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Mind Game (movie)

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©2004 MIND GAME Project

Alternative title:
マインド・ゲーム (Japanese)
心靈遊戲 (Chinese (Taiwan))
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: 700 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 190 votes (sub:176, dub:6, ?:2, raw:2, others:4
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
 Excellent: 154 votes (sub:134, dub:10, edit.dub:1, raw:1, ?:1, others:7
3 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Very good: 142 votes (sub:134, dub:3, raw:2, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
 Good: 97 votes (sub:88, dub:5, raw:2, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
 Decent: 42 votes (sub:39, dub:1, others:2
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
 So-so: 20 votes (sub:18, dub:2)
 Not really good: 15 votes (sub:12, ?:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Weak: 15 votes (sub:13, dub:1, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Bad: 11 votes (sub:9, raw:1, dub:1)
 Awful: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Worst ever: 6 votes (sub:6)
Seen in part or in whole by 972 users, rank: #1253 (of 9314)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.983 (Very good), std. dev.: 2.1199, rank: #667 (of 9418)
Weighted mean: 7.940 (Very good), rank: #646 (of 9418) (seen all: 8.00 / seen some: 5.73 / won't finish: 3.46)
Bayesian estimate: 7.931 (Very good), rank: #444 (of 7082)
Running time: 104 minutes
Vintage: 2004-08-07
Premiere date:
2004-08-07 (Japan)
2006-01-21 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
2021-10-28 (Taiwan)
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 7
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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Blu-ray + DVD combo
    Mind Game (BD+DVD) 2018-08-28 (from $17.23)
DVD (Region 4)
    Mind Game (DVD) 2008-12-03

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Script: Masaaki Yuasa
Original Manga: Robin Nishi
Character Design: Yuichiro Sueyoshi
Art Director: Toru Hishiyama
Chief Animation Director: Yuichiro Sueyoshi
Animation Director: Masahiko Kubo (asst.)
Cgi Director: Keisuke Sasagawa
Executive producer: Yasushi Shiina
Producer: Eiko Tanaka

Associate producer: Michael Arias
Color design: Tomoko Washida
Editing: Keiko Mizuta
In-Between Animation:
Ayumi Shiraishi
Kazuma Kikuchi
In-between Animation Supervision: Mutsuko Kajigaya
In-Between Check: Sae Niratsuka
Music Artist: Yoko Kanno ("Rhapsody")
Music Director: Shinichiro Watanabe
Production manager: Makoto Usugane
Setting: Masahiko Kubo
Sound Effects: Koji Kasamatsu
Visual Director: Koji Morimoto (Mindgame Remix)
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 companies
English staff
Broadcaster: Toonami (subtitled)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
Shout! Factory (USA/Canada)
Internet Streaming:
Criterion Channel (via GKids)
Screen Anime (United Kingdom and Ireland; February 2021)
VRV (United States, subtitled)
Licensed by:
Anime Limited (UK/Ireland)
GKIDS (USA/Canada)
Madman Entertainment (Australia/New Zealand)
English cast
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Grégory Laisné
Translation: Yukio Reuter

Adaptation: Marie Ryckebusch
French companies
Distributor: Potemkine
Dubbing: WanTake
Licensed by:
@Anime (Blu-ray Disc)
agnès b. Cinéma ! (DVD)
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Internet Streaming: YouTube (Latin America)
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Italian cast
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Michael Bartel
ADR Script: Michael Bartel
Mia Diekow as Myon
Tobias Schmidt as Nishi

Milena Karas as Yan
German companies
Distributor: Rapid Eye Movies (REM)

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