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Yumiko Kumashiro

Actress and AV idol Yumiko Kumashiro
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Yumiko Kumashiro (神代弓子 Kumashiro Yumiko, Shizuoka, November 22, 1963 -)[1] aka Eve (イヴ) is a Japanese actress and AV idol.

BiographyEdit

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[3] 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.[2]

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NotesEdit

  1. "神代弓子" (in Japanese). AV Actress Database. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eve at xxx.xcity.jp/SHIN-TOHO (English). Archived from the original on 2008-06-28.
  3. 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.
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