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.
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
© Tomihiko Morimi,KADOKAWA/NAKAME COMMITTEE