The mind games are about to begin! Or something!
Over the weekend, Studio 4°C announced that both Mind Game and Genius Party will be made available in the United States. The company didn’t mention whether this would be via streaming, home video, or some other format.
Mind Game is a 2004 film based on Robin Nishi’s manga of the same name. The film, which was directed by Ping Pong director Masaaki Yuasa, is known for its unique visual style, which mixes several disparate animation styles. The feature won numerous awards, including 2005’s Mainichi Film Award and the Animation Division Grand Prize at 2004’s Japan Arts Media Festival. Numerous directors, including the late Satoshi Kon, praised the film.
Genius Party is an anthology of short animated films. It’s an ensemble piece, which features contributions from several prominent directors. Notable directors include Shinichiro Watanabe, Shoji Kawamori, Masaaki Yuasa, and Mahiro Maeda.
Source: Studio 4°C Twitter