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‘The Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez Calls Netflix ‘Seis Manos’ “The ‘Citizen Kane’ of Mexican Anime”

Manuel Betancourt


Oct 1, 2019

The cast and crew of Netflix’s upcoming animated series Seis manos couldn’t have asked for a better logling following a sneak peek of the show’s first two episodes. None other than Jorge Gutierrez — he of The Book of Life fame — called it “The Citizen Kane of Mexican animé.” At a Los Angeles screening hosted by VIZ Media and Latinx in Animation, the famed animator was plenty effusive: “I loved it. I thought it was incredible. I think what you guys did was so brave and funny and subversive, and it’s just packed with heart.” Created by Brad Graeber and Álvaro Rodríguez the action-packed (and very R-rated) series is set in the 1970s and focuses on three orphaned martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agent and a Mexican Federal officer to battle for justice after their beloved mentor is murdered on the streets of their tiny border town.

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