GKIDS has announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for Masaaki Yuasa’s Night is Short, Walk On Girl and Lu over the wall anime films. The company also reaffirmed its distribution of Yuasa’s Mind Game anime film. In addition, it announced that the screening of Lu over the wall at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival (January 18-28, 2018) will feature an English dub.
Lu over the wall opened in Japan in May 2017, and won the top “Cristal for a Feature Film” award at the Annecy International Film Festival in June 2017. The film also won the Silver Prize for the “Best Animated Feature Film” audience award at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival in August 2017.
Night is Short, Walk On Girl opened in Japan in April 2017. The film won the Grand Prize for Features award at the Ottawa International Film Festival in September 2017, where it screened in competition alongside Lu over the wall.