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Ran Asakawa
Native name朝河 蘭
Born (1980-09-04) 4 September 1980 (age 39)[1]
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)

Ran Asakawa (Japanese: 朝河 蘭, Hepburn: Asakawa Ran, born 4 September 1980) is a Japanese former AV idol and model who made her debut in the adult entertainment field in 2001.

Life and career[edit | edit source]

Ran Asakawa was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on 4 September 1980. Her first sexual encounter happened when she was 19 and was with a businessman. She says, however, that her first fully pleasurable experience wasn't until about the 10th time.[2]

Asakawa finished high school and began junior college.[2] When she realized that she could not make much money doing part-time work she decided to start doing adult videos, and later explained, "I wanted to study to get a decent wage but I can't do that while I have a regular 9-5 job, right? So I picked AVs." She had thought about stripping but decided that the hours were too long.[2] She says she cried after making her first video "wondering what I was doing to myself". She finally got to like sex on camera but keeps her eyes closed from embarrassment.[2]

At first she was not a popular performer because of her mature looks at a time when very young looking girls were the fashion in porn and she did only about 10 videos in her first six months.[2] However, that changed and Asakawa and her modeling agency submitted an application to the Guinness Book of World Records for making 212 adult videos in the year 2002.[3] The next year (2003) she outdid her previous record by appearing in 304 videos but announced her retirement at the end of the year.[4] Her total output in Japan including later re-issues and compilations numbers nearly 800 videos.[5]

In late 2003 the Taipei Times reported that Asakawa had come to Taiwan with the hope of expanding her career there.[6] Although Asakawa had retired from Japanese AV work, in 2004 she did appear in a number of "uncensored" videos - those without the mosaic pixellation to obscure the genitals found in all standard Japanese adult videos. At least some of the videos were produced in Taiwan.[7]

In early 2012, the major Japanese adult video distributor DMM held a poll of its customers to choose the 100 all-time best AV actresses to celebrate the 30th anniversary of adult videos in Japan. Asakawa was voted into 69th place in the balloting.[8]

Selected magazine appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Infobox data from "Ran Asakawa Profile" (Webpage) (in Japanese). maedamodels.com. Retrieved 2007-08-16. External link in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Ran Asakawa Jsex Interview" (Webpage). www.jsexnetwork.com. Retrieved 2007-08-13. External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. "Guinness Record Application Form" (in Japanese). tantai.net. Retrieved 2008-10-10. External link in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. "Ran Asakawa" (in Japanese). tantai.net. Retrieved 2008-10-10. External link in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  5. "朝河蘭 (Ran Asakawa) Videography" (in Japanese). s7.artemisweb.jp. Retrieved 2008-10-10. External link in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. Woodworth, Max (5 September 2003). "Pop Stop". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  7. "朝河蘭 (Ran Asakawa)" (in Japanese). AV Entertainments. Retrieved 2008-10-10. External link in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  8. "AV女優★人気投票" (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2015-02-22.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  9. 週プレ2002. 知誕Wiki (in Japanese). 29 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-18. External link in |work= (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  10. 週プレ2003. 知誕Wiki (in Japanese). 6 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-18. External link in |work= (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)

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