Elly Akira (晶エリー Akira Erī), born Fareeza Terunuma (照沼ファリーザ Terunuma Farīza) on January 25, 1986, is a Japanese AV actress and adult model. She was formerly known as Yuka Osawa (大沢佑香 Ōsawa Yūka) and Hitomi Nishikawa (西川ひとみ Nishikawa Hitomi). By late 2013, she had appeared in more than 800 adult videos as listed on the site of the major Japanese video retailer DMM.
Yuka Osawa - AV debut
Akira began life in Saudi Arabia to a Japanese mother and Syrian father and is the second of three daughters. She has stated that although she began life in Saudi Arabia, she grew up in Tokyo, Japan and wasn't raised with the Islamic sense of morality that might consider women showing skin haram.
She started her AV career in July 2005 under the name of Yuka Osawa with the video First Flower (Debut) - Yuka Osawa for the KUKI production studios. She earned the title Queen Shiofuki (or splash queen) after a string of movies from 2007 with names like Tokyo Slimy Night, Splash Girl and Non Stop Orgasm.
Akira made her debut in the softcore genre of pink film in 2007, appearing in three titles directed by Yutaka Ikejima including Fascinating Woman: The Temptation of Creampie, which was named as Best Film eighth Place at the twentieth Pink Grand Prix, a Japanese annual film awards event. For her work in these films, Akira was given one of the Best New Actress awards.
In May 2008, she starred in Naked Continent 4 (裸の大陸4), the best-selling fourth entry in Soft On Demand's controversial AV series Naked Continent. At the 2009 AV Grand Prix Awards, Akira (as Yuka Osawa) took two top prizes, the Digital Sales Award for her video Vomit Enema Ecstasy X co-starring Mayura Hoshitsuki for the Dogma studio, and a second award, the Best Lovely / Moe Video for her solo work Tera-Dick (Real Creampie Absolute Angel).
In 2009, she changed her name to Elly Akira and had roles in mainstream films like the drama Yoko Namino: On Special Assignment (特命女子アナ並野容子 Tokumei joshi-ana: Namino Yōko) directed by Yūji Tajiri and released in Japan on September 18, 2009 and When You Love and When You Are Loved (愛するとき,愛されるとき Aisuru toki, aisareru toki) from the Love&Eros CINEMA COLLECTION which was released in October 2010. In March 2010, she was one of five actresses nominated as Best Actress at the Adult Broadcasting Awards ceremony.
In 2012, video retailer DMM held a vote for the thirtieth anniversary of the debut of adult videos in Japan to determine the best actresses. Akira was selected as one of the top 100 AV actresses of all time, coming in at number 55. Also in 2012, she starred as a female ninja (kunoichi) in the action period movie Kunoichi shokei jin gōmon jigoku tabi (くノ一処刑人 拷問地獄旅) which reached theatres in June 2012.
In June 2012, she took a part in the Japanese show, where two people are placed together in an flat for a one-day to see what'll happen. At certain moments they post their thoughts to the twitter. In this episode, the show place Akira together with a 21-year-old college student virgin.
Akira had travelled to Taiwan as an artist and disaster fundraiser in 2009 but she was additionally known there as an AV Idol. In June 2012, the Taiwan online news service NowNews selected her at number five in their list of the Ten Top Japanese AV actresses under her previous name of Yuka Osawa.
Photographer and artist
Akira debuted as a photographer in 2008 under her birth name, Fareeza Terunuma, and in 2009 appeared as the subject of her own exhibition at the twelfth Geisai Art Fair. As a performance artist, she was attired as a toilet surrounded by a series of self-portraits. Her exhibit won the Lily Franky (リリー・フランキー) Award.
As Terunuma, she held a photo exhibition in Tokyo in May–June 2009 and later that year in November 2009, she was one of a group of well-known artists who were invited to design T-shirts to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Morakot. The venture, 1NCOMING Aid, was sponsored by the Taiwan magazine 1NCOMING and the Greystone Arsenal boutique in Taiwan. Akira travelled to the store for an autograph session to promote the venture. In September 2010, she had a solo exhibit at the Vanilla Gallery (ヴァニラ画廊) in Ginza. and additionally had her own show of artwork at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo (A.C.T.) in November 2010.
The Japanese publishing company East Press (イースト・プレス) published a volume of her photographs in December 2011 under the title Shokuyoku to seiyoku : Terunuma farīza no wandārando (照沼ファリーザのワンダーランド～食欲と性欲～, literally Fareeza Terunuma's Wonderland: Gluttony and Lust) (ISBN 978-4781607146). Her work's combining of art, food, and sexual desire was commented on in the "EAT ART" exhibition at the Design Festa gallery in Tokyo.
Adult videos (AV)
|Release date||Video title||Company||Director||Notes|
|2005-07-31||First Flower (Debut) - Yuka Osawa|
|2007-07-19||Lost The Virgin By Beautiful Sis|
|Uzumaki Sasaki||With Hikaru Hozuki|
|2007-12-15||Tokyo Slimy Night VOL.3||Teikuwan Hokusai|
|2008-01-17||Yuka Osawa Having Nakadashi Sex in Her Room|
|2008-01-19||Splash Girl 02 - Yuka Osawa||Momotaro Squirt|
|2008-03-06||SOD Rape Hospital The Premium|
SOD陵辱病棟 The プレミアム
|Nampaou||With Asami, Nene, Akane Mochida, Hikari Hino, Anna Kosaka, Tsubomi & Rimu Himeno|
|2008-05-08||Naked Continent 4|
|2008-05-08||The Ultimate Invention Vol.4: The Swap Men & Women Camera|
|Uzumaki Sasaki||With Mirai Hirose, Ringo Akai, Saya Namiki|
|2008-06-25||Women's Semen 3|
|Yasuda Salmon||With Hotaru Akane & Asuka Kyono|
|2008-07-19||Splash Girl, Whale Cow 05, 10 Girls Squirting Flood!|
SPLASH GIRL 女鯨06 人気女優10人潮吹き大洪水！
|With Hotaru Akane, Asami, Akari Hoshino, Asuka Kyono, Megu Ayase, Nene Fujimori, Rico, Ryo Akanishi & Tomomi Takahara|
|2008-11-21||Tera-Dick (Real Creampie Absolute Angel)|
|Winner Best Lovely / Moe Video Award 2009 AV Grand Prix|
|2008-11-22||Vomit Enema Ecstasy X|
|Tohjiro||Co-starring Mayura Hoshitsuki|
Winner Digital Sales Award 2009 AV Grand Prix
NON STOP ORGASM ポルチオエンドルフィン 大沢佑香 性獣覚醒
|2009-02-05||Yuka Osawa Demonstrates Men's Squirting!|
|2009-06-18||Magic Mirror Reverse Nanpa|
マジックミラー号 逆ナンパ 激烈ボディ 横浜みなとみらい編
|Stephen Sotaberg||With Maria Ozawa, Natsumi Horiguchi & Risa Tsukino|
|2009-06-19||Restraint Chair Lesbian|
拘束椅子Lbian 大沢佑香 小澤マリア
|TOHJIRO||With Maria Ozawa|
|2010-03-18||Super High Class King Game|
|Sabbath Horinaka||With Maria Ozawa, Yui Hatano, Akari Satsuki & Rio Hamasaki|
- Zoku: Shōwa Ero Roman: Ichiya no Yoromeki (続・昭和エロ浪漫 一夜のよろめき), dir. Yutaka Ikejima, OP Eiga, May 2007
- Fascinating Woman: The Temptation of Creampie, dir. Yutaka Ikejima, OP Eiga, August 2007
- Chijo Kyōshi: Mata Garinomu (痴女教師 またがり飲む), dir. Yutaka Ikejima, OP Eiga, November 2007
- Yoko Namino: On Special Assignment (特命女子アナ並野容子 Tokumei joshi-ana: Namino Yōko) (2009)
- When You Love and When You Are Loved (愛するとき,愛されるとき Aisuru toki, aisareru toki) (2010)
- Kunoichi shokei jin gōmon jigoku tabi (くノ一処刑人 拷問地獄旅) (2012)