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Annecy 2017: ‘Mutafukaz’ English Trailer Released

Among the more anticipated feature screenings at Annecy this year is the world premiere of Mutafukaz, which will take place on Tuesday evening.

An English-subbed trailer for the film was released today:

Based on the work of French comic artist Guillaume Renard (aka Run), the hyperviolent sci-fi dystopia marks a unique collaboration between France’s Ankama (Wakfu, Dofus) and Japan’s Studio4°C (Batman: Gotham Knight, Animatrix, Tekkonkinkreet).

Run co-directed the film with Shoujirou Nishimi, the latter of whom also served as the film’s lead animator. Both Run and and Nishimi will attend Tuesday evening’s screening in Annecy.

Mutafukaz takes place in Dark Meat City (DMC), which Run has described as “a condensed exaggeration of Los Angeles’ varied strengths and weaknesses.” The story follows DMC resident Angelino, a deadbeat who starts experiencing violent headaches and monstrous hallucinations after a scooter accident.

In a director’s statement, Run described some of the film’s themes and influences:

Through this animated film, which resolutely focuses on action, I try to address deeper issues: the search for identity, each person’s place in society, friendship, and, of course, love. I played around with all the pre-conceived ideas conveyed by pop culture, with many nods to this American imagery that struck my French teenager imagination. From masked luchadores to Latino and African-American gangs (directly inspired from the war between Bloods and Crips that shook South Los Angeles in the ’90s), including Men in Black directly inspired by ufology myths.

Release dates for Mutafukaz haven’t been finalized yet.

  • This trailer needs to uneditedly run on US TV stations/channels/networks.
    This trailer gives us something RARELY, IF EVER, SEEN, and that’s A GOOD THING.
    MUTAFUKAZ™ needs to premiere in this country THE RIGHT WAY, so I don’t care that its distributors ARE TAKING THEIR SWEET TIME to exhibit it in this here land.

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    Looks like Akira meets FLCL.

  • Marie


  • Elsi Pote

    Well Netflix, do what you do best!

  • Marc Hendry

    looks fantastic!

  • ランダム アニメーター

    This is the animated feature film I look most forward to this year.

  • Ernest

    Animation looks interesting, but why there’s only one (1) female character there… and she’s clearly mostly for eye candy and romance with the protagonist. I’m not very enthusiastic about this.

    • Bwiotook

      i read the comics and this is not wath you think ;)

  • FM Hansen

    This looks amazing – Akira 2017.

  • Cameron Ward

    This looks insane, violence, and really loud. I am so down for GKids or Funimation maybe to bring this over if it’s really good.

  • BurntToShreds

    French artists working with anime studios has produced amazing stuff in the past, like Oban Star Racers. Been following this movie for a while, and it’s great to see that it’s finally released.