Mind Game and Kiss Him Not Me Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday April 30, Anime Limited will release a standard Blu-ray edition of the 2004 Masaaki Yuasa film Mind Game. 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 will also release the concluding half of ERASED (including parts 7 to 12 of the series), as both a Collector's Blu-ray and a DVD. The Blu-ray includes a 40-page book, featuring character files, Revival Chronology, ERASED Key Animation Selection, and an interview with director Tomohiko Ito.
Kae Serinuma is what you'd call a "fujoshi." When she sees boys getting along with each other, she loves to indulge in wild fantasies! One day her favorite anime character dies and the shock causes her to lose a ton of weight. Then four hot guys at school ask her out, but that isn't exciting to her at all — she'd rather see them date each other!
Hiroshi Ishiodori (Peach Girl, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino) is directing the anime at Brain's Base. Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Dagashi Kashi) is in charge of series composition. Kazuhiko Tamura (Gunparade Orchestra, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~, Kyōkai no Rinne) is designing the characters for animation. Mina Ōsawa (Actually, I Am…, Nurse Witch Komugi R) is the chief animation director.
Manga Entertainment will release a Steelbook Blu-ray edition of Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!. The film's plot tells the story of how Ash (Satoshi) and Pikachu came to know each other. Pikachu was not cooperative toward Ash, but Ash only wanted to be friends with Pikachu. On the day they set out from Pallet Town (Masara Town), both of them saw a Ho-oh flying and made a vow to someday go and meet it. Satoshi Tajiri is credited with the original work. Pokémon movie director Kunihiko Yuyama directed the film.