I am a fan of Anime animation and my latest find is the animator Masaaki Yuasa. He released his debute 'Mind Game' in 2004. The plot is a journey of self-discovery based on a Japanese cult underground comic. The reviews of his work say that he ues some of the most innovative animation, mixing rough lines and storyboards with photographic touches.
I haven't been able to source the DVD and would love to see it, so please let me know if you find it!
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