News Yuasa, 4°C's Mind Game Film to Stream on VRV Select, Play in N. American Theaters
posted on 2017-11-18 14:00 EST by Egan Loo
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North American distributor GKIDS announced at its Anime NYC panel on Saturday that Masaaki Yuasa and Studio 4°C's Mind Game anime film will stream on the VRV Select service on December 22, followed by a special theatrical engagement in February. The theatrical run will offer exclusive giveaways to audience members.
GKIDS also announced that a special edition home video release of the film will launch late next spring. British distributor Anime Limited had previously worked with Studio 4°C to hold a Kickstarter campaign for a Blu-ray Disc release.
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.