Mindfuck (56)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-08-11 02:59 ID:SRbIXHeW This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

I just finished Serial Experiments Lain. My head hurts now.

What else can I watch that is mindfucky like Lain?

2 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-08-11 04:04 ID:WVpBL2bx


Paranoia Agent, maybe?

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-08-11 05:09 ID:sYnVbf+I

Texhnolyze, it's from the same key staff that did Lain.

And yeah, Paranoia Agent works too I guess.

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-08-11 08:49 ID:PWnZqTY+

Petite Cossette. So much so that it's not very good.

And it's not anime but watch Event Horizon anyway

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-04 21:34 ID:mavxQ5ud

Perfect Blue was pretty messed up too. Not a series, true, but it has a freaky twist at the end.

6 Name: LinguaOtaku : 2007-09-04 22:13 ID:2pGNHXtc

Perfect Blue would be my recommendation. I had to watch that movie 3 times to understand what was going on.

Also is Texhnolyze worth watching? I've had mixed reports...

7 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-05 04:30 ID:Riv3Uodh

I have mixed feelings about Texhnolyze myself even. It's weird. I think I liked it, but I'm not sure if I loved it.

8 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-05 11:22 ID:S4lm74RD

I had a non-Anime friend who rented DVD Volume 3 and started watching from there. That's beyond Mindfucked.

9 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-05 13:35 ID:Hq8K1BcG

Boogiepop Phantom or Higurashi.

10 Name: Otaku Otherwise : 2007-09-05 17:02 ID:fNKvWxQX

Watch Space Runaway Ideon. The Ultimate MindFuck!!!

11 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-05 23:40 ID:QNUv1iN4

"Mind Game"

12 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-05 23:42 ID:I3HvUGn6

I lol'd, fapped, and got confused watching Perfect Blue.

anything that matches that is win.

Monster was kind of mindfuckish at times. I would start with this.

Texhnolyze had really good animation and a lot of unique character designs in a cyberpunk world but yeah I'm like >>7. The story is alright but meh, idk my bff jill doesnt like it either.

13 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-06 00:50 ID:mavxQ5ud

Actually, I had forgotten all about it, but there's another movie that came out earlier this year that I haven't seen yet, but looks like it carries the same mindfuck-a-thon that is Perfect Blue. It's called Paprika, and it looks like it's from the same studio too.

14 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-06 13:27 ID:s/6LfDCN


Ghost in the Shell

15 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-06 13:28 ID:s/6LfDCN

Forgot the best one!


16 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-06 13:29 ID:BitlgW2o

Yeah I know. We were sitting behind you in the cinema. eeeeeuuuuu!

17 Name: LinguaOtaku : 2007-09-06 14:24 ID:9nVHteEF


They're not mindfuck in the same way. They're mindfuck as in "Woah I could never imagine this happening." SE:L and PB are mindfuck in the sense that "I fear for my sanity. I have no clue what's going on."

18 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-07 12:27 ID:bvp+yasi

Watch CUBE, but it is not an anime though^^

19 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-08 01:42 ID:5lg6No7R

Was I the only person who thought Serial Lain sucked balls? I don't mind it when anime endings are left open, but that was utterly ridiculous. I kept watching each episode thinking, this is definitely going to clear up in the next episode. Utter utter crap. I had to read the plot synopsis on wikipedia to understand what happened, and I still didnt fully understand it.

20 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-08 04:53 ID:LLBHHJUh

Part of the problem is that some of the storyline was told in other media, e.g. in the game.

21 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-08 04:59 ID:Hq8K1BcG

I lost all respect for Lain after reading an interview with the producers that went like this-

Q: What was the purpose of the aliens in Episode 9?
A: We like aliens.

22 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-08 18:44 ID:lPboj4Me


That is an ingenious answer!

Q: What is the purpose of our life?
A: We live ----> we are just here, so we have no real purpose!

23 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-28 00:34 ID:60/Rl8vV

End of Evangelion had its dose of mindfuckness. The rape scene from Kanashinmi no Belladonna was quite disturbing the first time I watched it.

But, you know, if you want something completely fucked up go watch "Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show". I am quite used to violence and gore in anime. That thing made me stop watching after the puppy part.

24 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-28 05:11 ID:l9DyNwwX

Kite was awesome, though totally NSFW (contain explicit scenes of violence, sex, and other not cool stuff). Also, Higurashi.

Oh, and the series with the kid with paranormal powers, but I forgot the name. "Sci-Fi Harry" I think, but it might be another name.

And I still don't get Paranoia Agent.

25 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-03-01 04:35 ID:KEd26u8p

Wow. I just watched that.
I want to order the manga now.

26 Name: Deathgod : 2009-03-25 04:54 ID:BcT5/wCG


theres a rape scene? when I watched when I was roughly 11 i didn't see it ^-^; could be though from Adult Swim censorship

some of these listed off though are half philosophy mindfucks

27 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-04-02 04:05 ID:uQjpLWM8

monster is a good one but its long

28 Name: lavitt : 2009-06-16 00:41 ID:AlBmgq7s

higurashi no naku koro ni
that screwed up my brain for the rest of my summer vacation

29 Name: AnonymousMan7 : 2009-06-17 06:29 ID:Heaven

This isn't a mindfuck, but it is more like just fuck, lol

its an anime movie, a prequel to a game, called Dead Space: Downfall. I love that movie so much and the game is amazing as well.

30 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-06-20 18:31 ID:NbCo0H9S

why not try School Days? its has a interesting storyline, but when the last few episodes comes up it starts to fuck up. the protagonist starts to piss me off and the ending left me hate such genres. i really hate such anime where ppl go get killed or die for such stupid circumstances.

31 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-07-20 16:19 ID:QiGpg6Fw

I can't believe Elfen Lied hasn't been mentioned.

32 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-07-21 21:29 ID:6BYCb85J

Nobody mentioned kimi ga nozomu eien? That would emo anyone out after like 4 episodes.. Higurashi and school days as well.

33 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-07-22 01:47 ID:66WPscUS

I like Cat Soup and Mindgame.
The former is on DVD, but you'll have to buy foreign or find a fansub of the other.

34 Name: ForgedName : 2009-07-25 09:30 ID:Vlgx+k8u

Higurashi no naku koro ni (When Cicadas Cry)

= watched it long ago and still, it bothers my mental state.
All those blood and gore, going ceaselessly from episode to episode, I feel like "I" would commit a crime at home myself!

The heck was that about?~
Stuck in that world continuously living to kill and die repeatedly...

35 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-11-15 16:47 ID:Y0HXQTJU

Angel's Egg

36 Name: oh snap : 2009-11-25 20:14 ID:lAJH2zbJ

>>31 I was just thinking that...

and gunslinger girls is kinda wtf-ish. ergo proxy got kinda "i dunno if i like it but it's kinda cool and whats with all the philosphy and all.."

in my humble opinion, all anime is kinda wtf at the end

37 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-11-26 02:11 ID:Y0HXQTJU

>>36 Even Guskou Budori?

38 Name: anon : 2010-02-19 22:57 ID:L730cP94

Higurashi no naku koro ni is probably the best mind fuck anime.

39 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2010-02-20 17:02 ID:Y0HXQTJU

Tortov Roddle

40 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2010-02-20 20:44 ID:N9VSIqH1

I think that you like 妄想代理人(Delusion deputy)

41 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2010-02-24 15:15 ID:Y0HXQTJU

Petit Cossette [seconded]

42 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2010-02-25 16:26 ID:vzxZE9O7

Kemonozume and Kaiba are as beautiful as they are 'mind-fucking'.
Everyone should watch them.

43 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2010-02-26 17:08 ID:Y0HXQTJU

Angel's Egg [seconded]

44 Name: Another Random Anime Otaku : 2010-03-05 13:47 ID:QsNNqYzO

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni maybe? I think fans right now are still mind-fucked hahaha

"VN vs. Anime"

Trolling of DEEN

Talk about Mindfuck! hahaha xD

45 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2010-03-05 13:51 ID:Y0HXQTJU

Boogiepop Phantom [seconded]

46 Name: fm man : 2010-04-09 03:45 ID:NvL+zPqU

man i can't believe no one brought up gantz. that totally fucked my mind.

plus one for monster. especially episode 44, but i'm not spoiling. holeee sheeyit.

47 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2010-04-12 15:01 ID:Y0HXQTJU

Shingetsutan Tsukihime

48 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2010-06-25 03:47 ID:+Ny0fpDV

ep44......yeah thats where i stopped lmao

49 Name: Tsubaki Rukia Hatsuharu : 2012-07-26 00:43 ID:+C1pZ9cM

when i think of mindfucking, i think something that makes NO SENSE whatsoever until the very end, where at first u have no idea wat just happened and nothing makes sense at all until u realize u missed something, and your mouth drops open and you can't even think anymore. THAT'S mindfucking.

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51 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-08-22 21:27 ID:pOXKWzds

Well, pretty much anything produced by Gainax.

52 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-09-12 20:53 ID:/gSpme34

Tatami Galaxy, Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Mind Game, Paranoia Agent, Perfect Blue.

Try those.

53 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-12-06 06:05 ID:xQOOCRFe

Lain is very over-rated in the plot department. I loved the idea and the art form, but the execution was atrociously poor compared to what could have been. Adding a thousand strings and cutting them all short without any kind of build-up or connection is a very poor approach towards plotting a series.

54 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2013-02-26 16:07 ID:m8FZjidg

I watched Angels Egg recently, loved it.
Have to be in a weird mood to get into it though

55 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2013-03-07 16:32 ID:476IQkcO

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

It's not really a "mindfuck" but it's definitely strange.

56 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2013-03-26 13:23 ID:GktGAQ9+


The Girl Who Leapt Through Time isn't mindfuck at all. Almost everything is explained in a very understandable way. Good movie though.

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