Sora Aoi title

Sora Aoi, one of Asia’s most adored adult video stars, is without a doubt many young men’s ultimate sexual fantasy. She’s cute, smiley and oh so sexy. She also does things on camera that would make Hugh Hefner blush.

Not wanting to miss an opportunity to cash in, clever retailers in China have recently launched a brand new inflatable sex doll modelled on the acclaimed Japanese porn star of the same name. After all, what horny young man with a bicycle pump and money to burn would pass up on the chance to sleep with – well, sort of – the gorgeous Sora Aoi!?

Unfortunately, the doll isn’t quite what many might have dreamed. We can’t help but feel a little sorry for the poor sap who opened up a parcel from China one morning to discover this monstrosity waiting to be inflated and made love to…

▼ “Hello, boys!” Sora Aoi

That’s right! For just US$20, you, too, can have this thing staring into your soul with its cold, dead eyes, and its plastic body creaking with every clumsy movement.

For those of you who enjoy healthier pursuits in life and have no idea what the real Sora Aoi looks like, here’s a snap of her in the flesh.

real life sora

Pretty stunning, we’re sure you’d agree. This writer, for one, would not be adverse to having a quick cuddle with her. So what in the name of all that is good and pure is this!?

▼ Ready for action

sora 'make love to me' yikes

Four limbs? Tick ‘yes’. Black hair? Yep. And that’s about where the similarities end.

The creepiest thing about this doll, though, has to be its eyes. Not only are the real Sora Aoi’s eyes neither blue-grey nor bulbous like she’s just taken her helmet off in space, they (or so I’m told having never seen any of her videos…<cough>) don’t immediately close whenever she’s laid on her back…

Sora's eyes

This sex doll is reportedly on sale on Chinese online shopping site Taobao and, with millions of avid Sora fans living in the country, is the third most popular love doll available. An equally inaccurate and startlingly ugly doll modelled on Taiwanese superstar Lin Chi-Ling is currently beating Japan’s Sora in the popularity stakes, but we’re sure that Monster Sora will be number one in no time. Especially with those pretty, pretty eyes…

As disturbing as this doll is, equally shocking to this writer was when my Japanese editor presented me with news of this story under the title “Dutch Wife Based on Sora Aoi”. Dutch wife? Sorry to those of you from the Netherlands, but apparently this is the term that’s been used in Japan for generations to refer to inflatable sex dolls of this kind. The more you know…

▼ Oh, Sora, how we long to stroke your silky locks…

sora from the side

▼ Lin Chi-Ling. Because nothing says “sexy” like a nice, warm scarf.chiirin

[ Read in Japanese ]