Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bunko Kanazawa

Japanese Name : 金沢文子
Birthdate : April 4, 1979
Birth location : Iwate, Japan
Measurements : 83(C)-57-85(cm) 32-22-33(inch)
Height : 1.56 m (5 ft 1+1⁄2 in)
Weight : 46 kg (100 lb)
Shoe size : 23.5cm
Eye color : Black
Hair color : Black
Blood Type : O
Ethnicity : Japanese
Alias(es) : Fumiko Kanazawa

Bunko Kanazawa (金沢文子, Kanazawa Bunko?) is a prolific and well-known Japanese adult film actress, who has been called "one of the biggest AV idols in Japan.
Life and Career

Born April 4, 1979 in Kanagawa prefecture), as a child Bunko Kanazawa was good at mathematics and science, but bad in Japanese and English studies. Her hobbies as an adult include cooking, snowboarding and karaoke.

Kanazawa was introduced to the AV industry by a friend. Her stage name, given to her by her agency, is taken from Kanazawa Bunko, a train station, museum and historic library in Kanagawa Prefecture, where she lived at the start of her career. Her stage name is sometimes shortened to "Kanabun", a nickname which Kanazawa dislikes. Kanazawa made her AV (adult video) debut with the Cosmos Plan label in the August 1997 release 18 Years Old. Kanazawa's second video, Tough Adolescence, was a science-fiction sex drama released by the same label in September 1997. Speaking of videos such as this one, which required a degree of acting, Kanazawa commented that she does not consider herself a good actress. She says that she especially has difficulty with a leading role and with adlibbing. Obscene Model (August 1999) was another video in which Kanazawa had to use her acting abilities. She played the role of a race queen who seduces her sponsor and her cameraman. This video also included a scene in which the actress visits a man's home—an amateur—and performs for him. Kanazawa was still with the Cosmos Plan label for her one-year anniversary video, Platinum Fuck (September 1998).
VCDs and DVDs
In addition to videos and DVDs, Kanazawa released several works in the VCD format. She initiated a four-volume "Special Edition" VCD set in December 1997. All of these releases contained selections from Kanazawa's videos and images in the .BMP format. The first VCD SUPER BEST in this series had highlights of Kanazawa's debut and scenes from Tough Adolescence. Her second "Special Edition" VCD, Kanabun's Feel, released in May 1998, was a similar collection of scenes from three of Kanazawa's previous releases. The "Special Edition" series continued in September 1998 with the release of Kanabun Typhoon Going North, which had highlights from four of her videos.
A fourth volume in the series was released one year later, in September 1999, due to popular demand. This one also featured highlights from four previously released videos, as well as behind-the-scenes images.

Kanazawa's first DVD release was a reissue of her debut video. Much was made of the visual clarity of the still new medium in advertising the release. It was claimed that the picture was so clear, Kanazawa's pubic hair (the display of which was banned by Japanese censorship laws), could be seen.
Fetish videos

Kanazawa has also appeared in several fetish films focusing on particular sub-genres of the AV industry. Her January 1999 entry in Alice Japan's popular Female Ass (女尻, Meijiri) series focuses on various manipulations of the actress's posterior, and includes scenes with panties and lotion. Inhumanity focused on sexual violence, with the actress beaten up, raped and forced to perform fellatio. Max-A's Erotic Opening series, which focuses on fellatio, featured Kanazawa in its March 1999 video. Fetish Virgin III had the camera fetishistically centering on individual parts of the actress's body. A self-titled DVD from September 1999 was a similar work for body-part fetishists. In September 1999, Max-A chose to star Bunko Kanazawa in the first video in the revival of its popular Confined Bodydolls. Entitled The Confined Bodydolls: Bunko Goes Wild the video had Kanazawa in bondage on stage.

In magazine shoots, Kanazawa often appears dressed as a schoolgirl. Her first video to make use of this common theme in Japanese erotica was Uniform Indecent Doctrine, released in October 1998. Her appearance in Atlas's popular NEO Bloody Uniform Connection series—the 51st video in that series—again had Kanazawa in the uniform of a high school girl. In addition, this cosplay-themed video had Kanazawa wearing the costumes of a nurse, an elevator girl, and a policewoman in a miniskirt.
Autobiographical videos

Legend Of An AV Idol (February 1999) was Kanazawa's first video for Atlas. This release focused on Kanazawa's career and stories of how she reached the number one spot in the Japanese AV industry. For Alice Japan, Kanazawa made a two-volume Self-Portrait series. These videos had the actress photographing herself in private moments, and engaging in sex.
In 2004, Kanazawa's career was the subject of a five-volume retrospective "Memorial" series from Cosmos Plan.

Though Kanazawa dislikes airplane travel, she enjoys filming in overseas locations such as Bali Her July 1998 release, Misfire Erotica, was filmed in Hong Kong

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