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Onyx Equinox

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Aztec-themed anime has great plot, brutal violence, nudity.

TV Crunchyroll Anime 2020
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Made for "adults" with but written as a kids cartoon

Confusing at every level. The animation is horribly dated and feels aimed to children that may like Star Wars Resistance, which might be fine and dandy with an incredibly simple story well-suited for 5 year-olds... but then this has gore/violence and nudity... so no, I cannot find a way to recommend this to ANY age group. It's just like watching a high school group of kids who got a few thousand dollars to waste on something they had no idea how to market. Very sad.
age 12+

come on

just handle it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This mythical anime series offers an entertaining story that is steeped in Mesoamerican history, culture, and and its complex mythology. Those familiar with it will have an easier time of understanding the cultural nuances being presented here, especially when gods like Tezcatlipoca appear as their naguales (animal disguises). But the overall premise, which is, in essence, an adaptation of the hero's journey, can be universally understood.

The fantasy world Onyx Equinox presents is decidedly rooted in Western culture. There are some generic components of the traditional adult-oriented anime series, including violence, nudity, and insect-like creatures and beings. But the visual effects are a little rough around the edges, and English dubbing is clunky. Nonetheless, it's a captivating story, and if you can move past the fact that it's a little ragged in places, you'll likely find it's worthy of your time.

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