The film Dolls
got me interested in watching movies with Kanno Miho
. Maybe no connection except she was a real doll.
(I say "was" because I think she had some cosmetic work done. Now she is merely beautiful. But earlier she was incredibly cute with freckles. Oh, and, yeah, she can act.
I'll take a look at your links now.
Edit: Not totally off topic. In the film Dolls there is live action but also sequences with dolls of the type shown in the pic in your post. (Hmm, seems I don't have the bandwidth on this WiFi to check it out now. But I will later.)