Japanese pornstar Hotaru Akane found dead
Hotaru Akane was found dead in her home several days ago. A popular Japanese pornstar (or “AV Idol” as these performers are known in Japan), she was commonly referred to as the “Shiofuki Queen” by her fans and fellow performers. According to reports, an autopsy is ongoing and no cause of death has yet been determined.
From 2008 until her retirement in 2012, Hotaru Akane performed in over 1,000 hardcore Japanese porn movies. She was best known for her shiofuki, the Japanese word for “female ejaculation”. Most American fans probably aren’t all that familiar with Akane’s work, as it was mostly done for Japanese studios and a lot of her stuff had genitals pixilated out as a result of Japanese laws.
After she left the dirty movie industry, Hotaru Akane (aka: “Anna Akizuki”) worked as a DJ, model and as a pole dancing instructor. She also did a fair amount of work with the Japanese Red Cross and served as a panelist on many sex ed discussions. Basically, before she passed, Hotaru Akane did a lot of really good things and this world is better because of her.
Reporting on these types of tragedies is the absolute worst thing about writing a porn blog and it feels like I’m doing it more and more often. Hotaru Akane died on the same day (August 16th) as American pornstar Alexis Grace, who was also found dead in her home at age 27. In July, Carla Mai passed away at age 24 and Chyna was found dead back in April.
Though she was taken from us far too soon, Hotaru Akane left behind an impressive XXX body of work for her fans and a legacy of working to help make her community a better place for everyone. Rest in peace, Shiofuki Queen, you will be sorely missed by many.