Tina Yuzuki

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Tina Yuzuki
Born (1986-10-29) October 29, 1986 (age 27)[1]
Tokyo, Japan[2]
Other names Rio
Tina Sodeki
Tina Sodegi
Tina Kashiwagi
Ethnicity Japanese/Portuguese
Height 1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)
Website
http://blog.livedoor.jp/rio_carnival/

Tina Yuzuki (柚木ティナ Yuzuki Tina?), also known as Rio, is a Japanese actress, singer and AV idol who debuted as an AV actress in 2005, appearing in videos produced by the Max-A and S1 studios. After starring in AVs in various genres during her first year in the industry, she won an industry award as Best New Actress for 2006.[3] Since late 2007, she has used the stage name of Rio.

Life and career[edit]

AV debut and Max-A[edit]

Tina Yuzuki was born in Tokyo on October 29, 1986.[2] Like fellow AV idols Maria Ozawa, Meisa Hanai and Anna Ohura, Yuzuki is of mixed-race parentage. Her father is Japanese and her mother is Portuguese,[3] and she learned to speak Portuguese from her mother.[4]

Yuzuki made her AV debut at age nineteen in the November 2005 release for Max-A's Calen label, Hot Wind,[5] The director of Yuzuki's premier video uses the name 'Toshio,' and has continued to work with the actress throughout her AV career. Another collaboration between Yuzuki and director Toshio was in the March 2007 Max-A release, High School Uniform and Machine-Gun.[6] Yuzuki continued appearing in videos for Max-A about once a month throughout 2006 and 2007.[7]

The Japanese AV industry recognized Yuzuki by naming her the Best New Actress at the 2006 AV Actress Grand Prix awards.[3][8]

Rio and S1[edit]

In September 2007, Yuzuki announced in her official blog that she was changing her stage name from Tina Yuzuki to Rio and was starting a new blog under that name.[9] In October 2007 Max-A released Endless Ecstasy Fuck under the name Rio.[10] After spending two years making videos exclusively for Max-A, Yuzuki began performing for S1 No. 1 Style, part of Japan's largest porn company, the Hokuto Corporation, as early as February 2008 with the release of Risky Mosaic Rio, directed by Hideto Aki.[11] She continued working for S1, producing one video per month, through the beginning of 2009 when she once again began performing for Max-A.[7]

Yuzuki was crowned Best Actress at the 2008 Adult Broadcasting Awards for appearances on the Cherry Bomb adult TV channel on SKY PerfecTV! satellite television.[12] In addition, her November 2008 film, Double Risky Mosaic, Rio & Yuma, with Yuma Asami, was the S1 studio's entry in the 2009 AV GrandPrix contest. The video took the top GrandPrix Award and also won in several other categories: DVD Sales, Retailers Award, Package Design, and Best Featured Actress Video.[13]

In another entertainment area, Yuzuki along with other S1 actresses was a regular on the late night TV variety show Please Muscat (おねがい マスカット Onegai Muscat?)[14] and was a member of the all-girl J-pop group from that show, the Ebisu Muscats.[15]

IdeaPocket and mainstream film[edit]

Rio began making videos for AV studio IdeaPocket in March 2009 with the release of Rio's Everyday Carnival directed by Tadanori Usami.[16]

Rio appeared in her first mainstream movie in 2009, the schoolgirl prostitute revenge erotic thriller Stop the Bitch Campaign (Enjo-kosai bokumetsu undo or 援助交際撲滅運動) directed by Kosuke Suzuki with Kenichi Endo as the villain. The film, the third in the series, debuted at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in February 2009 followed by a series of screenings in March at the Cinema Rosa in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo. A DVD was released in June 2009.[17][18][19]

Also in 2009, she was one of three AV Idols appearing in the joint Japanese-Korean production Korean Classroom which was broadcast on Korean TV in May 2009. Along with her fellow stars Sora Aoi and Mihiro, she traveled to Korea to promote the four part series.[20] Later that year Yuzuki starred in the comedy Kosupure tantei (コスプレ探偵) based on the manga of the same name. The film, produced by Ace-Deuce (エースデュース), was released theatrically in July 2009 and came out as a DVD the next month.[21][22]

On Japanese TV, Yuzuki played the role of Lisa in the first and last (11th) episodes of the TBS comedy Unubore Deka (うぬぼれ刑事?) which aired July–September 2010 and starred Tomoya Nagase, Toma Ikuta and Mika Nakashima.[23] That same year, she played a murder victim in the TBS mystery movie Keishichō Minamidaira Han - Nana Nin No Keiji (警視庁南平班〜七人の刑事〜?) which was broadcast on August 23, 2010.[24]

In May 2011, Yuzuki performed in the drama Hard Life (ハードライフ ~紫の青春・恋と喧嘩と特攻服~ Hādo raifu: Murasaki no seishun koi to kenka to tokkōfuku?), a screen adaptation of the novel by Sueko Nakamura (中村すえこ) directed by Kenji Seki. The film debuted in February 2011 at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival and was released theatrically in Japan in May 2011.[25][26] Yuzuki starred in fashion designer RYNSHU's July 2012 film 9 3/4 (9 3/4 ナイン・スリークオーター?), a love story centered on the fashion industry. American singer and RYNSHU customer Will I Am made a cameo appearance in the film.[27][28]

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, Yuzuki finished in tenth place.[29]

She is currently signed under JVC records

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from "Rio". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b "柚木ティナの部屋へようこそ (Yuzuki Tina no Heya e Youkoso) Video Idol Interview" (in Japanese). www.b-v.co.jp. Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  3. ^ a b c "Tina Yuzuki 柚木ティナ". www.sexasian18.com. Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  4. ^ "柚木ティナの部屋へようこそ (Yuzuki Tina no Heya e Youkoso) Video Idol Interview" (in Japanese). www.b-v.co.jp. Retrieved 2007-06-04. "母とはいつもポルトガル語で喋ってますね。" 
  5. ^ "2005" (in Japanese). AV 研究所 (AV Research Laboratory). Retrieved 2007-07-21. 
  6. ^ "High School Uniform and Machine-Gun". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  7. ^ a b "Tina Yuzuki (Rio) 柚木ティナ". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  8. ^ "AV Grand Prix 2006 Winners Announced". Asianidols.net. January 7, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17. [dead link]
  9. ^ "柚木ティナの公式ブログ" (in Japanese). Tina Yuzuki Offial Blog. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  10. ^ "Endless Ecstasy Fuck". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  11. ^ "Rio - S1 Profile & Filmography" (in Japanese). www.s1s1s1.com. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  12. ^ "Rio claims top prize at 2008 Adult Broadcasting Awards". Tokyo Reporter. March 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  13. ^ "AVGP 2009 Result announcement" (in Japanese). www.av-gp.com. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  14. ^ "映画初主演を飾ったセクシー女優Rioのエロティックな魅力に酔う" (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  15. ^ "恵比寿マスカッツ" (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  16. ^ "Rioの毎日カーニバル" (in Japanese). IdeaPocket. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  17. ^ "Enjo-kôsai bokumetsu undô (2009)". IMdB. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  18. ^ "Stop the Bitch Campaign Official Site" (in Japanese). www.spopro.net. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  19. ^ "キュート過ぎ!セクシーアイドルRioのオフショット映像とは" (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  20. ^ "Aoi Sora and Mihiro promote Korean Classroom". AllKPop. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  21. ^ "コスプレ探偵 (2009)" (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  22. ^ "コスプレ探偵" (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  23. ^ "うぬぼれ刑事(でか)(2010)" (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  24. ^ "Cast" (in Japanese). www.tbs.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  25. ^ "ハードライフ ~紫の青春・恋と喧嘩と特攻服~" (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  26. ^ "ハードライフ紫の青春・恋と喧嘩と特攻服" (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  27. ^ "9 3/4 ナイン・スリークオーター" (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  28. ^ "9 3/4(ナインスリークォーター)" (in Japanese). Cinema Topics Online. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  29. ^ "AV女優★人気投票" (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

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