Anime, Coming of Age

Night is Short, Walk on Girl


Directed by: Masaaki Yuasa
2017 / 93 minutes / Unclassified 15+: under 15s must be accompanied by an adult


An epic night out filled with chance encounters and strange romance

A heroine known only as The Black-Haired Girl goes down the rabbit hole for a night on the town and meets new friends who show her an unexpected side of Kyoto’s nightlife. As their night moves from tipsy to boozy, they slide into a trippy world of second-hand books, guerilla theatre-makers, and chance encounters where anything seems possible.

Meanwhile, fellow student Senpai (Gen Hoshino) is desperately searching for The Black-Haired Girl. Determined to make her acquaintance in the most “natural” way possible, Senpai engineers increasingly complicated and comically contrived situations to bump into her. Set over one endless night, Senpai and The Black-Haired Girl embark on their own solo adventures, with each challenge potentially bringing them closer to one another.

As the night deepens and challenges escalate, will fate bring the two together?

From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time‘s “Food Chain”) comes Night is Short, Walk on Girl, a strange romantic comedy about one epic night in Kyoto. Featuring Gen Hoshino (We Married As A Job) as Senpai and Kana Hanazawa (Your Name, Psycho-pass: The Movie) as The Black-Haired Girl.

Screened as part of the JFF 2018.

[More Satellite cities to come]

2018 Japan Academy Awards - Animation of the Year
2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival - Best Feature

Sunday 22nd November

BCC Cinemas Central, Townsville

Sunday 27th September

Alice Springs Cinema, Alice Springs

Saturday 20th February

BCC Cinemas Casuarina, Darwin

Screens in: Townsville, Alice, Springs and Darwin

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Original Story: Tomihiko Morimi "Night is Short and Walk on Girl" (KADOKAWA BUNKO Novels)

Screenplay: Makoto Ueda

Animation Producer: Eunyoung Choi

Producers: Noriko Ozaki and Junnosuke Ito

Art Director: Shinichi Uehara and Hiroshi Ohno

Music: Michiru Oshima

Cast: Gen Hoshino, Kana Hanazawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Ryuji Akiyama, Kazuya Nakai, Yuko Kaida and Hiroyuki Yoshino

Genre: Anime, Coming of Age

Language(s): In Japanese with English subtitles.