Crunchyroll’s upcoming original series, Onyx Equinox, has caused quite a stir in the anime industry since people seemed to be so hyped for it. In February of this year, the company that happens to be a streaming giant in the world of anime put out a list of in-house animated series. The title that caught our and everyone’s attention was obviously Onyx Equinox.
Now for starters, the origins of Onyx Equinox are different from those released in the first half of this year, namely, Tower of God and God of High School. The anime is neither based on a webtoon nor adapted from any manga whatsoever. It, however, is an original animated series that may have the making-time only next to Avatar‘s, i.e., 13-years!
Onyx Equinox is created and illustrated by the talented Sofia Alexander. She also happens to be the Executive Producer of the anime, and it’s fascinating to note that Sofia voices some of the characters in the same. There’s so much to know about the anime, including plot, whether it has a trailer, its release date, so here we go!
Onyx Equinox: Release Date
What is the most important thing to know is that Onyx Equinox was a part of Crunchyroll’s summer releases, but thanks to the pandemic, those just remained as best-laid plans. The series was pushed to the fall 2020 line-up. For now, Onyx Equinox has confirmed its release date as November 21, 2020.
The series will be available in English, Spanish, Brazilian, Portuguese, French, and German for worldwide audiences.
Onyx Equinox: Plot
Onyx Equinox follows a quite interesting plot. It is set in ancient times in an area named Mesoamerica. There are not Evil gods and man-eating demons that travel the earth without any restraint, and they have wrecked everything in their wake for humans. It is because they hate humans so much that they will do anything in their might to damage them.
The story of Onyx Equinox revolves around a bet that was between the gods. The survival of the human race and its future is all centered around this bet. The hero of Onyx Equinox is an Aztec, a young boy named Izel. He has been handpicked by the gods as humanity’s representative in this game of wrath and destruction. Slowly as the series progresses, supporting characters join the cast. They will be Nelli– the one who encourages Izel, Zyanya, Xanastaku, and the athletic pair of twins, namely Yun and K’in.
Onyx Equinox: Voice-cast Details
The voice actors in both main and supporting characters are all listed below.
• Olivia Brown as Izel. She is The reluctant hero.
• Alejandro Vargas-Lugo as Yaotl. He helps Izel in his mission under Tezcatlipoca’s orders.
• Carolina Ravassa as Zyanya, and a powerful warrior.
• Kimberly Woods as Xanastaku, a priestess.
• Patrick Pedraza as Yun, the level-headed twin.
• Juan Arturo Maldonado as K’in, the mischievous twin.
• Sofia Alexander as Nelli and Izel’s sister.
• Zeus Mendoza as Quetzalcoatl, and a god.
• Fayna Sanches as the Healer
• Arin Hanson as Tezcatlipoca
• Castulo Guerra as Mictlantecuhtli
Onyx Equinox: Trailer
The first trailer of Onyx Equinox was released in June by Crunchyroll. For your convenience, we have posted it here. Another trailer, which reflected more on the series’ characters, was released by Crunchyroll in September.
This one goes by the name of “CHARACTER TRAILER.”
That’s all we have. Stay tuned for more!