Masaaki Yuasa’s Mind Game was a complete trip with his mixing on animation styles. It kept your eyes guessing. Now Shout! Factory and GKIDS are releasing his The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl feature that was released in 2017. The film promises an evening of weirdness while being more romantic than violent when compared to Mind Game. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT
THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK
JANUARY 29, 2019
“Colorful, madcap and surprisingly sweet… a delightful mosaic of nighttime misadventure.” – Paste Magazine
Los Angeles, CA – The inventive new feature The Night is Short, Walk on Girl from anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Lu Over the Wall) will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack on January 29, 2019 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Winner of the 2018 Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Feature, the film comes to home video following its nationwide theatrical release in August. Bonus features include interview with Yuasa, trailers and TV spots.
From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa comes a free-wheeling 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. Featuring boundless imagination and visual wit, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that life and love can take, from one of the most exciting voices in anime today.
· Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa
· TV Spots
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding ten Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, and most recently, The Breadwinner in 2018. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others.
GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. The second edition takes place October 19-21 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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