Manga UK License MFKZ for Cinematic Release in the UK

Manga Entertainment UK have recently announced that they have licensed the 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), Manga UK have licensed the film and are working with multiple distributors in order to give the film, and it’s new English language version, a wider cinematic release; as Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager at Manga Entertainment UK explains:

“We’re working closely with multiple distributors to roll out a synchronised cinematic release across English speaking territories. It’s an amazingly creative and compelling project – a true mash-up of genres, influences and styles. We are really excited for audiences to see it!”

Additional release details for MFKZ, otherwise known as Mutafukaz, will be confirmed at a later date but Manga Entertainment UK do plan to give the film a cinematic release starting from October.

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.

MFKZ will be available in Cinemas this October with further screening details to be confirmed at a later date.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

One Response to Manga UK License MFKZ for Cinematic Release in the UK

  1. Pingback: MFKZ English Voice Cast Announced Alongside Teaser Trailer | AnimeBlurayUK

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: