Masaaki YUASA 湯浅政明

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
夜は短し歩けよ乙女

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.


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Original with German subtitles

FSK 16

Territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Comedy Animation Romance

夜は短し歩けよ乙女
Yoru wa mijikashi arukeyo otome

Japan 2017

93 minutes

Director
Masaaki YUASA

Script
Makoto UEDA based on a novel by Tomihiko MORIMI

Production
Science SARU

Director's Bio

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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