|Birth location||Osaka, Japan|
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||52 kg (110 lb; 8.2 st)|
Emi Kuroda (黒田エミ Kuroda Emi ) aka Misuzu Akimoto (秋元美鈴 Akimoto Misuzu ) is an AV actress who was born in Osaka in 1978. She is best known for playing the title role in director Mitsuru Meike's The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003).
Emi Kuroda started her AV career in 2000 under the name Misuzu Akimoto. Often playing high school girl roles, she starred in such films as Virtual Sexpot and several volumes of Paradise of Japan (released in 2002 and 2003) which were made for the American market and so were "uncensored" unlike the usual Japanese porn videos which use a mosaic pixelation to obscure the genitals. In 2002 she changed her stage name to Emi Kuroda and by 2003 had appeared in more than 200 films.
With no previous theatrical acting experience, Kuroda was chosen to star in director Mitsuru Meike's 2003 pink film, The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai. The film gained a cult following and became a surprise international hit, playing at 20 film festivals and having a theatrical release in the U.S. in 2006. As part of the film's tour of international film festivals, Kuroda was invited to speak at the PIA Film Festival in July 2005.
In 2004, Kuroda was arrested for public indecency as a patron in a sexual fantasy bar. Sachiko Hanai screenwriter Nakano Takao introduced Kuroda to cat-fights, and she joined his cat-fight club "Galshocker" under the name "Rolling Thunder". She left her screen and video work to start up a career as a martial arts fighter. Her record for the 2005 season was one win and three losses. In her martial arts career she attained third-ranking amateur Shoot Boxing Bantamweight.