Netflix announces first anime original series set in Mexico

Netflix announced “Seis Manos”, its first original anime series set in Mexico, which will be launched globally in 2019. The series is produced by VIZ Media, together with Powerhouse Animation.
The story will be set in Mexico in the 1970’s era. “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 on the streets of their tiny border town.
The series is co-created by Powerhouse CEO Brad Graeber and writer Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series). It will be directed by Willis Bulliner. “Seis Manos” will be VIZ Media’s first original animated property.
“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,” added the executive.