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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 »

Director:

Masaaki Yuasa

Writers:

Tomihiko Morimi (based on the novel by), Makoto Ueda (screenplay)
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,302, 26 August 2018

Gross USA:

$406,490

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,878,208
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Rihaku-san: The night is short! Walk on, girl!
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Connections

References Yojôhan shinwa taikei (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Deliciously absurd
2 August 2018 | by Evil_HerbivoreSee all my reviews

Night Is Short, Walk On Girl tells the story of the many adventures a girl has during one night in Kyoto. What starts looking as a typical story about a young girl drinking in a bar, soon becomes a crazy roller coaster of unlikely events. It's impossible to get bored while watching the movie, as there is a constant feeling that virtually anything can happen: we see a drinking competition, a used book sale, a guerilla theatre performance, even some magic happens. The characters are all over the top, which suits the story perfectly. At the same time, the movie touches a number of important issues, such as love, loneliness, and greed.

The animation in the movie is just beautiful. It's colorful and very pleasant to the eye. It is perfect for this kind of story, with the more realistic parts animated more traditionally and the more absurdist parts looking pretty much like an acid trip. Watching the movie is a really interesting experience and I'm sure I won't forget it.


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