Netflix Orders New Anime Called SEIS MANOS From Producers of CASTLEVANIA

Netflix is seeing more and more value in anime which is great for fans. Deadline reports that Netflix has ordered a new, original anime from Viz Media and Powerhouse Animations (the guys who produced the Castlevania anime) called Seis Manos. The anime will be set in Mexico in the 1970’s.

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.

Both Viz and Netflix have released statements regarding the project. Brad Woods from Viz Media said:

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. This show combines the absolute best in action and storytelling.

Meanwhile, Director of Japan & Anime for Netflix, John Dederian took the time to mention the passion for anime that many people in Latin America have.

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.

The series was co-created by Brad Graeber, CEO of Powerhouse Animations, and writer Alvaro Rodriguez. Dan Dominguez is another writer of the show and Willis Bulliner will direct. No release date has been given, but the report indicates a global launch of the anime some time in 2019.

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