Yumiko Kumashiro (神代弓子 Kumashiro Yumiko, Shizuoka, November 22, 1963 -) aka Eve (イヴ) is a Japanese actress and AV idol.
Yumiko Kumashiro began her career in adult entertainment as a waitress at a No-Panty Cafe in Tokyo's Kabukicho neighborhood. Described in Shintōhō's biography as having a "pretty face, slender body, and naturally beautiful breasts," she was scouted to perform in AVs and film in 1984. She starred in two of Nikkatsu's Roman Porno films. The first, her film debut, was Eve's Flower Petal (イヴちゃんの花びら Eve-chan no hanabira) released in July 1984. The Weissers write that this story of a young woman's awakening to her sexuality one summer is "a whimsically erotic tale". In their discussion of the film, the Weissers praise director Shun Nakahara's work. Kumashiro's second film for Nikkatsu, Eve is Getting Wet (イヴの濡れてゆく Eve-chan no nurete yuku) (1985), is considered to be inferior to the previous movie. Condemned by the Weissers as "drivel," the film has Kumashiro playing the role of a mannequin who comes to life. Nikkatsu ended its "Eve" series after the second film. After her work with Nikkatsu, Kumashiro went on to a successful career as a striptease dancer. In the 1990s she starred in films for Shintōhō studio.
- [1984-07-27] Eve's Flower Petal
-  Guinea Pig 3: He Never Dies
-  Guinea Pig 6: Devil Doctor Woman
- [1994-07-29] Shucchō sōpu: Wafū furinzuma
- Yumiko Kumashiro at the Internet Movie Database
- Eve at xxx.xcity.jp/SHIN-TOHO (English). Archived from the original on 2008-06-28.
- Weisser, Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. p. 134. ISBN 1-889288-52-7.
- イヴ at the Japanese Movie Database
- 神代弓子 at the Japanese Movie Database
- Kumashiro Yumiko Profile at Web I-dic Profile (Japanese)
- 神代弓子 at www.allcinema.net
- 神代弓子 at Kinema Jumpo
- ↑ "神代弓子" (in Japanese). AV Actress Database. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Eve at xxx.xcity.jp/SHIN-TOHO (English). Archived from the original on 2008-06-28.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Weisser, Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. p. 134. ISBN 1-889288-52-7.