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Studio 4°C, Anime Limited to Launch Mind Game Blu-ray Kickstarter

posted on by Egan Loo
Campaign for fantasy film by Kick-Heart's Masaaki Yuasa starts Thursday to raise £4,500/US$5,700

Media distributor Anime Limited announced on Monday that it is partnering with Studio 4°C to launch a Kickstarter campaign for a Blu-ray Disc release of the Mind Game anime. The campaign for this 2004 film directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong, The Tatami Galaxy, Kick-Heart, DEVILMAN crybaby) will launch on Thursday, March 30 at 12:00 p.m. BST (7:00 a.m. EDT).

Anime Limited confirmed with ANN that it is handling the Kickstarter campaign for Studio 4°C for the rest of the world outside of Japan, and not just for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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, but Myon 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.

Anime Limited added in its announcement: "While the Kickstarter aims to raise £4,500 [about US$5,700] in funding, Studio 4°C will raise and contribute the remainder. Mind Game has never had a HD release on home video. Backers of the Kickstarter will get their hands on a collector's edition Blu-ray release of the film as well as additional rewards."

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