GKIDS, Shout! Factory to Release 'Night is Short, Walk on Girl' Anime Film on January 29

posted on by Karen Ressler
Masaaki Yuasa's film screened in U.S. in August

GKIDS and Shout! Factory announced that they will release Masaaki Yuasa's The Night is Short Walk On, Girl anime film on a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack on January 29, 2019. The release will include an interview with Yuasa.

Fathom Events and GKIDS screened the film from August 21-22, and GKIDS kept the film screening after August 22. All screenings were in Japanese with English subtitles. The film earned more than US$350,979 at the U.S. box office.

The film, which adapts Tomihiko Morimi's (The Eccentric Family, The Tatami Galaxy) novel of the same name, opened in Japan in April 2017. 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.

The film won the Grand Prize for Features award at the Ottawa International Film Festival last September and the Animation of the Year award at the 41st annual Japan Academy Prizes in March.

Source: Press release

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