The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
- Saturday, June 2, 12:00 Mousonturm Saal
- Sunday, June 3, 22:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
Yoru wa mijikashi arukeyo otome
- Japan 2017, DCP, 93 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
- Director: Masaaki YUASA
- Script: Makoto UEDA based on a novel by Tomihiko MORIMI
- Production: Science SARU
- Distribution: AV Visionen
- Voice actors: Gen HOSHINO, Kana HANAZAWA, Hiroshi KAMIYA, Ryuji AKIYAMA, Mugihito
- German premiere
Senpai, in love with a fellow student, makes it his mission to constantly run into her in order to win her love in return. The main attraction of this animated extravaganza, however, is the young girl’s journey through Kyoto’s nightlife. While having a drink, she finds herself going from one absurd situation into the next. This abstract piece of art by Masaaki YUASA will rock your world.
Masaaki YUASA, born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1965, began his career at animation studio Ajiado in 1987. He participated in several TV productions such as KUREYON SHIN-CHAN. His directorial debut MIND GAME (2004) and other works like THE TATAMI GALAXY (2010) brought him worldwide recognition and several awards. In 2013, he founded his own studio named Science SARU. THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL won the Japan Academy Prizes’ Animation Award 2017.
2004 Mind Game; 2010 The Tatami Galaxy (Yojohan shinwa taikei / NC ’11); 2014 Space Dandy (NC ’14); The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome); 2018 Devilman Crybaby
Presented by Kazé