The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

Mind Game director Masaaki Yuasa directs this animated romantic comedy based on Tomihiko Morimi's novel of the same name - a spiritual sequel to The Tatami Galaxy.

"During a mysterious night in Kyoto that seems to never end, shy student Senpai makes multiple attempts to declare his passionate love for resilient Otome. She is a true party animal, won’t be stopped and rushes from spot to spot. This whirlwind, episodic adventure isn’t limited to a pub crawl, but storms on to a local book market, a summer festival and many other unexpected places full of eccentric characters who aid or thwart Senpai. Will he finally manage to touch Otome’s heart or will Senpai give up, once and for all?" (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

201893 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
AnimatedComedyRomanceWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

The farce is infectiously fun and visually joyous.

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The Times

The Times

It features lots of walking and talking and drinking, and occasional screechy rock interludes. Like a Richard Linklater movie, in other words. Only less fun.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is romantic and hallucinogenic, with an edge of softcore erotic sleaze.

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

The whole thing is a postmodern trip, with animation styles varying greatly to fit the mood: bright pop art colours, dark Rembrandt tones and everything in between.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A highly original work by an artist who follows his own vision - wherever it leads.

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