sacrifice
淫魔の生贄
Attackers Inmad
ATID-111
Tsukasa Fuji
2008-12-13 Come Back
復活
Moodyz Diva
MIDD-457
Takuan
2009-02-07 Birth Operating Table Fuck
分娩手術台に括られて… キャリアウーマン蔑みの人体実験 青木玲
Attackers Ryubaku
RBD-139
Eiji Sato Starring Rei Aoki

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from "Ichigo Milk". AV Idol directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Ichigo Milk". AV Idol directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Milk Ichigo Interview". JMate. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Interview Miruku Ichigo" (in Japanese). XCity. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Strawberry Club". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Strawberry Sherbert". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  7. ^ "Wet Strawberry". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  8. ^ "A Summer Strawberry". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Strawberry Gathering". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  10. ^ "Snow Strawberry". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  11. ^ "Here Is Milk Ichigo". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  12. ^ "Adult Video Grandprix 2001". X City. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  13. ^ "Goodbye". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  14. ^ "JapanX Milk Ichigo". JapanX.com. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  15. ^ "Akiba-Troops! Cutie Rangers!". AV Entertainments. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  16. ^ "Japanese adult movie idol - Ichigo Miruku". Japanese Adult Movie. August 4, 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  17. ^ a b "AV女優苺みるく自殺未遂!「私を弄んだソフトバンク吉武投手を許さない!」" (in Japanese). tvmania.livedoor.biz. July 19, 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  18. ^ "AV女優の苺みるく自殺未遂" (in Japanese). Zakzak. July 21, 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  19. ^ "苺みるく 出演作品一覧" (in Japanese). www.crosscross.jp. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  20. ^ "苺みるく ( いちごみるく ) - Milk Ichigo Profile & Filmography" (in Japanese). www.attackers.net. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  21. ^ Filmography from "Milk Ichigo 苺みるく". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2009-01-24.  and "DMM - Milk Ichigo Filmography" (in Japanese). www.dmm.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-01-24.  Uncensored videos from "Milk Ichigo videos". AVDVD. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 

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