Gkids has acquired the North American distribution rights for three animated films from director Masaaki Yuasa — 2004’s “Mind Game” and 2017’s “Lu Over the Wall” and “The Night is Short, Walk on Girl.”
Gkids will release the films theatrically in their original Japanese language and will also create a new English dubbed version for “Lu Over the Wall,” which is slated to premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.
“Mind Game” won the grand prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival. It’s available digitally on Ellation’s Vrv Select platform with theatrical release beginning in February, followed by release on other formats.
“Lu Over the Wall” is a classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. It