Translated by:Ex-S Woo
So, you debuted last year, right?
Hitomi: Right, the latter half
It's common to do photoshoots early on in this line of work
but you've been doing this for almost a year now. How does it
Hitomi: Well, I've gotten used
to work but I still feel a bit nervous about doing them.
Even after 10 tapes?
Hitomi: Yesterday...or was it
the day before that? Anyway, I just finished shooting my 12th
tape, and that feeling's still there. Actually, I'm more comfortable
doing live stuff like this interview more than the shoots.
Do you get embarassed when they ask you to act natural?
Hitomi: Yes, I do. The actors
do a lot for you when you're on the recieving side, but people
are asking me to be more agressive recently and I don't know
how I'm supposed to do that, exactly.
Well, I suppose it's natural after getting the amount of experience
you got so far.
Hitomi: That's true. It's really
about time that I do become more agressive.
So if you're acting like this now, I bet it was a lot
worse when you were debuting.
Hitomi: I've blocked it out of
my mind (laughs). I don't remember a thing about my first tape.
Isn't that because you were too busying coming?
Hitomi: No, it was really because
I had no idea what I was doing at the time. I think the 2nd
tape was like that too.
...and it's still continuing to a certain extent, it
seems like. You're doing about 1 tape a month, right?
Hitomi: Right. I often get cast
as a younger sister or a high school student, which is good
since it's for me when I have to act out a role. I love to act.
I tend to do rather badly on the straight sex tapes.
Well, that's probably because straight sex is all that's there
in those tapes.
Hitomi: Exactly. So I don't think
I'm quite ready for it.
You don't like sex?
Hitomi: No, I do (laughs). Being
filmed is also a bit of turn on as well. I get more comfortable
as the same director films me over and over again.
I see. So how about photoshoots like this one?
Hitomi: It's a lot of fun. I
mean, I get to travel and everything.
Hey, your voice sounds a lot happier now. Do you look at your
Hitomi: I do take a look them
when I see them in stores, but I don't go out of my way to do
it. It's more like me leafing through a magazine that I find
in a office or something.
Oh, so it's pretty much like how people decide on what magazines
to buy. You know, you've been in a lot of photoshoots and interviews
lately, haven't you?
Hitomi: Yes. There's not as many
interviews anymore, but I had more interviews than shoots for
the first 3 months or so. -I bet the questions are all the same
though. It really is. They're all about my newest tape or about
my private life.
That and what led you to make a debut.
Hitomi: Right (laughs).
Well, we do get in trouble if we don't ask. So how did it happen
Hitomi: I was scouted. Someone
came up to me while I was walking home with a friend. I'm not
sure why I okayed it at the time though (laughs). There was
nothing I really wanted to do and I quit school a bit earlier
so I was really worried about what I should do. I never dreamed
of being in a place like this at the time.
How was your photoshoot like?
Hitomi: It was during the summer
so it was incredibly hot, but I think it came out pretty well.
I even remember buying a copy of it at the deli (laughs).
You also did a photobook, right?
Hitomi: Yes, my 2nd one just
came out, actually. There's another one coming out this summer
3 books in one year is quite impressive. So I bet you did a
lot of shooting overseas.
Hitomi: Not really. I went to
Saipan for the first one, and I was supposed to go back for
the 2nd book as well but we ended up going to a studio in Yokohama
due to the 9/11 attacks.
Oh, I see. Still, you must've been in a lot of shoots by now.
Over a 100, maybe?
Hitomi: Hmmm, I've been doing
3 or 4 a week so it might be around that number.
Did you have problems in any of them?
Hitomi: I guess the photobook
shoots are the hardest. I remember the wind being so strong
for the shooting of the 2nd book that my clothes would go flying
off. They kept calling me Tarzan (laughs). It was incredibly
cold too...I still remember what a hard time I had back then.
I see. How about videos then?
Hitomi: It'd be have to be the
first two tapes for video shooting. The 2nd one was particularily
hard for me. I never had much experience with adult toys until
then that I even cried.
Just try not to cry here.
Hitomi: I'm fine now (laughs).
But I was really scared at the time. I didn't think I could
get past the third tape at this rate. But I was with the actors
the entire time for the third one, and that was okay. It was
a bit awkward since they would suddenly come on stage, but it
was nice to be working with them for an extended period of time.
So you really had no experience until then?
Hitomi: Yes. I went out with
someone for two years in high school but I never let him see
me nude. The only position we did was missionary...
It didn't feel good?
Hitomi: It did feel pretty good.
Of course, it didn't feel like that at all when I lost my virginity
in my third year of Jr. High. It wasn't really until my senior
year that it felt good.
I'm surprised you decided to do AVs at all.
Hitomi: Things got a lot easier
for me after the third and fourth tapes, but people around me
were starting to find out what I did, so it was a tough time
for me. It was around the 7th tape that I steeled my mind and
decided to continue this as long as I can.
You mean your friends found out?
Hitomi: Well, my closest friends
were cheering me on. But some of the people I knew would be
whispering behind my back.
Did you have a tough time in school?
Hitomi: I think it was pretty
normal. Of course, that might just mean that the whole sysytem
is messed up nowadays(laughs).