VIZ And Netflix Team Up For A New Original Anime

Netflix and VIZ Media are teaming up on an original anime based in 1970s Mexico. The series, Seis Manos, will stream exclusively on Netflix on October 3, with all eight episodes debuting in both English and Spanish audio on the same day.

Seis Manos is VIZ Media’s first animed property, following three orphaned martial artists who fight alongside a DEA agent and a Mexican Federale for justice after their mentor is killed in their town. The series stars voice actors Mike Colter from Luke Cage, Jonny Cruz from Overwatch, Angelica Vale from Jane the Virgin, Vic Chao from Mortal Kombat X, Danny Trejo, and more.

“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,” Brad Woods, VIZ Media’s chief marketing officer, said in a press release. “We’re thrilled to partner with Netflix and Powerhouse to share this incredible new series with fans.” Powerhouse Animation Studios, which is co-producing Netflix’s Castlevania, will develop and produce the series.

Though October is about two weeks away, a bevy of content launched on Netflix earlier this month, with a bunch of stuff going live just this week. This includes a ton of originals, like Tall Girl and The I-Land, and series returns, such as The Ranch and Shameless.