Magic, Martial Arts and Mexicans, Seis Manos is the most on brand anime for one of our hosts. This week LaNeysha and Kate review the new Netflix Original series from Castlevania’s Powerhouse Animation. Created by Brad Graeber and Álvaro Rodríguez, Seis Manos marks the first major adult anime centered on a Latinx story, specifically a Mexican story. Set in 1970s Mexico, Seis Manos revolves around three orphans trained in Chinese martial arts, Isabela (Aislinn Derbez), Jesus (Jonny Cruz), and Silencio. When their Sifu and surrogate father, Chui (Vic Chao), is murdered, they join forces with Brister (Mike Colter) an American DEA agent, and Officer Garcia (Angélica Vale), a Mexican police officer, to avenge him.
Hit play to listen to the women dissect the eight-episode series, keep it spoiler-lite, and discuss issues of race and identity in the series. Find out why Seis Manos continuing the trend of diverse Netflix anime like Cannon Busters is important.