A trailer has been released for Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome (which roughly translates to Night is Short, Walk On Girl), the first full-length feature that Masaaki Yuasa has directed since 2004’s seminal Mind Game.
The romance-fantasy film, set in Kyoto, is based on a bestselling 2006 novel by Tomihiko Morimi, who also wrote The Tatami Galaxy, the basis of an 11-episode tv miniseries by Yuasa. Morimi’s novel has already been adapted into a manga series and a stage play. The new film teaser is below:
Science Saru, the studio that Yuasa started with Eunyoung Choi, is producing the animation for the film, which reunites key staffers from The Tatami Galaxy including screenwriter Makoto Ueda, character designer Yusuke Nakamura, composer Michiru Ōshima, and the band Asian Kung-Fu Generation, which is providing a theme song.