Shemale Japan (1)
Was a member approx. 2 months prior to this review.
||- Exclusive content of Japanese only shemale models doing everything from stripping, masturbation, and hardcore.
- Updates twice a week with a photo set and video each.
- No DRM protection.
- Videos look good with ranging resolutions (WMV: 1280 X 720 and 864 X 480 with varying bitrates averaging around ~2200 kbps).
- Photos are done well at ~ 1280 X 804 resolution with a non-intrusive watermark.
- Site design is well made with above average navigation including a search engine, user tags, voting system, and comments.
- Quality customer service if needed.
- Photo and video files are properly named for easy downloading without having to rename files.
- No mosaic if you are worried about that. It is authentic Japanese models as well if you are worried about that too.
- Probably the only place you can get Japanese shemale content outside of buying DVD's or joining a Japanese DVD site that may feature shemale DVD's for download (I have not found much myself).
||- For a newer site that is finally getting adjusted, the site still holds some technical problems such as the photo resolution should be higher. 1280 is just extremely low these days.
- There is a lot of chitter chatter amongst the camera man and the models during scenes. Plus, (which was stated in a earlier review would be fixed), there is still photography flashes sometimes present in video shoots.
- Update scheme is a bit different than other sites but consistant with most Grooby sites by updating video scenes with stripping, stripping and masturbation, stripping and masturbation with cumshot, and hardcore. While it creates a lot of updates, there are a lot of scenes of just stripping with no real climax.
- A lot of fondling between the camera man and model with a focus on POV handjobs and blowjobs. I put this as a con because it is not my fortay and I will explain this more in the bottom line.
||Shemale-Japan is a site that is finally coming in to it's own. In the beginning, the camera man featured (Named Hiro) was inexperienced and it showed. However, during this time he did managed to create some decent footage but the lack of experience did show. But, he has obviously gained this for the updates now and the site has improved. Can I say it has improved dramatically? No. Why? Because of some key areas that I will explain.
The video work is not as great as the other videographers that Grooby offers from their other sites. The videographer here clearly loves Japanese shemale models and the excitement shows. But, I believe this has created an aura of which he is doing things in the scenes that he wants to see. For example, he talks a lot to the models during a strip scene. I dunno if it is direction because my Japanese is still low, but if it is, this should be taken care of before a shoot. Plus, there is a lot of fondling and POV handjobs and blowjobs. While I understand there is a niche for POV porn, I don't believe this is the vision of Grooby because it is only shown on this site. With this and the constant touching of the models, the scenes become camera man centered which I believe takes away from the viewer in terms of what they want.
However, there is some great footage that is captured. The hardcore scenes are extremely well done and I have yet to see a bad scene captured here in that category. While I find the stripping scenes to be somewhat lackluster, the masturbation scenes can be pretty good. The videographer has captured some great cumshots with some even at several angles and tends to keep quiet during these shoots. However, sometimes the camera is stagnant on a tripod with him obviously taking photos which can take away from the scene a bit. But, all-in-all, the masturbation to cumshot scenes are the better scenes shot on the site.
The photography is well enough but the resolution is just downright low for a site these days. But, they are available to download via zip and the lighting is actually good. While the shoots tend to be shot in a hotel room or bedroom, they offer a wide variety of positions and angles. While the setting could be improved, the outfits offered range from cosplay, glamour, to standard and are well done in these terms. Overall, I can't say the photography is all that bad, they just need to offer a higher resolution.
The site has improved in many key areas since they first started. In time, the site has come across a lot of quality models that will probably never be seen anywhere else outside Japan. Hiro has gained experienced and it shows but some things I consider big no-no's in scenes come across in a few of his video scenes still. But, the niche is so unique and the models are so different when compared to the standard ones from Thailand and the Americas, that I have to recommend the site at least once for any lover of TS material. With even more improvements, it could get even better.
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