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 produced content for 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 Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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

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

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