Miu (Saki Fukuda) works as a city servant who cares for her dying grandfather (Shohei Uno), a prominent opposer to the Immigrant Elimination Ordinance. A family friend named Koji (Arata Iura) commits suicide after admitting his role in concocting fraudulence to help push the act through. Miu takes it upon herself to make things right after her grandpa informs her that she is actually the last survivor in a long lineage … of ninjas. Miu begins as potentially the worst ninja in history, but her convictions against injustice propel through her initial clumsiness to restore justice within her community.
Directed by Yu Irie, NINJA GIRL goes beyond the stereotypes of ninja culture and cinema and offers a satirical take with strong, socially-relevant themes to current events in Japan. Shot in a rare 4:3 aspect ratio with minimal camera movements and static shots, NINJA GIRL prioritizes substance over spectacle and slowly builds to a satisfying conclusion with an overall tone that focuses more on its character-driven story and off-beat humor.