The wild genre-mashup MFKZ is a collaboration between French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game.
“Bonkers! A superhero adventure of sorts that drips with punk rock attitude.”- Dan Jolin, Time Out London
The Tekkonkinkreet dream team of Shojiro Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life this dark and stunningly animated sci-fi vision mixing anime, film noir and Lucha Libre in an orgy of video game-inspired mayhem. MFKZ centers on a young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinz, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis called Dead Meat City – a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell. Following a scooter accident, Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired super powers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half-human and half-Macho, a supernatural alien race that is hellbent on taking over the planet. Featuring the voices of Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito, Jorge Guiterrez, Dascha Polanco, RZA, Vince Staples and Danny Trejo. (Dir. by Guillaume “Run” Renard and Shojiro Nishimi, 2018, France/Japan, in English, 90 mins., Rated R)