Just in time for Halloween, Crunchyroll released a dark trailer and more details about the upcoming series Onyx Equinox. While the story highlights a young protagonist, the animation shows a seriously adult side in terms of bloodshed. (Note: This dark trailer may not be for the squeamish.)
Crunchyroll releases dark trailer for Onyx Equinox
As seen in the trailer, the journey to save humanity is not going to be 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.
“Viewers of Onyx Equinox can expect an adult story, both in terms of on-screen action and the themes we tackle throughout the series. We’re going to journey with Izel as he is forced to save a world he doesn’t believe he has a place in, coming face to face with both the darkness in the world and within himself.”Sofia Alexander, creator and showrunner.
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.Crunchyroll
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.
Onyx Equinox Character Details
Lastly, Crunchyroll revealed more about each of the main characters, which can be found below (including their blood type).
Izel: 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: 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: A priestess in Izel’s party. Desires to redeem her dark past.
- Sun Sign: Scorpio
- Birthday: November 10th
- Height: 5’4″
- Blood Type: A
K’in: Yun’s mischievous, risk-taking twin who often takes jokes too far.
Yun: 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
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 also be dubbed in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German upon its launch.