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Kano sisters keep it behind closed doors

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Kyoko Kano, the older of the Kano sisters, has made her directorial debut with the steamy movie "Butterflista Subete Wa, Ai no Koi." She and her sister Mika attended a preview screening for the movie, which explores such risque themes as homosexuality, S&M, sex toys and threesomes.

The movie is a compilation of six audacious and daring works on the idea of love without boundaries. "There are no taboos or limits when it comes to what we are prepared to do in the name of love," explained Kyoko.

Politics, on the other hand, is a far more serious taboo for the sisters. When asked about the Democratic Party leadership vote that saw Prime Minister Naoto Kan retain his job, Kyoko refused to comment, saying, "We all have different tastes and preferences but that stuff should be kept behind closed doors, as far as celebrities are concerned. Mika and I talk about politics at home but we certainly don't want to touch on it in public."

The movie opens on Sept 23.

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Can I yawn now. Risqué about twenty years ago but anyone that has cable has seen it all a multitude of times for years. Sorry girls but your luster is fading faster than your faux leather suits.

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They look like wilder beasts.

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Simply hilarious!

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Mika's age is showing a bit too much for short-shorts. Her brother, on the right, has the right idea - keep it hidden.

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Her brother, on the right,

LOL!!!

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space_monkey - They look like wilder beasts.

Shouldn't that be 'wilder breasts'?

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Kyoko would make a great Wicked Witch of the West.

Not sure about Mika...

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They look gross, and Kyoko looks like a guy in drag.

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Her brother, on the right,

Hahaha

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Prime Minister Naoto Kan retain his job

And the real answer was "Prime Minister who?

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Seeing them makes me feel like vomiting.

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We past the sell-by date.... Careers are in trouble when you're doin this stuff. They're schtick is kind of funny if you don't take it serious....

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Laverne & Shirley - season 8.5

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I'm sure they are still a big hit with... 80 year old men!

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They WERE men. I thought it was well known.

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This is all so confusing. Where is the man here? What are you guys talking about?

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Mika and I talk about politics at home but we certainly don’t want to touch on it in public.”

Wow i am betting the conversation about politics you lasses have at home would take up a full 10 seconds at best.

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“There are no taboos or limits when it comes to what we are prepared to do in the name of love,” explained Kyoko.

Really? So we can expect to see incest and bestiality and sex with children?

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They were not men!

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According to them, politics is more dirty. Well then ladys, time to clean up your parts.

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I think these are the only 2 real women in Japan :)

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Really? So we can expect to see incest and bestiality and sex with children?

Riiiight! Because it is the first thing that comes to your mind when they say "in the name of love".

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These two disgust me....and they are NOT sisters or related in any way!!!

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such trash. 'death becomes her' comes to mind but that's putting it very mildly.

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ratpack, I'm not so sure about that. Never underestimate a woman's intellect.

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I remember I saw by chance a studio clip of Mika Kano when she was in her twenties. She is possibly the only one from Japan who could do the Nissan GTR commercial internationally - she had the "muscle car" race queen look. One of the clips was her at a train station in white hot pants strolling, she looked fast.

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“There are no taboos or limits when it comes to what we are prepared to do in the name of love,” explained Kyoko.

Let me just set up this tripod...

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So what they're really saying is that they do alot of politicians but don't want to name names!

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Somebody actually paid one of these chicks to direct a movie? The topics seem just low-brow enough to titillate. I wonder if the one on the right had the job as best boy?

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Hold on is the name of the movie "butterfister"? Good god, that is without limits!

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The one on the left looks okay, not wearing the most flattering outfit, but still not too bad. The one on the right, is that a man? I mean really is it? I don't know about these two but the one in black looks like a guy.

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Just for the record, they are and always have been women, they are not sisters although Kyoko has a sister who was their business manager until she split for Paris with a lot of Kyoko's jewelry. Kyoko is dumber than a ball-peen hammer but Mike is quite smart.

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I met a guy who knew one of them many years ago. Told me the whole story of how they used to be highly paid new-half prostitutes to male clientele (that is why there is a gap in their history). That is how they made their first huge fortune and paid for all of the many surgeries. Mika had her male genitals removed, the other may still have them.

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Hehe, I saw high school pics of them on the web and they seemed to be girls. I guess they could be fake pics. Kyoko is more than a bit manly looking nowadays. They looked pretty good about 7-8 years ago....

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kyoko looks like jocelyn wildenstein,the lady famous for having too much plastic surgery done.they all have fish lips and puffed up faces.

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Decadence

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cactusJack: The guy who told you that is full of shinola.

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Since the latest round of surgery Kyoko looks like she's gone a few rounds with Mike Tyson ...

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Thank you Techall, I just wanted to be sure.

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Pathetic...

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They are supposed to be 48 and 43, but look at least 20 years older. But, well, perhaps they look better in a different setting, like a 'steamy movie'. Thank you, but no thank you.

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yes,i agree they are not sexy,beautiful, glamourous, and etc.

vanity at it's best !!!!! i think they would look much better without plastic surgery

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look how far back the camera is - the photographers are not allowed to take close ups !!!!

hahahaha !!! If they take closes, people will have nightmares. A perfect example of vanity and to much plastic surgery

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If they laugh anymore, their face will crack. They are the Epitome of ugliness. Kind of like a Japanese Angelyne-in Hollywood. They'd fit right in!

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Appartently getting plastic surgery done on top of old plastic surgery is expense. Creating a movie in hopes of generating enough profits to finance their surgery was probably their only option. A sad testament to vanity insanity, maybe they will find a pond to stare at in greece.

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of course they keep it behind closed doors, that is where they made their money originally

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look how far back the camera is - the photographers are not allowed to take close ups !!!!

Almost all JT pics are that far back.Can never get a close up, but with those two would you want one ?

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These women are just so cheap, so dirty, GOD! I love these cheap dirty women!

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Riiiight! Because it is the first thing that comes to your mind when they say "in the name of love".

Yes because sex is love is it not, especially between family members? I mean people kill in the name of love do they not?

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Regardless of their true gender beginnings, I think it's safe to say that the fact that you even have to wrestle with the question at all puts a pretty serious damper on things. Although I guess for some that ambiguity might be right in the wheelhouse? At any rate, the cultural use-by date for this pair seems to have come and gone long ago.

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They are supposed to be 48 and 43

I just saw a giant pig fly over Roppongi Hills..

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They are soooo beautiful!!!!...only on Holloween.

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...and it can stay behind closed doors as far as I'm concerned.

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They were not men!

Were they Devo?

I think these are the only 2 real women in Japan

If by "real" you mean fake boobs, fake tans, fake nails, dye-job hair, make-up applied with a putty knife, tummy tucks, cosmetic surgery, and possible dude-parts-removing surgery then yeah, they're "real".

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this article is a keeper. no joke.

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I don't know about this rumor of the Kano Sisters being guys. When Mika Kano was younger, she was noticed outside Japan. This link may explain some of the problems they have:

"Kyoko: If you're asking about plastic surgery: Our feeling is that it's not a bad thing if it makes you feel better about yourself. But in Japan, there is still a strong stigma against it. So we don't want to say whether we have or haven't had any, although I realize that will make you think we have."

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,178483,00.html

As far as having male roots, it is very hard to get on the following list if one is a guy:

"Playboy-Japan's 100 Sexiest Asian Women [April 2006] Sexiest --> Playboy Missing: #2 Hitomi Kuroki #4 Sugimoto Aya #5 Lin Chiling #6 Misaki Ito #7 Ryoko Yonekura #8 Jeon Do-yeon #9 Park Sol-mi #10 Mika Kano *"

http://www.amiannoying.com/%28S%28go2s5g55f2oi1bz31gbm0e55%29%29/collection.aspx?collection=6193

I did not know that to have a voluptuous body is not considered appropriate in conservative female circles in Japan, but found out from info received from FujiSankei News - I was surprised.

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I doubt they are gay or guy :-)

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any relation to fujiko?

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Roller derby is the only thing left.

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