Freakishly Adorable New Trailer for Takashi Miike’s Family Flick Ninja Kids


Ninja Kids (2010) Movie Image

Is it sad that Takashi Miike’s “Ninja Kids” — a live-action adaptation of Sobee Amako’s manga “Nintama Rantaro’ — has just jumped to the top of my must-see list for this year? Wait — don’t answer that just yet. Before you start rolling your eyes and proclaiming my taste in cinema to be somewhat lacking, I implore you to view the trailer embedded below. The damned thing is freaking adorable, right down the farting old lady and the colorful ninja outfits. If the clip doesn’t bring a big dorky smile to your face, I kind of feel sorry for you. Of course, this is coming from a guy who loves “Thunderpants”. Make of that what you will.

If, like me, you’re oblivious to the source material, this synopsis might be helpful:

Based on a long-running gag manga by Sobee Amako and a subsequent TV anime series, the film is set in the Sengoku period and revolves around an 8-year-old boy named Rantaro who attends a school for young ninjas. While there, he befriends Shibe (Fuuta Kimura), the son of wealthy merchant, and Kirimaru, an orphan boy who lost his parents during a war.

“Ninja Kids” opens in Japan on July 23rd, 2011.

Via : Nippon Cinema

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Anonymous

    no way can i watch this….but it does look adorable.

  • Anonymous

    no way can i watch this….but it does look adorable.