Crunchyroll Releases Dark New Trailer for ‘Onyx Equinox’

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Mesoamerican god Tezcatlipoca on Onyx Equinox
Mesoamerican god Tezcatlipoca on Onyx Equinox

Just in time for Halloween, Crunchyroll released today a dark new trailer and more details about the upcoming Crunchyroll Original series Onyx Equinox, from creator Sofia Alexander. While the story highlights a young protagonist, the animation shows a seriously adult side in terms of bloodshed.

As seen in today’s trailer, the journey to save humanity is not going to easy for Izel and his friends Yaotl, a jaguar-like emissary of Tezcatlipoca, the powerful warrior Zyanya, the twins Yun and K’in, and the priestess Xanastaku.

Ahead of the series premiere next month, Crunchyroll also revealed an expanded synopsis for “Onyx Equinox” –  The gods are at war for the future of humanity, and an Aztec boy named Izel finds himself caught in the middle of their dangerous game. In order to save humankind, he must complete an impossible task–closing the five gates to the underworld. Izel reluctantly agrees, but only after learning his quest will also correct a terrible tragedy.

His journey to become humanity’s champion will be one of hope and despair, of trust and betrayal, where Izel must confront his own darkness and decide if the human race–with all its flaws and contradictions–is worth saving.

Crunchyroll also revealed more about each of the main characters, which can be found below, which includes their blood type, which is fitting with today’s trailer, and the pronunciation of their names..

Izel: [ eats – zell ]
Humanity’s reluctant hero. Tasked with closing the five gates of the underworld.
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthday: March 13th
Height: 5’1″
Blood Type: O

Zyanya: [ ziannia ]
A warrior with a powerful ability, seeks to restore her destroyed city.
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthday: September 4th
Height: 5’10
Blood Type: A

Xanastaku: [ sha – NAS – tah – coo ]
A priestess in Izel’s party. Desires to redeem her dark past.
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthday: November 10th
Height: 5’4″
Blood Type: A

Yun: [  june ]
K’in’s more individualistic twin. The emotional core of Izel’s group.
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthday: June 6th
Height: 5’7″
Blood Type: AB

K’in: [ kinn ]
Yun’s mischievous, risk-taking twin who often takes jokes too far.
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthday: June 6th
Height: 5’7″
Blood Type: AB

Onyx Equinox premieres November 21 only on Crunchyroll. The series is one of many Crunchyroll Original series that have launched so far this year including the high energy competition series “The God of High School” and the dark fantasy “Tower of God.”

Onyx Equinox was created by executive producer and showrunner Sofia Alexander and the series will be dubbed in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German at launch.

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