Beloved Anime Series ‘Mazinger Z’ Comes to U.S. Cinemas With ‘INFINITY’ for Two Special Screenings February 11 and 12

Fathom Events and VIZ Media Bring the Classic Mecha Series to Big Screens Nationwide, Along With Commemorative Poster for Attendees


Mazinger Z, one of the original and most loved super robot mecha from the ‘70s, is coming to U.S. cinemas for the first time this February. Released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mazinger franchise, “Mazinger Z: INFINITY,” will be presented in movie theaters nationwide on Sunday, February 11 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times, English-subtitled both dates). In addition to viewing the full-length anime feature, moviegoers will also receive an exclusive Mazinger Z event poster (while supplies last).    

 

Tickets for “Mazinger Z: INFINITY” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

 

Ten years ago, the villainous scientist Dr. Hell led his wicked followers, known as the “Underground Empire,” in a struggle to destroy all of humanity. It was against these forces that the young hero Koji Kabuto fought, piloting the legendary super robot “Mazinger Z.” Koji’s victory stopped Dr. Hell’s evil plan and returned peace to the Earth.

 

Now Koji has left the pilot seat behind and become a scientist in his own right, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. Yet an unexpected encounter deep under Mt. Fuji triggers an even greater threat to mankind than ever before and alters Koji’s destiny forever. With humanity’s fate in their hands, Koji and Mazinger Z face a choice between good… and evil.

 

“We are excited to partner once again with VIZ Media on an exciting anime project,” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “We have seen an overwhelming fan response to anime titles and cannot wait to bring ‘Mazinger Z’ to enthusiastic audiences nationwide.”

 

For artwork/photos related to “Mazinger Z: INFINITY” visit the Fathom Events press site.

 

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Grateful Dead and Dixie Chicks, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Steve McQueen: American Icon and In Our Hands, and beloved anime titles like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

 

About VIZ Media

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:   

 

Jessica Nelson / Katherine Schwappach                                           

Fathom Events                        

720-262-2753 / 720-262-2713

jnelson@fathomevents.com / kschwappach@fathomevents.com   

                       

Erik Stein                                                          

Scoop Marketing for Fathom Events              

818-761-6100                                                    

estein@solters.com  

 

Jane Lui

VIZ Media

415-546-7073 x176
jane.lui@viz.com