What I like most about this film is that the action scenes carried me away. I like the scene where there was that high- speed auto chase between Nishi and the Yakuzas. Though I never really appreciate anime that much, this film caught my attention.
I actually watched The Milk Woman but I got sick with drama. Mind Game is good if you want a hearty laugh in the cinema. There were scenes that are too blunt but good enough they were only animated.
I knew Japanese animators as very detailed when it comes to the heroine’s physical appearance. Maybe they wanted to illustrate the fantasy woman of the hero as someone in good, better yet, sexy and sensual shape. That was why in this film, Myon was embodied as a girl with an emphasized huge breasts that are not appropriate for her slim body built.
Maybe the reason why Japanese animators give off their fantasies in their animations is because Japanese ladies are skinny and anorexic to look it. They are too thin to be called as sexy goddess that makes every male lead’s imagination and romance run wild.
I also approved the way this film portrayed sex when Nishi and Myon made love. It was so funny because they associated it with just normal things to depict the rise and fall, without displaying the actual sex too much.
They related the in and out throwing of charcoals in a fire place to the in and out motion of the penis to the vagina. They also related the orgasm to the fast-paced train falling all the way down a cliff.
Those amusing scenes are only superficial. What this film wants to tell us is controlling one’s destiny and realizing what our true happiness is. This film wants us to know that we should work hard on going out from the darkness and hardships, and not to lose hope whenever we feel stranded.