Mutant Girls Squad Finds DistroGoon
Nikkatsu Corporation, Japan’s oldest film studio, and FUNimation® Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, announced today an agreement that gives FUNimation Entertainment an exclusive first look option on the home entertainment distribution of titles premiering from Nikkatsu Corporation’s new genre film label, The Sushi Typhoon. The first two films slated for release on DVD and Blu-ray through the partnership are the action gore comedy film ALIEN VS. NINJA and the splatter action comedy MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD in early 2011.
To celebrate the launch of The Sushi Typhoon in North America, The New York Asian Film Festival will present the world premiere of ALIEN VS. NINJA and the international premiere of MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD, followed by launch party for The Sushi Typhoon on July 3rd at New York’s Japan Society. Following the New York dates, the films will screen at film festivals around the world including The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, and the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland. The Sushi Typhoon will also have a presence at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Fans will have a chance to meet Nishimura and the stars of ALIEN VS. NINJA, attend The Sushi Typhoon panel previewing upcoming films from the label, and see Friday night screenings of both films.