In conjunction with the Parallel Worlds: Translating Genre talk, JFT is presenting a virtual film screening of The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl.
This anime film is an adaptation of the book with the same name written by MORIMI Tomihiko and translated by Emily Balistrieri. Emily is an acclaimed translator and one of the guests in our Translating Genres talk!
THE NIGHT IS SHORT, GIRL WALK ON 夜は短し歩けよ乙女
Friday, September 10, 6:00PM – Sunday, September 12, 11:59PM
Directed by YUASA Masaaki | 93 minutes | Japanese with English subtitles
Online Film Screening (North America only) | Admission Free | RSVP Required (register below to receive a viewing link)
From the visionary mind of director YUASA Masaaki (Inu-Oh, Ride Your Wave) comes The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl, a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto. As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife…all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.
YUASA Masaaki’s latest film, Inu-Oh, will be making its North American Premiere at TIFF on Saturday, September 11!
Check out some genre fiction available at the JFT library, such as The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl by MORIMI Tomihiko, translated by Emily Balistrieri and Go by KANESHIRO Kazuki, translated by Takami Nieda, and many more!