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Masaaki Yuasa to Attend UK Premieres of “Night is Short, Walk On Girl”


The night is short, but these premieres are sure to create memories that last a lifetime.

Earlier today, Glasgow-based Anime Limited announced that they will host the UK première of Night is Short, Walk On Girl (Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome, lit. The Night is Short, So Walk, Girl) on Saturday, September 9. The debut is set for 5:30PM at Scotland’s Glasgow Film Theatre. Director Masaaki Yuasa, will attend the screening, after which he’ll host a live Q&A session.

The feature will hit London’s Picturehouse Central Cinema two days later, on September 11. Yuasa will also attend this screening, and host a separate Q&A event.

Night is Short, Walk On Girl will receive a wider release in Cinemas across the United Kingdom starting October 4. The feature opened in Japan on April 4.

Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong, Mind Game) was tapped to direct the feature, with Yusuke Nakamura (Tatami Galaxy) providing character designs. Makoto Ueda wrote the film’s script.

Previously, the confirmed staffers collaborated on 2010 series The Tatami Galaxy. Yusuke Nakamura also designed the cover for the Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome novel.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Senpai: Gen Hoshino (singer-songwriter)
  • Kurokami no Otome (Girl with Black Hair): Kana Hanazawa
  • School Festival Executive Director: Hiroshi Kamiya
  • Pant Soubancho (Underpants Leader): Ryuji Akiyama
  • Higuchi Shisho: Kazuya Nakai
  • Hanuki Ryoko: Yuko Kaida
  • God in The Used Book Market: Hiroyuki Yoshino
  • Noriko Suda: Seiko Niizuma
  • Nise Jyogasaki: Junichi Suwabe
  • Princess Daruma: Aoi Yuuki
  • Johnny: Nobuyuki Hiyama
  • Todo-san: Kazuhiro Yamaji
  • Rihaku-san: Mugihito

Tomihiko Morimi’s Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome novel hit stores in 2006 under Kadokawa’s imprint. Over 1.2 million copies have been produced since it began publication. The book won Yamamoto Shugoro Prize and second place in 2007’s Japan Booksellers’ Awards.

Tomihiko Morimi is also known for his work on The Ecccentric Family novels.

Source: Anime Limited

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