R18.com Review – The New Japanese Porn Treasure Chest?

Japanese Adult Videos (aka Japanese AV / JAVs) are some of most sought after porn videos in the world. This isn’t really a surprise considering how Japanese women are considered to be some of the most beautiful and alluring around the world. That, and the fact that the Japanese are known for some of the weirdest (and most arousing?) fetishes on the planet keeps JAV demand high.

The problem is that it’s quite hard, and expensive, to acquire these videos if we’re living outside of Japan.

It looks like this is going to be a problem of the past though. Time to find out in this R18.com review.

 

Introducing R18.com

Some of you might have stumbled upon dmm.co.jp in your search for JAVs. For those who are unaware, they’re basically the ‘amazon’ of JAVs. They do have on-site English translations, but they’re often cringe-worthy machine translation efforts, and the backend menu isn’t exactly user friendly as well.

r18.com review logoThis is where R18.com comes in.

Imagine all the content on dmm.co.jp, but now on a platform that’s entirely remade and translated grounded up for the English speaking porno connoisseur.

 

The Girls

r18.com review girls

Holy shit. You have the lady above and many, many, many more.

Like I said previously, you have access to ALL the JAV stars in the Japanese porn industries and naturally, they’ll literally come in all shapes and sizes. You’ll even come across some well known (and unknown) names from Europe, America, and various parts of Asia (like Thailand) where they’ll be put through the paces of getting screwed by a Japanese dude.

Apart from amateurs that have been scouted by the different JAV labels themselves, R18.com also has their own collection of videos where unknown amateur girls are recorded professionally.

Also… there are also girls that are not… real?

Obviously, 10/10 for the girls.

 

Variety

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Remember, R18.com draws on the ultimate source of Japanese porn, so, you’ll get EVERYTHING here.

You get the comics and the videos, and you also get the hentai videos as well. ‘Hentai’ is basically the name the English speaking world decided to call Japanese animated cartoon porn. You got the girls, you got the vids, comics (or manga, as they usually call Japanese comics) and cartoons, then you have the fetishes.

School girls, big tits, cosplay, time stop, office ladies, nurses, teachers, (simulated) rape, (simulated) molestation, public sex, squirting, titty fuck, etc, etc.

Thousands of videos and comics from all the major and minor publishers in Japan (like Prestige and Moodyz) starring superstar JAV stars, amateurs and even the odd animated nympomaniac, now available with proper English names and descriptions.

Variety? Obviously, a 10/10 as well.

 

Format and Accessibility

r18.com review formatThere are 3 ways to get the videos: You can either Buy them, Rent them for 7 days or get a Monthly Subscription to a channel. Buying them allows you to download in High Definition (HD, up to 1080p) and stream, while renting it only allows you to stream it in Standard Definition (SD, up to 480p) from the site.

Channel subscriptions work like most major porn sites with their own specialities. You could subscribe to a channel by a particular publisher, like Alice Japan, or channels that specialise in a particular genre, like Amateurs girls, and once you do you get to watch all the videos in the entire collection, with hundreds of updates each month. I believe it’s only SD streaming for now and I’m confirming if HD streaming will be added for channel subscriptions in the future.

At the moment, streaming is only limited to Standard Definition (SD, up to 480p), whether you bought the HD version or not. I believe they are working to implement HD streaming, so you can download the HD versions in the mean time.

They’re working on adding mobile streaming and video files that have been optimised for mobile devices. You should be able to play the downloaded videos on your mobile devices without any modifications. When in doubt, use VLC, which is available on both iOS and Android.

Now, you’re required to use their proprietary player to watch their videos, both streamed and downloaded. It’s a light, easy to use player, but it’s an annoyance nonetheless.

 

Value

r18.com review value

The cheapest options are always the rentals, but of course, are not always the best value when you consider that it’s usually priced just a little lower then owning the SD versions.

Rentals tend to be about $3 – $6 (rounded up), while you can expect to pay about $5 – $27+ to own the videos for life. Prices depend on popularity, quality (SD or HD) and age of the title. Naturally, titles that were released recently and available in HD would cost more than one that’s been out for 5 years, for example.

Channel subscriptions are about $20 to $47, with most of them in the middle of the range. They all have thousands of videos, with hundreds being added on monthly.

I apologise, but I’m not really a manga fan, so I’m not gonna talk about prices for those; do check them out at R18.com, I believe their prices will be reasonable.

That being said, the prices really are reasonable, considering how, especially if you choose to own the videos, they are in your library for the life of your account (which is free, so don’t deactivate it even if you’re no longer interested), much like Kindle books or buying games in Steam.

 

Conclusion

The conclusion is simple – R18.com is a game changer when it comes to making Japanese porn accessible to the English speaking market.

Tapping on its position as the de facto media catalogue in Japan, R18.com is definitely a great way to grow your collection of Japanese AV Videos and adult manga. No more expensive imports or western based subscription sites with very limited libraries. Now, foreigners like you and I are able to enjoy the sheer volume of high quality Japanese porn anywhere, any time, conveniently, without getting lost in translation. If you’ve no issues with using their proprietary player.

 

Japanese Adult Videos (aka Japanese AV / JAVs) are some of most sought after porn videos in the world. This isn't really a surprise considering…
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The New Ultimate Source for Japanese Adult Videos (JAVs)

All of Japan's XxX goodness at your fingertips. What more is there to say?

The next best thing to falling in love with and marrying a Japanese porn star.

  • Girls
  • Variety
  • Format and Accessibility
  • Value

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  1. I would like to add that renting the video is not recommended. You would need to stream from the website with their Microsoft Silverlight player. The streaming services is atrocious and even on a 50 Mb connection, I still get buffering pauses even at 300Kbps. This is quite terrible as the video would have to be looks even more terrible looking than free streaming websites and, yet, still a stuttering mess. Best to pay full price and download the video and don’t even think about renting.

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      You’re right. For a little more, you can get lifetime access to the video, and you can download it if your connection to r18 isn’t great.

      I’ve no problems with the streams personally. All I can say is that the quality of your internet matters as well, not just the max bandwidth advertised, a lesson I learnt when in the past, I could get better connections on a 6mbps plan than a 15mbps connection from a different company.

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    • identicon

      Not really… erito is a subscription focused site and when they launch a new video, it’s only a scene. not the entire video. Subscribing any channel on r18 already has infinitely more content for a similar price, and when they add new titles, it’s an entire video with multiple scenes.

      You can check out my review of erito here.

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