Do you love Japanese porn, but feel like you aren't getting the best value because you don't speak the language? Well, worry no more, because there's Zenra! However, this site does more than just add English subtitles. There's also an attempt to give you a full porn and cultural experience and I have to say that they succeed in doing exactly that.
Not every scene is subtitled yet, but many of them are and they're working every day to make more of them available. And this is all done in-house - these are completely exclusive subtitles. Also exclusive and done in-house are the write-ups - and these aren't just a few bland sentences, either.
These expanded scene descriptions are meant to serve as "a 'naughty' Wikipedia-like entry," there to satisfy three criteria: "1. Summarize the movie, 2. Provide background information about said movie and also include unique, Japanese cultural tidbits when applicable, and 3. Commentary." Adding the subtitles and these lengthy descriptions definitely add value to the content.
I was a little overwhelmed when I first signed in, but the design and navigation weren't an issue after the first few minutes. I got my bearings and scrolled down the homepage and paged through the expanding list of subtitled videos. The update schedule looks to be a new scene every 2-3 days.
At the moment, there are about 2,200 individual scenes coming from 556 DVDs. You generally can't download a DVD in its entirety and only vid caps accompany each scene. When it comes to playback, the bitrates vary, but over 800 of the newest scenes are in 720p or 1080p. You can also order a custom-made video.
A design aspect that I liked was that every scene indicates whether or not it has subtitles, if it's HD, if the scene is uncensored and if it's "exclusive." Now, "exclusive" doesn't mean they produce it themselves, but it does mean that they have the sole rights to show it in the west, which is pretty cool.
I should explain a little bit about the membership. Those who select the "download + streaming" option can download and stream movies that don't have the exclusive tag, as well as stream movies that do have it. Exclusive movies can only be downloaded by subscribers who request the free VIP upgrade that's available to those on 90-day subscriptions, monthly subscribers for 3 or more consecutive months, or those who write detailed reviews on certain review sites. They will usually process your VIP request within hours of receiving it and it includes a 25GB monthly download limit. For regular downloads, there's a 10GB daily limit.
Another thing I want to mention is the pixelated genitals. This is all straight-from-the-source porn, so be aware that most of the scenes have the classic blurred-out naughty bits. It's annoying, but it's something you have to deal with when you're enjoying authentic porn from Japan. Nevertheless, you'll find around 500 scenes tagged "uncensored."
Speaking of tags, you've got some for the models, too, along with a basic search. You can browse lists of series and categories. Now, sometimes a category, like VR, will also turn up among the series. Generally, though, a cat refers to a broader niche, like lesbians, while a series pulls up scenes sharing more specific themes, like ghosts. Browsing by a studio is also an option, or check out the most popular movies by month and year stretching back to 2015.
You can get Asian porn movies on many other sites, so why come here? Well, if you don't speak the language and hate having to figure out what the performers are saying or doing, Zenra gives you added value with their exclusive and well-researched subtitles and scene descriptions. It's also worth mentioning that they're very responsive to feedback and take the time to reply to those who post comments on their review here.
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