|Out on:||Theatrical 4th Oct. 2017|
A surreal love story from the artisan behind the influential “MIND GAME” and Annecy winner “Lu over the Wall”, “Night is Short, Walk On Girl” is a provoking Picasso painting on the timelessness of youth and a triumphant testimony to the creative vibrancy and endless liberation to imagination that animation can provide.
Director: Masaaki Yuasa (MIND GAME, Lu over the Wall)
Original Creator: Tomihiko Morimi (The Tatami Galaxy, The Eccentric Family)
Script: Makoto Ueda (The Tatami Galaxy)
Character Designer: Yūsuke Nakamura (The Tatami Galaxy)
Music: Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Little Witch Academia)
Gen Hoshino (Saint Young Men, Love & Peace)
Kana Hanazawa (Durarara!, Nisekoi)
Aoi Yūki (A Silent Voice, Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Hiroshi Kamiya (Attack On Titan, Arakawa Under The Bridge)
Hiroyuki Yoshino (The Eccentric Family, Kill la Kill)
Junichi Suwabe (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Yuri!!! On Ice)
Gracefully yet violently, The Girl with Black Hair (Kana Hanazawa) swirls through the abstract Kyoto night a joyful tempest. Blowing through pub crawls, festivals and book fairs, her youthful glee infects parties of increasingly eccentric characters, but amongst the debtors, existentialists and the God of the Old Book Market, can she be convinced “coincidental” encounters are fate and will she notice the Senpai (Gen Hoshino) in pursuit of her love?
Whether the hands on your clock move fast or slow, Night is Short, Walk On Girl.
We like it because:
“Night is Short, Walk On Girl” is a delightful return for Masaaki Yuasa, adapting another novel from “The Tatami Galaxy” author Tomihiko Morimi, with many alumni filling the creative ranks. Whilst a standalone work, fans of the award-winning 2010 series are sure to appreciate the little nods peppered throughout - which don’t come at the expense of Yuasa newcomers, allowing everyone to feel confident in receiving the full film experience.
With his uniquely fluid and vibrant animation, Masaaki Yuasa’s first theatrical feature in fourteen years is a wild tour de force reinforcing his status as a master of animation, whilst his thoughtful sculpting of The Girl with Black Hair and her nature-like presence would have risked crumbling apart in the hands of a lesser-skilled writer.
About Masaaki Yuasa:
Making his debut in 1999 with a pilot for Production I.G’s “Vampiyan Kids”, Masaaki Yuasa helmed his first major release “MIND GAME” in 2004, earning acclaim from industry icons such as the late Satoshi Kon.
Yuasa’s filmography has since expanded to include works such as short film “Kick Heart”, critically acclaimed series like “Kaiba”, “Ping Pong: The Animation” and even an episode of Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time”. His most recent feature, “Lu over the Wall”, was awarded the prestigious Cristal for a Feature Film award at Annecy Film Festival.
About Anime Limited:
Based in Glasgow, Anime Limited delivers a fresh approach to delivering the best of anime straight from Japan. With beloved classics from past and present like “Your Name”, fan favourite franchises including “Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale” and beautiful Collector’s Edition releases coupled with innovative approaches to digital, Anime Limited is committed to offering a wide range of experiences to UK audiences.
About National Amusements:
National Amusements owns and operates Showcase and Showcase Cinema de Lux, a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 940 screens in the US, UK, Brazil and Argentina. National Amusements is also distributor specialising in event cinema with a focus on anime and pre-school with recent releases including Your Name, Akira, Dragonball Z: Resurrection F, and Thomas & Friends: The Great Race. Based in Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family. National Amusements is also the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation.