Netflix Announces First Original Anime Series Set In Mexico

If you’re a fan of anime Netflix is about to do something great for you. VIZ Media, in a joint production for Netflix, will create its first original anime series, Seis Manos.

Set in Mexico in the 1970’s era, Seis Manos 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 on the streets of their tiny border town.

If you were a fan of Netflix’s Castlevania then Seis Manos should be of interest to you since it’ll be handeled by Powerhosue Animation, Inc., which produced the new take on the classic video game. Seis Manos is co-created by Powerhouse CEO Brad Graeber and writer Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series). Also writing on the series is Dan Dominguez (Captain UnderpantsSpongebob Squarepants), and the series will be directed by Willis Bulliner (storyboards on Netflix’s Castlevania).

“We’re excited to be working with such a fantastic group of animators and storytellers to produce our first original anime series set in Mexico,” said John Derderian, Director of Japan & Anime for Netflix. “Our Mexican subscribers, and viewers in Latin America more broadly, have a tremendous passion for anime.” added Derderian.

It’s fantastic to hear Netflix is creating content for different parts of the world and more anime in the world is always a good thing.

“With over 30 years of experience bringing the best manga and anime to North America, Seis Manos will be VIZ Media’s first original animated property. We’re thrilled to bring Seis Manos to life with our partners at Netflix and Powerhouse Animation,” says Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, VIZ Media. “This show combines the absolute best in action and storytelling.”

You can learn more about Seis Manos here.

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