Mind Game (movie)

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[ adapted from Mind Game (manga by Robin Nishi) ]

Alternative title:
マインド・ゲーム (Japanese) 
Genres: adventure , drama , psychological 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: 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 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 of yakuza, only to have Nishi grasp a certain revelation. And, with his newly acquired 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... 
User Ratings: 616 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 177 votes (sub:165, dub:5, ?:2, raw:1, others:4
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
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 Excellent: 142 votes (sub:124, dub:8, raw:1, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:7
3 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 German subtitled
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 Very good: 125 votes (sub:117, raw:2, dub:2, others:4
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
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 Good: 82 votes (sub:75, dub:5, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 German dubbed
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 Decent: 25 votes (sub:23, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
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 So-so: 15 votes (sub:14, dub:1)
 Not really good: 13 votes (sub:10, ?:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Weak: 14 votes (sub:12, dub:1, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Bad: 10 votes (sub:8, dub:1, raw:1)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Worst ever: 7 votes (sub:7)
Seen in part or in whole by 861 users, rank: #1185 (of 6019)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.063 (Very good), std. dev.: 2.1413, rank: #394 (of 6013)
Weighted mean: 8.036 (Very good), rank: #363 (of 6013) (seen all: 8.09 / seen some: 5.71 / won't finish: 3.56)
Bayesian estimate: 8.025 (Very good), rank: #268 (of 4526)
Running time: 104 minutes 
Vintage: 2004-08-07
Premiere date:
2004-08-07 (Japan) 
2006-01-21 (Italy - Future Film Festival) 
Ending Theme:
"MIND GAME" by Seiichi Yamamoto & Fushigi Robot 
Insert song:
"Atarashii Hito" (あたらしいひと) by Rashinban 
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 3
Review:
Mind Game DVD (Jun 23, 2009)
News: Show:
New Madman Acquisitions (Oct 3, 2006)
2004 Mainichi Film Awards (Jan 24, 2005)
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DVD (Region 4)
    Mind Game (DVD) 2008-12-03

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masaaki Yuasa 
Script: Masaaki Yuasa 
Music: Seiichi Yamamoto 
Original Manga: Robin Nishi 
Character Design:
Masaaki Yuasa 
Yuichiro Sueyoshi 
Art Director: Tooru Hishiyama 
Chief Animation Director: Yuichiro Sueyoshi 
Animation Director:
Koji Morimoto 
Masahiko Kubo (asst.) 
Yuichiro Sueyoshi 
Cgi Director: Keisuke Sasagawa 
Producer: Eiko Tanaka 

Associate producer: Michael Arias 
Color design: Tomoko Washida 
Editing: Kyoko Mizuta 
In-Between Animation: Ayumi Shiraishi 
In-between Animation Supervision: Mutsuko Kajigaya 
In-Between Check: Sae Niratsuka 
Music Artist: Yoko Kanno ("Rhapsody") 
Music Director: Shinichiro Watanabe 
Setting: Masahiko Kubo 
Koji Imada as Nishi 

Jouji Shimaki as Yakuza boss 
Kenichi Chujou as Atsu 
Rintarou Nishi as Yakuza 
Sayaka Maeda as Myon 
Seiko Takuma as Yan 
Takahashi Fujii as Ji-san (Old Man) 
Toshio Sakata as Father of Myon and Yan 
Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
(none)
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
English cast
(none)
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Grégory Laisné 
Translation: Yukio Reuter 

Adaptation: Marie Ryckebusch 
Chantal Macé as Myon 
Franck Soumah as Nishi 

Damien Da Silva as Ryo 
Gérard Surugue as Vieillard 
Olivia Dutron as Yan 
Philippe Roullier as Yakuza 

Bruno Meyere as Voix add 
Christine Paris as Voix add 
Natacha Gerritsen as Voix add 

French companies
Distributor: Potemkine 
Dubbing: WanTake 
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distributor: Rapid Eye Movie (REM) 
German cast
(none)
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