WELCOME TO PARADISE: Manga Entertainment Announces the English Voice Cast, Poster, Teaser Trailer and Release Date for MFKZ
MANGA ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST, POSTER AND TEASER TRAILER FOR MFKZ IN CINEMAS 11 OCTOBER 2018
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 or at participating cinemas.
MFKZ centres 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.”
English Voice Cast
Michael Chiklis - Crocodile
Giancarlo Esposito - Mr. K
Jorge Gutierrez – El Tigre
Dascha Polanco - Luna
RZA – Shakespeare
Vince Staples - Vinz
Danny Trejo - Bruce
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.