Netflix rolled out plans for a new anime series that will be the streamer’s first anime series set in Mexico.
Produced by VIZ Media, LLC, “Seis Manos” will launch globally on the streaming service in 2019.
“Set in Mexico in the 1970s 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,” Netflix says in its announcement.
In addition to VIZ Media LLC, development and production of the series will be handled by Powerhouse Animation, Inc., which produced the Netflix original anime show “Castlevania.”
“Seis Manos” is co-created by Powerhouse CEO Brad Graeber and writer Alvaro Rodriguez (“Machete,” “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”). Also a writer on the series is Dan Dominguez (“Captain Underpants,” “Spongebob Squarepants”). The series will be directed by Willis Bulliner (“Agents of Mayhem,” storyboards on “Castlevania”).
“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,” said Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, VIZ Media. “We’re thrilled to bring ‘Seis Manos’ to life with our partners at Netflix and Powerhouse Animation. This show combines the absolute best in action and storytelling.”
Added John Derderian, Director of Japan & Anime for Netflix: “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. Our Mexican subscribers, and viewers in Latin America more broadly, have a tremendous passion for anime. We look forward to sharing this completely unique series with them, and with the growing community of anime fans around the world.”