Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

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Synonyms: The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
Japanese: 夜は短し歩けよ乙女
English: The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
German: Night is Short, Walk On Girl
French: Night is Short, Walk on Girl
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2017
Producers: Fuji TV, Toho, BS Fuji, Kadokawa
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.201 (scored by 4319943,199 users)
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Ranked: #3352
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Popularity: #1682
Members: 106,587
Favorites: 1,459

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On a mysterious night that seems to last for a year, an ordinary college student continues to chase one of his underclassmen, a girl with black hair—the girl of his dreams. Up until now, he has been relying on a simple plan, which is to calculatingly bump into her every day while making it seem like a meaningful coincidence. However, his efforts remain futile as their relationship is not progressing at all.

Meanwhile, the black-haired girl believes that everything is connected by fate and endeavors to experience as many new things as possible, leaving it all for destiny to decide. While strolling along the lively streets of Kyoto, she discovers that the very beginning of her fateful journey—a book she had as a child—is currently being sold in a second-hand bookstore. Upon knowing this, the college student eyes another opportunity to run into her "by chance": this time, he hopes to get the book before she does and finally grasp the thread of fate that could connect their hearts.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Choi, Eun-Young
Producer, Storyboard
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Heo, Pyeonggang
Episode Director


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"Kouya wo Aruke (荒野を歩け)" by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION

Apr 12, 2017
manlyflower (All reviews)
"Yoru wa Mijikashi, Arukeyo Otome" (or "The Night is Short, Walk On, Young Maiden") is a film by director Masaaki Yuasa based on the similarly titled novel by author Tomihiko Morimi. If you are at all familiar with Yuasa's previous works as well as Morimi's adapations (including the Yuasa adaptation of "Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei"), there's a good chance you'll know exactly what you're getting into by watching this film.

To put it simply: this movie is an utter, frenetic delight.

The story, without spoiling too much, is a perfect match for the big screen. Covering the events of a single lively night in the imaginative world of read more
Sep 9, 2017
Sinkfold (All reviews)
Note: I got to see this at a special premiere screening in my city, with Masaaki Yuasa himself in attendance! He's a very lovely guy. I hope that hasn't biased my review too much.

This film is closely intertwined with The Tatami Galaxy, a previous Yuasa-directed work. Their original novels were written by the same author, they share a setting in Kyoto and apparently take place in the same universe - many characters from TG pop up here and there in NiS, if not always in the way you expect them to. It's not strictly a sequel, but you'll get much more out of the film read more
Oct 5, 2017
Lindle (All reviews)
This movie is a beautiful mess.

Going into "The Night is Short...", a movie that has the same staff as The Tatami Galaxy, the same distinctive artstyle as The Tatami Galaxy, starring a pair of nameless protagonists (Senpai and The Black-Haired Maiden) as per The Tatami Galaxy, is adapted from a novel by Tomohiko Morimi (of The Tatami Galaxy), shares the same fictional universe as The Tatami Galaxy (featuring several of its characters), and features a theme song by Asian Kung-Fu Generation for good measure, you'd be forgiven for expecting this movie to be The Tatami Galaxy 2.0 (and if you haven't seen The Tatami Galaxy... read more
Mar 17, 2018
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
A lot can happen in a night, a night where time moves so fast.

For someone, it might just be a night of humiliation. For someone else, it could be a night that ended gloriously with your dreams come true. For many, it can be a night of adventure. Reality works in some contorted ways. This is further exemplified by the fantastic, reality-bending visuals employed by director Masaaki Yuasa and his team over at Science Saru. The visuals are chaotic, imaginative, and bursting with life everywhere. Everything moves wonderfully and the wonderful designs lend themselves over to both this and the ability to simply expand read more

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