Mind Game

Movie (1 ep x 104 min)
3.998 out of 5 from 2,074 votes
Rank #756

Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the present, Nishi is 20 years old and aims to be a great manga artist; but he still loves Myon. After years of being apart they meet again, but she tells him that she's thinking of marrying her boyfriend. Nishi is still a coward so he accepts it and wishes her luck. While they're talking at her older sister's restaurant a pair of yakuza walk in looking for their father. One of the yakuza starts harassing Myon and out of anger Nishi chooses to finally take a stand -- but he is shot and dies. Now, in limbo, he chooses to live again; but will he really live any differently than before?

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Jul 2, 2007
Score: 10/10

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A reviewer on AniDB has labeled this as an "identity" anime – namely, a Neon Genesis Evangelion/FLCL/Honey and Clover-styled work where the protagonist discovers himself as the story progresses. There is some truth to this; indeed, by the end of the movie the main... read more

eaper's avatar by eaper on Mar 8, 2010
Score: 9/10

Mind Game is a movie that is almost as unique as possible. The story, the animation, and the characters are all constantly shifting, which gives it its uniqueness. The message, that strength of mind can create an infinite number of possibilities, is portrayed in a true mindf*ck fashion, often leaving the viewer wondering what actually just happened. After getting past the shock of the continual changes in... read more

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