Yu IRIE 入江悠
Nippon Visions ½
Miu’s family is targeted by the authorities due to her grandfather’s fight against a xenophobic law. He reveals a secret to her, so that she can continue his struggle: Miu is the last in a long line of ninjas! With that knowledge in hand, she starts battling corrupt politicians. Director Yu IRIE playfully combines satire with drama and stylized action.
Shushushu no ko
About Yu IRIE
Yu IRIE, born in Yokohama in 1979, made his first short films while studying at Nihon University College of Art. In 2006, he made his feature film debut with JAPONICA VIRUS. His multi-award-winning music films 8000 MILES – SR SAITAMA'S RAPPER (2008 / NC ‘10) and 8000 MILES 2 – GIRLS RAPPERS (2010 / NC ’10) were screened at numerous international film festivals, including Nippon Connection 2010. Subsequently, he focused on novel and manga adaptations such as JOKER GAME (2015) and GANGOOSE (2018). His independent film NINJA GIRL (2021 / NC ’22) was crowdfunded.