Japanese gravure idols
Gravure idols are bikini and leotard models whose photos are published in magazines and photo books. These books are aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at men. Idols are popular among men and women, with great interest shown in the idol's taste in food, movies, clothes, music, and celebrities.
In recent years, many gravure models have released dvds, some of which feature wrestling or martial arts. Some even feature sexually suggestive, though not pornographic, moves. Gravure idols also feature in tokusatsu (special effects) movies with superhero themes. Gravure models do not pose nude.
Gravure is a printing term which derives from rotogravure, the type of printing process used to produce glossy magazines.
In our multi-page presentation of the top gravure idols, we give you Hanai Miri, Rio Natsume, Leah Dizon, Ayumi Hamasaki, Emi Kobayashi, and Hoshino Aki.
Miri Hanai was born on October 15, 1984 in Tokyo, Japan, where she lives today.
Her vital statistics are 93cm-58cm-85cm or in inches, 37-23-34. She is 1.47 m or 4 ft 10 in. She is very well known for her large and vital assets, which appear even larger on her tiny frame. Her photographs make the most of this as she is often sending bending over or in poses accentuating her shapely boobs.
Rio Natsume was born on February 20, 1985 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. She has more than 20 dvds and seven photobooks to her name.
Her dvds date back to 2003 and include such titles as Missionary (2005), Cow Girl (2005), Erotica (2006), Love Affair (2007), and Naked (2008).
Natsume has appeared in several television shows in Japan. In 2005, she was featured in a video game called Gal of the Sparrow 2.
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