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Cult Classic Anime 'Mind Game' Returns to U.S. Theaters

GKIDS presents a special Los Angeles midnight screening Feb. 16 and a traditional theatrical run in New York starting March 2. 

Masaaki Yuasa's cult classic anime 'Mind Game' comes to U.S. theaters for a special engagement.

NEW YORK -- GKIDS brings back to theaters the cult classic Mind Game, from anime director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman: Crybaby, Lu Over the Wall).

The film will screen Feb. 16 in a special midnight showing at the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles. The screening will be duplicated at additional Landmark Theatres locations for one night only, with additional night available in select locations.

It will then open March 2 in New York at the Metrograph for a traditional theatrical run.

Here’s how GKIDS describes the movie:

“Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Cult classic Mind Game is an explosion of unconstrained expression -- gloriously colorful images ricochet in rapid-fire associations, like Masaaki Yuasa's brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God -- shown as a series of rapidly changing characters -- tells him to walk toward the light. But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest.”

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Source: GKIDS

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.