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Katsuni's Yearbook

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 10/28/15

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Katsuni’s Yearbook

Digital Playground

Genre: Katsuni, Compilation

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Director: Robby D.


Cast: Katsuni, Lee Stone, Tommy Gunn, Jerry, Scott Nails, Jean Val Jean, Brandi Edwards, Stoya, Tony De Sergio, James Deen, Alec Knight

Length: 216:36 minutes

Date of Production: 8/14/2015


Extras: There was a short photogallery and web access but that was all.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Katsuni’s Yearbook was presented in the same aspect ratio’s the scenes were originally shot by Robby D. and other directors for Digital Playground. Unlike some compilations on the market, this one cut right to the sex so each scene was edited to a degree, nothing crucial for the majority of rain coaters and no company watermark onscreen at all times but parts of the buildup missing. Each scene looked fairly similar with decent lighting, solid camera work, and respectable flesh tones but the scenes were shot quickly so your mileage may vary. The video bit rate varied considerably but the scenes looked much like I remember the originals otherwise if that helps your decision. The aural components were presented in Dolby Digital but there was no headspace, special effects, or anything else that made me think the sound was rendered in anything except for monaural or basic stereo and then had a surround track encoded in post production. Regardless, I could hear most of the cast just fine, including those behind the camera when I paid attention.


Body of Review: Robby D. has long been one of the most creative and talented directors in all of porn, his work for Vivid and Digital Playground full of humor and creativity. His latest release from DP is a compilation of his older works called Katsuni’s Yearbook, a variety of scenes starring Katsuni through her years as a contract performer for the company between 2003 and 2010 (give or take). The single disc release included ten scenes, much of it strokable with a great cast in the scenes, the emphasis advertised as focusing solely on Katsuni. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:


Scene One: Jack’s Playground 9: Katsuni, Lee Stone: Katsumi, all dressed up in a skirt and see through blouse, decided to have sex with the massive Lee after a bit of drama. She's the featured performer on the front DVD cover on the right side. They started off by kissing to make up and then he orally prepared her round ass for the coming bonage. She then sucked him off while he ate her out and before I knew it, she was energetically riding his penis in her pussy. After some of that, he took her ass, plunging it deep inside her for the camera, and she gave it some ATM action before another round of riding. It ended when he rubbed out his load onto her face.


Scene Two: Jack’s Teen America 4: Katsuni, Tommy Gunn: Katsumi, the young Asian gal showcased on the middle of the front DVD cover, was up next as she spoke French and the subtitles all made it seem like she was flipping Robby off. I thought it was very funny for the most part and I knew Tommy Gunn wanted to rip her wide open by the way her was looking at her. For those who aren't familiar with Katsumi's past, she has been one of the most extreme anal queens in porn for some time now; ending up in many hot scenes with her ass taking large pipes of all shapes and colors in front of the camera. In this scene, Tommy started warming her up orally as she was stripped of her clothing and made to feel welcome. Her performance, from the awesome oral to the ball draining anal with ATM, was fantastic and I can see why Robby and Digital Playground keep using her services.


Scene Three: Deeper 2: Katsuni, Jerry, Scott Nails: Katsumi, the Asian hotty on the lower right hand corner of the front cover, was up next in bed with Scott Nails and Jerry. The music here was slow and erotic with the visuals of a grid superimposed on the trio as they went to work. I have no idea what the fancy and artistic effects were trying to achieve as they showed her a series of polaroids; to be up front, I looked past the effects pretty quickly into the scene as they teased and played with her, though I'd rather the effects be left in the mind of Robby this time. The gal I watched this with the first time had a bunch of positive comments to make about them but I tend to go for the "meat & potatoes" look so you'll have to see it to know what I mean. Regardless, she blew them with a sense of abandon and short clips of her vocals were allowed in over a period of time, with Jerry going down on her and getting a foot job as she sucked off Scott. Jerry then started slowly drilling her pussy with Scott getting a lot more action in it afterwards. She was moderately aggressive with the cock and soon did anal for a bit, with the men rubbing out loads onto the pictures for her to lick clean.


Scene Four: Cockasian: Katsuni: Katsumi, one of the most established Asians in porn and a wonderfully skilled performer, was up next in a solo masturbation scene that began with her by the glass railing of the staircase dressed in a fishnet body stocking, striped leggings, and glasses as she rubbed and licked herself in a display of flexibility. Her pink collar was matched by her stripper shoes and make up; giving her a different look than usual with the poofy hair she wore. It wasn't a long scene and it might work better for her fans but she appeared to get off as she fingered her ass and lost control of her breathing.


Scene Five: Jesse’s Juice: Katsuni, Jean Val Jean: Katsumi, the hot Asian contract gal hired recently by the company, was up last with studly Jean Val Jean, the guy wearing a weird cornrow hairstyle that didn't work for him at all. She was his sexual slave and he made it a point to brandish his Uzi at her a few times before settling in to orally please her into a different kind of submissive state; the state of arousal. She gyrated her hips as he continued to work her over, the former gonzo gal taking the anal plug in her ass easily as though daring him to push his own limits as hers were undeniably more advanced in nature. She inhaled his cock aggressively while he held her leash.The weird music was back with a vengeance though and detracted from the heat as she rode his cock in her now stretched asshole easily. The scene ended when she toyed with his balls as he rubbed out the final load of the flick, the gal never flinching as she assisted him and took the wad to her chest.


Scene Six: Katsuni: Minx: Katsuni, Brandi Edwards, Tommy Gunn: Katsuni and Brandi Edwards were up last to finish the domination theme with muscular Tommy Gunn; using plastic wrap to secure the lucky guy to the bedpost (while standing up) as they tormented him. Both ladies were dressed in a similar fashion, Katsuni taking the lead in the show, stuffing the ball gag in his mouth to limit his protestations. After working him over a little, they started sucking him off, making it far easier for the guy to accept their superiority; the boning going just as well. Katsuni shined the most here but Brandi did a decent job too, relishing when her pal grabbed her throat to show the pecking order of the day more graphically. There was a bit of anal towards the end of the scene (pun intended) but the only thing I didn't care for much was the thumping music as it was a bit overboard. Brandi did ATM out of Katsuni's ass and Tommy rubbed out a load just as he pulled out, leading to the stylish credits once they cooled down a bit.


Scene Seven: Katsuni Video Nasty 4: Katsuni, Stoya, Tony De Sergio: Stoya, Katsuni, and Tony DeSergio were up first with Stoya asleep on the floor when Katsuni was paid to wake her up orally. The montage effect was not my favorite way to go but the initial lesbian antics were hot as Katsuni was to snort lines of coke off Stoya's back. A sneeze woke the "sex android, force of nature, from the future" up and both ladies started sharing Tony's cock in no time. He gave them some head too but the ladies were relentless in their onslaught, sucking him off hardily as they double teamed him. Stoya kept her colorful dress on as she rode his cock actively and Katsuni did not pass up the chance to sit on his face, the Asian performer doing plenty of PTOGM as a means of tasting Stoya's juices off his rod. Stoya practically glowed she was so white here and Katsuni looked like she had some tan time (as well as tanning pills) going for her; Stoya giving her fellow contract buddy some licking too. Neither gal was at their very best (a high bar to set by the way) but Katsuni slowed down during the anal and the ladies always appeared to enjoy each other more than Tony. The scene ended when he rubbed out a load to their mouths, the cumswapped finish displayed more seductively than the majority of the scene.


Scene Eight: Jack’s Big Tit Show 7: Katsuni, Tony De Sergio: Katsuni, the attractive Asian contract star featured on the front of the DVD cover, was up last as she interviewed with Tony DeSergio in a small office setting. Tony and Jack were looking for gals to star in music videos, her skirt and white top looking good in motion as she showed her dancing ability. It did not hurt that she wasn't wearing panties, her fishnet pantyhose intriguing both men as they coaxed her tease out so readily. Katsuni then dropped to her knees to give the best blowjob of the movie, licking and sucking him off with a lot of hand to gland action tossed in for good measure. While his small penis was easy for her to handle orally, it was even easier for her to take vaginally, the lady barely feeling him as he pounded away. The vaginal screwing then led to anal, her perfect pucker an easy target for his ministrations though she did not move much during the backdoor ride. The pop shot went to her face and it was all over in no time, Katsuni looking up at him in an appreciative manner to thank him before the credits.


Scene Nine: Opened Up: Katsuni, Mick Blue, James Deen: Another threesome scene is on deck for the second piece in Opened Up, and this one features none other than Katsuni herself! In this scene the sex goes pretty much the same way with Katsuni in between two cocks as she takes one in the pussy and another in her mouth. There's no anal involved in any way, in case you were wondering. The sex here is very good with some intense moments as Katsuni looks particularly lust-driven and cock-starved. She really knows how to work a scene and this one is a prime example of that! (review courtesy of Harry Johnson)


Scene Ten: Cockasian 2: Katsuni, Alec Knight: Katsumi, the gal on the front cover with a French/Vietnamese heritage, is a contract performer for the company these days and has changed her name slightly (some say it is a company led move; others say it is the result of a legal battle in Europe). She gave an interview and then started in on Alec Knight in a slightly BDSM flavored scene in the living room. Her stripper shoes and black mesh panties were the only thing between her and the Lucite paddle he wielded, her desire for the cock in her mouth unmistakable as she began aggressively working it. He warmed up her ass with an anal plug that seemed to meet with her approval, giving her a technical DP before taking her ass. She was more active with the penis hammering her pussy but took to the anal well enough too; showing why she was such a good fit at the company. His wad of semen went to her mouth and she did what was natural in terms of post coital sucking; gingerly finishing him off before the camera faded away.


Summary: Katsuni’s Yearbook by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was a dedicated compilation of scenes focusing on attractive Asian Katsuni (long called “Katsumi” until some ass hat in Europe sued her over her stage name) regardless of what sex acts she partook in, the mileage varying considerably as to how good some scenes were. I rated the compilation from the company archives as a very solid Rent It, my belief that unaltered scenes work best in their original context, enough of these ladies showing how much they enjoyed gobbling gash that you’d think the company might have listed the scenes on the cover. In short, Katsuni’s Yearbook was advertised as having a plethora of Katsuni scenes, for those that might have missed out as they were released so give it a look if this appeals to you, a significant amount of her body of work performed under contract at Digital Playground.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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