Funimation to Handle North American Distribution of the Bayonetta Anime Film
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will be distributed in North America by Funimation who has bought the rights to the anime film. The movie will be directed by Fuminori Kizaki with animation done by Studio Gonzo.
According to the press release, this film “faithfully captures the extreme action and sexiness of the original, crafting a storyline that expands and further establishes the world of the sexy, shape shifting witch, Bayonetta.”
Director Kizaki will be in attendance at this year’s Anime Expo in Los Angeles where the world will get to see a sneak preview of the English dub of the movie. He will participate in a Q&A session on July 5 at 8:15pm in Video 1 where he will answer questions about the film.
Kizaki is most famous for directing the very popular Afro Samurai which was also animated by Studio Gonzo. He also worked on the sequel, Afro Samurai: Resurrection as well as on the X-Men anime.
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD later this year.