Domestic Demons with Tiara
with English Subtitles
Drama and Japanese video adult video are often cozy bed-friends. There are entire studios that churn out titles that mix suspenseful themes (often featuring young women and older men) for very appreciative audiences. In fact, if you open any weekend tabloid magazine in Japan, you're bound to see advertisements by FA PRO, an extremely long-running production company that solely churns out titles that belong here.
A series in particular we're fond of is their SHOWA one which is all about love stories taking place 30+ years ago. We may consider showing some on ZENRA in the future, but prefer to stick to our 'documentary AV' bread and butter for now. Our only grip with drama pieces is that of rewatchablility. Granted, the production values can be very good at times, but you'll never see the Japanese equivalent of Aaron Sorkin writing for these titles so don't go in expecting anything groundbreaking.
Most production companies know this thus opt to avoid laying the groundwork to produce these titles on a regular basis. They require a lot more foundation to begin and you need an acting staff that can actually handle learning a lot of lines. Companies like FA PRO have this down solid, but even they know how to cut corners when needed. Other production companies such as VIRTUAL WAVE whom today's release, DOMESTIC DEMONS with TIARA, produced put together a decent title full of nefarious at-home themes of inappropriate lust and we're pleased to be showing it without any mosaic.
DOMESTIC DEMONS stars TIARA. Her last name is not provided which made it a nightmare in itself trying to look up more information about her. What other titles did she star in? Any interviews? An old blog perhaps? Unfortunately, we could not find a thing so this time around we cannot provide any additional information about the star of this release.
This title does feature an early appearance by CHINTAROU SAKURAI whom we saw briefly in a recent update with MONBU RAN. He's the bald and slightly bulky Japanese guy who looks a bit thuggish. Here, he still has the same somewhat impervious mien, but he comes off as--how can we say this--a bit geekier and definitely a lot needier than he did in later releases. We also see another actor (stage name not provided) who appeared in a previous VIRTUAL WAVE update at ZENRA featuring the naive idol-hopeful RURU SAKURAI. Joining them is a paterfamilias figure who completes this devilish trio.
DOMESTIC DEMONS had a light story element with TIARA being sent to live somewhere she'd never dream of. Her new home was with three men--two near her age and one quite a bit older. There's not really a big info-dump and we're thrown into salacious spanking leading to a bizarre threesome within the first five minutes of the first scene with sex and naughty play continuing without much respite until the end.
Just like with other releases featured on ZENRA by VIRTUAL WAVE, this is an update that is de-censored. In other words, the actual master tapes were sent out for licensing thus mosaic had not been applied yet. This is unique in that many of their titles feature rather well-known AV stars of the era who never truly did an uncensored release. Camera angles are also mosaic-oriented which we do think may sometimes hide a bit of the genitalia, but does so tastefully so we're not complaining. You still end up seeing everything by the title's conclusion, but it may not be in your face from start to finish.
We can't say for sure if we will see TIARA again on ZENRA. For VIRTUAL WAVE at least, you can expect more updates continuing regularly over the next few years as we have a large backlog of work by them waiting to be subtitled and prepped for release. They may be older, but we know not everyone only prefers watching modern AV and seeing classic releases without any mosaic is a very rare opportunity.