LeSean Thomas’ Cannon Busters is Finally Coming to Netflix in August

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LeSean Thomas’ Cannon Busters is Finally Coming to Netflix in August

Animator, director and producer LeSean Thomas is finally going to debut his long-awaited anime Cannon Busters. Years in the making, and missing it’s March debut, Cannon Busters was produced by Japanese animation company Satelight. This is not Thomas’ first international anime project. Last year, he released Children of Ether, in theaters as well as on Crunchy Roll’s streaming site.

Stateside, Thomas is primarily known for being the supervising character designer and co-director on several seasons of Adult Swim’s The Boondocks, Cannon Busters is based on a comic that Thomas drew himself back in 2005, the project has been on again off again since then. Including a pilot that was kickstarted in 2014.

While the series was looking for a home, Lionsgate purchased STARZ Entertainment in 2017, who happened to own British based Manga Entertainment. After Lionsgate quietly revived Manga’s US division, in May of this year, Magna US re-launched with Cannon Busters as its first American project. Then, on July 6, during Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Netflix made the announcement via it’s Scifi, and fantasy division NX., that the Canon Busters series is headed to the streaming service on August 15.

From the Deadline announcement:

First published in 2005, Cannon Busters follows the adventures of S.A.M, a high-end friendship droid who’s joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M’s best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.

– Deadline

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All 12 episodes of Cannon Busters are slated to drop on Netflix on August 12.


  • Jazmine July 9, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Best, News. I’m ready to see what Netflix does with such a vibrant storyline.

  • Edenfantasys July 17, 2019 at 2:06 am

    has finally gotten its updated Netflix release date. The popular comic series is receiving its first full anime series adaptation since its crowdfunded pilot back in 2016. Want to know more and exactly when season 1 will be on Netflix? Here s the lowdown. 

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