Crunchyroll revealed a new trailer today for another of their Crunchyroll Original line up that was announced earlier this year. “Onyx Equinox” follows 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 gives fans a first look at Izel’s epic journey, which will take him across ancient Mesoamerica to save humanity from a war between the gods.
“Onyx Equinox” is a Crunchyroll Studios Production created by Sofia Alexander. The series is coming soon on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll is WarnerMedia’s global anime brand, offering fans the world’s largest collection of anime with 1,000 series and 30,000 episodes to more than 2 million subscribers and 65 million registered users.
Diversity in animated content is hugely important. Onyx Equinox is going to give us a much needed new look at Mesoamerican culture and mythology as we venture into the world of the Aztecs. The animation style is clearly western in style. Not the typical style you see from Japan or anime in general. This will be interesting to see if they do it right or mess it up. But I am excited to see where this goes. It’s a fresh set of mythology and story plots to explore.