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).[2][4] By late 2013, she had appeared in more than 800 adult videos as listed on the site of the major Japanese video retailer DMM.[6]

Biography

Yuka Osawa - AV debut

Akira began life in Saudi Arabia to a Japanese mother and Syrian father[7][8] 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.[3]

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.[10] 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.[12]

In May 2008, she starred in Naked Continent 4 (裸の大陸4), the best-selling[15] fourth entry in Soft On Demand's controversial AV series Naked Continent.[17] 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).[20]

Elly Akira

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[22] 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.[24] In March 2010, she was one of five actresses nominated as Best Actress at the Adult Broadcasting Awards ceremony.[27]

Akira was on hand in January 2011 to help launch a new label ATOM (アトム) for one of Japan's largest AV producers, Soft On Demand (SOD).[29]

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.[30] 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.[31]

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.[33]

Akira had travelled to Taiwan as an artist and disaster fundraiser in 2009[35] 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.[36]

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.[38][40] 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.[42][43]

As Terunuma, she held a photo exhibition in Tokyo in May–June 2009[40] 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.[35] In September 2010, she had a solo exhibit at the Vanilla Gallery (ヴァニラ画廊) in Ginza.[40][45] and additionally had her own show of artwork at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo (A.C.T.) in November 2010.[40]

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).[47] 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.[49]

She travelled to Taiwan again in August 2012 for an exhibit of her artwork in Taipei and Tainan.[51]

Filmography

Adult videos (AV)

Release dateVideo titleCompanyDirectorNotes
2005-07-31First Flower (Debut) - Yuka Osawa
初花-hatsuhana- 大沢佑香
Kuki
AZRD-045
KyouseiAV debut
2007-07-19Lost The Virgin By Beautiful Sis
綺麗なお姉さんの筆おろし
V&R Products
VSPDS-259
Uzumaki SasakiWith Hikaru Hozuki
2007-12-15Tokyo Slimy Night VOL.3Teikuwan Hokusai
HOKU-005
2008-01-17Yuka Osawa Having Nakadashi Sex in Her Room
大沢佑香が自分の部屋で中出しSEX
Rocket
RCT-003
Shingo Takemoto
2008-01-19Splash Girl 02 - Yuka OsawaMomotaro Squirt
DSQ-02
2008-03-06SOD Rape Hospital The Premium
SOD陵辱病棟 The プレミアム
SOD
SDMS-395
NampaouWith Asami, Nene, Akane Mochida, Hikari Hino, Anna Kosaka, Tsubomi & Rimu Himeno
2008-05-08Naked Continent 4
裸の大陸4
Natural High
NHDT-634
Sakkun
2008-05-08The Ultimate Invention Vol.4: The Swap Men & Women Camera
究極の妄想発明シリーズ第4弾 男女入れ替わりカメラ
Rocket
RCT-024
Uzumaki SasakiWith Mirai Hirose, Ringo Akai, Saya Namiki
2008-06-25Women's Semen 3
女のザーメン3
Shinoda Project
SNYD-018
Yasuda SalmonWith Hotaru Akane & Asuka Kyono
2008-07-19Splash 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!
Momotaro Squirt
DSQ-06
With Hotaru Akane, Asami, Akari Hoshino, Asuka Kyono, Megu Ayase, Nene Fujimori, Rico, Ryo Akanishi & Tomomi Takahara
2008-11-21Tera-Dick (Real Creampie Absolute Angel)
(真正中出しの絶対アングル テラちんぽ
Miruki Ipurin
AVGL-141
Winner Best Lovely / Moe Video Award 2009 AV Grand Prix
2008-11-22Vomit Enema Ecstasy X
ゲロ浣腸エクスタシー X
Dogma
AVGL-130
TohjiroCo-starring Mayura Hoshitsuki
Winner Digital Sales Award 2009 AV Grand Prix
2009-01-16Non-stop Orgasm
NON STOP ORGASM ポルチオエンドルフィン 大沢佑香 性獣覚醒
Crystal-Eizou e-KISS
EKDV-023
2009-02-05Yuka Osawa Demonstrates Men's Squirting!
大沢佑香がもっと男の潮吹き伝授します!
Rocket
RCT-090
Uzumaki Sasaki
2009-06-18Magic 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
Deep's
DVDES-192
Stephen SotabergWith Maria Ozawa, Natsumi Horiguchi & Risa Tsukino
2009-06-19Restraint Chair Lesbian
拘束椅子Lbian 大沢佑香 小澤マリア
Dogma
DDT-235
TOHJIROWith Maria Ozawa
2010-03-18Super High Class King Game
超高級王様ゲーム
SOD
SDMT-039
Sabbath HorinakaWith Maria Ozawa, Yui Hatano, Akari Satsuki & Rio Hamasaki

Pink films

Mainstream films

  • 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)