Goosebumps. Mind Game gave me goosebumps the first time I saw it. Mind Game gave me goosebumps the second time I saw it. Mind Game still gives me goosebumps whenever I see it.
It is a movie about meeting your high school sweetheart, going to her sister's resturant to catch up, getting killed by a yakuza shooting you with a pistol jammed up your ass, meeting God, getting a second chance to come back to life, fleeing from said yakuza's yakuza brothers, getting swallowed by a whale and meeting an old man living in the belly of the beast. And then you have 54 more minutes to watch!
The eight-and-a-half minutes the main character, Nishi, spends in purgatory after getting shot are delicious, the way Yuasa portraits God as everything at the same time is genius. It is my favourite part of the movie and works pretty well by itself, take a look.
The movie is visually throbbing, the animation style is constantly changing, one second sketchy, rough and flat, one second round and full 3D animation, one second an impressive colorama, one second a dark and gloomy reality, one second a strange marriage of live action and animation. The plot is thinner than rice paper yet it hits harder than a sledge hammer. Yuasa throws in random vignettes here and there that don't make any sense yet you can't imagine the film without them. The movie is unfocused at best yet I can not stop loving it.
In fact I belive that Mind Game is the animation of the decade.
Mind Game Trailer