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Netflix set to launch first Mexican anime original

Netflix is set to launch its first original anime series Seis Manos (Six Hands) set in Mexico.

The new series will launch on Netflix globally in 2019. It is produced by Viz Media.

Seis Manos centers on three orphaned martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agency and a Mexican Federale to battle for justice after their beloved mentor who has been murdered.

Powerhouse Animation, which produced animated title Castlevania for Netflix, will handle development and production alongside Viz,

The series is co-created by Powehouse CEO Brad Graber and writer Alvaro Rodriquez. Also writing is Dan Dominguez and Willis Buliner directs the series.

“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 Derderian.