The Best Japanese Porn Studios: A Complete Guide

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The Land of the Rising Sun is known for many things; from traditional arts like calligraphy, flower arranging and origami to being the home of efficient transport, low crime rates and more cat cafes than you can shake a stick at. Japan is also infamous for its weird and wonderful sex scene and has an industry like no other on the planet when it comes to porn, sex toys and fetish goods. And, if you want any of these things quickly, you can guarantee that there is a vending machine close by that serves it! Yes, the Japanese have a thirst for porn and adult entertainment that makes this a $100 billion market. When it comes to porn, the country has thousands of producers meeting this demand the world over.

In this feature guide we’ll take a look at prolific porn industry of modern Japan as well as put this into context with a little history. We’ll also profile the top JAV studios and give you details of the genres of porn they are best known for and which sites you can hit up to sample their titles.




The Porn Industry of Japan

The porn industry of Japan is like no other adult market in the world and very much reflects the country’s diverse cultural views on sex and sexuality. As a result, their pornography covers a broad spectrum of genres and although there is a ‘mainstream’ market, this is small by comparison to the combined catalog of unique fetishes and niche content.

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All kinds of paraphilias and kinks are celebrated in their porno movies (known as JAV, or Japanese Adult Video). From schoolgirl fantasies to Cosplay, tentacle and monster porn to domination, sadomasochism and bondage, there is something for every taste.

There are several niches of porn that are unique to Japan and although they may have reached a wider audience in the Western world, their roots are firmly in the JAV industry. In fact, many of these ‘specialist’ genres are not seen as niche here in Japan but are just another subcategory of adult content. The most familiar of these will be bukkake which is widely seen in the porn industries of Australia, United States and Europe. However, the domestic market also includes:

  • Gokkun – named for the sound the word makes (roughly ‘gulp’ in English), gokkun porn is all about drinking cum from a cup or other container. Often combined with a bukkake scene, it is usually a woman who does this and the semen is usually from multiple men.
  • Omorashi – another name for a kink that many would call urolagnia or Golden Showers, porn of this kind in Japan is actually part of a fetish subculture. Participants and audiences are aroused by seeing someone with a full bladder squirming with the discomfort of needing to pee and eventually wetting themselves. This can be part of quite a complex roleplay such as student/teacher, parent/adult ‘child’ or even incorporating public embarrassment on transport like a train or bus.
  • Yaoi – Also known as ‘boy’s love’, yaoi is a type of porn that features two men in a gay relationship. Though you would be forgiven for thinking this is just homosexual porn, it is in fact uniquely targeted to an audience of young Japanese women. There are two kinds of this genre; yaoi features a submissive (or feminine) male and dominant (or masculine) male. Bara (or ‘men’s love’) is the equivalent of gay ‘bears’ where both men may be masculine. This can include hairy guys, muscled guys and larger gay men. By contrast yuri porn (or girl’s love’ covers lesbian content but is not nearly as popular as girl-on-girl action is in the West.
  • Futanari – the Japanese word for ‘hermaphroditism’, futanari porn is common in hentai and anime but there is also a market for real life porn featuring hermaphrodites (sometimes transsexuals) or using prosthetic appendages.
  • Anime – Animated porn is very popular in Japan and has been trending in other nations over the last few decades. According to the global giants of porn tube hosting, Pornhub, ‘hentai’ is the fourth most popular keyword used to search for content on its site.
  • Geek Porn – really a sub-genre of cosplay mixed with a little parody and fandom, geek porn is all about paying tribute to popular super heroes, cartoon princesses and fantasy warriors.
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Chicks with dicks; Futanari porn is very popular in Japan. Image via Spankbang.

Among other uniquely Japanese porn trends you can find cat slapping, ‘patience face’ (gamin kao) and pillow humping – all of these are explored in one of our recent features.

Of course, the JAV markets also cater to all of the usual porno genres including interracial, gang bang and BDSM but there has been a large increase over the last few decades in the demand for big-breasted content and mature men and women. MILFs have always been a cornerstone of Japanese porn but ‘elder porn’, featuring much older men (in their 70s and 80s) has seen significant growth (see ‘Glory Quest’ studio below).

Another feature of the Japanese porn industry that differs from that in the Western world is that the stars of the JAV markets are predominantly female. There are far less men working in the industry, even than in the United States and Europe. There are estimated to be only around 80-100 men working on screen in the industry full time and most do not really make names for themselves in the same way as the ladies. There are some exceptions to this and there are a dozen or so male Japanese porn stars who are in high(er) demand. The average fees for a male porn star are much less than their female colleagues can expect to earn which may partly be the reason for this disparity.

Male, female, performer or director, some of the biggest-names in the JAV industry enjoy a phenomenal amount of adoration from their fans. Annual events like the Japan Adult Expo are a big deal and queues for autographs and selfies can be competitive. Some fans are hobbyists in this regard and collect signatures and photos of porn stars in the same way that baseball fans in America collect trading cards.

Porn Censorship Laws in Japan

A voluntary organisation formerly known as Viderin, most porn studios in Japan are members of the moral censorship group Ethics Organization of Video (previously Nihon Ethics of Video Association (NEVA)). Adult content that bears the logo of the organisation must comply with Japanese censorship laws including pixellation of genitals; the amount of erect penis which is displayed can vary by studio and there is no hard and fast (pun intended) rule over this.

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The Criminal Code of Japan prohibits obscene material but the details of the article are a little confusing. Image via Wikimedia.

Content may not be promoted using any language that suggests the use of minors, and specifically high school girls. Some producer try to get around this by using symbols and characters in place of one or more numbers in a films title to ‘trick’ audiences. A title like 1X-Year Old Gang Bang instead of 19-Year Old Gang Bang would pass censorship for example but could intimate the use of barely legal or younger teens.

The days of pubic hair being banned in pornography have been long gone for a while but porn released before the end of the 90s may still feature heavily pixellated areas around the genitals. Most modern porn produced in Japan carries a slimline digital mosaic which barely covers the ‘offensive’ areas. However, this kind of censorship is also in place for animated porn!

Interesting fact……the anus is not considered offensive and may be shown in its full glory until it is being, or about to be, penetrated!

You can find out more about why and how porn is censored in Japan in our feature on this but there is one school of thought that suggests the evolution of adult content in the country has largely been shaped in all its diversity as a way of avoiding breaking the rules on censorship.

Certainly, some producers of porn in Japan do not create content for their home market in order to avoid having to censor their work. Again, you can find out more about this in our full feature.

Best 21 Japanese Porn Studios

There are literally thousands of porn studios in Japan ranging from the mainstream to the niche with independent film producers and large companies. Some release hundreds of titles each year whilst others may only produce a handful.

When it comes to choosing our list of the best Japanese porn studios, we’ve selected those that are the most popular in Asia as well as some that attract wider audiences internationally. We’ve looked at those that are prolific as well as those that are more ‘boutique’ and (hopefully) come up with a list of those JAV studios that are at the top of their game.

Alice Japan

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Founded1986
Websitewww.alicejapan.co.jp
Based In…Nakana, Tokyo
Specialist AreaAmateur and new models

Alice Japan is the adult video label for the Japan Home Video corporation. They are one of the larger AV producers in the country and have more than 2,700 titles available on their website.

Producing content for over thirty years, they are one of the oldest pro JAV studios in the country and have associations with several other studios and filmmakers including Kuki, Max-A and SexiA.

Members of the NEVA, Alice Japan adheres to the country’s censorship laws and most of their videos feature quite large ‘blocky’ mosaics (analog format). However, they have recently adopted a thinner digital mosaic standard which they are using on re-released footage from pre-2007 .

The studio has several sub-labels which it uses to release content in various genres including Directors, Babylon and Alice Pink.

Alice Japan is one of the go-to studios for up and coming porn stars and directors and, as a result, has worked with some of the biggest names in the JAV industry including:

  • Rokurō Mochizuki
  • Kei Morikawa
  • Hotaru Akane
  • Rui Sakuragi
  • Akiho Yoshizawa
  • Bunko Kanazawa

Their most popular series over the years have widely been recognized as being:

  • Mejiri AKA Female Ass
  • Dangerous Looked-Up Room
  • Give Up Human Being AKA Inhumanity
  • The Contrary Soap Heaven / Reverse Soap Heaven
  • Flash Paradise

Idea Pocket

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Founded2002
Websitewww.ideapocket.com
Based In…Tokyo
Specialist AreaHigh production values, cosplay and mainstream

Formerly a part of the Attackers label, Idea Pocket split from the Hokuto Corporation in 2002. Up until then Idea Pocket was known as ‘Angel’ and the brand was used to produce Cosplay titles.

Releasing around 15-20 titles a month (some original, some compilations), the studio is known for its high-production values and is one of the top Japanese porn production companies.

In recent years they have been releasing their movies to Blu-Ray and filming in VR; they also have a couple of 3D titles in their catalog.

They no longer specialize just in cosplay and have a wide range of genres available from fetishes like golden showers and domination to ‘Miss Hippopotamus’ and interracial. One of their most common themes is bukkake.

They have several sub-labels through which they release certain themes of porn including High School Pink (HPD), Supreme (SUPD) and Colors (COSD).

Some of the big-name directors who have worked with Idea Pocket include Alala Kurosawa and Tadanori Usami. The studio also attracts some of the best JAV talent with the likes of Minami Aoyama, Jessica Kizaki and Nozomi Momoi all starring in Idea Pocket titles.

It’s hard to pick out their best works and they have won several major industry awards but we think that these titles give you an idea of just why Idea Pocket are so popular:

  • Shimiken’s Private 7 FUCK
  • Kiss and Sex
  • Let’s Do it at School!
  • Love Semen
  • High School Girl 
  • Spermania
  • Tempting Lesson

Madonna

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Founded2003
Websitewww.madonna-av.com
Based In…Tokyo
Specialist AreaJukujo (or MILF) porn

The number one porn studio for all your mature MILFs and hot wife action, Madonna also has a reputation for producing some incest genre porn.

Also affiliated with the Hokuto Corporation, Madonna owns the label ‘Fitch’ which produces bakunyū (mammoth breasts in excess of G75/34F/DDD) niche porn.

They are a prolific producer of pornography titles with around 5,200 releases available through sites like R18. Madonna has won several industry awards for their films including Special Awards for Mature Woman Videos as well as holding entries to the AV Grand Prix.

As you would expect, the studio tends to work with JAV peformersthat are experienced and their stable of stars includes legends like Kyōko Aizome, Yumika Hayashi and Eri Kikuchi.

Some of the studio’s best work can be seen in titles like:

  • Man-Eating Mature Women – Semen Squeezing
  • Beautiful Mature Lady and Black Men
  • Failure As a Mother
  • Fucked by Father-in-law
  • I Want to Fuck My Mother!
  • In Front Of Loving Husband’s Eyes
  • The Neighbour’s Wife

Dogma

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Founded2001
Websitewww.dogma.co.jp
Based In…Roppongi, Tokyo
Specialist AreaFetish

Once a label for the Soft On Demand studio, Dogma broke away to become an independent producer in 2001. Currently releasing between eight and twelve titles a month, they may not be the most prolific porn studio in Japan but they do have quite a following.

Along with more traditional fetishes such as BDSM, Dogma also covers some more niche areas of porn, including:

  • Forced fellatio
  • Watersports
  • Scat
  • Vomiting
  • Enemas

Most of the content produced at Dogma is the work of its founder and revered director, Tohjiro but the studio has also featured the talents of Normal Kim, K*West and the ‘inventor’ of the bukkake genre, Kazuhiko Matsumoto.

Owned by the Hokuto Corporation, Dogma has several long-running series which are popular in Japan including the S&M based title M-Drug, Confinement Chair Trance and the Hermaphrodite.

The studio also releases more hardcore S&M content through its label CORE SM as well as ‘Lolita’ themed titles through the Shyness brand.

Despite being an ‘indie’ porn producer, Dogma has won awards for most Digital Sales over some of the larger studios.

Their best work can be seen on titles like Best of M Drug – Female Meat Toilet, Vomit Enema Ecstasy X and Maki Tomoda – Bound Masochistic Slave.

Working only with those stars who perform well with fetish content, Dogma has used contract stars like Hoshitsuki and Morishita (both now retired) as well as Maria Ozawa, Hotaru Akane and Ami Nishimura.

Wanz Factory

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Founded2000
Websitewww.wanz-factory.com
Based In…Toshima, Tokyo
Specialist AreaAV Idols and big-breasted models

One of the larger indie porn studios in Japan, the Wanz Factory is a prolific producer of mainstream content. Their catalog of works includes more than 2500 titles and they release around 15-20 new films each month (some original, some compilations).

Releases are branded with a mixture of labels depending on the genre but include Body Works, Hunter and Maniac World. Another studio that are producing VR content, Wanz Factory’s production values are considered pretty good and they have a sizable following in Japan.

The studio works with a number of big-name JAV stars including Akira Watase, Ran Monbu, Hikari Hino and Sakurako Kaoru.

Some good films to watch if you want to see their best works include:

  • First-Time Pure Nakadashi and Shaved Pussy
  • Delusional Clinic, Nakadashi Nurse Call 
  • What Happens When a Woman’s Orgasm Is Prolonged?
  • Celebrity Wife Restraint Training

S1 No. 1 Style

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Founded2004
Websitewww.s1s1s1.com
Based In…Meguro, Tokyo
Specialist AreaMixed

Sometimes just called S1, this studio has more than 4,400 titles to its name and has won several industry awards including the GrandPrix Stage Highest Award in 2008.

They don’t specialize in any one genre of porn but instead produce varied content ranging from 3D and VR, softcore to hardcore and mainstream to fetish. They do have a good eye for new talent and as well as working with some big name JAV stars, have brought newcomers to the attention of their fans. Names you may recognize who have collaborated with S1 include the pink film legend, Akiho Yoshizawa as well as Rin Hino, Kanan Kawai and Akane Mochida. The latter all made their debuts with S1 back in 2004.

S1 also became the first studio in Japan to use the thinner digital mosaics for their censoring in 2004.

Their best work (in our opinion) can be seen on titles such as:

  • Hyper-Risky Mosaic Mihiro
  • Double Risky Mosaic, Rio & Yuma
  • Yua Mikami Is Cumming With All Her Might
  • Squirrel Who Is Cocky and Chewy

The 15th Anniversary release of Extravagant Harem And Reverse Threesome With 2 Of Japan’s Best Porn Actresses is also worth a mention.

Attackers

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Founded1996
Websitewww.attackers.net
Based In…Tokyo
Specialist AreaHardcore fetish including simulated rape, bondage and torture.

Originally starting out in the mid-90s as an indie studio, Attackers is now one of the big names of the JAV industry and is owned by the Hokuto Corporation.

They are most well-known for producing porn that depicts sexual violence including BDSM, torture and simulated rape; these are marketed under two different labels:

  • Jabaku – high production values, elaborate sets and mainly bondage and gagging.
  • Ryubaku – a more toned-down version of the above with more fantasy role-play and consensual sex.

Attackers also created the Idea Pocket studio (see above) to offer softcore audiences cosplay porn. Idea Pocket has since split from Attackers to become an independent studio.

With over 3,200 titles available through their official website, Attackers releases around a dozen new titles each month and has been recognized with several industry awards.

Their top series includes the popular lesbian sadomasochism titles Les Noir as well as their Grand Prix AV submissions Young Female Student Confinement Rape – Brute Gang Rape and Female Ninja Torture Rape 3.

Glory Quest

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Founded2000
Websitewww.gloryquest.tv
Based In…Toshima, Tokyo
Specialist AreaFetish

Glory Quest releases around 18-20 titles each month in the fetish genre and have a reputation for creating new and exciting series.

They are one of the indie porn studios of Japan that is constantly pushing the boundaries with niche porn and often driving demand as fetishes are trending. In recent years they have been pioneering the current trend of ‘elder porn’. A mature category, it has been one of the fastest growing areas of porn in Japan this decade. Glory Quest has specialized a little in this area with titles following story-lines based around a wife and an older father-in-law.

For content like this, the studio uses the ‘Legend Grandpa’ of porn, Shigeo Tokuda. Now aged 85, Tokuda started working in the adult industry after he retired and has made well over 350 videos. He is one of very few male porn stars of the JAV industry and mainly works with Glory Quest.

Titles in this niche area include:

  • Maniac Training of Lolitas
  • Forbidden Elderly Care (Forbidden Nursing)
  • Big Tits Loving Grandfather Erotic Mischief

In total you can find more than 3,400 titles release by Glory Quest on sites like R18 covering everything from scat and S&M to fisting, urolagnia and transsexuals. Though elder porn is something of a big seller for them, you can also find some great scenes in:

  • Busty Medical Certificate
  • Love of Big Tits Prank
  • Sexy Mature Nakadashi
  • She Male Jack
  • The Gal Nan

Moodyz

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Founded2000
Websitewww.moodyz.com
Based In…Tokyo
Specialist AreaMixed range of genres

One of Japan’s largest porn producers, Moodyz produced over 6,600 titles and is one of the most prolific studios in the country.

Formerly known as ‘Mr. President’, the company works (or has worked) with most of the biggest JAV stars including Bunko Kanazawa, An Nanba, Chihiro Hara.

Their most popular series of films are the Dream School collection which covers a wide range of genres including fetish, bukkake, group sex and orgies as well as ‘gokkun’ (or cum-drinking) and BDSM.

Other series of films which have earned the company a lot of sales include:

  • Amateur Doll
  • Black Men and Sex
  • Bukkake Nakadashi Anal Fuck
  • Costume Play 7
  • Disposable Masochist Slave
  • Gokkun Club
  • Torture Club

Each of the studio’s series are released on a variety of labels depending on the genre and include ES (FemDom Fetish), WILD (hardcore and anal), OH (bukkake and interracial), Gati (gukkun and bukkake) and Fresh (new performers).

They are a powerhouse in the Japanese porn industry and feature the work of most of the country’s top adult video directors including:

  • Hideto Aki
  • Katsuyuki Hasegawa
  • Alala Kurosawa
  • Fubuki Sakura
  • Taikei Shimizu
  • Bunchou Yoshino

They currently release up to 40 new titles each month including some VR content.

Athena Eizou

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Founded1981
Websitewww.athenaeizou.com
Based In…Shibuya, Tokyo
Specialist AreaMainstream

One of the earlier JAV studios, Athena Eizou was founded in the early eighties by the popular pink film director, Tadashi Yoyogi. Known as the ‘Father of Japanese Adult Video’, Yoyogi has been credited with the rise in the popularity of hardcore home movies on VHS. This era was already seeing a move away from the ‘nudie-cuties’ and Athena Eizou was at the forefront of this new market.

The studio helped make Kyōko Aizome a national name as the first hardcore porn actress in the country and also launched the career of Mariko Morikawa who made her debut with Athena Eizou in 1994.

Over the last almost 40 years, the studio has worked with thousands of performers who have gone on to become big JAV stars including Akira Watase, Eri Kikuchi and Hitomi Shiraishi.

The studio has worked with other directors but it is still Yoyogi’s unique AV style which characterizes the content produced here. His films are not just about porn but explore love and sex in relationships.

Popular series and titles to have come out of Athena Eizou over the years include:

  • Lewd Performance
  • Tits Way Too Huge
  • The Interview
  • Psycho Hypnotic Ecstasy
  • Secret Sexual Technique

Soft On Demand

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Founded1995
Websitewww.sod.co.jp
Based In…Nakano, Tokyo
Specialist AreaFresh and creative porn

One of the largest adult video producers in Japan, Soft On Demand (SOD) is made up of dozens of smaller labels through which it brands its various titles and series. Some of these labels have since left SOD and established themselves as independent studios; these include Dogma and Wanz Factory.

They are a powerhouse in the JAV world and at their peak several years ago were producing over 1,000 new releases every year. Formats and titles vary all the time as Soft On Demand strive to stay ahead of the market and range from AV Idol Game Shows to nude sports competitions, sex camps and festivals as well as Company sex parties and an ‘elder porn’ epic, All Naked Nursing Home For the Elderly.

Content released by the studio is sometimes absurd and humorous but is never particularly ‘extreme’ like the content released by Attackers, for instance. Whatever they are doing, they are doing it well and the company earns profits in the tens of millions of dollars.

As well as porn films, the company also makes adult games, adult anime and sex products as well as mainstream movies. SOD Create remains the main porn studio for this conglomerate and this label has employed directors as diverse as Goro Tameike and Keita No. 1 to [JO] Style and Sakkun.

As far as JAV stars go, there aren’t many names who haven’t worked with Soft on Demand and you can catch titles featuring the talents of Risa Coda, Hikari Hino and Kaho Kasumi as well as Mariko Kawana, Kotono and Yuka Osawa.

Referred to as the ‘source of Japan’s AV culture’ you can find over 6,000 titles available through R18 but there are many thousands more in the archives. Some popular titles for which they are well known include an infamous orgy called 500 Person Sex (2006). The film features 250 couples all in the same room having sex with everyone but each other.  Other popular series of works include:

  • Eighteen
  • Idol Semen
  • Masturbation Aid
  • Naked Continent
  • Super High-Class Soap Lady

The company is part of the media ethics association of Japan and they are also run a prominent safe sex campaign called Stop! STD.

Waap Entertainment

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Founded1998
Websitewww.waap.co.jp
Based In…Shinjuku, Toyo
Specialist AreaMainstream and bukkake/group sex

The WAAP Group is another large player of the JAV industry and releases studio content under several labels including:

  • Beauty
  • Cobra
  • Dragons Gate
  • Encore
  • Jelly
  • Kohshiro
  • Milk
  • Washing Machine

Not nearly as prolific as Soft on Demand, they release around a dozen titles a month to add to a growing collection of over 1,800 titles. Their content is reasonably diverse but they don’t specialize in any niche fetish areas specifically. However some of their bukkake output has been well received outside of Japan including in the United States where one of their 2003 releases (Semen Club 2) was named ‘Bukkake Best’ by Village Voice. If you had to narrow down their style and format of filming, it would single AV Idol videos, usually with a leaning towards gangbang, group sex and bukkake.

Just like Soft on Demand and Hokuto Corporation, Waap has diversified into other areas including gaming and apps.

Popular series and titles released through the Waap Group include:

  • Deep Lesbian & Hot Semen & Black Fuck
  • Dream Shower
  • Semen Club
  • Slut Actress
  • Your Masturbation Will Help You

Shuttle Japan

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Founded1996
Websitewww.shuttle-japan.com
Based In…Shinjuku, Tokyo
Specialist AreaBukkake, Gokkun and Public Disgrace

A specialist Japanese porn studio producing bukkake and gokkun content, Shuttle Japan has actually officially registered the word ‘BUKKAKE’ as a trademark.

With more than 1,500 titles available in both Japanese and English, they are a popular studio both domestically and for export.

Amongst their most popular titles you can find several DVDs in the series:

  • Bukkake Airlines
  • Cos Play Scandals
  • Masturbated by Beautiful Legs
  • Forcible Bukkake Appointment
  • D-Cup Breast Paradise
  • Persuaded Costume Documentary
  • Pounding Cheer Girl
  • Spermatic Ladies in Mid Afternoon

Shuttle offers a wide range of content beyond their niche and you can also find titles relating to other kinks including bondage, lesbian, mature plus leg, lip and swimsuit fetishes.

Das

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Founded2007
Websitewww.dasdas.jp
Based In…Tokyo
Specialist AreaBukkake, simulated rape and creampie (nakadashi)

A part of the Hokuto Corporation, Das is a studio that typically uses the most well-known JAV stars and specializes in simulated rape, humiliation and bukkake. A respected adult content producer, they have won awards for their work including the 2009 AV Grand Prix title for ‘Best Violence Video’. They also have a good collection of interracial films with black bulls dominating petite Japanese women.

Das casts some of the best loved super stars of the Japanese porn world and you can catch the following performers in action:

  • Kaho Kasumi
  • Al Uehara
  • Akari Mitani
  • Nao Jinguji
  • Mio Kimijima

Releasing around half a dozen titles each month (original and compilation), they are not a prolific studio but they are hardcore and high-end. You can find around 800 videos from Das on sites like R18 with the most popular titles being:

  • A Blonde Bitch Elder Sister Goes Hunting Cherry Boys
  • Women Who Get Hooked On Furious Big Black Dicks Black Fury Best Hits Collection
  • Sora Shiina: Rough Sex On Her Fan Appreciation Day
  • Anal Sex Real Nakadashi
  • The QUEEN of DAS!

CineMagic Co.

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Founded1983
Websitewww.cinemagic.co.jp
Based In…Maruyama, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Specialist AreaFetish, bondage, simulated rape

One of the country’s oldest porn studios, CineMagic specialize in BDSM and fetish content with a heavy leaning towards sexual violence, domination and simulated rape. They also create more mainstream content.

The studio launched the careers of several big names over the years including the 1980s big-breast AV idol, Eri Kikuchi. They have also worked with some other familiar stars over the years including:

  • Kyōko Aizome
  • Bunko Kanazawa
  • Anna Kuramoto
  • Riko Tachibana
  • Akira Watase
  • Sally Yoshino

However, they are also a studio known for discovering new talent and spotlighting fresh faced amateurs, particularly in their extreme features. Their output in the genre of bondage and S&M is popular for export and has some great examples of traditional shibari.

Their content is released on a series of labels determined by what kind of genre they are and include:

  • Gang –cosplay and group sex
  • Jyou – bondage
  • Lilies – lesbian
  • NOIR – extreme hardcore

Despite being in the game for over 35 years, there back catalog is not as extensive as some other studios but you can find around 1300 titles available online to watch.

Popular titles from the studio include:

  • Beautiful D-Cup Girl, Sister L
  • Mourning Dress Slave
  • The Big Breast Slave Girl
  • The Obedient Servant
  • The Private Teacher of Disgrace
  • Tortured Race Queen

Muteki

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Founded2008
Websitewww.mutekimuteki.com
Based In…(unknown)
Specialist AreaCelebrities

Though a relative newcomer in the world of JAV, Muteki have become a popular studio for the mainstream porn markets of Japan. They mainly work with gravure idols and other celebrity actresses who make debut AV performances with the label.

As a result, the company has launched the porn careers of many stars of the years including Hana Haruna, Usa Miharu and Rika Hoshimi.

They aren’t a big studio and only have a few hundred titles to their names but their content is often in high demand. In fact, their tenth anniversary release These Two Have No Equal (2018) featuring Takahashi and Mikami was the second best selling DVD title last year.

If you like watching Japanese celebrities performing porn then you will enjoy what Muteki has to offer. Along with These Two Have No Equal, the following titles are well worth checking out:

  • Desire featuring Risa Goto
  • Idol featuring Yuri Oshikawa (Ebisu Muscats)
  • Azumi Colorless featuring Azumi Uehara
  • Assignation featuring Yoko Shimada
  • Actress featuring Tsugumi

Try-Heart Corporation

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Founded1995
Websitewww.tryheart.jp
Based In…(unknown)
Specialist AreaCelebrities

The Try Heart Corporation are another studio that specializes in celebrity porn but they also provide a wider range of AV content. This includes videos featuring amateurs, BBWs, MILFs and lesbians plus covers a good selection of genres:

  • Cosplay
  • Bondage
  • Incest
  • Orgy
  • Simulated Rape

In total they have around 800 titles available to view across their various labels; their top brand is SexiA but they also use Bad Boys, Challenger, Pink Drug, OFF SIDE and Chao!!

Popular titles from Try-Heart include:

  • Throbbing Kiss featuring Ao Amamai
  • Super Breasts featuring Kyōko Kazama
  • I Wanna Suck
  • Obscene Climax
  • Sexy Teacher’s Secret Spot

Hot Entertainment

best japanese porn studios hot entertainment

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Founded1991
Websitehttp://hot-et.com/
Based In…Tokyo
Specialist AreaAmateurs and Reality content

Specializing in amateur content and reality videos, Hot Entertainment is to the JAV industry what Reality Kings or Fake Hub are to the American and European porn world.

Beyond the fact that their porn mainly stars previously unknown performers, there is a good range of genres that they cover. This ranges from MILFs and Big Tits to Orgies and Cuckolding.

Prominent directors who work with the brand include Shungo Kaji, Gunji Kawasaki and Masaaki Kai.

Releasing about 10 new titles each month, the studio has over 1,000 videos available to watch online with the most popular of these being:

  • Hot Thanksgiving: The Yakyuken Coliseum
  • 100 Person Nampa Battle of All Time
  • The Coveted Wife 14
  • Love Love Couples Project!
  • Legal Voyeur

Max-A

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Founded1992
Websitewww.max-a.co.jp
Based In…(unknown)
Specialist AreaMainstream

With an association to the Kuki group of companies and over 25 years experience in the industry, Max-A is a large and respected AV studio. They create titles from a range of labels including Black Max, Naked Max, Samansa and Gash.

The studio has over 1,600 titles available to view online and produces around 15-20 titles a month (combination of new content and compilation DVDs).

Max-A was the studio that discovered the talents of AV stars Rio (Tina Yuzuki), Hitomi Hayasaka and  Yua Aida and has worked with the likes of:

  • Akiho Yoshizawa
  • Maria Takagi
  • Hitomi Hayasaka
  • Rei Itoh
  • Ryōko Mitake
  • Bunko Kanazawa
  • Mariko Kawana
  • Kyōko Kazama
  • Sora Aoi

Of their most popular series and titles, the following have achieved good sales for the studio:

  • Welcome to Max Cafe!
  • MAX GIRLS
  • New Comer
  • The Secret of Younger Sister
  • Uniform Hunting
  • Welcome to Max Airline

Crystal-Eizou

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Founded1984
Websitewww.crystal-eizou.jp
Based In…Toshina, Tokyo
Specialist AreaMainstream

One of Japan’s largest and longest running producers of AV content, Crystal Eizou create porn in the mainstream markets covering a wide range of genres. They are well known for their big-tit porn as well as cosplay and erotic dramas.

A pro studio, as opposed to an ‘indie’ JAV producer, Crystal-Eizou has helped launched the careers of many adult star in Japan as well as some notable directors. In fact, the studio was the first home to Toru Muranishi, the ‘Emperor’ of porn who is credited as inventing  the quasi-documentary style of porn that is still popular today. Muranishi helped establish the innovative and creative style that has continued with at Crystal Eizou even after he left in 1988.

Many AV stars have worked at the studio over the years including big names like Maria Dizon, Anna Mizuki, Ai Iijima and Sakurako Kaoru.

Like the other big pro studios of Japan, Crystal-Eizou launches its titles across a range of labels depending on the genre. These include:

  • Grace
  • Madam Maniac
  • Messiah
  • Great Confidence
  • Crystal EX
  • e-KiSS
  • Hermes
  • Five Star

Popular series and titles from Crystal-Eizou include:

  • The Costume Play Maid
  • Celebrity Debut – Misa Kikoden
  • Battle Without Foreplay
  • Gansha 6 renpatsu! gaburi hime Hayashi Yumika

K M Produce (KMP)

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Founded2002
Websitewww.km-produce.com
Based In…Shibuya, Tokyo
Specialist AreaHigh end mainstream

An independent studio, KMP are known for working with an exclusive group of AV stars, some of whom are new to the industry whilst others have established a ‘premium’ status elsewhere.

The studio produces content several labels, the most popular ones being Million, Million Angel and Million Madam. As they have grown they have also incorporated more niche content for the following of their new brands:

  • Ecstasy
  • Bazooka
  • Scoop
  • Sleazy
  • Super Shirouto

KMP has also dabbled with mainstream movies and wide-release erotica with titles like Dark Love: Rape (2008). Directed by the acclaimed horror genre film-maker, Katsuya Matsumara, the film was based on a Manga novel of the same name.

The studio has more  than 3,700 titles available to watch online with the most popular series being High School Girls After School and Perfect Capture.

Best of the Rest

As we mentioned earlier, there are more than 4,000 studios producing AV content in Japan, many of which are small independents but with a lot of sizable companies. Only a few hundred of these produce large volumes of adult titles with some offering just a handful of videos. You can find a full alphabetical listing of all the current and former porn studios in Japan via R18.com; a website which has over 50,000 DVDs to purchase or stream online.

Our top selection of those JAV studios worth giving an honorable mention to include:

  • 1ABC Mousouzoku
  • Big Morkal
  • Celeb No Tomo
  • Center Village
  • Cross
  • DOC
  • E-Body
  • FC2
  • Giga
  • m.p.
  • High Kara – Mousouzoku
  • Hon Naka
  • Indies Media
  • Kasakura Shuppansha
  • Kawaii
  • Kuki Inc.
  • Lahaina Tokai
  • Maxing
  • Million Film
  • My Amateur
  • Natural High
  • Next 11
  • Oppai
  • Premium
  • Prestige
  • Real Works
  • Reddo Totsugekitai
  • Rocket
  • S-Cute
  • SexiA
  • Shai Kikaku
  • Take Shobou
  • Tameike Goro
  • Tokyo-Hot
  • Uchu Kikaku
  • Venus
  • Yellow Box

Best Sites to Watch JAV Porn Direct

If you like the content being produced by these studios then you can find a lot of this premium material on some of Japan’s Best Porn Websites; check out our guide here.

As well as our recent feature on Japanese porn sites you can also try these websites. Some are run by the studios directly whilst others are managed by their distribution companies.

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