Anime Limited has announced it will be partnering with Studio 4°C to launch a Kickstarter for a Blu-ray release of Mind Game. This 2004 cinema film was directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong, The Tatami Galaxy, Kick-Heart). The Kickstarter will launch on Thursday March 30 at 12 noon.Based on a manga by Robin Nishi, Mind Game features a variety of experimental visual styles. The story follows Nishi, who wants to become a manga artist and marry his childhood sweetheart, Myon, but Myon is already engaged to someone else. Nishi goes to visit her family and runs into a pair of yakuza, kicking off an adventure that involves meeting God and being trapped in the belly of a whale.
From Anime Limited's announcement: 'While the Kickstarter aims to raise £4,500 in funding, STUDIO4°C will raise and contribute the remainder. Mind Game has never had a HD release on home video. Backers of the Kickstarter will get their hands on a collector's edition blu-ray release of the film as well as additional rewards.'