It is officially confirmed today that an anime feature film adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi's award-winning love story novel Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome (Night is short, Walk, Girl) is in the works for an April 7, 2017 release in Japan.
The 37-year-old author made his professional writer debut by winning the first place in the 15th Japan Fantasy Novel Award by Taiyo no Tou (The Tower of The Sun) in 2003. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome was published from Kadokawa Shoten in 2006. It won the 20th Yamamoto Shugoro Prize and was nominated for the 137th Naoki Prize. Its manga adaptation illustrated by Ranmaru Kotone was serialized in Kadokawa's Zoukan Ace then compiled in five tankobon volumes. And its stage play adaptation produced by Atelier Dancan was performed in April 2009.
Masaaki Yuasa, who worked on the 11-epiosde TV anime adaptation of Morimi's 2005 novel Yojyohan
Shinwa Taikei/The Tatami Galaxy in 2010, is again attached to direct the anime adaptation of the author's
work, alongside screenplay writer Makoto Ueda and theme song performer Asian Kung-Fu Generation.
But instead of Madhouse for The Tatami Galaxy, Yuasa's own company Science SARU (Ping Pong The
Animation) works on anime production.
35-year-old singer-songwriter Gen Hoshino is cast as the protagonist Senpai. This is the second anime
voice acting work for him following Gautama Buddha in the Saint Young Men anime seies (2012-2013)
based on Hikaru Nakamura's comedy manga of the same name.
Teaser for the anime feature film
Main visual (via: Movie Natalie)
Novel original edition cover/bunko edition
Manga adaptation volume 1 & 5
Stage play adaptation DVD jacket
via: Movie Natalie