NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL (Best Feature Winner!)
NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL (Best Feature Winner!)



“Senpai” is secretly in love with “Otome”. He seeks her at Ponto-cho at night, at the used book market at Shimogamo Shrine, at the university fair… But she never realizes how he feels, and each time he “happens” to run into her, she simply says “What a coincidence!” A series of unusual events with a cast of unique characters awaits them. The Guerilla Theater play “Henkutsuou” (“The Codger of Monte Cristo”) will appear as a play-within-the-anime in the form of a complete musical. Otome, the Director, Don Underwear, and Senpai will all sing! Will Senpai ever get her to realize his love?

About Masaaki Yuasa
Masaaki Yuasa is a Japanese animation director, scriptwriter, designer, and CEO of Science SARU. After graduating from Kyushu Sangyo University's Fine Arts program, he joined Ajia-do animation studio in Tokyo and became a key animator for the anime TV show "Chibi Maruko-chan". He also did the animation for the first opening of "Full of Dreams", and the ending for "Dancing Pompokolin". After becoming freelancer, he did the background set design and key-animation for the "Crayon Shin-chan" movies.He also wrote the script for his first directorial work, 2004’s "Mind Game", which won many awards including the Animation Division Grand Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival (presented by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan). He would go on to direct his first original TV anime, "Kemonozume" (2006) as well as the 2010 series "The Tatami Galaxy" (based off the book by Tomihiko Morimi), both of which won many awards. In 2014, he also directed, wrote the script, and did the storyboarding for "Food Chain", an episode of the popular American TV series "Adventure Time". This episode was popular enough that he was nominated for the Director's Award (TV Division) at the American Annie Awards.

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