MFKZ comes to UK & IRE cinemas on October 11

 

Manga Entertainment are pleased to announce the acquisition of gritty Franco-Japanese animated film MFKZ for cinema release in the UK and Ireland later this year. Internationally released as Mutafukaz, the film is a result of the collaboration between French digital creation company Ankama Animation (Wakfu, Dofus) and leading Japanese animation studio Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet), and is set to screen in select cinemas on October 11, including a new English-language version.

 

 

“This is a remarkably creative and unique film – offering a compelling mash-up of genres, styles and influences.” Marketing Manager Andrew Hewson said. “We are incredibly excited to be working closely with Studio 4°C and Ankama to release MFKZ in the UK & Ireland. The brand new voice cast is truly impressive and we can’t wait for audiences to see it.”

 

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Synopsis:

Genre-mashup MFKZ is the love-child of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house, Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game. The Tekkonkinkreet dream team of Shoujirou Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film noir, Lucha Libre, and gang culture in an orgy of first-person shooter mayhem.

The film centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinny, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis – a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell that makes Blade Runner’s LA seem like The Brady Bunch. Following a scooter accident Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half human and half Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet.

About Manga Entertainment, Ltd.
Manga Entertainment is a vertically integrated digital film company comprising of production, international sales and distribution. Founded in 1987, Manga Entertainment quickly earned the reputation as the UK’s largest and best anime distributor with such revered brands as GHOST IN THE SHELL, DRAGON BALL Z, NARUTO, ONE PIECE and DEATH NOTE. Headquartered in London, the company continues to specialize in the licensing, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation as well as other beloved classic franchises like HALO, TRANSFORMERS, POKEMON and YU-GI-OH!. Manga Productions recently announced its first Netflix Original, CANNON BUSTERS – this 12 episode series is created by LeSean Thomas (THE BOONDOCKS, THE LEGEND OF KORRA) and is coming soon. In addition, there are several other projects currently in development including an adaptation of the hit Image Comic WAYWARD. Moreover, Manga successfully handled international sales for the award-winning animated feature, IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD, which has now been sold in several territories throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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