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“What Do Japanese AV Stars Make?” Redux Part Two

Harrows Entertainment - Original Japanese Date: December 4th, 2015
English Translation Published: December 23rd, 2015

A deeper look into the types of Japanese AV one can appear in allowing with the pay as noted by HARROWS ENTERTAINMENT.

(Translator's note: This post is a continuation of a previous entry.)


Types of Acting Jobs Available

Idol Model

AV Star
Pay: 80,000 – 200,000+ yen per performance (2-3 days).
Info: On top of appearing in AV movies, an AV star may also go on events to meet fans along with other promotional performances. It is possible to sign a contract with a production company guaranteeing you a certain amount of titles to appear in each month.

(AV) Gravure
Pay: 40,000 – 100,000 yen per performance (2-3 days).
Info: This type of job will have you appearing mainly in soft videos and magazine publications that target a male audience. What's more, there's a chance you may be working with famous photographers so you'll always look your best! Being a gravure model means you will not be having sex with men and there's even a chance you'll be photographed in foreign lands.

Photo Model
Pay: 10,000 – 300,000 yen per shoot
Info: Just as it's written, this is a photo-only job. However, moving to this requires one to work as a gravure model first so some fame is needed beforehand.

Pay: 10,000 – 100,000 yen
Info: There are many things an AV Idol can do. There's television appearances, magazines, meeting fans, and you can even pen your own novel or manga! You're pretty much a celebrity!

Idol Model Merits:
A single job only takes a few days max so it's easy to give it your all. You also have the time and opportunity to expand beyond doing only AV work with your newfound fame.

Idol Model Demerits:
We'd be lying if we said you had no chance of being discovered by those close to you. The more you appear in AV, the higher the chances of being found out become. We know some AV stars who have managed to keep their careers clandestine from loved ones in spite of appearing in dozens and dozens of titles and we know some who were found out right away. We urge any of you reading this while sitting with one leg over the fence into AV stardom to contact us right away. We are more than happy to explain the risks and rewards of the adult industry to you in greater detail.


Examples: Kyoko Maki, Azusa Nagasawa, Ayu Sakurai, JULIA, and Maria Ozawa


To be continued...

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