Minami Aoyama ( Japanese : 藍山みなみ , Hepburn : Aoyama Minami ) is a Japanese former pink film actress and AV idol . She appeared in award-winning pink films , and was herself given a Best Actress award for her work in this genre in 2006.

Life and career

Minami Aoyama was born in Tokyo on May 28, 1982 [4] and began her career as an adult video (AV) actress in 2003 at the age of 21. [87] She made her pink film debut that same year in director Toshiya Ueno 's Ambiguous (December 2003), [87] which was the winner of the Best Film award at the Pink Grand Prix . [8] In October 2004, she appeared with AV idol Sora Aoi in the mainstream revenge film Stop the Bitch Campaign: Hell Version ( 援助交際撲滅運動 地獄変 , Enjo-kōsai bokumetsu undō: jigoku-hen ) directed by Kōsuke Suzuki. [20] Aoyama had a featured role alongside Mayu Asada and Lemon Hanazawa in the September 2005 J-horror pink film The Slit-Mouthed Woman ( kuchisake 口裂け , Kuchisake ) , also known as Kannō byōtō: nureta akai kuchibiru , based on the Japanese urban legend of the Kuchisake-onna . [10]

As an AV actress, Aoyama was nominated for the Best Actress Award at the 2006 Adult Broadcasting Awards ceremony for her work on the Japanese adult satellite TV network SKY PerfecTV! in 2005. [25] Among her more prominent pink film performances was in Shinji Imaoka 's Uncle's Paradise , released in May 2006. [23] At the annual Pink Grand Prix , the film was chosen as the eighth best pink release of the year, and Aoyama was given an award as Best Actress. [29] Aoyama was one of the leads in the 2006 mainstream romantic fantasy Cat Girl Kiki ( 萌えキュン@MOVIE 猫耳少女キキ , Nekomimi shojo Kiki ) , which was also released in the United States in May 2007. [16] [3]

Aoyama announced her retirement from AV work at the June 2007 event Momotaro Night 2007! (桃太郎Night!2007) held in Shinjuku, Tokyo . Her retirement was marked by simultaneous releases of videos from the Momotaro and Attackers studios on June 7, 2007 and a special photo session appearance by Aoyama for Attackers. [2] [19]

After her retirement from adult videos, Aoyama continued to make pink films including starring roles in the 2008 Nakagawa Jun Kyōju no Inbina Hibi with Rinako Hirasawa , and director Yoshikazu Katō 's November 2009 film Tsubo Hime Sōpu: Nuru Hada de Urazeme ( 壺姫ソープ ぬる肌で裏責め ) , which won the Best Film at the Pink Grand Prix for 2009. Aoyama was also named Best Actress, 2nd place for her performance in this film. [13] Also in 2009, Aoyama won the Best Supporting Actress prize at the Pinky Ribbon Awards . [6]

In addition to appearances on television and in V-cinema , Aoyama also joined "Gesshoku Kagekidan", an avant-garde theatrical group, and in August 2008 performed in a play by Shūji Terayama . [87] In April 2011, Aoyama co-starred with Nao Ayukawa in director Yoshikazu Katō 's pink film Kateikyōshi to mibōjin gibo: Masaguri kyōen ( 家庭教師と未亡人義母 まさぐり狂宴 ) [22] and soon afterwards she announced her retirement from the entertainment business and closed her official blog as of June 2011. [23]

Partial filmography

Notes

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  2. (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site . Retrieved January 18, 2009 .
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  5. (in Japanese). . March 28, 2007. Archived from on February 7, 2009 . Retrieved 2009-07-08 . External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. Takatoshi, Naoi (2007-02-02). (in Japanese). . Retrieved 2009-07-08 . 【藍山みなみ】2006年に最も印象に残った女優は藍山みなみ。実力派とされながらなかなか主演に恵まれなかった彼女だが、渡邊元嗣監督の「萌えメイド 未成熟なご奉仕」で主演デビューすると、一般公開された「絶倫絶女(おじさん天国)」「熟母・娘 乱交」など次々と主役に抜てきされた。中でも「怪談・牡丹灯籠」のリメイク「熟母・娘 乱交」の幽霊役の美しさは尋常ではなかった。 External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site . Retrieved January 18, 2009 .
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  12. (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site . Retrieved 2010-03-25 .
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