Reviewed 2020-11-26 l Last update on 2021-10-24
Zenra is the place to come when you want 100% genuine Japanese Adult Videos (AV). These are full-length DVDs with exclusive subtitling, and shown in streams, with some memberships allowing downloads. The site has grown since we last saw it and now has nearly 1,000 full DVDs and their component scenes. The action varies from lesbians to group sex, there are uncensored videos included, frequent updates and a blog that keeps you up to date with the Japanese porn industry.
We last saw Zenra some time ago, and although its quirky interface and members' area remains the same, the list of available movies has grown, and the site had kept to its promise of adding three new DVDs per week. Each one has three or more scenes, meaning there's plenty to get off with once you've got your head around how it works, and it shows no signs of slowing down its update schedule.
There are a few things you need to know before we dive in. Out of the 991 DVDs available, only 213 are uncensored. It's a thing with Japanese porn that the cocks, pussies and the joining of the two are often pixelated, but at least we have some movies where they are not. The other thing to consider is the membership options because the basic sign-up is for streaming only. We'll get to the details of that later, for now, you want to know what kind of porn the Japanese like to see.
Will, just about everything it seems, as long as it involves young, slinky girls often dressed as schoolgirls. Japanese porn models tend to be of this ilk, though you also find some moms and Milfs, and they are often balling with schoolboys (in their 20s, but maybe looking younger), or Mr Average types, because this porn is made to appeal to Japanese men, most of whom appear to be either schoolboys or Mr Average. Within that remit, you've got plenty of kink, and a categories drop-down give you a good idea of what to expect: BDSM, CFNM and CMNF, Groups, Lesbians, Busty, Public and then the catch-all 'Bizarre.'
The quality of the movies is DVD release standard, and the scenes are streamed at 1,280 x 720 HD, so slower connections may have issues. Downloads are available with the correct membership (see below), and scenes run for various lengths of time but usually around a standard 20 minutes, though some are 15 and others are 50. Some DVDs have three scenes, others have five, so it's hard to give an exact number of total scenes, but let's say the 991 full DVDs have at least 3,300 scenes between them in at least 18 categories.
What makes the content at Zenra exclusive isn't that the movies are made for the site, because they're not, but the subtitles can only be found via this site. They use professional translators, and the subtitles make complete sense and add to the enjoyment because at least you have an idea of what's going on. They explain, for example, why a girl is giving head to an entire class of boys on a bus while an ancient granny looks on, or in other examples, why a girl is so excited to be going for a massage for the first time, or why middle-aged men are dressed entirely in lycra bodysuits.
Some of the movies are shown with the stream screen only, while others have descriptions and links to the girls' other videos. Some have trailers and a 'supercut' which is like a trailer, and when you can download, the links are easy to find. Some movies also have screencaps with them often at 450 x 300, but it depends on the movie, and some have tags to help you filter.
The content here at Zenra is very varied as you can see, and it's not always the best quality because some movies date back to 2004, and only have lower-res playback. On the whole, however, you've got 720p streams and downloads, and you definitely have some crazy-sexy Japanese porn on various themes, usually with cute young girls and horny young guys, but also with a lot of variety. Best of all, though, they've continued to add new released and full DVDs at the rate of three per week, meaning you have masses of explicit Japanese porn to get off with.
When it comes to finding your kind of porn, Zenra gives you various options. You can use the category drop-down, some movies have tag words with them, there's a search box (I entered 'uncensored' and got my 213 results instantly), and you can also filter movies by ranking. There's a random selection tool too if you're not sure what you want. For real aficionados, there's a list of studios including Fetish-Japan, Holo Film and Mercury, and you discover a little about each one when you click through to their DVDs.
Zenra isn't interactive in the way some porn sites are, but it does have a blog. There, you can find out what's new in Japanese (JAV) porn, what's new at the site and check out news on models. The blog is kept up to date, and there are some stunning images (at full size) to collect because they often show you the main models posing, so it's a collectors' and enthusiasts' dream.
As for the memberships I mentioned Well, you have a streaming-only option for $29.95 per month (30 days) recurring, but that won't let you into the pre-2015 collection, so is a bit limited. The standard monthly membership is $39.95, and that's for streaming and downloading. There are other options at $99.00 for 90-days and $109.00 for 90-days but non-recurring. Both those give you streams, downloads and the full collection of movies. Among the content are some exclusives and these can be streamed with those memberships but you will need to upgrade to VIP status to download them (at least, that's how I understand it). There is a download limit of 10 GB per day, but there are no hidden charges on sign-up.
Zenra has grown since our last visit and continues to give us exclusively subtitled DVDs from the world of JAV, with cute schoolgirls, to Milfs and randy school lads to Mr Average old men. There's plenty of kink, much to view and over 200 full DVDs that are not censored. Updates continue to be three times per week, you can, with the right membership, download everything including exclusives, and the site sticks to its promises to deliver a mass of genuine Japanese porn.