Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Mind Game’ is a love story about Nishi; a comic book writer who is given a second chance at life after he is brutally shot (in the anus) by a bullying pro footballer. If Jan Svankmajer ever considered a move to Anime, it may look something like this…

ANIMATOR BILL PLYMPTON says: “It came out in 2005, and critics panned it in Japan, and therefore the producers lost their nerve and shelved the film, which is very sad. I saw it at the Asian Film Festival, and I think you can see it online, but to me, it’s the Citizen Kane of animation. It is such an ambitious and visually unique film. It’s just full of action and full of crazy ideas and surrealism and humor and just beautiful, beautiful craftsmanship”.