Friday May 29th @ 8:00 pm THE DAVENPORT THEATRE 354 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Taking a departure from the last obscure OVA screenings, this month will be showing the award winning but lesser known film, Mind Game. Mind Game is the second film of Masaaki Yuasa, who is widely known for directing the television series: Kabia,The Tatami Galaxy and most recently Ping Pong. Yuasa’s unique visual language and storytelling merge through his experimentation with rapid fluctuations of styles, mixing between crude photo animation and drawn exaggerated movements. Please join us as we celebrate the early work of an undoubtedly influential anime director.
Plot Summary The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place. Nishi (and some friends) attempt to break out of their trap, and discover what it truly means to be alive along the way. by ann
As of now, we have 5 more days to go and we are 103% funded. Yuasa-san, Mihara-san, Eunyoung-san and Aymeric-san and the rest of the staff from Production I.G would like to say thank you for all of the support!! We still have a ways to go before our campaign ends, so lets try to keep our momentum. Doumo arigatou!