Crunchyroll announced the premiere date for their newest Crunchyroll Original Series, Onyx Equinox. It is set to premiere this Saturday, November 21! The anime follows a young Aztec boy named Izel who journeys across ancient Mesoamerica to save humanity from the gods.
Sofia Alexander, the creator of the series, offered up her thoughts and wishes for viewers!
For anime fans, I want them to view Onyx Equinox the way they experienced some of their first anime, like for example, Naruto or Inu-Yasha. Both those series are deeply connected with Japanese culture, history and mythology. Even if you know nothing about Japanese culture, you connect with the characters and their emotions and struggles, and you become more familiar as you watch, and become more interested in learning about those things. I hope that you have the same draw to mesoamerican culture as well.
For fans of Western animation, I hope they see the appeal of action-drama animation for adults.
For Mexican fans, I hope they feel at home watching this series and recognize some of the locations we visit. Lots of Latin Americans grew up on anime, so I hope they feel seen in some way by this series, and feel inspired to tell their own stories from their own experiences.
Crunchyroll also has a few trailers for the show which you can check out below!