Manga Entertainment to release Franco-Japanese animated film MFKZ for UK & Ireland Theatrical Screens this October!

Distributor Manga Entertainment have announced plans to bring MFKZ to the UK & Ireland for theatrical release starting this October.

About MFKZ

MFKZ, short for Mutafukaz, is a special collaboration project between French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard, French animation studio Ankama Animation (known for Wakfu) and Japanese animation studio Studio 4°C (known for Berserk Golden Age Trilogy & Project Itoh: Harmony). The film was released in France back in May 2017 and will finally head to English territories in 2018, such as the UK & Ireland in October.

MFKZ’s English theatrical release will also include an English language dub.

Theatrical Details

MFKZ is scheduled to be available across select UK & Ireland theatrical locations starting Thursday 11th October 2018.

Showcase Cinemas have screenings available in English audio at 7:30pm (19:30), you can check out the locations below:

  • Bluewater
  • Cardiff Nantgarw
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dudley
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool
  • Newham
  • Nottingham
  • Peterborough
  • Southampton
  • Walsall

Plot Synopsis via Manga Ent.

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 distributed by Manga Entertainment for the United Kingdom & Ireland, while GKIDS will distribute the film for the United States & Canada.

Source: Press Release provided by Manga Entertainment

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