21st Animation Division Jury Selections
Colorful Ninja Iromaki
Animated feature film
KOBAYASHI Kentaro [Japan]
This is the animated directorial debut for an author known both as a performer and a writer of theatrical works. Third-grader Himeno nds that the big house in the country she moved to is actually a ninja house. Her strange life with various ninja is told with a comedic touch, fea- turing a unique sense of humor and the learning of colors.