Yu Irie

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Yu Irie
Born (1979-11-25) November 25, 1979 (age 35)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Occupation Film director

Yu Irie (入江 悠 Irie Yū?, born November 25, 1979) is a Japanese film director / screenwriter who was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, and grew up in Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture.

After a number of short films, including Obsession and Seven Drives which were screened at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in 2003 and 2004,[1] Irie directed two softcore erotic V-Cinema videos in 2007, Cream Lemon 7 and Swimsuit Spy - SPY GIRLS. The latter video, an erotic comedy, starred AV Idol Mihiro.[2]

In 2009 the second feature film he directed, 8000 Miles (SR サイタマノラッパー SR: Saitama no Rapper?), won the grand prize in the Off Theatre Competition at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.[3] It also earned Irie the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award.[4] The film follows four friends from suburban Fukuya (punned on Fukaya) who dream of becoming rap stars. The mostly amateur cast also included adult video actress Mihiro.[5]


Feature films[edit]

  • Japonica Virus (ジャポニカ・ウイルス Japonika Uirusu?) (2006)
  • 8000 Miles (SRサイタマノラッパー SR: Saitama no Rapper?) (2009)
  • 8000 Miles 2: Girl Rappers (SRサイタマノラッパー2 女子ラッパー☆傷だらけのライム SR: Saitama no Rapper 2 - Joshi Rapper Kizu Darake no Rhyme?) (2010)
  • Hibi Rock (日々ロック?) (2014)


  • Cream Lemon 7 (くりいむレモン 魔人形(マ・ドール) Kuriimu Remon Ma Ningyō (Ma Dōru)?) (2007)
  • Swimsuit Spy - SPY GIRLS (水着スパイ ~SPY GIRLS~ Mizugi Supai - SPY GIRLS?) (2007)


  1. ^ "SR SAITAMA'S RAPPER / 8000miles(International Title)". yubarifanta.com. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ 入江悠 (in Japanese). All Cinema. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  3. ^ Schilling, Mark (2009-03-02). "Japan's Yubari fest honors 'Rapper'". Variety. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  4. ^ "2009 nendo Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō tokushū" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Mes, Tom (July 13, 2009). "8000 Miles". Midnight Eye. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 

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