Check Gen Hoshino’s Voice as Senpai in "Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome" Trailer
As scheduled, Toho Animation’s official YouTube channel today posted a 90-second full trailer for the upcoming anime feature film adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi’s award-winning love story novel Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome (Night is short, Walk, Girl) introducing the voice of the protagonist Senpai played by 35-year-old singer-songwriter Gen Hoshino for the first time.
The clip also features the film’s theme song “Kouya wo Aruke” (Walk in The Wasteland) provided by four-member Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Their 15th single song “Maigoinu to Ame no Beat” was used as the OP theme for the 11-episode TV anime adaptation of Morimi’s 2005 novel Yojyohan Shinwa Taikei/The Tatami Galaxy also directed by Masaaki Yuasa in 2010.
The new film animated by Yuasa’s own company Science SARU (Ping Pong The Animation) is set for a release in Japan on April 7.
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Main Voice Cast:
Senpai: Gen Hoshino (singer-songwriter)
Kurokami no Otome: Kana Hanazawa (Hinata Kawamoto in March Comes in like a Lion)
School Festival Executive Director: Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi in Attack on Titan)
Pant Soubancho: Ryuji Akiyama (a member of comedian unit Robert)
Higuchi Shisho: Kazuya Nakai (Roronoa Zoro in One Piece)
Hanuki Ryoko: Yuko Kaida (the same voice cast in The Tatami Galaxy)
God in The Used Book Market: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Iwaizumi Hajime in Haikyu!!)
Noriko Suda: Seiko Niizuma (Solcieel in PreCure All Stars: Singing with Everyone♪ Miraculous Magic!)
Nise Jyogasaki: Junichi Suwabe (Archer in Fate/stay night)
Princess Daruma: Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Johnny: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Gai Shishioh in King of Braves GaoGaiGar)
Todo-san: Kazuhiro Yamaji (Japanese dub voice of Jason Statham)
Rihaku-san: Mugihito (Japanese dub voice of Patrick Stuart)
Novel original edition cover/bunko edition
© Tomihiko Morimi, KADOKAWA/Nakame no Kai