Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hotaru Akane is an award-winning Japanese model and AV idol. She is active in many media formats in Japan including a role in a mainstream theatrical film, and is a popular blogger. Her adeptness at female ejaculation has earned Akane the title, "Shiofuki Queen". She retired from AV work in 2008. Hotaru Akane was born in Osaka on 25 October 1983. Akane's early appearances were under the stage name Anna Akizuki, and she debuted in AV using this name in an ensemble performance in the February 2004 adult video (AV), Faithful Dog 'Saseko', which won the award for Best AV Title at the 5th Takeshi Kitano Awards. Her first lead role was in G Guy! in July 2004. Akane's September 2004 video Super Idols was re-released on DVD as the first entry in the Super Idols series.
From the director of Au Revoir L'Ete and Hospitalité, Fukada s Harmonium is an off-kilter take on that most venerable of Japanese genres the family drama, which screened to great acclaim at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Un Certain Regard Jury prize. In this slow-burn Japanese thriller Toshio invites an old acquaintance, Yasaka (just released from prison) to come and live with his family. Toshio lives above the small workshop that he owns with his wife, Akie, and their daughter, Hotaru. It is not clear why Toshio offers Yasaka a job; it doesn t seem to be out of friendship or goodwill. Akie and Hotaru are wary of the new lodger, but with his persistent charm and goodwill, Yasaka befriends Toshio s wife Akié and as Yasaka starts teaching their daughter Hotaru to play the harmonium, the family s fragile domestic bliss is forever altered. Director Kôji Fukada is a master of incremental development, drawing the audience into the unfolding outcome. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES: High definition presentation Uncompressed PCM soundtrack on the Blu-ray Optional English subtitles A new interview with director Kôji Fukada Theatrical Trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an appreciation of the film by Jason Wood, Director’s Statement and Interview with Kôji Fukada