Visual for anime adaption of manga featuring African-American cast revealed!!

There are a ton of anime out there and in them there are characters that appear to be of another race outside of Japanese. But, in some cases, they have a short scene before fading into the background of the story. However, that is not the case with this upcoming anime. From creator Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey and writer Tre McIntosh comes “XOGenaSYS,” a four-chapter comic series about a young man named Darius Smith who enters a futuristic gladiatorial tournament. The comic is featured on the website Noir Ceaser Entertainment, which is run by NBA basketball star Johnny O’Bryant.

The site describes the comic as:
The future has grown into a decadent, overcrowded gang-ridden cesspool. If you’re not living uptown, you might as well be dead. Such is the case of Darius Smith, an artistic youth living in the hood, doing his best to avoid trouble and live life. Unfortunately, Darius has a hidden talent – he’s an explosive fighter! This makes him the target of many gangs and pits him in many brawls, landing him in the sight of the honorable Timothy Mustafa, powerful prince and owner of one of the most successful XOGeneSYS teams in the country. XOGenaSYS is a successful gladiator sport fought with powered exoskeletons, and Mustafa wants Darius to become the next new fighter! Can Darius become the next champion or will he fall like so many before him?

The pilot episode of XOGenaSYS will premiere in Los Angeles at Anime Expo on July 7. Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey, writer Corey Mikell, comic creator Marcus Johnson and D’Art Shtajio studio founder Arthell Ison, who adapted the comic into an anime, will be in attendance at the event.

You can find out more about XOGenaSYS and the other comics featured by going to the Noir Ceaser Entertainment website.