Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome Anime Film Previews Asian Kung-Fu Generation's Theme Song in Trailer
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toho Animation began streaming a new 90-second trailer on Wednesday for 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. The video previews Asian Kung-Fu Generation's theme song "Arano wo Aruke" (Walk the Wasteland).
The film stars:
Kana Hanazawa as the Girl With Black Hair
Hiroshi Kamiya as the School Festival Executive Head
Robert 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
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.
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.
Source: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)