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The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)

Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome (original title)
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The story of the titular girl known only as "Otome" and her insanely long night of partying and drinking-complete with a book fair, festival, and many adventures in between. It is also the ... See full summary »


Masaaki Yuasa


Tomihiko Morimi (based on the novel by), Makoto Ueda (screenplay)
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Gen Hoshino ... Senpai (voice)
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ... Kurokami no otome (voice)
Hiroshi Kamiya ... Gakuensai jimukyoku-chô (voice)
Ryûji Akiyama Ryûji Akiyama ... Pantsu sôbanchô (voice)
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ... Higuchi Shishô (voice)
Yûko Kaida ... Hanuki-san (voice)
Hiroyuki Yoshino Hiroyuki Yoshino ... Furuhonichi no kamisama (voice)
Seiko Niizuma Seiko Niizuma ... Noriko-san (voice)
Jun'ichi Suwabe ... Nise-Jôgasaki (voice)
Aoi Yûki ... Princess Daruma (voice)
Ami Koshimizu Ami Koshimizu ... Naoko-san (voice)
Sôichi Nakaoka Sôichi Nakaoka ... Kôsaka (voice)
Kentarô Kokado Kentarô Kokado ... Gakuensai jimukyoku fukuchô / Ômu (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryûichi Abe Ryûichi Abe ... (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Johnny (voice)


The story of the titular girl known only as "Otome" and her insanely long night of partying and drinking-complete with a book fair, festival, and many adventures in between. It is also the story of "Senpai," her upper class man who has been attempting to get closer to her by "coincidentally" running into her again and again. However, on this night, meeting up with her may be the greatest challenge of his life.

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Kôshite deatta no mo, nanika no goen. (Meeting like this so often, it's due to fate.)


PG-13 | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The film was part of the line-up at Japanese Canadian Film Festival in Toronto in 2018. See more »


Rihaku-san: The night is short! Walk on, girl!
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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Puppet Master (2018) See more »


Kôya o aruke
(Walk in the wilderness)
Written by Masafumi Gotô
Arranged and performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (as ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION)
Theme song
Played during the end credits
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Unpredictable, Imaginative, and Lots of Fun
23 October 2017 | by danield10101See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Animation is Film festival in LA, on a huge screen in a packed theater fairly late at night -- probably the best way to see it. The story opens on a wedding, though the bride and groom play only an incidental role in the remainder. The heroine spends an incredibly long and eventful night at first drinking everyone under the table, then searching for a long-lost book, accidentally acting in a guerrilla play, and finally passing out remedies to a town overwhelmed by the same nasty cold. Various subplots proceed simultaneously, the most important of which is the pursuit of our heroine by Senpai, a smart but insecure fellow who is infatuated with her. None of this is in the least constrained by reality, and all of it is funny and sometimes touching. Catch it in a theater if you can.

(Warning: if you have a family history of alcoholism or have had problems with it yourself, you might want to skip this film! It unashamedly glorifies consumption of lots of alcoholic beverages while happily ignoring the real-world consequences.)

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Release Date:

7 April 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,302, 26 August 2018

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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