Masaaki YUASA 湯浅政明
The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
Best Of Nippon Connection ²
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.
09. June 2020
Sun, 14. June 2020
Original with German subtitles
Territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Comedy Animation Romance
Yoru wa mijikashi arukeyo otome
Masaaki YUASA, born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1965, began his career at animation studio Ajiado Animation Works in 1987. He participated in several TV productions such as CRAYON SHIN-CHAN. His directorial debut MIND GAME (2004) and other works like THE TATAMI GALAXY (2010 / NC ’11) brought him worldwide recognition. In 2013, he founded his own studio Science SARU. THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL (2017 / NC ’18 and NC ’20) won the Japan Academy Prizes’ Best Animation Award in 2017. Nippon Connection has accompanied his career since 2007, having shown his films KEMONOZUME (2006 / NC ’07), GENIUS PARTY (2007 / NC ’09), KICK-HEART (2013 / NC ’14), and LU OVER THE WALL (2017 / NC ’18).
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