What is ZENRA?
The adult worlds of the east and west have been separated by a wall of mosaic and opposing cultural traditions for decades. Thanks to the internet, the level of proximity has narrowed in to the point where fans of adult media from both sides of the 'mosaic curtain' can appreciate the visual erotic regardless of production origin, theme, and story.
From this environment, ZENRA was brought into being and for years we worked near endlessly to perfect the art of presenting unique Japanese AV to western audiences.
Today an adult movie released by ZENRA--in other words a 'ZENRA' movie--is an adult movie of Japanese origin generally featuring an all-Japanese cast and centers around erotic themes that can be considered somewhat abnormal. On top of this, ZENRA movies all feature exclusively created English subtitles and when viewed on our official site, feature detailed reviews that go well beyond simple movie descriptions.
A ZENRA movie may or may not have mosaic depending on the production company, but the most important thing that binds them together is that you can only find them with our professional subtitle treatment and 'extra-mile' reviews here at ZENRA.net
Accept no alternatives. Do not become content with the inferior.
English Subtitles + Maniac Japanese AV + Detailed Reviews = ZENRA
Frequently Asked Questions at Zenra
(Updated February 2nd, 2019)
Can I download as much as I want?
All subscribers are limited to consuming no more than 10GB a day. This is a combined daily data allowance that includes both downloading and streaming. This data limit is calculated in JST (Japan Standard Time). Subscribers who repeatedly hit the transfer limit nearly every single day may find additional restrictions placed on their current and future subscriptions. VIP subscribers may also download movies marked as Exclusives. All subscribers may download and stream non-Exclusive movies except for those on Streaming-Only plans. Non VIP-subscribers may only stream Exclusive movies. For more information on the free VIP upgrade, please read the next entry in the FAQ, visit the main page, or read section 9.3 in the Terms of Service.
What is the VIP upgrade?
VIP status is a free opt-in upgrade that allows subscribers to download movies with the orange 'Exclusive' tag and is only offered to subscribers who either are on a 90 day subscription or are monthly subscribers of ZENRA for 3 or more consecutive months with the exception of Streaming-Only subscribers. If this describes you, please contact support and ask for a VIP upgrade. This will only be provided to eligible subscribers who request it. Non-VIP subscribers may only stream 'Exclusive' movies. Non-Exclusive movies may be downloaded by any subscriber except those on Streaming-Only plans. Due to the high cost of licensing and royalties for Exclusives downloads, there is a 25GB monthly limit for Exclusive downloads for VIP subscribers (streaming is NOT affected).
Where are the download links?
For eligible subscribers, on each Video Page there are download links near the bottom (SUBTITLED DOWNLOAD - 1 2 3 etc.). Try right-clicking on one of the numbered links (each number contains a scene) and select 'Save File As' (or Save Location As, Save Target As, Save Link As, etc.). Select somewhere on your computer to save the file and ensure the download totally completes at 100%. Locate the file on your computer and double-click to open.
Subtitled JAV Movies?
ZENRA is the only site on the internet featuring full-length JAV movies with full and accurate English subtitles. Every scene—including on-screen captions—is given English captioning.
Why are most movies censored?
Due to Japanese obscenity laws passed many, many years ago, this type of mosaic--or blur--is legally necessary as the films are all made in Japan.
I'm an active subscriber and I'm unable to log in.
Please confirm that you are correctly entering your username and password along with entering the correct Captcha phrase (if shown). On top of that, there is a chance that the security software protecting the members area temporarily blocked your account for too many logins attempts within a short time period. If you believe this is the case, please wait several hours before trying to login again OR contact support to have your account manually unblocked.
Will I have issues logging in if I use a VPN/Tor/Proxy?
The security system protecting the members area of ZENRA is very sensitive to the geolocations and IP addresses of users. If your IP changes often, but remains in one country, you will probably not have issues logging in. However, if you use any type of internet service that results in the region you are connecting from to change very often, your username may be temporary blocked. Although using privacy-enhancing internet services such as VPNs, Tor (which is not recommended at all for large downloads), and proxy servers is nowadays warranted, so is the need to ensure that usernames are not shared. Unfortunately, if your geolocation changes too often, the security software in place may think there is foul play at hand since it cannot differentiate between someone simply using a privacy-enhancing internet connection and a shared (be it accidental or with intent) username. If you believe you are locked out because of this, please contact support.
Can I use download management software?
Although third party download management clients are not officially proscribed, you may encounter issues using them since ZENRA is designed for human use. Technical support from this end is not provided and an improperly configured client may result in incorrect bandwidth counting and invalid login attempts ultimately resulting in a temporary lock on your subscription lasting several hours (if you find yourself locked out, please contact support for faster turn around in most situations).
Why is there no trial subscription option?
Many adult sites offer trial subscriptions by credit card, but not ZENRA. Almost all of these trial subscriptions are configured in a way to automatically convert a trial subscription into a full-time one—often at a higher monthly price than what a subscriber would pay if they initially opted for a 30-day subscription. A subscriber must manually cancel their subscription to avoid being charged the full price before their trial period runs out. Since adult sites are frequently impulse purchases, this sets up a recipe for angry and overcharged customers which is a lose-lose situation for everyone.
Can you add movies starring [insert Japanese AV star name here]?
The bread and butter of ZENRA are productions that are more about unique situations rather than famous actress showcase productions. You can always contact support with movie requests, but please be advised that most cannot be honored.
How can I become an AV actor/actress?
If you do not possess either a Japanese spouse visa, Japanese permanent residency, or are a Japanese citizen, your chances of being in an adult video production are close to nil. However, if you do possess one of these statuses and live in the Tokyo area (or can make your way to the Tokyo area on your own dime), we at ZENRA may be able to help you take part in a shoot. If you are interested, contact us and we can provide some guidance as to your options.
Do you buy movies?
ZENRA.net is always looking to buy new movies. Be it professional or amateur quality, so long as your offerings are mainly in Japanese and all participants are over 18 years old, feel free to use the contact form to discuss licensing terms. Movies do not need to star only cast members of Japanese descent. Interracial movies are also welcome so long as the main dialog spoken is Japanese. Since ZENRA creates subtitles in-house, subtitling beforehand is not required.
ご用件がある方、Contact Form を使い下さい。
Do you have an affiliate program?
Yes, please use the contact form for more information.
(Updated July 8th, 2018)
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