by Chris MaGee
Aya Sugimoto has become Japan's defacto sex goddess in the past few years. The 40-year-old former J-Pop star cemented her sexy new image back in 2003 by becoming the spokeswoman for Bust Up Drops, a dietary supplement that claimed to have the power to increase a woman's bust size. In the ads Sugimoto was quoted as saying that "My boobs are so big, it's hard to maintain the right shape... Being my age, I knew I had to do something about it. And that's when I started using Bust Up Drops." There were other things that Sugimoto had to do in 2003 as well, namely divorce her husband of 11 years on the grounds that she wasn't getting enough sex in the relationship. So between the Bust Up Drops and the bust up with her husband Sugimoto became the poster girl for sexually fulfilled women in their 30's (I think we call them MILFs here). Since then she's starred in such racy productions as Takashi Ishii's 2004 remake of Masaru Konuma's 1974 softcore skin flick "Flower and Snake" and former pinku eiga director Rokuro Mochizuki's 2008 reworking of the famous story of Sada Abe, "Johnen: Sada no Ai". She's also posed for numerous nude photos (just try a Google image search on her name and you'll see what I mean) including an "I'd rather go nude than wear fur" ad for PETA.
Now Nippon Cinema is reporting that Sugimoto is continuing her sexed-up image with her upcoming vampire film "Blood". Directed by Ten Shimoyama (St. John's Wort, Shinobi: Heart Under Blade) "Blood" tells the story of a police detective investigating the murder of a maid employed by Miyako Rozmberk, a gorgeous and mysterious woman played by Sugimoto. The investigation becomes more and more complex until the detective realizes that Miyako and her Ukyo Kuronuma are both vampires who can trace their origins back to the final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Oh, and Miyako/ Sugimoto gets naked quite a bit, but then again you probably guessed that already.
You can check out the trailer for "Blood" at Nippon Cinema and learn more about the film, due out on April 29th in Japanese theatres, at its official site here.