Night Is Short, Walk On Girl


Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Romance


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as Senpai (voice)
as Kurokami no otome (voice)
as Gakuensai jimukyoku-chô (voice)
as Pantsu sôbanchô (voice)
720p 1080p
756.51 MB
01 hr 32 min
P/S 10 / 85
1.38 GB
01 hr 32 min
P/S 6 / 130

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Daniel Dobkin 9 / 10

I saw this film at the Animation is Film festival in LA, on a huge screen in a packed theater fairly late at night -- probably the best way to see it. The story opens on a wedding, though the bride and groom play only an incidental role in the remainder. The heroine spends an incredibly long and eventful night at first drinking everyone under the table, then searching for a long-lost book, accidentally acting in a guerrilla play, and finally passing out remedies to a town overwhelmed by the same nasty cold. Various subplots proceed simultaneously, the most important of which is the pursuit of our heroine by Senpai, a smart but insecure fellow who is infatuated with her. None of this is in the least constrained by reality, and all of it is funny and sometimes touching. Catch it in a theater if you can.

(Warning: if you have a family history of alcoholism or have had problems with it yourself, you might want to skip this film! It unashamedly glorifies consumption of lots of alcoholic beverages while happily ignoring the real-world consequences.)

Reviewed by Bogus One 8 / 10

It's kind of a boy meets girl story, but so much more too. There is a series of fantastical scenes as characters journey thru the cities night spots. Often bizarre, but somehow very recognizable and... funny. For me, this film really captured the spirit of life in college. I kept remembering thoughts and feelings from those days and nights. It definitely has a Japanese feel to it too, which I really like but.. I understand that it may not be for everyone.

Reviewed by Harhaluulo54 4 / 10

Yuasa Masaaki is either losing his touch or I have gotten tired of his never- changing style.

I admit I was never a fan of Kemonozume, but I liked his other series such as Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, Kaiba and Ping Pong The Animation. His movie "Mind Game" didn't really impress me, but was still nearly as memorable as any of the other titles I have just now mentioned -even Kemonozume- and surely better than Yoru wa mijikashi (AKA this movie I am reviewing). And yes, I have seen everything he has ever done and speak as a person whose favorite series from 2010 used to be The Tatami Galaxy, I put it even above Katanagatari in ranking, and that year is still considered the best year for anime by many connoisseurs.

Yoru wa mijikashi reminds me of his short animated films. Or rather a collection of those. The movie is a mess, rushed, random and build illogical. Half the time it feels like he is trying to copy Satoshi Kon's (RIP) screen transitions (and failing miserably) and half the time it feels like he tries extremely hard to be original so he would get rank #2 as the most meme anime director after Shinbou Akiyuki. Also failing this miserably. Because of this, I already know this will be his least memorable work for me. Other than the dancing and drinking challenge scenes, I can't say I was left for many other moments to think back to.

I guess part of the reason why I can't even call this movie average is how it copies The Tatami Galaxy (one of the alternative titles is even called "The Maiden Galaxy"). The character design is "ripped off" from that work. It's sad that Yuasa couldn't manage to do anything more interesting and original than this. It's hard to understand why he wanted to put up a new animation studio and start it off with a work that goes back to his best direction 7 years back. I can only assume that this work is aimed for a completely new audience who doesn't expect anything from him. Maybe I am too harsh considering how many long-term viewers are praising this, but with my experience of nearly 1500 anime series, all I can say is "not recommended." Go watch any of his earlier works instead or pick up Uchouten Kazoku for similar experience with better execution and characters.

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