Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

An epic night out filled with chance encounters and strange romance

Down the rabbit hole for a night on the town, our heroine known only as ‘The Black-Haired Girl’ 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 bringing them closer to each other. As the night deepens and challenges escalate, will fate bring them 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 which transpires over one epic night in Kyoto. Featuring Gen Hoshino (We Married As A Job 逃げるは恥だが役に立つ) as Senpai and Kana Hanazawa (Your Name, Psycho-pass: The Movie) as The Black-Haired Girl.

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Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Original Story: “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl” by Tomihiko Morimi (Kadokawa Bunko Novels)

Original Character Designer: Yusuke Nakamura

Screenplay: Makoto Ueda

Animation Producer: Eunyoung Choi

Producers: Noriko Ozaki, Junnosuke Ito

Executive Producers: Kenji Shimizu, Keiji Ota, Masaaki Yuasa, Daiji Horiuchi, Akihiro Arai

Chief Producer: Koji Yamamoto

Animation Production Studio: Science SARU

Character Designer/Animation Director: Nobutake Ito

Animation Director: Takayuki Hamada, Tomohisa Shimoyama

Art Director: Shinichi Uehara, Hiroshi Ohno

Flash Animation: Juan Manuel Laguna, Abel Gongora

Color Coordinator: Lucille Briand

Director of Photography: Batiste Perron

Sound Director: Eriko Kimura

Music: Michiru Oshima

Featured Song: Shinichi Sakurai


Senpai: Gen Hoshino

The Black-Haired Girl: Kana Hanazawa

Director of School Festival Operations: Hiroshi Kamiya

Don Underwear: Ryuji Akiyama

Master Higuchi: Kazuya Nakai

Ms. Hanuki: Yuko Kaida

The God of Old-book Markets: Hiroyuki Yoshino