January 14, 1982 |
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
|Other names||Sakura Matsui|
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
Sakura Sakurada (桜田さくら Sakurada Sakura?) is a Japanese actress, model and adult video (AV) performer and director who has also used the name Sakura Matsui (松井さくら Matsui Sakura?) for still photo shoots. Her long and prolific career and international recognition mark her as an AV Idol.
Life and career
Early career – "uncensored movies"
Adult Video News has described Sakura Sakurada as having "a fantastic body – lithe, but totally buxom." Making her AV debut in 2003, Sakurada became known for starring in so-called "uncensored movies" i.e. the genitalia are not pixilated to disguise them. This technique, known as "fogging," or "mosaic" is used in most Japanese porn movies. Sakurada has appeared in about 40 original "uncensored movies" in her career but that figure has been greatly magnified by numerous re-releases, compilations and online pay-per-view and streaming versions.
Besides performing in numerous films in the more common genres, such as bukkake, gokkun, naka-dashi, sex in public, and erotic cosplay, Sakurada has also performed in several unusual projects. Among these, she has taken part in a number of fetish productions (primarily for Giga in 2003 and 2004), featuring scat and omorashi (watersports). In one video for Natural High (Hot Horny Shemales Fucking Crazy) her costars were two transsexual woman actresses. She has also made a video (Mother-Daughter Rice Bowl) with an actress, Satsuki Sakurada, who is identified as her mother and who also performs. In a second video (see Incest Chapter released 2004-11-01 in the Filmography) they appear only in separate scenes. In addition, she has appeared in one film (The Dog Game) involving rape and a scene of bestiality.
After a brief retirement in mid-2005, she returned to the adult video scene but from that point appeared almost exclusively in "censored" movies – she has not done an original "uncensored" video since late 2005. Many of her movies since then have been lesbian oriented and several have had sadomasochistic and bondage themes, including the Les Noir series and others for Attackers. In these videos, she often appears as the older woman dominating younger girls or men. For most of her career, Sakurada has been a freelance performer not connected with any one studio, but since early 2006, she has been closely associated with the video producer Cross. In March 2008 she made her debut with them as a director in the DVD The Maniac Lesbians' Filming Party.
Sakurada's other recent activity has been for the new label Zeus, a division of Giga, the studio for which she did a number of fetish videos early in her career. Zeus specializes in fetish material including Heroine torture, scat, enemas, and omorashi. She has starred in two of their videos, Sadi-Scream Vol. 4 and Heroine Cruel Story Vol. 7 which indulge in torture, gore and copious amounts of fake blood, with little or no sex content. Additionally, she has also played minor non-sex, non-scat roles in several other Zeus videos in 2008, especially in their "Heroine Excretion Hell" series. Otherwise, her appearances as an actress in 2008 and 2009 were very limited and mostly in lesbian roles. In January 2010, Sakurada made several FemDom videos for the PlanetPlus studio under their Antares label.
According to a 2013 interview, Sakurada began to focus more on directing than acting after her 2008 debut as a director. She paid her dues as an Assistant Director on some videos that she performed in and eventually took on directorial duties full time. In 2013, she was directing AVs for the adult site Heyzo.
In addition to her hardcore career, Sakurada has also acted in a number of softcore films, including starring in direct-to-video V-Cinema and theatrical Pink film. In three of her softcore films, she worked with noted Japanese erotic and horror film director Naoyuki Tomomatsu and in another with cult horror and science-fiction director Daisuke Yamanouchi. In December 2005, Sakurada was cited in an article on AV idol-bloggers as a member of that group.
Sakurada demonstrated her singing abilities in the Cross hardcore video 3 Days Recording Training Camp with AV Actress Rock Band (2006). The plot involves the training of an all-girl rock band "The Skinless" and finishes with the four actresses performing a music video of a song "Body and Soul" with lyrics and vocals by Sakura Sakurada.
Popularity and recognition
It is a measure of the fame that her uncensored movies have brought her in countries outside of Japan that author Stephen Hunter uses a fictionalized Sakurada as a character in his 2007 novel, The 47th Samurai. The character "Sakura" appears in Hunter's novel while filming the video Woman Teacher in Black Sakura, one of the real-life Sakurada's works. Hunter knows Sakurada's work well enough to make reference to the gap in her front teeth in her early videos which disappeared in later appearances. In the acknowledgements section of the novel, he also acknowledges Sakurada as one of his muses.
In another instance of Sakurada's popularity in the United States, her video Sakura's Squirt Tunnel Adventures (released in the US by Oriental Dream Pictures) was nominated in the category "Best Ethnic-Themed Release, Asian" at the 2008 Annual AVN Awards Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Adult videos (AV)
- See Sakura Sakurada filmography for adult videos (AV) by this actress.
NOTE: In addition to the videos listed in the AV Filmography, Sakurada also appeared in minor, non-sex roles in a number of films for the Giga Zeus label as listed below. All are censored and they range in length from 60 to 85 minutes.
2007-11-23 New Omorashi Story Vol. 3 – 新・おもらし物語 Vol.03 [JMRD-03] (Starring Fuuka Nanasaki)
2007-11-23 New Unko-Omorashi Vol. 4 – 新・うんこおもらし Vol.04 [JZBD-04] (Starring Ami Kawashima & Anri Hiramatsu)
2007-12-21 New Omorashi Story Vol. 4 – 新・おもらし物語 Vol.04 [JMRD-04] (Starring Mitsuna Sahara)
2008-02-08 Heroine Cruel Story Vol. 3 – ヒロイン残酷物語 Vol.03 [JHZD-03] (Starring Aika Miyazaki)
2008-02-22 Heroine Excretion Hell Vol. 7 – ヒロイン排泄地獄 Vol.07 [JHHD-07] (Starring Saki Ogasawara)
2008-03-14 Heroine Excretion Hell Vol. 8 – ヒロイン排泄地獄 Vol.08 [JHHD-08] (Starring Ako Shiina)
2008-03-28 Heroine Cruel Story Vol. 4 – ヒロイン残酷物語 Vol.04 [JHZD-04] (Starring Aya Natsuki)
2008-04-11 Heroine Excretion Hell Vol. 9 – ヒロイン排泄地獄 Vol.09 [JHHD-09] (Starring Shiho)
2008-04-25 New Omorashi Story Vol. 8 – 新・おもらし物語 Vol.08 [JMRD-08] (Starring Ayaka Shirai)
2008-05-09 Heroine Excretion Hell Vol. 11 – ヒロイン排泄地獄 Vol.11 [JHHD-11] (Starring Sakura Aragaki)
2008-05-09 New Unko-Omorashi Vol. 9 – 新・うんこおもらし Vol.09 [JZBD-09] (Starring Marin Izumi & Rumi Asakawa)
2008-06-27 New Unko-Omorashi Vol. 10 – 新・うんこおもらし Vol.10 [JZBD-10] (Starring Shizuku & Sayaka Minami)
2008-07-25 Heroine Excretion Hell Vol. 12 – ヒロイン排泄地獄 Vol.12 [JHHD-12] (Starring Nana Takeshita)
2008-08-08 Heroine Cruel Story Vol. 9 – ヒロイン残酷物語 Vol.09 [JHZD-09] (Starring Yuzuna Asano)
2008-08-22 Cabin Attendant Excretion Hell – l キャピンアテンダント 排泄地獄 [JDSD-04] (Starring Biki Nakahara)
2009-01-09 Heroine Excretion Hell Vol. 17 – ヒロイン排泄地獄 Vol.17 [JHHD-17] (Starring Yuuka Naoe)
2009-04-24 Heroine Excretion Hell Vol. 19 – ヒロイン排泄地獄 Vol.19 [JHHD-19] (Starring Aiko Nagai)
2009-05-08 Heroine Excretion Hell Vol. 20 – ヒロイン排泄地獄 Vol.20 [JHHD-20] (Starring Shino Nakamura)
2009-08-28 Heroine Haisetsu Tōbatsu 02 – ヒロイン排泄討伐０２ [JHTD-02]
2009-09-11 The Inferno of Assumption and Excretion – ヒロイン昇天排泄地獄 [JDSD-10]
|Release date||Video title||Duration||Label||Director||Notes|
|2006-03-20||Youth Movie 12 – First 7 Days of Mourning
平成青春動画 其の十二 絶倫義父 初七日の喪服新妻
|70 min||D.C. Holdings XMDV-012||Daisuke Yamanouchi||With Manami Ogawa & 4 others|
|2006-09-06||My Sister's Secret
|73 min||NeoLips NEOD-029||Naoyuki Tomomatsu||With Maho Sawai|
|74 min||TMC Midnight DMNR-071||Matsuru Natsukawa, Tomoya Kanda & Yoshio Akiyama||(Anth.) With Kaoruko Wakaba & Yuka Ebina|
|2007-01-25||Fall Victim to Hungry Spy Photo Buff
|60 min||Comma Vision CHRD-006||Teruo Ozawa||With Jun Katori, Wataru Narita, Masato Huziki & Azuma Yamamoto
|2008-05-09||Hyper Sexy Heroine Cyber Solder Etoile
|70 min||Zen Pictures CGAD-17||Motoharu Takauji||Starring Yuri Yoshida & Kae Yamaura|
|2009-03-06||Young Wife Sex Mania Extreme Pleasure
|62 min||Interfilm IFD-113||Naoyuki Tomomatsu||With Kyōko Kazama & Shun Kando|
- Zetsurin Gifu: Shonanoka no Mofuku Gibo (絶倫義父 初七日の喪服新妻?) – Director: Daisuke Yamanouchi (Office House / Xces) 2005-02-04
- Kinjo no Hitozuma: Ureta Hakuchū Furin (近所の人妻 熟れた白昼不倫?) – Director: Tarō Araki (Producer: OP Eiga) June, 2007
- Za swappu: niizuma inzetsu chōkyō (ザ・スワップ 新妻絶淫調教?) – Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu (Shintōhō Eiga) July, 2007 (with Kyōko Kazama)
- Kyabakurajō: Shibori Dasu Yubisaki (キャバクラ嬢 しぼり出す指先?) – Director: Tarō Araki (Producer: OP Eiga) September, 2007
- Furin Kōkai: Hitozuma Midara Gai (不倫航海 人妻みだら貝?) – Director: Tarō Araki (Producer: OP Eiga) December, 2007
- Hitozuma Kyōshi: Reipu Momi Shigoku (人妻教師 レイプ揉みしごく?) – Director: Taikei Shimizu (清水大敬) (Taikei Office / OP Eiga) 2010-01-22
DIGITAL BOOKS in Keyring PDF format (a proprietary format for Digital Rights Management). All 32 pages long. Published by Graphis Press.
- 初脱ぎ娘！松井さくら Vol.1 (First Time Stripping Girl! Sakura Matsui Vol. 1) – 5-27-2004
- 初脱ぎ娘！松井さくら Vol.2 (First Time Stripping Girl! Sakura Matsui Vol. 2) – 8-31-2004
- 初脱ぎ娘！松井さくら Vol.3 (First Time Stripping Girl! Sakura Matsui Vol. 3) – 10-11-2004
- 初脱ぎ娘！松井さくら Vol.4 (First Time Stripping Girl! Sakura Matsui Vol. 4) – 11-16-2004
- 初脱ぎ娘！松井さくら Vol.5 (First Time Stripping Girl! Sakura Matsui Vol. 5) – 11-30-2004
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Japan's Eirin, the name commonly used for the Administration Commission of Motion Picture Code of Ethics, has traditionally taken a hard line against the display of reproductive organs on celluloid, requiring moviemakers to blot them out of view by using a digital mosaic.
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- "Naturalhigh Official Web Site – Title Details" (in Japanese). www.naturalhigh.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "母子どんぶり号泣乱交 (Mother-Daughter Rice Bowl)" (in Japanese). www.marx.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
娘はベテランＡＶ女優。片や、母は新人ＡＶ女... 母・さつき... 娘・さくら... (Daughter is a veteran AV actress, partner and mother is a new AV woman... Mother: Satsuki... Daughter: Sakura)
- "The Dog Game" (in Japanese). AV1 Alpha International. Retrieved 2008-04-26.[dead link]
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- "AV女優ロックバンドとイク！！レコーディング合宿3日間" [3 Days Recording Training Camp with AV Actress Rock Band] (in Japanese). www.crosscross.jp. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
- Hunter, Stephen (2007). The 47th Samurai: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster. pp. 140–143, 371. ISBN 0-7432-3809-5.
- "AVN Awards Nominees". www.avnawards.com. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
- "Zeus Online Store – Synopsis". www.zeus-web.net. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
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- 人妻教師 レイプ揉みしごく (in Japanese). P*G Magazine. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
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- "DMM Website Catalog – Digital Books" (in Japanese). www.dmm.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
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- Official website (inactive since 2007)
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- AV Actress Rock Band (CRPD-055) on YouTube