From the director of The Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong, and many many more productions comes Mind Game! Masaaki Yuasa’s directorial debut is now available to stream on VRV Select!


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Based on a manga by Robin Nishi, Mind Game features a variety of experimental visual styles. The story follows Nishi, who wants to become a manga artist and marry his childhood sweetheart, Myon, who is already engaged to someone else. Nishi goes to visit her family and runs into a pair of yakuza, kicking off an adventure that involves meeting God and being trapped in the belly of a whale!

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Yuasa is known for his visually distinct, narratively inventive projects, and Mind Game is no different. Anyone interested in anime that skews off the beaten path both aesthetically and story-wise owes it to themselves to check this film out.