|Birthdate:||Sep 4, 1980|
|Height:||5' 2" / 1.57m|
|Shoe size:||24.0 cm|
Ran Asakawa (朝河蘭 Akasawa Ran) is a famous and extremely prolific Japanese model and AV idol. She made her debut in the adult entertainment field in 2001, shortly after quitting Junior College. After making more adult videos than any other AV idol in Japan within one year, she and her agency petitioned the Guinness World Records for inclusion in their book.
- This article is about a Japanese porn star
Life and career
Ran Asakawa was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on September 4, 1980. Her first sexual encounter happened when she was 19 and was with a businessman. She says that her first fully pleasurable experience wasn't until about the 10th time, however.
Asakawa finished high school and began junior college. When she realized that she couldn't 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."
Asakawa and her modeling agency submitted an application to the Guinness Book of World Records for making 212 adult videos within the year of 2002, a number unprecedented in the 20-year history of the AV in Japan. In 2003 the Taipei Times reported that Asakawa had come to Taiwan with the hopes of expanding her career there.
|Video title||Company||Director||Release date|
|ERORIST||Media Station||Toru Kosakai||VHS:April 21, 2002|
|The Nurse (cover pictured this page)||COSMOS||Bill Nomura||VHS:April 26, 2002|
|Exhibitionistic Girls VII||MAX-A||Tatsuya Aoki||VHS:May 24, 2002|
|Monthly Ran Asaka||VIP||Takeshi Kase||VHS:June 14, 2002|
|Sex with Love||VIP||Takeshi Kase||VHS:July 12, 2002|
|Forceful Exhibitionistic-Play Maniax 4||VIP||Eitaro Onuma||VHS:August 30, 2002|
Selected magazine appearances
- October 1, 2002 Weekly Playboy (nude, 4 pages)
- July 1, 2003 Weekly Playboy (nude, 8 pages)
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- Ran Asakawa at the Internet Movie Database
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