Tohjiro

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TOHJIRO
Born Chishō Itō
1956 (age 57–58)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Film director
Screenwriter
Years active 1987 –

Tohjiro or TOHJIRO is an adult video (AV) director and the founder of the AV studio Dogma who has been described as a "charismatic director"[1] and has been called the "greatest porn director in the world."[2]

Life and career[edit]

Tohjiro, whose real name is Chishō Itō (伊藤智生?),[3] was born in 1956 in the Roppongi district of Tokyo.[4] He started out as an independent film director. He wrote and directed the film Gondola (ゴンドラ?), which was released theatrically in October 1987[5][6] and later as a DVD.[3] The film won him the Best New Director award at the 1988 Yokohama Film Festival.[7]

Early AV career[edit]

Tohjiro made his first AV in 1989 (released in January 1990) titled Blue Film (ブルーフィルム?) and starring early AV Idol Nao Saejima for Kaoru Adachi's recently founded studio V&R Planning.[4][8] His December 1991 video for V&R Planning, New Female Teacher Special: Dangerous Sailor Story After School, was the first of a long and popular series.[4][9]

In the first half of the 1990s decade, in addition to V&R Planning, Tohjiro also directed for several other early AV studios including VIP, Cosmos Plan, Alice Japan, Max-A and Kuki.[10] During this period, Tohjiro made videos covering most of the common styles and genres popular in Japanese pornography including cosplay (Uniform Connection 13 & Uniform Connection 16),[11] anal sex (Fall of the Virgin),[12] simulated rape (Ayano Kotobuki in Sexy Teacher Hunt)[13] and vibrator and vegetable play (Erotic Sensuality, Shocking Fuck).[14] He also made some early works with bondage themes for CineMagic including an entry in the CineMagic "Immoral Angel" series, the September 1996 Immoral Angel 25, and one for the "Slave Secretary" series, Abnormal Privacy: Slave Secretary 16, in January 1997.[10][15]

Tohjiro celebrated his 200th video as a director with Incomplete, Chisato Aihara for Shy in July 1997.[16] He twice won an award from the Tokyo-based AV magazine Orange Communications (オレンジ通信) which ended its long publishing history in 2009.[4][17]

SOD[edit]

Up to 1997 Tohjiro had been mainly working for the older major rental-video oriented studios but in that year he joined the recently formed independent or "indie" studio Soft On Demand (SOD) which sold its videos to the general market and had looser content standards.[4] Beginning in December 1997, SOD released a series of Tohjiro branded videos on their Hamlet label beginning with Real Fetish labeled as TJ-001. This VHS tape, which was released as a DVD in 2002, has actress Sanae Asō in a variety of bondage and S&M fetish situations including having sex while covered in animal entrails.[18][19]

Tohjiro also continued directing for other studios, including Yuri Komuro's first video for Alice Japan, Sexy Butt from January 1998 where she plays an alien from outer space who has sex with earthmen,[20] and two entries in h.m.p.'s S&M genre Kitan Club label in April and June 1998.[10]

Tohjiro is credited with launching the career of AV Idol Kurumi Morishita at SOD, the actress most closely associated with his work for many years.[21] He directed her first video Ubu released in September 1998.

In December 1999, Ganari Takahashi, the founder and chief at SOD, banned Tohjiro from making porn videos with SOD for a year, telling him to "go away and fix your porn-addicted brain! Your recent movies have lost their edge!"[22] For that year, Tohjiro worked on softcore V-Cinema films for SOD including the May 2000 VHS production Lovely Woman Teacher (愛しの女教師) starring Mirei Asaoka and the October 2000 Nude Hostess (全裸若女将) with Kurumi Morishita. This was followed in December by nana (なな) starring Chinatsu Itō. All three VHS videos were later released by SOD in DVD format[4][23][24][25]

Dogma[edit]

After a year Tohjiro returned saying "I'm going to start a revolution at SOD!" In February 2001, he formed the Dogma label as part of the SOD group. His first release under the Dogma label appeared in April 2001, Innocent Desire, with his favorite actress Kurumi Morishita. A year later Tohjiro separated Dogma from SOD to form an independent company.[22] When Dogma became a separate company, Morishita left SOD to join Dogma and Tohjiro as a contract actress.[26]

Under Tohjiro, Dogma has been successful as a company specializing in extreme fetish videos which include bondage, forced fellatio and various S&M themes.[26] In December 2005 Tohjiro and Morishita returned to make peace at their old studio SOD with Stripper, a lesbian love story with SOD star Nana Natsume.[27]

In addition to Morishita, other AV Idols who have worked extensively at Dogma with Tohjiro are Mayura Hoshitsuki, Chihiro Hasegawa, Maki Tomoda and Marin Izumi.[10] With a few other actresses, they make up the group known as Tohjiro's M (Masochist) Women.[28] Tohjiro instituted a separate hardcore S&M themed label, CORE SM, in December 2005 with its first release being Maki Tomoda - Bound Masochistic Slave.[29]

Beginning in 2005, Dogma sponsored the D-1 Climax (D-1 クライマックス) awards as a competition for directors inside and outside of the Dogma studio. Tohjiro won the 1st Place award in 2005 and 2006 but finished 9th in 2007, the last year of the contest.[30][31]

In mid-2008, Tohjiro invited porn actor Taka Kato to Dogma for a 10th anniversary celebration of their Lessons in Secret Technique "shiofuki" video. Two new videos resulted, 10 Year Special Lessons In Secret Technique Men’s Bible Vol. 1 released June 19, 2008,[32] and 10 Year Special - Lessons In Secret Technique - Men’s Bible Vol. 2, released July 19, 2008.[33] In the two videos, Kato demonstrates and teaches his special methods for inducing "shiofuki".

Tohjiro entered one of his Dogma videos, Vomit Enema Ecstasy X in the 2009 AV Grand Prix competition [34] and made some waves by declaring all-out war by his small "indie" company to defeat the favorite, top studio S1 No. 1 Style.[35] S1 did take the GrandPrix prize and several others, but Tohjiro made good on part of his boast by winning the Digital Sales Award and the 2 million yen (about $20,000) prize money.[36]

His bio on the Dogma site declares that he is a "rare genius" and that "he’s still a pervert, despite reaching 50."[21]

Selected filmography[edit]

Video title[37] Release date Studio Cast Notes

1990s[edit]

Blue Film[8]
ブルーフィルム
1990-01-24 V&R Planning
VR-154
Nao Saejima Tohjiro's debut AV
The Brand New Woman Teacher[38]
新任女教師
1991-07-13 V&R Planning
VR-188
Rie Ōshima
New Female Teacher Special: Dangerous Sailor Story After School[9]
あぶない放課後 女教師スペシャル
1991-12-13 V&R Planning
VR-192
Maria Sawaguchi
Crime of Passion, Triangle Love
愛の嵐 ~禁断のトライアングル~
1992-01-17 VIP
9B-003
Kozue Igarashi
Uniform Connection 13[11]
出血大制服13
1992-03-27 VIP
9B-019
Kozue Igarashi
Virgin Suplex Hold[39]
ヴァージンスープレックスホールド 河合ふみえ
1992-11-21 V&R Planning Virgin
VA-123
Fumie Kawai
Uniform Connection 16
出血大制服16
1993-04-16 VIP
10B-025
Rie Tezuka
Heavy Drinking Erotica[40]
暴飲エロティカ
1993-04-18 Media Station Bazooka
BS-104
Ayumi Hara
Love Aishichau
愛・愛しちゃう
1993-04-29 Cosmos Plan
IS-91
Yumi Shindō
Sign Wa "V" "V"[41]
サインはブイブイ
1993-07-30 Alice Japan
KA-1572
Mari Mizuki
New Female Teacher Special
新・女教師スペシャル
1993-09-13 V&R Planning Vogue
VO-124
Ari Andō
Pink no Takarabako
ピンクの宝箱
1993-09-24 Alice Japan
KA-1587
Yumi Shindō
Graduation Vol.2
卒業 第2章
1993-12-24 MaxA Calen
XC-1017
Narumi Oda
Begging Daughter
おねだり娘
1994-03-18 MaxA Samansa
XS-2047
Saki Mizusawa
Hips Dynamite
尻ダイナマイト
1994-09-16 Alice Japan
KA-1677
Saki Mizusawa
Greedy Sheep
羊たちは貪欲
1994-10-28 Alice Japan
KA-1684
Saya Hidaka
Graduation Vol.3
卒業 第3章
1995-01-27 MaxA Calen
XC-1028
Maria Suzuki
Do You Wanna Do A Super Star?
スーパースターとしませんか
1995-05-19 Alice Japan Babylon
KR-9009
Saya Hidaka
Deep Kiss 1995-09-22 MaxA Samansa
XS-2108
Sanae Asō
New Female Teacher Special
新・女教師スペシャル
1995-11-16 V&R Planning Vogue
VO-148
Saya Hidaka
Here's Ai Mizuno!![42]
水野愛でございます!!
1996-02-17 Kuki Vinl
JF-338
Ai Mizuno
Erotic Sensuality, Shocking Fuck
官能エロ Shocking Fuck
1996-08-30 MaxA Calen
XC-1063
Misuzu Saeki
Immoral Angel 25
インモラル天使25
1996-09-27 CineMagic
VS-429
Marika Suzuki
Abnormal Privacy: Slave Secretary 16
Abnormal Privacy 奴隷秘書16
1997-01-31 CineMagic
VS-447
Nanako Sakurasawa
Ayano Kotobuki in Sexy Teacher Hunt
女教師狩りin寿綾乃
1997-01-31 Max-A Calen
XC-1078
Ayano Kotobuki
Incomplete, Chisato Aihara
未完成 愛原ちさと
1997-07-24 Shy
FE-377
Chisato Aihara Tohjiro's 200th AV
Fall of the Virgin
崩壊ヴァージン
1997-08-08 Alice Japan Babylon
KR-9053
Izumi Arimori
Real Fetish[43]
レアフェティッシュ
1997-12-05 (VHS)
2002-05-17 (DVD)
SOD Hamlet
TJ-001 (VHS)
SDDL-150 (DVD)
Sanae Asō
Sexy Butt
女尻
1998-01-23 Alice Japan Yuri Komuro
Kitan Club 42: Squirming
奇譚クラブ46 縄よ!
1998-06-30 h.m.p. Kitan Club
TKT-008
Izumi Maki
Kitan Club 46: Oh, My Rope!
奇譚クラブ42 蠢
1998-04-27 h.m.p. Kitan Club
TKT-004
Ayane Yuki & Kozue Yukino
Ubu
うぶ 森下くるみ
1998-09-18 SOD Ubu
UBU-001
Kurumi Morishita Morishita's AV debut
After School - The Female Teacher Story
あぶない放課後 新・女教師スペシャル
1998-10-19 V&R Planning Yuri Komuro
Nurse Hunting: Female Body Laboratory
女体実験室 ナース狩り
1999-04-09 SOD
SDDL-010
Kurumi Morishita
Lost Anal Virgin
喪失 [アナルウ゛ァージン]
1999-05-14 SOD
SDDL-013
Kurumi Morishita

2000s[edit]

Innocent Desire
青い性欲
2001-06-07 Dogma
DDT-001
Kurumi Morishita First Dogma label video
2nd Fan Gratitude Day
第2回森下くるみのファン感謝デー
2001-11-20 SOD
SDDH-013
Kurumi Morishita
Roommate
ルームメイト
2002-04-06 Dogma
DDT-021
Kurumi Morishita & Ai Nagase
Semen Teacher
ザーメン女教師
2002-05-06 Dogma
DDT-026
Kurumi Morishita
Object Stalker, Rape Slave (Beautiful Slave)
主観ストーカー レイプ奴隷
2002-09-10 Dogma
DDT-043
Kurumi Morishita
Mourning Dress Sisters, Close Relative Lesbian
喪服の姉妹 近親レズビアン
2002-12-10 Dogma
DDT-052
Kurumi Morishita & Sayaka Tsutsumi Lesbian
Confinement Chair Trance Ran Asakawa
拘束椅子トランス
2003-01-10 Dogma
DDT-055
Ran Asakawa
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〜
2003-06-27 KMP Million
MILV-081
Kurumi Morishita & Nao Oikawa Lesbian
Confinement Chair Trance
拘束椅子トランス
2003-10-10 Dogma
DDT-072
Kurumi Morishita
Change
チェンジ 森下くるみ・桜井風
2004-04-15 Dogma
DDT-086
Kurumi Morishita & Fūka Sakurai
Confinement Chair Trance Mayura Hoshitsuki
拘束椅子トランス
2004-07-10 Dogma
DDT-095
Mayura Hoshitsuki
Confinement Chair Trance Maki Tomoda
拘束椅子トランス
2004-11-08 Dogma
DDT-103
Maki Tomoda
White Semen Bukakke
again 白い性欲 星月まゆら
2005-02-08 Dogma
DDT-111
Mayura Hoshitsuki
Inside a Treasure
蔵の中
2005-04-15 Moodyz Killer
MDED-383
Kurumi Morishita & An Nanba
Women Only Orgy Party - Endless Lesbian
女だけの乱交パーティー
2005-08-15 Dogma
DDT-127
Sakura Sakurada, Ami Nishimura, Ram Himemiya, Urara Haru, Rua Maino & Yun Mayuki Lesbian
M Drug - Female Meat Toilet - Mayura Hoshitsuki
Mドラッグ 女体肉便器・連続強制フェラ・生中出し
2005-09-15 Dogma
D1-009
Mayura Hoshitsuki D-1 Climax 1st Place
Girls and the Imprisonment in a Harem
女子校生監禁ハーレム
2005-10-19 Dogma
DDT-130
Chihiro Hasegawa, Yuria Hidaka & Nana Miyachi
Stripper
ストリッパー
2005-12-04 SOD
SDDM-727
Kurumi Morishita & Nana Natsume with Sakura Sakurada, Maki Tomoda & Ami Nishimura
Maki Tomoda - Bound Masochistic Slave
縄・M女優コレクション 友田真希
2005-12-19 Dogma
COT-001
Maki Tomoda First CORE label video
Rope Lesbian Triangle
縄・トライアングル レズビアン
2006-06-19 Dogma
COT-004
Kurumi Morishita, Mayura Hoshitsuki & Shuri Himesaki Lesbian
LesFist Drug
レズフィスト・ドラッグ
2006-09-19 Dogma
D1-211
Maki Tomoda & Chihiro Hasegawa Lesbian
D-1 Climax 1st Place
Lolita Sperm Lesbian
ロリスペレズ 星月まゆら 長谷川ちひろ
2006-12-19 Dogma
DDT-154
Chihiro Hasegawa & Mayura Hoshitsuki
Underarm Hair Drug - The Dream Of A Girl With Underarm Hair
ワキ毛・ドラッグ~ワキ毛少女の見る夢~ 星月まゆら
2007-04-19 Dogma
DDT-166
Mayura Hoshitsuki
The Rope - 7 M Women
縄・7人のM女
2007-06-19 Dogma
COT-009
Maki Tomoda, Hine Otsuka, Marin Izumi, Mayura Hoshitsuki, Yuria Hidaka, Chihiro Hasegawa & Akane Mochida
Vomit Lesbian Drug
ゲボレズ・ドラッグ
2007-08-19 Dogma
COT-010
Mayura Hoshitsuki & Akane Mochida Lesbian
Best of M Drug - Female Meat Toilet
Mドラッグ・スペシャル 女体肉便器ベスト
2007-12-01 Dogma
AVGL-019
Mayura Hoshitsuki, Chihiro Hasegawa, Marin Izumi & Momo Nakamura 2008 AV Grand Prix entry
Ero Pop Girl
ERO POP GIRL ベロチュパ・レズ
2008-02-19 Dogma
DDT-174
Mayura Hoshitsuki & Ryo Matsushima Lesbian
Bondage Chair Legend
拘束椅子Legend
2008-03-19 Dogma
DDT-178
Maria Ozawa
10 Year Special Lessons In Secret Technique Men’s Bible Vol. 1
あれから10年 秘技伝授 男のバイブル[完全潮吹き入門] Vol. 1
2008-06-19 Dogma
DDT-185
Mayura Hoshitsuki, Hotaru Akane, Ryo Akanishi, Marin Izumi & Yū Tsuyuno
10 Year Special Lessons In Secret Technique Men’s Bible Vol. 2
あれから10年 秘技伝授 男のバイブルVOL.2
2008-07-19 Dogma
DDT-188
Mayura Hoshitsuki, Marin Izumi, Yū Tsuyuno, Ryō Natsume & Akane Mochida
Vomit Enema Ecstasy X
ゲロ浣腸エクスタシー X
2008-11-22 Dogma
AVGL-130
Mayura Hoshitsuki & Yōka Osawa 2009 AV Grand Prix entry

Notes[edit]

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  5. ^ ゴンドラ (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
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  23. ^ 愛しの女教師 朝岡実嶺 (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  24. ^ 全裸若女将 森下くるみ (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
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  28. ^ "『SMナイト』[SM Naito]" (in Japanese). www.dogma.co.jp. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
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  30. ^ Otsubo, Kemuta (December 24, 2006). "最エロな監督と女優が決定!D1クライマックス授賞式 (Porn Actresses & Best Director - D-1 Climax Ceremony)" (in Japanese). All About. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
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  33. ^ "10 Year Special Lessons In Secret Technique Men’s Bible Vol. 2". www.dogma.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-10-26. [dead link]
  34. ^ "Dogma Entry" (in Japanese). www.av-gp.com. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  35. ^ "AVGP 2009" (in Japanese). www.dogma.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-03-01. [dead link]
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  37. ^ Filmography from "TOHJIRO". Urabon Navigator. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
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  39. ^ ヴァージンスープレックスホールド 河合ふみえ (in Japanese). www.vandr.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
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