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ding73ding

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Oct 25, 2009
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Thanks for your reply. Yes, the sense of my message was to get some Japanese websites to find information. However you're right, I find it strange because I'm probably too used to our Western culture, where the private life is quite tied to the public one.
Anyway, the actresses I was referring to (yep, I could have written them before, sorry) were and Michiru Sakura (桜みちる) and Yui Azusa (梓ユイ). They didn't actually perform in lots of movies, but I remember them with a kind of affection because they were the first JAV movies I watched in 2010/2011 when I still was a young university student and they basically "introduced" me to the JAV world.

UPDATE

About Yui, after some searching with Japanese keywords I was actually able to find some information that I share, in case someone is interested.
This article from 2020 https://www.fuzoku-move.net/special/azusa-yui.html retraces her entire history in the JAV industry from her debut. It states that she's never officially announced her retirement but she gradually disappeared from the scene from 2011, when she made her last solo-movie. Then, she only appeared in some collection-movies and her last appearance was in 2013. Now, it's supposed she's living a "normal" private life, since there is no evidence of her working in the adult industry in general (for example in a club). The reasons why she decided to interrupt her career were multiple (in brief: less popularity than expected, the contract renewal conditions were not good, she got enough savings and her movies were exposed to her relatives). It's also said that she continued to do something after 2013 and was active as a "planning actress" (企画女優, what does it mean?), but I don't understand very well the translation of those parts and my Japanese knowledge is zero (if someone knows Japanese maybe could help).
Moreover, she also had a blog at the time of her debut that she stopped updating in late 2010, where she shared a little bit of her private life: https://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/yuiazusa. She hasn't any SNS beside this blog, apparently.
Seems you found a great site for retired idols. Just want to say if she's active as a "planning actress", than it's contradicting the earlier statement (last appearance in 2013), of course there's also possible it's the double-talk that "Yeah I'm a (Hollywood) actress, only I'm working in Starbucks until I'm discovered". Some idols who received fewer and fewer job offers would not declare retirement, and never terminate her contract with the agency. But agency had stopped promoting her, and studios don't see a reason to name her specificly for any more films, then it's just hangs there. She's doing nothing for JAV, JAV is doing nothing for her, but she never formally detached herself from the role of "JAV idol".
 

Parseval

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"planning actress" (企画女優) is best translated as "freelance idol". Basically any active idol without at least one exclusive contract is a freelancer. This term covers a huge range in terms of prestige, income, ranking and fame. The top 企画女優 include super stars like Ai Uehara and Eimi Fukuda. The opposite end: bottom 企画女優 are so unknown that if one of them died of drugs or something, she won't be noticed.
Seems you found a great site for retired idols. Just want to say if she's active as a "planning actress", than it's contradicting the earlier statement (last appearance in 2013), of course there's also possible it's the double-talk that "Yeah I'm a (Hollywood) actress, only I'm working in Starbucks until I'm discovered". Some idols who received fewer and fewer job offers would not declare retirement, and never terminate her contract with the agency. But agency had stopped promoting her, and studios don't see a reason to name her specificly for any more films, then it's just hangs there. She's doing nothing for JAV, JAV is doing nothing for her, but she never formally detached herself from the role of "JAV idol".
Thanks for the clarification, now it makes sense. Actually, as far as I understood from the translation, she is not active anymore as a planning actress but she did it for a while after 2013 before definitely disappearing without any official announcement (maybe she earned too little compared to movies).
Anyway yep, I was quite lucky to find that website.
 

darksider59

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Feb 24, 2014
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Yep, Misato is active, she's one of the girls I follow. Underrated girl for sure.
 

pukimai

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Jan 11, 2013
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Seems like Suzumura Airi has another problem with her management ? now suddenly her twitter and IG are gone, and there is no new video of her for next month, around 2 years ago, she also had similar situation, hopefully, this time she will back like in the last 2 years, but can someone here confirm my theory? thank you
 

jbjr

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Nov 9, 2014
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rika mari and yui nagase announced impending retirements which is either a kick to each ball or two kicks in the balls however you want to look at it. rika essentially said she enjoyed her second stint sorry it was so short but shes going to start a new life and her twitter will close. yui said she was inspired by the olympics and wants to start a soccer career, not sure if that was a joke or not. rena aoi also announced a retirement at the end of the year, ive recently become more appreciative of her after not really paying attention to her for years.