Crunchyroll treads the dark with new original anime “Onyx Equinox!!”

Just in time for Halloween, Crunchyroll drops a trailer for their next upcoming original anime series, Onyx Equinox. The anime follows a young boy named Izel who is tasked with closing the five Gates of the Underworld and save humanity from a dark evil bent on world conquest.

Creator and showrunner Sofia Alexander gives more details on what viewers can expect from the series. “Viewers of Onyx Equinox can expect an adult story, both in terms of on-screen action and the themes we tackle throughout the series,” she says. “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.”

Crunchyroll describes the series: Onyx Equinox follows a young Aztec boy named Izel who is saved from death by the gods and is chosen to act as ‘humanity’s champion,’ forced to discard his apathy toward his fellow man and prove humanity’s potential on a journey that will take him across ancient Mesoamerica.

Check out the Onyx Equinox trailer and get ready to join Izel on his journey beginning November 21. Viewer beware, the trailer below does contain blood and gore so watch if you dare.

Warning: Contains intense scenes of blood and gore. Viewer discretion is advised.