Mind Game
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A man walks the line between life and death and finds it isn't at all what he imagined in this wildly imaginative anime feature. Nishi is a nebbishy cartoon artist who is still carrying a torch for Miyo, a beautiful girl who left him years before. One night, Nishi gets a call from Miyo, asking him to meet her at the restaurant her family owns. Nishi arrives and is met by Miyo, her father, her sister -- and her fiancÚ. Before Nishi can find out what the meeting is all about, a handful of gangsters who are owed money by Miyo's father burst into the diner, and Nishi is shot during the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A sometimes enthralling, sometimes exhausting tour de force."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"The best animated film of the year."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"A virtuoso narrative loop-the-loop that travels through a phantasmagoric catalog of animation styles."
‑ Ed Halter, Village Voice
"If the film's pop-psychedelic noodling about fate, self-determination and the power of love looks muzzy-headed on closer consideration, its dense barrage of images richly repays second and third viewings."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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