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!


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!


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.