Crunchyroll has revealed the trailer of its upcoming original Latinx animated series Onyx Equinox.
Created and produced by Sofia Alexander, the animated series was originally announced along with the platform’s in-house slate, and will feature “fantastical-yet-authentic Mesoamerican cultures.”
Onyx Equinox features its protagonist, 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.
The trailer shares a first look at Izel’s epic journey, taking him across ancient Mesoamerica to save humanity from a war between the gods. The trailer teases a bloody war between Aztec gods and humanity.
In the trailer, monsters rise from below the earth’s surface to wreak havoc on Mesoamerican communities, while blood flows from temple steps. Not much of plot details have been revealed by the trailer, but hints at- in this world, humanity has been “remade” four times before. Without Izel’s intervention, that fate could have a fifth.
This Latinx animated series is expected to expand Crunchyroll’s diversity besides adapting Korean IPs into animation. It will join the company’s In/Spectre, Tower of God and The God of High School as part of the anime brand’s Originals slate of programming.
Alexander, who is a well-known creator in the animation world, has recently worked on Cartoon Network’s Infinity Train, The Powerpuff Girls, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, and also participated in the inaugural Native American Showrunner programme.