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Bayonetta anime coming to North America courtesy of Funimation


If October's Wii U debut of Bayonetta 2 just isn't enough sexy witch for your tastes, you'll be pleased to learn that Funimation has signed an agreement to release the Bayonetta: Bloody Fate anime feature film in North America.

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is based on Platinum Games' critically beloved, fan-favorite action game Bayonetta, which sees the titular witch battling the forces of heaven in a quest to regain her memory. Amnesia is as common a trope in Japanese fiction as magical schoolgirls or giant robots, but Bayonetta brings her own special flair to the well-worn storyline. If nothing else, it takes a very special protagonist to wield guns on her feet without making the whole premise seem like the sort of thing conjured up in the mind of a 10-year-old hopped up on high fructose corn syrup.

Funimation has yet to reveal a release date (or even a nebulous release window) for the film, but it does state that director Fuminori Kizaki will be on hand at this year's Anime Expo in Los Angeles for a special, sneak peek at the English dub of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. Following the July 5 screening, Kizaki will be available to answer questions from fans, though if you're looking for a logical explanation behind the physics of Bayonetta's magical hair, you're likely to walk away disappointed.
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