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Take a ‘Walk on’ the wild animated side

Fans of Japanese animation have another treat coming on next Tuesday and Wednesday. At 7 p.m., the Regal Cinemas theater at Northtown Mall will screen the 2017 film "The Night is Short, Walk on Girl."

Directed by Masaaki Yuasa, and adapted from a novel by Tomihiko Morimi, the film follows a young woman as she accompanies a group of teens on a night out in Kyoto and becomes the target of attention by an infatuated fellow student.

Here are some reactions by critics:

Richard James Havis, South China Morning Post: "The whole thing is a postmodern trip, with animation styles varying greatly to fit the mood: bright pop art colours, dark Rembrandt tones and everything in between."

Tara Brady, Irish Times: "By the final act in this film, the randomness coalesces into something philosophical."

Allan Hunter, Daily Express: "A restless mixture of inventive animation and over-elaborate storytelling set over a single long night in Kyoto."

Note: Both screenings are in original language with English subtitles.