GKIDS has put out several projects from director Masaaki Yuasa over the years and now they’ve been able to take the directors’ works and put them together in a five-film collection. Set for a December 19th, 2023 release, it’ll be priced at $99.98 with a 501-minute running time. This set comes in a rigid case with new cover art designed by Yuasa and includes a poster of the new art, an exclusive book featuring an essay and excerpts from Yuasa’s sketchbooks, and an entire disc of bonus features.
Some of those on-disc extras include Short Films by Masaaki Yuasa, Filmmaker Commentary, Scene Breakdowns, Filmmaker Interviews and More.
The set includes:
- Mind Game (2004)
- The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)
- Lu Over the Wall (2017)
- Ride Your Wave (2019)
- Inu-Oh (2021)
Set Concept: Widely regarded as one of the most imaginative and influential filmmakers working in animation, Masaaki Yuasa’s energetic style has been compared to Tex Avery and Max Fleischer. He is one of contemporary anime’s most prolific auteurs and has lent his humor and dynamism to genres as diverse as psychedelic thrillers, transcendent rock-operas and sweetly subversive teen romances.