Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome (2017)

Japan, 2017
digital video, colour, 1.78:1
stereo, Japanese

A Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Masaaki Yuasa.

Plot Summary

A young student is too shy to ask out the girl of his dreams so sets up a series of “accidental” meetings as they pass through a long and very strange night of drinking and partying.

Credits

Crew
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Science SARU, TOHO animation, Fuji TV, Toho, BS Fuji
Written by: Makoto Ueda
Based on the Novel by: Tomihiko Morimi
Character Design: Yuusuke Nakamura
Music: Michiru Oshima

Voices
Kana Hanazawa (black-haired girl)
Gen Hoshino (college senior)
Hiroyuki Yoshino (Tengu, god of the secondhand books market)
Hiroshi Kamiya (college fair director)
Yuuko Kaida (Hanuki Ryouko)
Kazuya Nakai (Higuchi Seitarou)
Nobuyuki Hiyama (Johnny)
Mugihito (Li Bai)
Junichi Suwabe (Nise Jougasaki)
Ryuuji Akiyama (underpants leader)
Aoi Yuuki (Princess Daruma)
Seiko Niizuma (Suda Kazuko)
Kazuhiro Yamaji (Toudou-san)

Alternative Titles

The Maiden Galaxy
The Night Is but Short, So Walk On, Maiden
The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

References

Periodicals
Sight & Sound vol.27 no.10 (October 2017) p.69 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review (by Andrew Osmond)