Rookie? LOL’ I don’t think she’s a ‘rookie’ perse but okay… I’ll take it!
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan has named Yu (in the fields of Media and Fine Arts) their Rookie of the Year Award (Movies).
On why they are giving this award to her, they talk about her debut on the Shunji Iwai film All About Lily Chou Chou, and her steady career throughout the years mentioning Hula Girls. They also mention her work on One Million Yen Girl the past year, as well as her natural talent. Finally, they close their paragraph saying that Yu’s future is expected with much anticipation.
Or something like that…
Also named there in the field of Public Art, Shiina Ringo!!!! Like… Rookie?? Again~~
Sorry, no photos~~
*update March 30th* – Added a photo from Yu’s site.
*update May 20th* – Added a link to video. Check it out after the break…