Rena Murakami ( Japanese: 村上 麗奈 , Hepburn: Murakami Rena , Cantonese Yale: Chyun1 Seung5 Lai6 Noi6) is a Japanese actress and former AV idol.

Life and career

After beginning her career as a gravure idol, Murakami made her adult video (AV) debut in the March 1988 h.m.p. Miss Christine release, Hatsujō Kansen ( 発情感染 ) . In December of her debut year she also had a role in Toei's mainstream drama release, Koiko no mainichi ( 恋子の毎日 ) . [7]

In addition to continuing her AV career, Murakami had another role in a mainstream drama, appearing in Bandai Visual's Shin dōtei monogatari: Hong Kong virgin boy ( 新・童貞物語 ホンコンバージンボーイ ) in March 1990. [9] Also in 1990 she appeared in pioneering pink film director/producer Kan Mukai's Code Name 348: Onna keiji sashiba ( コードネーム348 女刑事 サシバ ) . [10] Also during this period, she had roles in a number of softcore V-Cinema films. [3]

Following her adult videos' popularity in Hong Kong, she moved there around 1990 or 1991 to work as a stripper. [13] She then shifted to cinema. Her first film of success was Category III classic Sex and Zen in 1991. In a review of the DVD release of Sex and Zen , a reviewer described her as one of "Asian cinema's most beautiful actresses". [15] Around 1993, she moved back to Japan. She worked at the famous Asakusa strip theatre Rokku-za (ロック座). She caused a minor scandal when news leaked that she had sex with the Sultan of Brunei during his visit to Japan in 1993. [16] [3]

In 1997 she produced and starred in the pink film Murakami Rena: kyūkyoku meigizuma ( 村上麗奈 究極名器妻 ) , through Runa Films. [3] [3] The film was distributed theatrically by XCes, scripted by pink film actress Kiyomi Itō, and directed by Satoru Kobayashi, [3] director of the first pink film , Flesh Market (1962). [3] The film was re-issued in June 2003 as 村上麗奈 極上けいれん妻 . [3] More recently, Murakami had a small part in the November 2008 Japanese comedy, Serial Dad ( 小森生活向上クラブ , Komori seikatsu kōjō kurabu ) . [3]

Partial filmography

Adult Videos (AV)

Title [3] Release date Director Studio Notes
Hatsujō Kansen
1988-03 h.m.p. Miss Christine AV Debut
私小説 彩られた肉肌
1988-06-17 VIP
Rena Murakami Final Ecstacy
村上麗奈ラスト・インサート 東京淫女
1988 Ryuichi Hiroki Athena Eizou
Completely Lewd
1989-01-10 Alice Japan
Reiko Kiyomi Rena - Triple Horny Girls Can Not Be Patient
レイコ・清美・麗奈のガマンできない娘たち トリプルエッチ
1989 h.m.p. Miss Christine
With Reiko Hayama & Kiyomi Azuma
Rena Murakami [3]
1993 Hong Kong
Kozenwaisetsu 4 Rena Murakami
口全ワイセツ 4 村上麗奈
1993 h.m.p. Samm
History of Rena Murakami [3]
2006-09-22 Taro Matsumoto Atlas21
Compilation of two of her VIP videos from 1988

Hong Kong films

Title Release date Director Studio Notes
Hidden Desire
1991-11-15 Ho Fan
Golden Harvest
Sex and Zen
1991-11-30 Michael Mak Golden Harvest
Escape from Brothel
1992-02-29 Wang Lung-wei Chinachem Cinema Circuit
Unforgetful Holiday
1992-10-01 Sherman Wong
All Over the World
1993-01-07 Regal
cameo /herself
1/3 Lover
1993 Tommy Wong
Released in Japan as KEDAMONO 獣
Dream Lovers

Japanese V-cinema and films

Title Release date Director Studio Notes
Koiko no mainichi
1988-12-17 Kanji Amao
Strawberry Times 2: Santa ga koishi niyattekita
ストロベリータイムス2 サンタが恋しにやってきた
1989-11 Kazuhiro Onohara Bandai Visual V-Cinema
Shin dōtei monogatari: Hong Kong virgin boy
新・童貞物語 ホンコンバージンボーイ
1990-03-10 Tomioka Tadahumi Bandai Visual
Code Name 348: Onna keiji sashiba
コードネーム348 女刑事 サシバ
1990-12-10 Kan Mukai Shochiku Video V-Cinema
Kyonyū Hunter 2: Adventure Summer
巨乳ハンター2 アドベンチャー・サマー
1990-12-25 Toshio Kobayashi Tohokushinsha Film V-Cinema
Murakami Rena: kyūkyoku meigizuma
村上麗奈 究極名器妻  レナ・フィルム
1997-08-01 Satoru Kobayashi Runa Films
produced and starred
Serial Dad
Komori seikatsu kōjō kurabu
2008-11-08 Ikki Katashima Phantom Film
( ファントム・フィルム )

Magazine appearances

  • Goro
    • November 24, 1988 (#23, nude, with Reiko Hayama)
    • December 8, 1988 (#24, nude)
  • Heibon Punch
    • May 5, 1988 (4 p., nude)
  • Weekly Playboy
    • 1988
      • April 5, 1988 (5 p., nude)
      • July 19, 1988 (3 p., swimming suit)
      • September 20, 1988 (4p., nude)
    • 1989
      • March 21, 1989 (6 p., nude)
      • August 15, 1989 (7 p., nude)
    • 1992
      • November 24, 1992 (nude)