Maiko Yūki ( 夕樹舞子 Yūki Maiko , born January 30, 1977) is a Japanese AV idol , actress and stripper . She was one of the top AV idols in the mid-1990s and was named the "AV Girl of the Year" in 1998, but her career in adult videos spanned more than 15 years.

Life and career

Early life

Maiko Yūki was born Maki Wakui ( 涌井 麻紀 Wakui Maki ) on January 30, 1977 in Niigata Prefecture to a family in the construction business. Both of her parents had been gang members, and Yūki was also a rowdy student who claims to have never lost a fight with a girl or boy. Family difficulties led her to run away from home several times by the eighth grade. Expelled on her first day in high school for fighting with the teacher, she returned home and began working as a golf caddy at a club. She had been determined to keep her virginity until marriage, however, at the age of 17 she was raped by her boyfriend's brother, the leader of a local gang. Shattered by the experience, she developed a fear of men.

AV debut

Yūki entered an acting school where she met an AV actress manager and she made the decision to perform in adult videos as a way of confronting and resolving her fears. Her debut video was the April 1995 h.m.p. Tiffany release, Shōjokyu Sotsugyo ~Graduation~ . Her first day on the set was difficult, and the shooting was delayed for five hours due to her emotional state. Yūki says that the AV staff were understanding, and this helped her to overcome her difficulties with her first video. She contrasts the AV staff's sympathetic attitudes with the more impersonal treatment she has had on television programs and for magazines. At first, her family was against her AV career, but they came to lend support for the signing event after her first AV release. For the next year, Yūki mostly alternated monthly videos for h.m.p. and another studio Cosmos Plan until her final work for h.m.p. Good-bye in May 1996. Yūki also had a role in a mainstream production, the animated science fiction film The End of Evangelion , released in July 1997.

Comeback

She retired from the AV industry for a time, but, principally due to requests from her Hong Kong fans for new photobooks and videos, she traveled to Hong Kong. In an appearance there, she was surprised by the enthusiasm of the local press and her fan-base. An autograph-signing drew a crowd of over 8,000, and she required six bodyguards while in Hong Kong. Her experience in Hong Kong caused her see her work in AVs as a life's calling, and she decided to move to Tokyo to pursue this career full-time at age 21. She began her comeback in April 1998 with a series of videos for the Crystal-Eizou studio starting with Venus Return . At this time, she also appeared in other media, including the V-cinema film Jūyaku hisho kyōka ( 重役秘書 京香 ) , released November 21, 1998, and the multiple award-winning television drama Blue Fireworks ( 青い花火 Aoi hanabi ) about women working in the porn industry. The TV movie, which also featured AV actress Yumika Hayashi , was broadcast on NHK on November 28, 1998.

Her retirement work for Crystal-Eizou was the January 1999 video Final Maiko - Forever Angel but she later appeared in some S&M productions for the Attackers and CineMagic studios. In 2003 Yūki was the star performer in the first Japanese strip show to perform in the People's Republic of China . An "uncensored" video (one without the mosaic pixelation to obscure the genitals required in videos sold legally in Japan) with Yūki was released by Samurai Porn in July 2006.

Second Comeback

In 2010, Yūki returned to the AV industry with Revival - Maiko Yūki , the first in a series of videos for the Das studio's Platina label. Later in 2010, she also performed in a number of videos for the Attackers studio. Back in mainstream film, Yūki played herself in the Hong Kong sex comedy Naked Ambition 2 , a parody of the Japanese AV industry, which was released in April 2014.

Yūki's fanbase extended to Taiwan as well and in June 2012, the Taiwanese online news service NowNews placed her at number four in their list of the Top Ten Japanese AV Idols.

Filmography

Adult videos (AV)

Release Date Title Director Company Notes
1995-04-22 Shōjokyu Sotsugyo ~Graduation~
処女宮 卒業 ~グラデュエーション~
h.m.p. Tiffany
ITF-111
AV debut
1995-05-30 Naughty Baby
いたずらベイビー
Cosmos Plan
IF-60
1995-06-20 Temptation
誘惑
Yukihiko Shimamura h.m.p. Tiffany
ITF-116
1995-07-23 Fuck The Paradise
天国まで連れてって
Cosmos Plan
IF-67
1995-08-14 Derauma! Mango
でらうま!マンゴー
Yukihiko Shimamura h.m.p. Tiffany
ITF-018
1995-09-17 The Moody Venus
気まぐれヴィーナス
Cosmos Plan
IF-73
1995-10-17 The New Hamaccyo Banana
新・ハマッチョバナナ
Yukihiko Shimamura h.m.p. Tiffany
ITF-023
1995-11-12 Angel Kiss
エンジェルキッス
Cosmos Plan
IF-83
1995-12-12 Kuchu Kuchu Maiko
クチュクチュ舞子
Yukihiko Shimamura h.m.p. Tiffany
ITF-027
1996-02-13 Hooker Princess
肉欲プリンセス
Midori Moriguchi h.m.p. Tiffany
NTF-003
1996-05-17 Good-bye
さよなら夕樹舞子
Yukihiko Shimamura h.m.p. Tiffany
NTF-009
1998-04-30 Venus Return
復活の女神
Kyosuke Murayama Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-28
1998-05-28 Non Stop Feeling
止まらない気持ち
Yuji Sakamoto Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-31
1998-06-25 Oh! My Maiko!
OH! MY舞子
Feromon Inumaru Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-33
1998-07-30 Super Uniform Idol Maiko
スーパー制服アイドル舞子
Shin Kawakatsu Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-37
1998-08-27 Sentimental Kubittake
センチメンタル 首ったけ
Jin Nomaru Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-41
1998-09-24 Lucky Girl
ラッキーGIRL
Shin Kawakatsu Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-44
1998-10-29 Kirikiri Maiko - Nurse Call of Love
きりきり舞子 愛のナースコール
Kyosuke Murayama Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-48
1998-11-26 Ikasete Teacher
イカせてティーチャー
Taro Daibutu Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-51
1998-12-24 Violent Love
激愛
Yuji Sakamoto Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-55
1999-01-28 Final Maiko - Forever Angel
ファイナル・舞子 Forever Angel
Jin Nomaru Crystal-Eizou Venus
VE-58
2000-03-08 Female Teacher Hunt Maiko
女教師狩り
Attackers Shark
SHK-107
2000-11-24 Maiko First Bondage
舞子、縛り絵
Shoichi Yoshimura CineMagic
BA-025
2001-02-28 Bondage Battle M
被虐の女戦士 奈落のM
Yutaka Akiyama CineMagic Collect
VS-634
With Mio Okazaki, Saki Uchida & Manami Ogawa
2001-03-07 Snake Bondage - Female Teacher Hunt
女教師 蛇縛の女教師狩り
Attackers Jabaku
JB-041
2001-03-30 Bondage Battle M-2
被虐の女戦士 奈落のM-2
CineMagic Collect
VS-637
With Mio Okazaki & Manami Ogawa
2001-04-27 Immoral Angel 44
インモラル天使44
Shoichi Yoshimura CineMagic Collect
VS-640
With Mami Ogawa
2006-07-14 SAMURAIPORN VOL.3 : Maiko Yuuki Samurai Porn
SP-03
Uncensored
2010-04-25 Revival - Maiko Yūki
復活 夕樹舞子
Junichi Sameshima Das
Platina PLA-001
2010-05-25 Goddess of Healing - Maiko Yūki
復活 夕樹舞子
Junichi Sameshima Das
Platina PLA-002
2010-06-25 First Nakadashi - Maiko Yūki
復活 夕樹舞子
Junichi Sameshima Das
Platina PLA-003
2010-09-07 Please Do Forgive Me, Dear ...
ごめんね、あなた 私、本当は…
Attackers Ryubaku
RBD-216
2010-10-07 Indecent Slave in Public Exposure
公然猥褻露出奴隷
Attackers Ryubaku
RBD-219
2010-11-07 Kinbaku (Sexual Bondage) Report
緊縛秘画報
Attackers Jabaku
JBD-147

Films