If you’re not in the groove with gravure models, then you need to meet Ai Shinozaki–who’s pretty much the grooviest gravure model in the biz. You see, there’s a place called Japan that has some pretty exotic traditions when it comes to admiring hot young gals. They don’t like their magazines or DVDs cluttered with all kind of different sexy ladies. That’s disrespectful. Instead, the Asian market celebrates gravure productions that are dedicated to one special gal.
We’ve celebrated some gravure stars here at COED–including pop stars Ayuma Hamasaki and Koda Kumi–but it’s hard to beat Ai Shinozaki as a real pin-up queen. She’s one of the rare Japanese models who’ve built a real following by defying Japanese stereotypes. Ai stands a petite 5’3″, but packs a bod that’s usually measured at 34-24-35.
Ai had a seriously dedicated following when she turned 18 years old, and has released over 26 DVDs since 2008. That was the same year that Ai (whose name translates into “love”) made her own bid for pop stardom. She only released a single, but Ai then joined the gravure supergroup AeLL in 2011. The project is dedicated to songs about ecology, so they like to lounge around in bikinis while performing songs like “Ecology Monkeys.”
Ai also remains dedicated to keeping her male fans happy–and she’s only 22 years old, so we’re thinking that Ai is going to remain very popular for a few more decades. A gravure star isn’t supposed to have that kind of longevity, but check out these GIFs for a bodaciously bouncing display of what looks like enduring star power…