Crunchyroll Original ‘Onyx Equinox’ Gets DVD Release

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Fans of the Crunchyroll Original adult fantasy animated series ‘Onyx Equinox’ got some good news when it was announced that all twelve episodes would get a home video release on DVD and Blu-ray. The production company Sentai Filmworks picked up the rights to release it on February 22, 2022, as the ‘Onyx Equinox Complete Collection.’

The series was created by animator Sofia Alexander, who also voice acts for several characters. She has done work for ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ reboot, ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters,’ ‘Infinity Train,’ and ‘High Guardian Spice.’ It explores humans interacting with deities from the Aztec, Maya, and Zapotec myth, setting it in a fantasy-world version of Mesoamerica.

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‘Onyx Equinox’ was originally slated to be a weekly release on the Crunchyroll app but was released in its entirety on the streaming service when fans expressed their desire to watch it, making it available on December 26, 2020.

The voice cast includes Olivia Brown, Alejandro Vargas-Lugo, Carolina Ravassa, Patrick Pedrazza, Juan Arturo Maldonado, Kimberly Woods, and Arin Hanson.

You can watch the trailer below:

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Wikipedia describes the plot synopsis as follows,

“The Mexican god of the underworld, Mictlantecuhtli, has begun stealing blood sacrifices from the other gods, culminating in a Zapotec city being leveled. To these ends, Quetzalcoatl decides to close the gates to the underworld, but can’t due to said gates being made of obsidian, which is toxic against the gods. So instead he makes a bet with Tezcatlipoca: he will find a human, “the lowest of the low”, and crown him his champion so he will close the gates before the equinox, when Tezcatlipoca will kill off humanity. Tezcatlipoca agrees to the bet, but sends his champion Yaotl along as an emissary so Quetzalcoatl doesn’t cheat.

Quetzalcoatl chooses Izel, a slave who lost his sister to blood sacrifice.”

Sofia Alexander won Animation Magazine’s “New Voice of the Year” award in December 2020 for her work on ‘Onyx Equinox.’


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