VIZ Media, Netflix and Powerhouse Animation Studios announced that the anime-style series Seis Manos will launch globally on Netflix on Thursday, October 3. All eight episodes will premiere with English and Spanish audio and multiple subtitled language options. Seis Manos is VIZ Media’s first original animated property and was developed and produced with Powerhouse Animation Studios (Frederator Studios’ Castlevania).
(Read all about the series in the upcoming November issue of Animation Magazine!)
“Seis Manos offers the very best in storytelling and action, with an incredible voice cast and a unique Latin American storyline rarely seen in animation,” said Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, VIZ Media. “We’re thrilled to partner with Netflix and Powerhouse to share this incredible new series with fans.”
Set in Mexico in the 1970s, 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 in their tiny border town. The notable voice cast is led by Aislinn Derbez (La Casa de las Flores) as Isabela, Mike Colter (Luke Cage) as Brister, Jonny Cruz (Overwatch) as Jesus, Angelica Vale (Jane The Virgin) as Garcia, Vic Chao (Mortal Kombat X) as Chiu, and Danny Trejo (Machete) as El Balde.
The series is a co-production between VIZ Media and Powerhouse, and will stream worldwide exclusively on Netflix. Seis Manos was co-created by Powerhouse Animation Studios CEO Brad Graeber (supervising producer, Frederator Studios’ Castlevania) and writer Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series). Noted screenwriter Daniel Dominguez (Oishi High School Battle, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants) is an additional writer on the series, which is directed by Willis Bulliner (Agents of Mayhem).
Check out a first look with the cast and crew at San Diego Comic-Con here.