The World Premiere of the latest gonzo movie from Takashi Miike, this time it’s a kid’s movie that serves up a Harry Potter meets ninjas scenario for kids, and surreal action-comedy for adults. Based on the popular Japanese kid’s show Rantaro the Ninja Boy (running for 1,437 episodes and counting!) it’s all about young Rantaro in his first year at Ninja School. But he’s hardly at school for five minutes before a classmate – literally – has the snot beaten out of him, gangster hairdressers appear, Mr. Konnamon, your friendly ninja trivia commentator, starts dropping by and more wild ninja tricks than you can hit with a throwing star are flying off the screen.
Presented with Japan Cuts: Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema.