Tag - tomihiko-morimi



Japan Times
Feb 11, 2023
'The Tatami Galaxy' is an imaginative romp through parallel worlds
Tomihiko Morimi’s rollicking novel about a disillusioned college student searching for his ideal life infuses looping narratives with lightly philosophical insights into choice and destiny.
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2018
'Penguin Highway': What goes up must come down ... in penguin form
There's something about the playful, magical realist novels of Tomihiko Morimi that seems to lend itself to animated adaptations. Those adaptations include TV series like "The Tatami Galaxy" ("Yojohan Shinwa Taikei") and "The Eccentric Family" ("Uchoten Kazoku"), plus last year's film "The Night is Short, Walk on Girl" ("Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome"). This time around, it's the author's 2010 "Penguin Highway" that's been given the anime treatment.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Apr 27, 2017
Anime's Masaaki Yuasa directs a dream with 'Night Is Short, Walk On Girl'
Tomihiko Morimi's novel "Night Is Short, Walk On Girl" (Japanese title: "Yoru wa Mijikashi Aruke yo Otome") is set in the same universe as its predecessor, "The Tatami Galaxy" ("Yojohan Shinwa Taikei"), and is the latest to get the anime treatment by Masaaki Yuasa's Science Saru animation studios. This film, however, focuses a bit less on the male protagonist known only as "Senpai" and more on his love interest, "Kuro Kami no Otome" (the Girl with Black Hair). Notice the lack of identity beyond simple attributes? It's a way to make the story as generic as possible, though the film ends up being anything but.


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