Manga Entertainment, international anime and pop culture distributor, producer and sales agent, has announced the English voice cast for MFKZ, released under the name “Mutafukaz” in international territories. MFKZ is a collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard, original creator of the “Mutafukaz” comic series, and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of the acclaimed anime features “Tekkonkinkreet,” “Genius Party,” and “Mind Game.” The film will feature the voices of Michael Chiklis (The Shield, American Horror Story), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Usual Suspects), Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life, Son of Jaguar), Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black, Joy), RZA, Vince Staples, and Danny Trejo (Machete, Predators). The “Tekkonkinkreet” dream team of co-director Shojiro Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life MFKZ, a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision mélange of anime, film noir, and Lucha Libre, which made its world premiere at the 2017 Annecy International Film Festival.
Presented by Manga Entertainment, MFKZ debuts in UK and Irish cinemas on Thursday, October 11. Showings are dubbed in English. Tickets for “MFKZ” are available now at www.mfkzthemovie.com or at participating cinemas.
MFKZ centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinny, who live in a seedy tenement in an L.A.-inspired dystopian metropolis – a burnt-out, gang-and-cockroach-ridden, neo-urban hell. Following a scooter accident Angelino starts experiencing migraines, strange hallucinations and 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.
“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.”
The English Voice Cast includes Michael Chiklis as Crocodile, Giancarlo Esposito as Mr. K, Jorge Gutierrez as El Tigre, Dascha Polanco as Luna, RZA as Shakespeare, Vince Staples as Vinz and Danny Trejo as Bruce