Ai Kurosawa

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Ai Kurosawa
Native name 黒沢愛
Born (1982-12-24) December 24, 1982 (age 34)[1]
Shiga, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)

Ai Kurosawa (Japanese: 黒沢愛, Hepburn: Kurosawa Ai) is a Japanese model and AV idol. She made her debut in the entertainment field in 2001, and after appearing in dozens of AVs (adult videos), she retired in 2006 but made a comeback in 2007.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Ai Kurosawa was born in Shiga Prefecture on December 24, 1982. During high school she was very active in volleyball,[2] and her hobbies as an adult include collecting Sanrio's Hello Kitty goods.[3] Kurosawa did not become sexually active at a very early age, later stating, "I was really into volleyball when I was in junior high, so I didn't have time for boys."[2]

Her first sexual encounter was during her first year in high school. She says that her first pleasurable experience with sex came later, however. "When I was seventeen," she says, "I went out with my first guy who was good at sex. He made me think 'this is real sex.'"[2]

Kurosawa dropped out of high school and worked in a variety of service-sector jobs including waitressing at a coffee shop and a sushi bar.[2] When she was first scouted to appear in an Adult Video she was receptive to the idea. Recalling AVs she had seen in her father's collection, she later explained, "I thought some of the girls were so pretty, and I wanted to have pictures of myself taken like that."[2]

AV debut[edit]

Ai Kurosawa made her AV debut with the Alice Japan studio in their April 27, 2001 release Scenery of Love aka Love Scene.[3][4] Kurosawa says of this first experience in an adult video, "I was really nervous. But it was different than I had imagined… I thought it would be more hard core."[2] After the release of her second video, Kurosawa was interviewed. When asked to comment on her work in the AV industry up to this point, she replied, "It's pretty fun… Sex in the videos is just different than in private. After all, you usually don't have sex with people watching you."[2] In September 2003 Kurosawa co-starred in the Shintōhō Eiga pink film, Lesbian Politicians with Japan's first hardcore pornographic actress, Kyoko Aizome, who also directed the film. Released theatrically on April 25, 2003, it was presented on video by Alice Japan in September of that year. [5][6]

Recognition - Retirement - Comeback[edit]

Kurosawa had become one of the most popular and prominent AV actresses of the early 2000s.[citation needed] She won the "Main AV Actress Award" at the 2nd Takeshi Kitano Entertainment Awards ceremony in 2001.[7] Ai Kurosawa retired from AVs in January 2006, but continued performing as a striptease dancer.[citation needed] She came out of retirement in August 2007 to do a series of videos for Crystal-Eizou.[citation needed] In 2008, Kurosawa ventured into a new area for her, "uncensored" videos. These do not have the mosaic blurring of the genitals found in all standard Japanese porn and are meant for international markets and underground (urabon) Japanese sales. She appeared in a series of online videos for XVN.JP[8] and several DVDs from the same material.[9][10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobo Drx data from "黒沢愛 - Kurosawa Ai (Profile)". 'Web I-dic'. Retrieved 2007-04-23.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Kurosawa Ai: Best Video Interview". www.jmate.com. Archived from the original on 25 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Ai Kurosawa". AV Idol Directory. Retrieved 2010-10-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "2001" (in Japanese). AV 研究所 (AV Research Laboratory). Archived from the original on 2007-03-18. Retrieved 2007-07-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ Koizumi, Shinichi (December 1, 2001). "Porn-star label now a badge of honor for actress". Asahi Shimbun. Archived from the original on 2001-12-03. Retrieved 2007-06-04. Kyoko Aizome is considered the first hard-core porn actress in Japan. 
  6. ^ 政界レズビアン 女戒 (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Ai Kurosawa". ActionJAV. Archived from the original on 7 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  8. ^ "全作品一覧> 黒沢愛 (Ai Kurosawa Full Works Online" (in Japanese). monthly.xvn.jp. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ "全作品一覧> 黒沢愛 (Ai Kurosawa Full Works DVD" (in Japanese). monthly.xvn.jp. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "Ai Kurosawa". AV Entertainments. Retrieved 2010-06-20.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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