This year’s edit ion Honor ary Award is for Asami. The Japanese actress made her film debut in 2005 with director Naoyuki Tomomatsu with the film Kiss me or Kill me, but it would be with Sukeban Boy (Noboru Iguchi, 2006) that she would become an icon of Japanese cult cinema, working under the direction of directors such as Iguchi , Tomomatsu , Nishimura or Kurando Mitsusake with dozens of titles screened at film festivals around the world.
longside her interventions in cinema, Asami would establish herself as an action film star thanks to the titles s he starred i n for Giga’s Zen Pictures, films such as Sailor Cats (2011) and Burnout Neo ( 2012) that showed her great mastery of martial arts.
Now, with Tunguska Butterfly, and after more than 150 films in her filmography, Asami announced that she was putting an end to her career as an actress to get involve d in new professional challenges. Her latest project will show us a narrative sense of redemption and second chances that mixes genres and stands o ut for her feminist vindication