The trio will debut as the group Honey Popcorn. Mikami, Moko and Matsuda were former Japanese idols who transitioned into the adult video industry after graduating from their previous groups. Former Japanese idols transitioning into the the adult industry is not something new, but said women going back into being idols is unheard of. This is not to mention Honey Popcorn may be the first group composed entirely of AV actresses.
Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. What do we love about Japan? Its style? Its technology? Its baseball-playing chimpanzees? All of the above, plus at least one more: its AV idols.
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The industry is noted for having frequent turnovers; since the dawn of the AV industry in the early s, hundreds of AV idols have debuted every year, with an average career span of about a year, appearing in five or ten videos during that time. The line between "adult" and "family" entertainment in Japan is not as clear-cut as it is in some other countries. A celebrity may appear in AVs after already having established a career in mainstream television.