Ahead of the weekend’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, the global anime brand announced Friday that upcoming Crunchyroll Original series Onyx Equinox will premiere Saturday, November 21. The series will be dubbed in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French and German at launch.
To celebrate this announcement, Crunchyroll also premiered a brand-new trailer to invite fans into the world of Onyx Equinox and introduce the main characters, while revealing the English Language voice cast — which includes a mix of Latinx and up-and-coming talent.
The key cast are:
- Izel: Humanity’s reluctant hero. Tasked with closing the five gates of the underworld. Voiced by Olivia Brown.
- Nelli: Izel’s sister and greatest source of motivation. Voiced by series creator Sofia Alexander.
- Yaotl: The jaguar-like emissary of Tezcatlipoca who accompanies Izel. Voiced by Alejandro Vargas-Lugo.
- Zyanya: A warrior with a powerful ability, seeks to restore her destroyed city. Voiced by Carolina Ravassa.
- Yun: K’in’s more individualistic twin. The emotional core of Izel’s group. Voiced by Patrick Pedraza.
- K’in: Yun’s mischievous, risk-taking twin who often takes jokes too far. Voiced by Juan Arturo Maldonado.
- Xanastaku: A priestess in Izel’s party. Desires to redeem her dark past. Voiced by Kimberly Woods.
- K’i’ik, Izel’s weapon that grows by consuming blood, and Meque, a type of axolotl with mysterious, magical power, are both also voiced by Sofia Alexander.
The voice cast also features Arin Hanson as Tezcatlipoca, Castulo Guerra as Mictlantecuhtli, Zeus Mendoza as Quetzalcoatl, and Fayna Sanchez as The Healer.
Onyx Equinox follows a young Aztec boy named Izel who is saved from death by the gods and is chosen to act as ‘humanity’s champion,’ forced to discard his apathy toward his fellow man and prove humanity’s potential on a journey that will take him across ancient Mesoamerica. One of many Crunchyroll Original series launching this year, the show was created by executive producer and showrunner Sofia Alexander.
Fans can learn even more about Onyx Equinox this weekend at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo through panel discussions with the creator and staff:
- Friday, 9/4 at 12 PM PT – Crunchyroll Originals Presents: Making of Onyx Equinox – Panel with Sofia Alexander (creator / showrunner), Kuni Tomita (supervising director) and Marisa Balkus (producer)
- Saturday, 9/5 at 12:45 PM PT – Crunchyroll Originals Presents: Mesoamerica Animated: Onyx Equinox with Sofia E. Alexander – Panel presented in Spanish with English subtitles with Sofia Alexander (creator / showrunner), alongside Crunchyroll hosts Dulce Benavides and Ismael (Ryu) Orozoco
- Sunday, 9/6 at 2:45 PM PT – Mesoamerican Gods: Mythology in Onyx Equinox – Panel with Sofia Alexander (creator / showrunner) and Anthropologist Dr. Kirby Elizabeth Farah.