The night is short, but this film’s success is anything but!
Earlier today, the Japan Academy held their 41st annual Japan Academy Prizes. During the show, it was announced that Masaaki Yuasa’s Night Is Short, Walk On Girl took home the award for Best Animated Work. The film was up against four other movies:
- Fireworks: Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?
- Napping Princess
- Mary and The Witch’s Flower
- Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter
Night is Short, Walk on Girl is based on Tomihiko Morimi’s novel of the same name. Yuasa directed the feature at Science Saru, with Yusuke Nakamura (Tatami Galaxy) providing character designs. Makoto Ueda wrote the film’s script. Asian Kung-Fu Generation performed the film’s theme song.
The main staffers previously collaborated on 2010 series The Tatami Galaxy. Yusuke Nakamura also designed the cover for the Night is Short, Walk on Girl novel.
Night Is Short, Walk on Girl won Best Animated Feature at the 41st Ottawa International Animation Festival (2017).