Netflix and Viz Media have teamed up to produce Seis Manos, the streaming service’s first original anime series set in Mexico, which is being animated by Powerhouse Animation, Inc. (Castlevania).
Co-created by Powerhouse CEO Brad Graeber and writer Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Seis Manos takes place 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 on the streets of their tiny border town.
“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.”
“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.”