Masaaki Yuasa Introduces Night is Short in Glasgow and London
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited has announced that Masaaki Yuasa's film Night is Short, Walk on Girl will have its British world premiere on Saturday September 9 at the Glasgow Film Theatre at 5.30 p.m. This will be followed by a screening of the film on Monday September 11 at the Picturehouse Central cinema in Stratford, London.
Both screenings will be followed by live Q&As with the film's director Masaaki Yuasa (The Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong), and tickets for the Glasgow event can be booked at the link above.
The film will also be screened in selected cinemas from October 4.
The main staff of The Tatami Galaxy anime returned for the film. Masaaki Yuasa directed the film at his Science SARU studio, and Makoto Ueda wrote the script. Yūsuke Nakamura, the cover artist for the original novel as well as The Tatami Galaxy, designed the characters. Michiru Oshima composed the music.
The website gives the following synopsis:
"Gracefully yet violently, The Girl with Black Hair (Kana Hanazawa) swirls through the abstract Kyoto night a joyful tempest. Blowing through pub crawls, festivals and book fairs, her youthful glee infects parties of increasingly eccentric characters, but amongst the debtors, existentialists and the God of the Old Book Market, can she be convinced “coincidental” encounters are fate and will she notice the Senpai (Gen Hoshino) in pursuit of her love? Whether the hands on your clock move fast or slow, Night is Short, Walk On Girl."
Night is Short, Walk On Girl opened in Japan on April 7. The film adapts Tomihiko Morimi's (The Eccentric Family, The Tatami Galaxy) novel of the same name.