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Yesterday, GKIDS announced that they will add Masaaki Yuasa’s Mind Game film to VRV Select. The feature will be available on December 22 for subscribers to the platform.

In February 2018, GKIDS will give the film a theatrical run, which will consist of “Special Theatrical Engagements” (1-night screenings) with giveaway items. The feature will hit home video a few months later, in Spring 2018.

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.

Anime Limited and Studio 4°C successfully Kickstarted a special-edition Blu-Ray for the film earlier this year.

Source: GKIDS (Industry Panel)