Hime Tsukino (月野姫 Tsukino Hime), (born March 25, 1985 in Osaka) is a Japanese trans woman, and award-winning model and former adult video (AV) actress.
Hime Tsukino was born in Osaka, Japan on March 25, 1985. Her stage name "Hime" translates to "princess" and derives from her childhood nickname. Tsukino is a pre-operative trans woman, she has transitioned in respects except genital surgery. The Japanese slang term for such individuals is "new half" (ニューハーフ) and this term is also used for the Japanese porn genre which features transsexuals. It is equivalent to the English porn term shemale and both are usually considered pejorative.
Although still a niche market, transsexual themed videos have increased in sales and popularity in Japan in recent years. Tsukino has been described as "one of the biggest newhalf superstars in Japan" and along with fellow transsexual actress Miki Mizuasa, she qualifies as a true AV idol