History Anime / MindGame

28th Dec '16 6:48:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* PastelChalkedFreezeFrame: Parodied in Nishi's fantasy sequence in which he's a famous {{Badass}} author.

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* PastelChalkedFreezeFrame: Parodied in Nishi's fantasy sequence in which he's a famous {{Badass}} badass author.
17th Dec '15 1:57:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* LikeABadassOutOfHell: Nishi TookALevelInBadass while there, and even pulled a fast one on God... Or did he?
14th Oct '15 7:51:54 PM Twerty
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** BellyOfTheWhale: Also invoked in the classic sense. Stuck inside the whale, every protagonist confronts that which they have been running from before their escape.
2nd Sep '15 9:51:16 PM crashkey
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Nishi is a 20-year-old, self-deprecating loser who dreams of drawing manga for a living. Since the age of nine, he has always been in love with a girl named Miyo - but although she has feelings for him, his shyness and inability to confess his love have led her to think about marrying another man.
Shortly after learning of this, Nishi is shot through the butt by an angry Yakuza mobster and dies - and thus begins the story of Mind Game, a movie about second chances and living life with no regrets.

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Nishi is a 20-year-old, self-deprecating loser who dreams of drawing manga for a living. Since the age of nine, he has always been in love with a girl named Miyo - but although she has feelings for him, his shyness and inability to confess his love have led her to think about marrying another man.
man. Shortly after learning of this, Nishi is shot through the butt by an angry Yakuza mobster and dies - and thus begins the story of Mind Game, a movie about second chances and living life with no regrets.
21st May '15 2:59:23 AM eroock
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* DinerBrawl: In which [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]]. Or does he?
7th May '15 2:22:17 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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''Mind Game'' (マインド・ゲーム) is a Japanese animated feature film based on the comic by Robin Nishi. It was written and directed by Creator/MasaakiYuasa and animated primarily by Studio4C.

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''Mind Game'' (マインド・ゲーム) is a Japanese animated feature film based on the comic by Robin Nishi. It was written and directed by Creator/MasaakiYuasa and animated primarily by Studio4C.
Creator/Studio4C.
28th Dec '14 4:31:38 PM eroock
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* GreenAroundTheGills: Nishi's head turns blue after tasting the food prepared by Myon. Apparently, she wasn't such a good cook.
28th Dec '14 4:09:05 PM eroock
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* LemmingCops: Lemming Yakuza crashing their cars. On the upside, no tax money was wasted.

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* LemmingCops: A bunch of Lemming Yakuza are crashing their cars.cars while in pursuit of the protagonists. On the upside, no tax money was wasted.
28th Dec '14 3:58:07 PM eroock
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* AllJustADream: It is being [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452039/board/nest/85321909 theorized]] that the bulk of the story takes place inside the senior Yakuza's head while waiting in the car. That explains the {{Bookends}} ending scene where he snaps out of his day dream and takes a different turn.

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* AllJustADream: It is being [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452039/board/nest/85321909 theorized]] that the bulk of the story takes place inside the senior Yakuza's head while waiting in the car. That explains the {{Bookends}} ending closing scene where he snaps out of his day dream and takes to give the story a different turn.



* GainexEnding: The climatic TimeCompressionMontage does clear up some aspects but it doesn't come together in a coherent way.

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* GainexEnding: GainaxEnding: The climatic TimeCompressionMontage does clear up some aspects but it doesn't come together in a coherent way.



* TrainEscape: In the opening sequence Myon tries to escape Atsu with a couragous jumps into the subway train. However, he manages to enter the next car unknowns to her. This scene plays out differently in the end, where Myon successfully shakes off Atsu.
* TrashTheSet: In a moment of frsutration, Nishi trashes the old man's dwelling.

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* TrainEscape: In the opening sequence Myon tries to escape Atsu with a couragous courageous jumps into the subway train. However, he manages to enter the next car unknowns to her. This scene plays out differently in the end, where Myon successfully shakes off Atsu.
* TrashTheSet: In a moment of frsutration, frustration, Nishi trashes the old man's dwelling.
28th Dec '14 3:55:11 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:220:Your life is the result of your own decisions.]]

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[[caption-width-right:220:Your [[caption-width-right:220:[[AnAesop Your life is the result of your own decisions.decisions]].]]



* DerangedAnimation: The message may be clear, but the presentation leaves one occasionally baffled at just what sort of chemicals would be required to envision what plays out on screen.

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* DerangedAnimation: The message may be clear, but the presentation leaves one occasionally baffled at just [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs what sort of chemicals would be required required]] to envision what plays out on screen.



* LukeIAmYourFather: It is revealed to the viewer via flashbacks that [[spoiler: Ji-san is actually the father of Aniki (the older Yakuza) who went missing when his son was a boy after he got swallowed by the whale. None of any of the characters ever find out about this, at least in the movie.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: It is revealed [[TheReveal revealed]] to the viewer via flashbacks that [[spoiler: Ji-san is actually the father of Aniki (the older Yakuza) who went missing when his son was a boy after he got swallowed by the whale. None of any of the characters ever find out about this, at least in the movie.]]



* NoEnding: The movie specifically ends with "This movie has no ending."

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* NoEnding: The movie specifically ends with "This movie has no ending.never ended."



* TrainEscape: The protagonists end up narrowly avoiding a train (among other things) while escaping from inside a ''whale''.

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* TrainEscape: The protagonists end up narrowly avoiding In the opening sequence Myon tries to escape Atsu with a train (among other things) while escaping from inside a ''whale''. couragous jumps into the subway train. However, he manages to enter the next car unknowns to her. This scene plays out differently in the end, where Myon successfully shakes off Atsu.


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* {{Yakuza}}: The movie features two of them, Atsu and his senior partner.
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