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The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Kôji Imada ...
Nishi (voice)
Sayaka Maeda ...
Myon (voice)
Takashi Fujii ...
Jiisan (voice)
Seiko Takuma ...
Yan (voice)
Tomomitsu Yamaguchi ...
Ryou (voice)
Toshio Sakata ...
Father of Myon and Yan (voice)
Jôji Shimaki ...
Yakuza boss (voice)
Rintarou Nishi ...
Yakuza (voice)
Kenichi Chujou ...
Atsu (voice)
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The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place. Nishi (and some friends) attempt to break out of their trap, and discover what it truly means to be alive along the way. This is a mind-bending trip that uses some of the most innovative animation ever created. Written by animenewsnetwork.com

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This is the directorial debut of Masaaki Yuasa. See more »

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Nishi: We've gotta leave. It's that or drown.
Yan: But how?
Nishi: The boat, of course!
Myon: The cops'll be looking for us.
Nishi: So?
Myon: The Yakuzas'll come after us!
Nishi: So what! I wanna get out! 'Cos there's so much out there! So many different people, living different lives! Incredibly good guys, bad guys... Folks completely different from us! It's one huge melting pot! See, it's not about success, dying in the streets, who's better, who's not! I just want to be a part of it! I realized that even if I've no connections, no ...
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Mind Game is unique in animation, Japanese or otherwise
2 November 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I just saw Mind Game on YouTube after AMID in Cartoon Brew recommended it and I've gotta tell you: You have not and most likely will never see anything like it again! Initially seeming to be a tale about Nishi and his unrequited crush on Myon since childhood, this anime goes in all kaleidoscopic directions that leaves you breathless all the while. If you're tired of all the mostly cookie-cutter CGI features that have bombarded features for the past few years, and want something more unique in Japanese animation, Mind Game fits the bill perfectly! All the animation techniques that have ever existed seem to come into play here and the music score will take you on the wildest trip possible! So on that note, seek Mind Game on YouTube or wherever you can find it.


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