Netflix and Viz Media to Release New Anime Series 'Seis Manos' in 2019

Netflix is bringing another original anime to its streaming service in 2019. Seis Manos is the first anime set in Mexico, and will be produced by Viz Media and Powerhouse Animation, the studio that brought Castlevania to Netflix.

"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," said Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, VIZ Media in a press release. "This show combines the absolute best in action and storytelling."

The series is co-created by Powerhouse CEO Brad Graeber and writer Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series). Dan Dominguez (Captain Underpants, Spongebob Squarepants, Crash and Bernstein) will also write for the series, which will be directed by Willis Bulliner (Agents of Mayhem, 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. We look forward to sharing this completely unique series with them, and with the growing community of anime fans around the world," added Derderian.

Here's the official synopsis for 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.

Seis Manos will join Netflix's library of original anime that includes the aforementioned Castlevania and Neo Yokio starring Jaden Smith.

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