Night Is Short, Walk on Girl ★★★½

Went to this sight-unseen as part of the Anime House season at Dublin's Light House, and was delightfully surprised. The quirky animation style may take some getting used to – think The Beatles' Yellow Submarine crossed with Tex Avery – but the charming story (basically a string of episodes depicting a night on the town for a tangentially connected group of college grads) has familiar echoes of offbeat slice-of-life stories like Durarara!! and Toradora!, but also Scorsese's After Hours and the loopier end of the '80s American teen comedy spectrum.