Seis Manos, VIZ Media’s first original anime series, will premiere on Netflix Thursday, October 3! Get ready for an intense, action-packed story with an all-star cast!
The eight-episode series is VIZ Media‘s first original animated property. It was developed and produced with Powerhouse Animation Studios, the studio behind another hugely popular Netflix anime, Castlevania. It will premiere with English and Spanish audio and multiple subtitle options.
Seis Manos is set in Mexico in the 1970s and centers on three orphaned martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agent and a Mexican Federale to battle for justice after their beloved mentor is murdered in their tiny border town.
Check out the opening credit sequence:
The series boasts a notable voice cast including Aislinn Derbez (La Casa de las Flores) as Isabela, Mike Colter (Luke Cage) as Brister, Jonny Cruz (Overwatch) as Jesus, Angelica Vale (Jane The Virgin) as Garcia, Vic Chao (Mortal Kombat X) as Chiu, and Danny Trejo (Machete) as El Balde.
“Seis Manos offers the very best in storytelling and action, with an incredible voice cast and a unique Latin American storyline rarely seen in animation,” says Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, VIZ Media. “We’re thrilled to partner with Netflix and Powerhouse to share this incredible new series with fans.”
The series is a co-production between Viz Media and Powerhouse, and will stream worldwide exclusively on Netflix. Seis Manos was co-created by Powerhouse Animation Studios CEO Brad Graeber (Supervising Producer, Frederator Studios Castlevania) and writer Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series). Noted screenwriter Daniel Dominguez (Oishi High School Battle, Captain Underpants) is an additional writer on the series, which is directed by Willis Bulliner (Agents of Mayhem).
I caught the panel that VIZ Media hosted at San Diego Comic-Con and let me tell you, you are not going to want to miss this series. The animation is incredible and the action scenes are amazing! But be warned, this is not an anime for the faint of heart. It’s bloody and brutal but it’s so, so good (at least, what I’ve seen so far).
Check out the preview clip VIZ released earlier this summer:
Are you excited about Seis Manos? You should be!
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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