Hot on the heels of holding their Singapore audition in a bid to discover new talents, Japanese AV (JAV) producer Tokyo Dreams (夢精スタジオ) have now set their sights on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In a Sunday Register article, it was said that Tokyo Dreams is currently on “an aggressive recruitment spree” and is “optimistic in discovering the prospects” that other Asian countries may offer as the JAV industry has long faced a shortage of male actors. In fact, recently (like, 19th May 2017), Tokyo Dreams held a “recruitment drive” in Singapore’s famed red light district, Geylang (how apt), and dropped clues regarding the details in days leading to the audition via Clubs of Asia’s Facebook page.
Press Union quoted Tokyo Dreams’ head of recruitment Mr Shime Tashiaki said that the audition subjected men to a comprehensive session with one of the studio’s JAV actresses, adding, “We had a full camera rig set up next to a bed, as we do in our Tokyo studios, and our actress and director guided the men through a number of common scenes featured in our movies. We asked the men to act out their favourite JAV scenes, and there were some very creative positions involved.”
Apparently, it was attended by 25 men in total but alas, only 5 men (who were later offered contracts and a full 3-month training program at Tokyo Dreams) satisfied the JAC producer’s requirements. Mr. Tashiaki offered praise to the actors who were able to “maintain” what was needed for the full 90-minute audition.
“I was very impressed with some of the applicants who were able to last for the whole session. A couple admitted to taking a herbal remedy to help them last longer in bed, but I’m fine with that if it improves their stamina. The actress was also very pleased with their performance,” he said.
And that’s not all. In a surprising twist to the story, Mr. Tashiaki also made it a point to mention that a casting has been scheduled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for June this year. “We welcome actors to attend the KL auditions, and we’ll be releasing more details soon,” he said, adding that the timing and location will be announced when a venue is booked.
While some Malaysians (male species of the species, mostly) are rejoicing over the mere idea of being able to audition for a Tokyo Dreams “talent role”, we first need to question the authenticity of this piece of news.
For starters, it doesn’t look like any of our regional new outlets have picked up on the story of the so-called auditions (yet, as at time of writing). Secondly, the websites that did pick up the news are fairly new: Mississippi Herald’s domain was registered on 2nd November 2016 while Sunday Register’s domain was registered on 24th January 2017.
But if you paid any attention to Sunday Register’s “About” page (refer to the above screenshot), it says, “We are renowned for our team of experienced freelance journalists who are based in almost every nation around the world, and who go to any length to bring you stories that matter. With a long history and coveted awards in the field of journalism, Sunday Register keeps you on the pulse of world media.”
However, a Google search (Sunday Register, Sunday Register awards, Sunday Register newspaper) turns up nothing about Sunday Register or their “awards”. Surely such a celebrated international newspaper would at least turn up in Google’s search results?
Let’s not forget that the “clues” about the “audition” were shared via Clubs of Asia, a Facebook page that also very recently started posting content like:
That having said, while reading about a potential JAV audition in Kuala Lumpur shines a beacon for hope for some, we’d take it with a pinch of salt.