Crunchyroll’s upcoming Latinx animated series, Onyx Equinox, has finally landed a release date today, after its late June reveal. The fantastical take on Mesoamerican cultures is helmed by Sofia Alexander (Infinity Train, Powerpuff Girls, Invader ZIM) and will be available to watch exclusively on Crunchyroll beginning November 21, with dubs in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German.
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 on a journey that will take him across ancient Mesoamerica.
The latest trailer for the series also dropped today, taking a closer look at the main cast of characters and diving a bit deeper into the plot. Below, we’ve got short bios on each character, as well as the actor voicing them.
- Izel (Olivia Brown): Humanity’s reluctant hero. Tasked with closing the five gates of the underworld.
- Nelli (Sofia Alexander): Izel’s sister and greatest source of motivation.
- Yaotl (Alejandro Vargas-Lugo): The jaguar-like emissary of Tezcatlipoca who accompanies Izel.
- Zyanya (Carolina Ravassa): A warrior with a powerful ability, seeks to restore her destroyed city.
- Yun (Patrick Pedrazza): K’in’s more individualistic twin. The emotional core of Izel’s group.
- K’in (Juan Arturo Maldonado): Yun’s mischievous, risk-taking twin who often takes jokes too far.
- Xanastaku (Kimberly Woods): A priestess in Izel’s party. Desires to redeem her dark past.
- K’i’ik (Sofia Alexander): Izel’s weapon that grows by consuming blood.
- Meque (Sofia Alexander): A type of axolotl with mysterious, magical power.
- Mictlantecuhtli will be voiced by Castulo Guerra.
- Quetzalcoatl will be voiced by Zeus Mendoza.
- The Healer will be voiced by Fayna Sanchez.
For more on Onyx Equinox, look for Alexander to appear in 3 upcoming panels at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo:
- Friday, 9/4 at 12 PM PT – Crunchyroll Originals Presents: Making of Onyx Equinox (creator / showrunner), Kuni Tomita (supervising director), and Marisa Balkus (producer)
- Saturday, 9/5 at 12:45 PM PT – Crunchyroll Originals Presents: Mesoamerica Animated: Onyx Equinox with Sofia E. Alexander – Panel presented in Spanish with English subtitles with Sofia Alexander (creator / showrunner), alongside Crunchyroll hosts Dulce Benavides and Ismael (Ryu) Orozoco
- Sunday. 9/6 at 2:45 PM PT – Mesoamerican Gods: Mythology in Onyx Equinox(creator / showrunner) and Anthropologist Dr. Kirby Elizabeth Farah