Mind Game

Mind Game

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After seeing her jump onto a subway at the last second and getting her ankle crushed between the doors, Nishi reconnects with his high school sweetheart, Myon. Nishi is still very much in love with Myon, but is shocked to learn that she is engaged to another man. Nishi agrees to meet Myon's fiancé at her family's Yakitori restaurant, but members of the Yakuza storm the joint and murder Nishi when he tries to stop them from raping Myon. Nishi, now dead, wakes up and meets a constantly shapeshifting god, who mocks him for dying. The god tells Nishi to walk into a portal and disappear from existence, which Nishi rejects, choosing instead to sprint past the god and reanimate. With a new outlook on life and knowledge of how the Yakuza are going to attack him, Nishi kills one of the Yakuza with his own gun, fleeing in a stolen car with Myon and her sister. Acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa's debut film, Mind Game's constantly shifting visuals tell a story about living one's life without regrets that is unlike any other.

User Rating: 4.7 ( 1 votes)


Japanese: マインド・ゲーム
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 7, 2004
Producers: Beyond C.
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Dementia, Psychological, Romance
Duration: 1 hr 44 min
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 810p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Eiko Tanaka – Producer
Masaaki Yuasa – Director, Script, Character Design
Yasuhiro Aoki – Key Animation
Yoshiharu Ashino – Key Animation
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Experience acid without having to spend any money.

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Better rape scene than Goblin Slayer 10/10 goblins approve


A twisting narrative, wrapped in expressive style that captivates its audience with its energy, vivacity and imagination.


No idea what happened, but still enjoyed.


There was one moment that it felt like it was the predecessor of Tatami galaxy but then the moment ended. What a shame it was meh at best.


i feel like this movie goes overlooked outstanding animation !


Yuasa+4C visuals in all its glory. Narrative progression is super unorthodox which could bother some people but it still sells the themes.



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!