The movie was screened at Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2008 on March 21st and will be released publicly on August 2, 2008.
Based on the 1967 Kazuo Umezu manga, the story of Akanbo Shoujo (literally “baby girl") involves a murderous girl stuck in a mutated baby’s body. Having spent most of her childhood in an orphanage after being separated from her family during an air raid, a beautiful 15-year-old girl named Yoko (Nako Mizusawa) finally returns home to meet them. When she arrives she discovers they live in a creepy western-style mansion surrounded by a vast forest. One night Yoko is alone in a room when she’s suddenly grabbed by a strange creature. It’s Tamami, Yoko’s jealous sister who’s hideously deformed and incapable of growing larger than a baby.