Shaolin Girl is an action-comedy movie directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro. It’s considered a Japanese follow-up to Stephen Chow’s 2001 smash-hit Hong Kong film Shaolin Soccer and Chow served as executive producer. It was released by Toho and Gaga in Japan on April 26, 2008.
Kou Shibasaki stars as Rin, a girl who has trained in the art of kung fu for 9 years so that she can take over her grandfather’s Shaolin dojo in China.
Upon returning to Japan she ends up teaching her skills to the lacrosse team of a sports science university. However, the stoic university president has special plans for Rin and enacts a dangerous plan meant to drive her over the edge and unleash her hidden power.