Hotaru Hazuki

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Hotaru Hazuki
Born Sayoko Ishii[1]
(1970-02-21) February 21, 1970 (age 47)[2]
Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Hotaru Hazuki (葉月螢 or 葉月蛍, Hazuki Hotaru?) is a Japanese actress and gravure model known for her work on the stage and in more pink films. She has appeared in award-winning pink films and was given "Best Actress" awards at the Pink Grand Prix for her work in this genre in 1995 and 1996. Including second-place awards, Hazuki has won five awards in the Best Actress category and one Best New Actress award, a record at the Pink Grand Prix.[3] She has been called the "Queen of Pink Eiga" and the "Last Pink Actress."[3]

Life and career[edit]

Hotaru Hazuki was born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1970 as Sayoko Ishii (石井佐代子, Ishii Sayoko?).[1] She joined the Suizokukan Gekijō (Aquarium Theater) theatrical group while in university.[3] Besides performing in the groups' productions, she works as co-organizer.[1] She uses her birth name in her stage career.[1]

Hazuki made her screen debut in director Takahisa Zeze's 1993 film Modern Story About Bandits aka The Legend of the Thief.[1][3] Her role in Toshiya Ueno's Keep on Masturbating: Non-Stop Pleasure (1994) won her the Best New Actress, 2nd Place at the Pink Grand Prix.[4] To pink film audiences she is known less for her beauty than for her strong stage presence and unique vocal performance.[3] Anglophone pink film critic Jasper Sharp notes her "aloof, composed and slightly melancholic figure."[5]

She became closely associated with the work of Toshiki Satō, starring in some of his highest-regarded films,[6] including the Pink Grand Prix Best Film-winners Blissful Genuine Sex: Penetration! (1995) and Adultery Diary: One More Time While I'm Still Wet (1996). Hazuki was given the Best Actress award for her work in both films.[7][8] Her work in Satō's Apartment Wife: Midday Adultery (1997), Ueno's The Lustful Sister-in-Law 2: Erotic Games (1999) and pink film actor-director Yutaka Ikejima's Obscene Stalker: It Holds in Darkness! (2002) won her the Best Actress Silver Prize in three more of the annual ceremonies.[9][10][11]

In recent years Hazuki has appeared in mainstream films such as Man Walking on Snow, which screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[3] The cast listing gives her name as Sayoko Ishii.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. FAB Press. p. 299. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7. 
  2. ^ Infobox data from 石井佐代子 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Hotaru Hazuki". pinkeiga.com. Retrieved 2010-11-04.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Best Ten of 1994 (1994年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P*G website. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ Sharp, p. 273.
  6. ^ Sharp, p. 265.
  7. ^ "Best Ten of 1995 (1995年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Best Ten of 1996 (1996年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Best Ten of 1997 (1997年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Best Ten of 1999 (1999年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Best Ten of 2002 (2002年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  12. ^ "キャスト・スタッフ - 歩く、人(2001) (Cast listing, "Walking Man")" (in Japanese). movie.goo.ne.jp. Retrieved 2009-07-11.  External link in |publisher= (help)
Awards and achievements
Pink Grand Prix
Preceded by
Kiyomi Itō
for Iyarashii hitozuma: nureru
Pink Grand Prix for Best Actress
Hotaru Hazuki

1995
for Blissful Genuine Sex: Penetration!
Succeeded by
Hotaru Hazuki
for Adultery Diary: One More Time While I'm Still Wet
Preceded by
Hotaru Hazuki
for Blissful Genuine Sex: Penetration!
Pink Grand Prix for Best Actress
Hotaru Hazuki

1996
for Adultery Diary: One More Time While I'm Still Wet
Succeeded by
Megumi Makihara
for Big Tits * Beautiful Tits * Obscene Tits: Rubbing Competition

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