The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
DIRECTOR: MASAAKI YUASA
CAST: GEN HOSHINO, KANA HANAZAWA, HIROSHI KAMIYA
A surreal nocturnal animated odyssey from the mad genius behind Mind Game, rendered in a frenetic, galaxy-brained, endlessly morphing style, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl follows a mysterious high schooler known only as the Girl with Black Hair through the streets of Kyoto’s famed Ponto-Cho party district, drinking middle-aged salarymen under the table between mixing with barflies, obsessive collectors, and guerilla theater performers, all the while oblivious to the efforts of a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her in a gambit to win her love. A comic fable of fleeting youthful passions, as lived out through one mad, unforgettable night.
A GKIDS release.