Masaaki Yuasa's Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome Film Adds 12 More Cast Members
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Masaaki Yuasa's anime film of The Tatami Galaxy and The Eccentric Family author Tomihiko Morimi's Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome (The Night is Short, So Walk, Girl) novel revealed more of its cast on Thursday. The cast, including the previously announced Gen Hoshino, includes:
Kana Hanazawa as the Girl With Black Hair
Hiroshi Kamiya as the School Festival Executive Head
Ryuuji Akiyama as the Underpants Leader
Kazuya Nakai as Seitarō Higuchi
Yuko Kaida as Hanuki-san
Hiroyuki Yoshino as the God of the Old Books Market
Seiko Niizuma as Kiko-san
Junichi Suwabe as Nise-Jōgasaki
Aoi Yūki as Princess Daruma
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Johnny
Kazuhiro Yamaji as Tōdō-san
Mugihito as Ri Haku
Toho previously streamed a teaser trailer for the film:
The film will open in theaters in Japan on April 7.
The main staff of the Tatami Galaxy anime is returning for the film. Masaaki Yuasa (Kick-Heart, Ping Pong, Mind Game) is directing the film at his Science SARU studio, and Makoto Ueda is writing the script. Yūsuke Nakamura, the cover artist for the original novel as well as Tatami Galaxy, is designing the characters. Michiru Oshima is composing the music, and Asian Kung-Fu GENERATION (The Tatami Galaxy, Erased) is performing the theme song.
Kadokawa published the original novel in 2006, and it won the Yamamoto Shūgorō Prize and the second place Japan Booksellers' Award in 2007. The novel has more than 1.2 million copies in print. The story takes place in Kyoto, and follows an upperclassman ("Sempai") who falls in love with his underclassman ("Girl with Black Hair") and tries to get her attention.
Ranmaru Kotone drew a manga adaptation that online reading platform JManga once listed in English before it shut down in 2013.
Yuasa is also working on his Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta (Lu over the wall or "Song of Lu who Informs the Dawn") original anime film, which opens in Japan in May.
Source: Movie Natalie