Crunchyroll has announced their next Crunchyroll Original series Onyx Equinox will begin airing dubbed in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German on Saturday, November 21st, 2020. The news was shared during the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo event.
The anime streaming giant also revealed the cast and characters for this Mesoamerican adventure, many of which are voiced by members of the Latinx community.
- Izel, voiced by Olivia Brown, is humanity’s reluctant hero. Tasked with closing the five gates of the underworld.
- Nelli, voiced by Sofia Alexander, is Izel’s sister and greatest source of motivation.
- Yaotl, voiced by Alejandro Vargas-Lugo, is he jaguar-like emissary of Tezcatlipoca who accompanies Izel.
- Zyanya, voiced by Carolina Ravassa, a warrior with a powerful ability, seeks to restore her destroyed city.
- Yun, voiced by Patrick Pedrazza, K’in’s more individualistic twin. The emotional core of Izel’s group.
- K’in, voiced by Juan Arturo Maldonado, is Yun’s mischievous, risk-taking twin who often takes jokes too far.
- Xanastaku, voiced by Kimberly Woods, A priestess in Izel’s party. Desires to redeem her dark past.
- K’i’ik, voiced by Sofia Alexander, is Izel’s weapon that grows by consuming blood.
- Meque, voiced by Sofia Alexander, is a type of axolotl with mysterious, magical power.
- Arin Hanson will voice Tezcatlipoca
- Fayna Sanchez will voice The Healer
- Castulo Guerra will voice Mictlantecuhtli
- Zeus Mendoza will voice Quetzalcoatl
Izel is a young Aztec boy and selected as a sacrifice for the gods. Fortunately for Izel, his sentence is repealed and replaced with the task to justify humanity’s worth to these same gods. Journeying across Mesoamerica as “humanity’s champion”, Izel must unite his kind before war with the heavens breaks out.
To find out more about Onyx Equinox, there’s a number of panels hosted this weekend during the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo.
- Friday, September 4th at 12:00 pm PDT – Crunchyroll Originals Presents: Making of Onyx Equinox Panel with creator and showrunner Sofia Alexander, supervising director Kuni Tomita, and producer Marisa Balkus
- Saturday, September 5th at 12:45 pm PDT – Crunchyroll Originals Presents: Mesoamerica Animated: Onyx Equinox with Sofia E. Alexander is presented in Spanish with English subtitles with creator and showrunner Sofia Alexander
- Sunday, September 6th at 2:45 pm PDT – Mesoamerican Gods: Mythology in Onyx Equinox with creator and showrunner Sofia Alexander and anthropologist Dr. Kirby Elizabeth Farah
Source: Crunchyroll media release
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