[2chan] King of Japanese AV, Taka Kato, reveals the hard reality of being a male porn star in Japan

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Japanese tabloid magazine, the Weekly Post, published an interview of Japanese AV actors and legends Taka Kato and Chocoball Mukai. Their interview reveals the shocking financial reality behind the seemingly glamorous life of sleeping with beautiful women for a living. 2chan responds to the interview with a mix of pity and jealousy.

The interview of Taka Kato and Chocoball Mukai

The owner of the 2chan thread pasted the following interview from the Weekly Post into 2chan, beginning the ensuing 2chan discussion.

1: Anonymous: 2011/10/25(Tue) 04:46:07.03 ID:B5m+N3sG0

AV actresses change very rapidly in the industry. On the other hand, the actors stick around for a long time. Some, for example Taka Kato, have appeared in over 6,000 adult videos. The actresses are said to earn tens of thousands of dollars per film, but what the actors? What is your financial situation like?

Taka Kato: A man’s ability to hold an erection is not about physical strength, psychological strength, and least of all skill. You either get hard or you don’t. It’s all about getting results. Chocoball was able to get an erection 20 meters in the air. He even appears in gay porn. He’s a real professional.

Chocoball Mukai: Unfortunately, the AV actors salary is small…

Taka: We get a fraction of what the actress gets

Choco: No, we get a percent. In our day, the top class actors were paid $500 a day. Jizz guys (he uses the word shiruotoko, which the Japanese wiki page describes as an actor who’s purpose is to provide jizz for films which require a lot it) are paid $50 to $70 bucks per load.

Taka: When I debuted, I was paid $100. The next year, I was paid $300, then $700 soon after. In the last 24 years, my total income was $3 million. At the peak of my career in 1995, I was working 380 films a year, so clearly, there’s not economies of scale in this business.

Choco: In my peak in 2000, I was in 50 films a month. My record is 16 ejaculations in one day!

Taka: Good work! Laughs. But after all that, I dumped all my money into Porsches and Ferraris.

Choco: Many AV actors do that, having been influenced by you. Myself, I bought a Bentley and a Jaguar. At the “Interview” (Za Mensetsu) series, where there are many famous AV actors, the parking lot looked like a mini-car show! Laugh.

Source: Weekly Post 2011 October 28th

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2chan split between jealousy and pity

2chan seemed to be surprised by how low the AV actors’ pays were. 2chan claims the pay isn’t worth it. But of course, many were just thinly trying to hide their jealousy.

2: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:46:52.59 ID:Ifpr47nG0
I came
6: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:48:11.19 ID:vy5b3GHk0
“380 per year?” wth?
8: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:48:41.55 ID:MZcSBNTb0
16 times in one day? You’d technobreak (2chan word meaning, die of too much masturbation)
16: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:51:14.31 ID:RjGRV/JxP
16 times in one day? You’d seriously die.
7: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:48:26.43 ID:yzNB2Xvk0
My record is 8 times. I lose. But of course, I was jerking it.
22: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:52:52.92 ID:HkIYuu1G0
My record is 8 too. More than that is impossible.
5: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:48:09.40 ID:YbFSvUJO0
I haven’t seen these guys in AV in a while
3: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:47:03.05 ID:tvJFfxj10
When did Choco-san get out of jail?
15: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:50:59.77 ID:YQXfaAXb0
These days, jizz guys get $10 or $20 per load
17: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:52:00.94 ID:45ugRa7iO
$3 million over 24 years… that’s a tough job.
32: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:55:42.80 ID:J+cuIF460
>>17 that’s still $125 thousand/year
58: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:02:36.32 ID:WBAQLMnc0
>>32 Would you let everyone in Japan see your face and asshole as you cum, hear the funny noises you make during sex, and have those records continue to exist for all time for a mere $125K a year?
70: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:05:07.55 ID:Fw+W2ijC0
>>58 For $10K a month, I’d let people see my asshole or ball sack. You gotta problem with that?
197: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 06:52:20.51 ID:rU+yn2XT0
>>32 If the average AV actor was paid that, it sounds like a decent job. But if the top actor is being paid that, then the others have nothing to hope for.
28: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:55:01.61 ID:5TSSbCPR0
I used to think: what a job, to get paid and have sex. But it is a job, isn’t it? I heard once that they opened a soap land for women once, but they closed down quickly because the men couldn’t handle it.
45: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:58:20.06 ID:bqug18CsP
>>28 A soap land for women… I don’t know if I could get it up over and over again with an AV actress, let alone some ugly old lady.
161: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 06:10:21.90 ID:J28EpE2g0
>>28 It’s pretty renown that Chocoball Mukai and Ai Nagase got hernia
160: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 06:08:04.15 ID:J28EpE2g0
>>29 Sex is great because you get to cum when you want to. Imagine if you were told to hold it when you wanted to. Imagine if you were told to cum when you don’t feel like it. It’s not just painful. It’s an an ascetic practice.
42: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:57:38.18 ID:OcOaj30b0
16 times a day is incredible. His head must be going crazy, his dick must hurt… yet, he has to make a face like he’s enjoying it. That’s painful.
36: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:56:19.96 ID:OF7FF7Fr0
I’m having trouble getting one out a day. 380 movies a year? He must be cumming over a thousand times!

39: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:57:16.63 ID:/Pcscj9g0
$3 million’s not a lot (compared to the actress). But I guess an actress can’t be doing AV for 24 years.
35: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:56:13.83 ID:e85k+ODs0
On the other hand, at his peak, Bob Sapp was making $1.4 million per month.
41: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:57:36.72 ID:5y9JxvQxP
I enjoyed Shinji Miyadai’s interview of Chocoball Mukai. There are only a handful of men who are lifelong AV actors. Considering the physical exertion on your back and stuff.
51: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:01:08.55 ID:5y9JxvQxP
Mukai is so macho but Taka is so thin, he looks like he’s deathly ill
44: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:58:18.99 ID:XjOEf8QqO
Taka’s aging is unnatural. I bet his life is being sucked out of him with ever ejaculation.
46: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:59:14.41 ID:/aPQstgA0
$10K a month. So-so.
328: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 09:54:48.07 ID:ae9y9oqD0
>>46 They’re getting $10K a month to have sex with girls you can only dream about. That having been said, I’d love to do it for a year, but 24 years is ridiculous.
227: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 07:54:08.58 ID:1a9ePXjd0
With only $100K per year, he’s buying up Porsches and Ferraris? What a wasteful spender
232: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 07:58:45.95 ID:rUMiFr930
>>227 If he’s happy that’s all that matters. You can’t bring money to your afterlife.
12: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:49:05.09 ID:ndKk8hFx0
Yeah. There’s no point to making money if you don’t spend it.
61: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:02:59.02 ID:Fw+W2ijC0
What’s incredible is that he did this as his full time job. I can sort of comprehend doing it as a part-time thing.
63: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:03:44.69 ID:/nqSbWSpO
I only see Taka Kato in transexual AVs. Guess he’s happy so it’s alright.
53: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:01:38.86 ID:rsjPu2HK0
The real winners are the actors/directors who don’t really show their face, don’t use their real names. Becoming famous sucks.
66: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:04:01.94 ID:vhvl5Svt0
People say “just $3 million,” but if you went to an ordinary college and worked in an ordinary company, you won’t make $3 million in your whole life. And these guys are still making more money. They are winners.
82: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:08:14.63 ID:K+628cWt0
>>66 $3 million is fine. But that’s just one person. They aren’t winnerS. He is a winner.
67: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:04:21.98 ID:ndKk8hFx0
But honestly, I wouldn’t want to live life like Taka Kato.
96: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:17:34.31 ID:upDHQFsOP
>>67 If I could, I would want to. In a sense, he’s living every man’s dream.
71: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:05:24.07 ID:GSqYbbcvP
Chocoball’s arrest is practically a medal. He came to our university for a lecture once. He’s a really funny guy.
92: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:15:29.20 ID:F60ltTAG0
The top of the top makes $3 million. Over the course of 20 years. Sounds tough. At Taka’s age, he must have trouble getting it up too. But I guess he can make money as a director or producer too.
105: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:22:17.23 ID:fieBxgkZ0
Wait a minute. On paper, $3 million sounds amazing. But doing yakuza like work for 24 years and only $3 million? Doesn’t that sound little?
121: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:28:41.23 ID:fmNKchNN0
>>105 A typical salaryman’s pay from 24 to 60 is about $3 million. So for only 24 years, earning $3 million seems decent.
130: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:36:26.32 ID:upDHQFsOP
He gets to have sex with all the AV actresses over the decades and receive $3 million. He’s a winner.
106: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:23:08.59 ID:CAHQpIrH0
Incredible. How does he do it?
143: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:44:17.84 ID:8aN/WhTu0
$3 million over 24 years. That’s not that different from being a salaryman. That’s all you get for losing all joy in sex?
142: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 05:43:20.90 ID:/DI88E9M0
It’s a hard job. He should be getting as much as a stuntman.
224: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 07:51:32.00 ID:Er08XXRkO
Well, it’s only natural that the men get paid less than women. You don’t choose an AV by the guy.
249: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 08:33:58.74 ID:7srobSFp0
Incredible that they don’t fall apart psychologically. Working this job for decades is like doing factory work.
302: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 09:18:42.33 ID:T3Ck+oQyP
Forget self-esteem. I couldn’t handle having my dick touch some other dude’s dick or getting a jizz guy’s load on me.
305: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 09:26:10.02 ID:rASJibOXP
Everyone in Asia sees your face and your penis and all you get is $100K a year? That’s too little return for such a high cost.
374: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 10:39:17.09 ID:YBw8XH3J0
You get to have sex with Riko Yamaguchi? I’m jealous.
311: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 09:28:55.98 ID:A4D1ePko0
Come to think of it, I’ve jizzed to Taka Kato’s ass more than anything else in the world.
277: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 08:58:06.02 ID:1cv3P7ED0
2channelers don’t just know AV actresses. You guys know actors too!?
409: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 11:35:15.87 ID:zI6DyxJ80
$3 million seems like little and not worth it. But imagine all the jizz you’ve spewed into tissues becoming money.
40: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 04:57:31.86 ID:0O4u+3Cc0
These guys are national heroes.
217: Anonymous: 2011/10/05(Tue) 07:44:58.27 ID:L955gzjV0
I will treasure the words of my master for all my life.

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