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Mind Game


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mindgame
Japanese: マインド・ゲーム

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 7, 2004
Producers: Beyond C.
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.861 (scored by 15,075 users)
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Ranked: #7552
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Popularity: #1648
Members: 36,908
Favorites: 542
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Synopsis

Nishi has always loved Myon since they were little. And now as adults, he wants to pursue his dream of becoming a manga artist and marrying his childhood sweetheart. There's one problem, though. She's already been proposed to and she thinks Nishi is too much of a wimp. But upon meeting the fiancé while at her family's diner and accepting him as a good guy, they encounter a couple Yakuza (Japanese mafia), only to have Nishi grasp a certain revelation. And, with his newly aquired look on life, adventures abound as he, Myon, and her sister Yan escape the Yakuza into a most unlikely location where they meet an old man...

(Source: ANN)

Background

The film was awarded the Animation Division Grand Prize at the 2004 Japan Media Arts Festival. It also won the Oufuji Noburou Award at the 2005 Mainichi Film Awards. Also in 2005 it won the Best Film, Best Director (tying with Survive Style 5 +), Best Script (tying with Survive Style 5 +), Special Award – Visual Accomplishment, and the Audience Award for the Best Animation Film during the Fantasia Festival in Canada.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nishi
Main
Imada, Koji
Japanese
Myon
Main
Maeda, Sayaka
Japanese
Atsu
Supporting
Yan
Supporting

Staff

Tanaka, Eiko
Producer
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Script, Character Design
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Music
Morimoto, Kouji
Animation Director


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"Saisho de Saigo no Koi" by Fayray




More reviewsReviews

Jul 22, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
Contrary to the title, this doesn’t so much play with your mind as it rubs its crotch against it furiously and dunks it in an ocean full of hallucinogen.

Produced by one of the most innovative animation studios around, Mind Game takes an abstract approach to a theme that a lot of mainstream anime has been promoting to viewers for decades: Don’t give up, live life.

You see it everywhere, from Naruto to Mobile Suit Gundam to Ghibli. Anime is always reminding you of how short life is; encouraging you to stop watching it and go outside. Stop being self-conscious, act freely, chase your read more
Nov 25, 2007
Phill-z (All reviews)
Mind Game is easily one of my favourite anime movies....all the way through. At first I was a little offput by the art, some scenes work REALLY well...some scenes don't. But seriously, this anime is the best thing I've seen in a LONG time of watching anime.

Story: It's a story that you cannot take seriously. There are essentially 3 different scenes in it. All three of them are beautifully executed. The pacing in this movie is also very nice, the few slow scenes are beautifully shown, there's never a single moment of tediousness.

Art: " I think that Japanese animation fans read more
Dec 17, 2008
Redward (All reviews)
This was a 'solid' effort. Fair. Decent. Average. 6 out of 10. There isn't a modest and balanced review for this movie on this site yet, and I feel its fair to those who are interested in it to realize its not the '10 OUT OF 10 FIVE STARS 1000%!!!!' bonanza its been made out to be. However, if you're convinced this movie is just that, don't read on.

Despite the title, this isn't a movie that will mess with your head or challenge you to think. It has a very simple message, one that was clearly stated: Live Life. The characters go on read more
Sep 1, 2010
Merridian (All reviews)
It's raining outside, and you’re eating in a small diner with the girl you’ve been in love with for eleven years. Beside her, talking calmly, is her current boyfriend. Things are going smoothly, while you fester in guilt over lost opportunity yet try to hope the best for the two of them—when all of a sudden, an unshaven squinty-eyed bastard strolls in with his angry pinheaded diaper-wearing charge, and start a ruckus. What do you do in this situation?

One possibility is to cower on the floor while your love interest is about to be raped, hope nothing bad happens, and eventually read more

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