Viz Media’s First Original Animated Series Comes to Netflix




For many years, Viz Media has been at the forefront of the anime and manga industry. With its connections to such Japanese companies as Shueisha, it’s understandable why their translations of such high-profile properties as One Piece and My Hero Academia have done well for them. Though, in addition to their work in manga, they have dabbled in live-action with movies like Edge of TomorrowDeath Note, and Detective Pikachu. 

Now, they are venturing into the world of original animation with Seis Manos, co-produced by Powerhouse Animation, who made the Castlevania series). Here’s what we were able to find out about the Danny Trejo and Mike Colter-starring show, thanks to their panel at San Diego Comic-Con.


“Seis Manos centers on three orphaned martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agent and a Mexican Federale to battle for justice after their beloved mentor is murdered on the streets of their tiny border town. 

“Set in Mexico during the 1970’s, a swell of cartel violence rips through the border town of San Simon, where a Chinese immigrant long on the run from his past, Chiu Lee Man, has carved out a quiet existence for himself. Years ago, he took in three children orphaned by the violence and began tutoring them in the martial arts.

“When he is murdered in a spree of cartel brutality, the now-grown warriors-in-training must hunt down their mentor’s killers and battle for justice, even if it means facing the drug lords head-on and discovering that Chiu’s assassins may have ties to the infamous White Lotus clan back in his native China.​

“The three fighters, Silencio, Isabela, and Jesus – each trained in a unique form of martial arts, must form an uneasy alliance with Brister, a no-nonsense Houston DEA agent, and Garcia, a seasoned Mexican Federale, in order to track down and destroy the cartels that killed their mentor and father figure and has torn their home into drug-infested, bullet-ridden shreds.”


SEIS MANOS presents a talented voice cast featuring:








SEIS MANOS is a co-creation by Powerhouse Animation CEO Brad Graeber and writer Alvaro Rodriguez (MacheteFrom Dusk Till Dawn: The Series). Noted screenwriter Dan Dominguez (Captain UnderpantsSpongebob SquarepantsCrash and Bernstein) also joins the series, which will be directed by Willis Bulliner (Agents of Mayhem, storyboards on Netflix’s Castlevania).



Netflix's Seis Manos | Opening Sequence | VIZ

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