List of Nikkatsu Roman Porno Films - 1972

Release date Title Director Cast Notes
1972
1972-01-08 Affair at Twilight
たそがれの情事
Tasogare no jōji
Shōgorō Nishimura Kazuko Shirakawa
Hidemi Hara
An unsuccessful attempt to emulate the Apartment Wife series. Similar plot and cast, but not part of that series.
1972-01-08 Glorious Moment: A Woman's Roll
晴姿おんな絵巻
Haresugata onna emaki
Isao Hayashi Setsuko Ogawa
Hiroshi Gojo
Melodrama involving a banker, the Minister of Finance, and a sexually awakened virgin.
1972-01-18 Love Hunter
恋の狩人 ラブ・ハンター
Koi no karyūdo: rabu hantaa
Seiichirō Yamaguchi Hidemi Hara
Mari Tanaka
Sumiko Minami
Film banned for obscenity, and director Seiichirō Yamaguchi arrested.
1972-01-18 Office Lady Journal: Scent of Female Cat
OL日記 雌猫の匂い
OL nikki: mesuneko no nioi
Katsuhiko Fujii Rie Nakagawa
Masako Saga
First of the seven-film Office Lady Journal series.
1972-01-29 Love Bandit Rat Man aka Love Bandit Nezumi Kozo
性盗ねずみ小僧
Seitō Nezumi Kozō
Chūsei Sone Setsuko Ogawa
Hiroshi Gojo
Dark parody of the Edo period Robin Hood story, Nezumi Kozō. Today considered a cult classic.
1972-01-29 Wet Lips
濡れた唇
Nureta kuchibiru
Tatsumi Kumashiro Moeko Ezawa
Keiko Aikawa
Hajime Tanimoto
Kumashiro's first major film.
1972-02-09 Beads From a Petal
花弁のしずく
Kaben no shizuku
Noboru Tanaka Rie Nakagawa
Keiko Maki
Kazuko Shirakawa
Tanaka's directorial debut, Rie Nakagawa's Nikkatsu debut.
1972-02-09 Sensuous Beasts
しなやかな獣たち
Shinayakana kemonotachi
Akira Katō Mari Tanaka
Naomi Tani
Shim Hara
Naomi Tani's Nikkatsu debut (supporting role).
1972-02-19 Seduction of the White Angel
白い天使の誘惑
Shiroi tenshi no yūwaku
Katsuhiko Fujii Yūko Katagiri
Miki Hayashi
Masayoshi Nogami
First of Nikkatsu's many Roman Pornos involving nurses.
1972-02-19 Drifter's Affair
さすらいの情事
Sasurai no jōji
Shōgorō Nishimura Kazuko Shirakawa
Yuri Yamashina
1972-02-29 情炎お七恋唄
Jōen oshichi koiuta
Kōyū Ohara Setsuko Ogawa
Ryuji Mori
Michiko Komori
1972-02-29 秘事 ひめごと
Himegoto
Isao Hayashi Hidemi Hara
1972-03-18 Student Wife: Weeping Silently
学生妻 しのび泣き
Gakusei-zuma: shinobi naki
Akira Katō Yūko Katagiri
Isao Morishima
1972-03-18 Foreigner's Mistress Oman: Holland Slope In the Rain
らしゃめんお万 雨のオランダ坂
Rashamen Oman: ame no oranda-zaka
Chūsei Sone Sally May
Shusaku Muto
First in a three-film series. Written by Suzuki script-writer, Atsushi Yamatoya.
1972-03-29 Sigh of Roses
薔薇のためいき
Bara no tameiki
Shōgorō Nishimura Setsuko Ogawa
Yoshiro Ito
Story of a woman who gets revenge from her married lover by seducing his son.
1972-03-29 Love Hunter: Hot Skin
ラブハンター 熱い肌
Love hunter: atsui hada
Masaru Konuma Mari Tanaka
Ken Yoshizawa
Sequel to Love Hunter: Lust about a stripper arrested for obscenity.
1972-04-08 性豪列伝 夜も昼も
Seigōretsuden: yoru mo hiru mo
Isao Hayashi Kazuko Shirakawa
1972-04-08 白い女郎花
Shiroi ominaeshi
Katsuhiko Fujii Yūko Katagiri
Michio Mako
1972-04-19 新宿真夜中物語 男と女
Shinjuku mayonaka monogatari: otoko to onna
Kōyū Ohara Hidemi Hara
Yuri Yamashina
Michio Mako
1972-04-19 Warmth of Love
愛のぬくもり
Ai no nukumori
Yukihiko Kondo Mari Tanaka
Hiroshi Naka
Story of a high school teacher's wife who has sexual affairs with his students.
1972-04-29 Foreigner's Mistress Oman: Falling Autumn Flower
らしゃめんお万 彼岸花は散った
Rashamen Oman: higanbana wa chitta
Chūsei Sone Sally May
Miki Hayashi
2nd in the Foreigner's Mistress Oman series.
1972-04-29 Apartment Wife: Secret Rendezvous
団地妻 しのび逢い
Danchizuma shinobiai
Shōgorō Nishimura Kazuko Shirakawa
Keiko Aikawa
2nd in the Apartment Wife series.
1972-05-17 Headlights In the Rain
雨のヘッドライト
Ame no heddoraito
Masaru Konuma Mari Tanaka
Shusaku Muto
Melodramatic love-drama, Konuma's second film for Nikkatsu.
1972-05-17 Night of the Felines
牝猫たちの夜
Mesunekotachi no yoru
Noboru Tanaka Tomoko Katsura
Hidemi Hara
Ken Yoshizawa
A realistic drama about prostitutes. Considered one of Tanaka's major early films.
1972-05-27 Mid-Afternoon Love Affair
真昼の情事
Mahiru no jōji
Katsuhiko Fujii Kazuko Shirakawa
Tatsuya Hamaguchi
Tadashi Makimura
Unsuccessful attempt at a series similar to Apartment Wife.
1972-05-27 Eros Schedule Book Continued Concubine Secrets: Lustful Dance
続・色暦大奥秘話 淫の舞
Zoku irogoyomi ōku hiwa: in no mai
Isao Hayashi Setsuko Ogawa
Yuri Yamashina
2nd in the Eros Schedule Book series.
1972-06-07 Delicate Skillful Fingers
白い指の戯れ
Shiroi yubi no tawamure
Toru Murakawa Ichiro Araki
Hiroko Isayama
Hajime Tanimoto
Story of a sexually liberated woman, containing a notorious bathtub orgy scene.
Kinema Jumpo included Murakawa among Japan's 10 best directors for this, his debut film.
1972-06-07 Morning of Ecstasy
恍惚の朝
Kōkotsu no asa
Akira Katō Rie Nakagawa
Yuri Yamashina
Soap opera about a woman who becomes re-acquainted with her boorish ex-boyfriend.
1972-06-17 Night Spot: Drifting Flower
盛り場 流れ花
Sakariba: nagarebana
Akihiko Yatsumaki Yūko Katagiri
Michiyo Mako
Hiroshi Gojo
1972-06-17 おんな天国 子だね貰います
Onna tengoku: kodane moraimasu
Kōyū Ohara Mari Tanaka
Etsuko Hara
Soichiro Maeno
1972-06-28 White Skin Glimmering In the Darkness
闇に浮ぶ白い肌
Yami ni ukabu shiroi hada
Shōgorō Nishimura Kazuko Shirakawa
Hironobu Takahashi
Yuri Yamashina
Drama about a newlywed wife who returns, changed, after a 6-month disappearance.
1972-06-28 Erotic Story: The Peony Lantern aka Erotic Bride From Hell aka Hellish Love
性談牡丹燈籠
Seidan: botandōrō
Chūsei Sone Setsuko Ogawa
Hajime Tanimoto
Miki Hayashi
Sexual historical-drama about the daughter of the shogun's retainer who returns from death as a ghost.
An award-winning hit film popular with college students.
1972-07-08 Apartment Wife: Unforgettable Night
団地妻 忘れ得ぬ夜-
Danchizuma wasureenu yoru
Saburo Endo Junko Miyashita
Tatsuya Hamaguchi
3rd in the Apartment Wife series.
Junko Miyashita's first Roman Porno.
1972-07-08 極楽坊主 女悦説法
Gokuraku bōzu: onna etsuseppō
Isao Hayashi Hidemi Hara
1972-07-19 Woman on the Night Train
夜汽車の女
Yogisha no Onna
Noboru Tanaka Mari Tanaka
Keiko Tsuzuki
Toshihiko Oda
Noted for its camerawork and plot structure, critics compare this to Luis Buñuel's Diary of a Chambermaid (1964).
1972-07-19 Secret Wife
隠し妻
Kakushizuma
Masaru Konuma Yūko Katagiri
Kiyoshi Yoshida
A television star secretly marries a country girl, but continues to womanize.
Director Konuma and actress Katagiri were secretly married at the time the film was made.
1972-07-27 Romantic Tale: Otomi and Yosaburo
艶説 お富与三郎
Ensetsu: otomi yosaburō
Akira Katō Keiko Tsuzuki
Hiroshi Gojo
A sex-centered version of a traditional Japanese folk tale.
1972-07-27 真夏の夜の情事
Mannatsu no yoru no jōji
Katsuhiko Fujii Kazuko Shirakawa
1972-08-05 Eros Schedule Book Concubine Secrets: Tattoo Contest
色暦大奥秘話 刺青百人競べ
Irogoyomi ōku hiwa irezumi hyaku-nin kurabe
Yukihiko Kondo Setsuko Ogawa 3rd in the Eros Schedule Book series.
1972-08-05 Apartment Wife: Afternoon Bliss
団地妻 昼下りの悶え
Danchizuma hirusagari no modae
Shōgorō Nishimura Akemi Nijo
Hironobu Takahashi
4th in the Apartment Wife series
1972-08-16 August: Scent of Eros
八月はエロスの匂い
Hachigatsu wa eros no nioi
Toshiya Fujita Maki Kawamura
ko Katagiri
Atsushi Yamatoya and Toshiya Fujita script about a department store cashier who becomes obsessed with the teenaged thug who robs her.
1972-08-16 性豪列伝 死んで貰います
Seigōretsuden: shindemoraimasu
Isao Hayashi Keiko Aikawa
1972-08-26 Mistress
情婦
Jōfu
Saburo Endo Junko Miyashita
Takao Nagai
Drama about a woman who becomes romantically involved with a paid killer.
1972-08-26 Foreigner's Mistress Oman: Tempestuous Skin
艶説女侠伝 お万乱れ肌
Enzetsu jokyo-den: Oman midarehada
Katsuhiko Fujii Sally May
Miki Hayashi
3rd, and last, in the Foreigner's Mistress Oman series
1972-09-06 Melancholy Flesh Business: Sensuous Zone
官能地帯 哀しみの女街-
Kannō chitai: kanashimi no zegen
Toru Murakawa Miyoko Aoyama
Mitsuko Aoi
Hideaki Ezumi
First Roman Porno starring Miyoko Aoyama, pink film star of the 1960s.
1972-09-06 Amorous Family: Like a Fox and a Racoon
好色家族 狐と狸
Kōshoku kazoku: kitsune to tanuki
Noboru Tanaka Mari Tanaka
Mikiko Sakai
Hidemi Hara
Sex-comedy involving four greedy sisters seeking their dying mother's fortune.
1972-09-16 Love Affair Exposed
覗かれた情事
Nozokareta jōji
Shōgorō Nishimura Kazuko Shirakawa
Eijiro Minato
Dark comedy about the wife of a porn writer who begins to behave like characters in his novels.
1972-09-16 Secret Chronicle: Prostitution Market
(秘)女郎市場
Maruhi: jorō ichiba
Chūsei Sone Yūko Katagiri
Aiko Kano
First in trilogy of comedies set in 19th-century brothels.
1972-09-27 女子学生 セクシー・ダイナマイト
Joshigakusei: sekushii dainamaito
Isao Hayashi Mari Tanaka
1972-09-27 Edo Beauty: Feast of Lust
江戸小町 淫の宴
Edo komachi: in no utage
Akira Katō Setsuko Ogawa
Yūko Katagiri
Sex historical-film about a woman who encounters incest, rape, prostitution and finally joins a convent.
1972-10-07 Seduction of Eros
エロスの誘惑
Erosu no yūwaku
Toshiya Fujita Rie Nakagawa
Miki Kawamura
Hosei Komatsu
Drama about the sex-lives of characters on the outskirts of society. Takes place entirely in a warehouse.
1972-10-07 Ichijo's Wet Lust
一条さゆり 濡れた欲情
Ichijō Sayuri: nureta yokujō
Tatsumi Kumashiro Sayuri Ichijō
Hiroko Isayama
Kazuko Shirakawa
Story of a stripper and her manager.
Earned writer/director Kumashiro the Kinema Junpo prize, and Hiroko Isayama Best Actress from Kinema Junpo
1972-10-28 Apartment Wife: Prime Woman
団地妻 女ざかり
Danchizuma onna-zakari
Saburo Endo Junko Miyashita
Tatsuya Hamaguchi
5th in the Apartment Wife series
1972-10-28 Three Wives: Wild Nights
妻三人 狂乱の夜
Tsuma san-nin: kyōran no yoru
Masaru Konuma Akemi Nijo
Hidemi Hara
Mari Tanaka
Melodrama involving multiple wives and mistresses at a family estate.
1972-11-08 Seduction 2: Embrace of the White Angel
白い天使の抱擁
Shiroi tenshi no hōyō: yūwaku 2
Katsuhiko Fujii Yūko Katagiri
Hidemi Hara
Hijime Tanimoto
Sexual soap opera involving hospital staff.
Loose sequel to Seduction of the White Angel (1972)
1972-11-08 Sensual Classroom: Techniques In Love
官能教室 愛のテクニック
Kannō kyōshitsu: ai no tekunikku
Noboru Tanaka Mari Tanaka
Nobutaka Masutomi
Ryoji Nakamura
Story of a high school boy infatuated with his teacher.
1972-11-18 Afternoon Affair: Rear Window
昼下がりの情事 裏窓-
Hirusagari no jōji: uramado
Shōgorō Nishimura Kazuko Shirakawa
Taiji Tonoyama
Junko Miyashita
Story involving a voyeuristic woman and blackmail.
1972-11-18 New Eros Schedule Book: An Offering of Fine Skin
新・色暦大奥秘話 -やわ肌献上-
Shin irogoyomi ōku hiwa: yawahada kenjō
Isao Hayashi Setsuko Ogawa 4th in the Eros Schedule Book series.
1972-11-29 Lusty Sisters
色情姉妹
Shikijō shimai
Chūsei Sone Keiko Tsuzuki
Akemi Nijō
Drama of societal alienation involving three sisters: a secretary, a prostitute, and a gangster. A stylistic precursor to the later pink films of Hisayasu Satō.
1972-11-29 Sex Hunter: Wet Target
セックス・ハンター 濡れた標的
Sex hunter: nureta hyōteki
Yukihiro Sawada Joji Sawada (George Harrison)
Hiroko Isayama
Miyoko Aoyama
Combines pink film format with rebel youth theme from Sawada's Alleycat Rock scripts
1972-12-16 Secret Chronicle: Opening the Doors to the Sacred Altar
(秘)弁天御開帳
Maruhi benten gokaichō
Kazunari Takeda Mariko Jun
Kyuzo Hayashiya
2nd in Secret Chronicle trilogy
1972-12-16 Office Lady Journal: Affair of Female Cat
OL日記 牝猫の情事
OL nikki: mesuneko no jōji
Akira Katō Rie Nakagawa
Katsuaki Yama
2nd in the Office Lady Journal series
1972-12-27 哀愁のサーキット
Aishū no saakitto
Toru Murakawa 木山佳
1972-12-27 Naked Seven
戦国ロック 疾風の女たち
Sengoku rokku nayate no onnatachi
Yasuharu Hasebe Mari Tanaka
Yuri Yamashina
Keiko Tsuzuki
Parody of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and informal sequel to Hasebe's own Alleycat Rock series
Had a limited release in the U.S.

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