'Cannon Busters': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else you need to know about the upcoming Netflix anime
After an extremely long gestation period, Netflix is finally bringing out the first season of 'Cannon Busters', an anime based on the hit American comic book of the same name.
‘Cannon Busters’ is one of those rare shows whose production is as interesting as its plot itself. First published as a comic book in 2005, it told an innovative story halfway between traditional Japanese manga and classic American comic book. In 2014, LeSean Thomas, co-creator of the series, started a crowdfunding campaign for the series to be adapted into an animated series. The anime adaptation’s pilot was released to backers of the project and the show was picked up for a 12-episode first season by Netflix in 2017.
Here’s everything you need to know about the unique new anime:
‘Cannon Busters’ was originally expected to debut on Netflix in March 2019 but it did not arrive on the announced date without any explanations given. At the end of May, Animation Magazine announced that the series would launch in late 2019 instead. The updated release date was ultimately revealed at Anime Expo 2019, so now we can expect to see the much-awaited show to finally arrive on August 15, 2019.
Here’s a summary of the plot, courtesy of the official ‘Cannon Busters’ website:
“Follow the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end, royal-class 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 powerful kingdom under siege.”
Angelique Perrin is an American actress, writer, and producer who is arguably best known as the voice of Jedi Master Adi Gallia on George Lucas’s animated series, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’. She has also worked on ‘Rugrats All Grown Up!’ and ‘Doc McStuffins’. Perrin will be voicing S.A.M, a lost android and the central character of the show.
Her fellow cast members include Elizabeth Maxwell as Casey Turnbuckle and Kevin Grevioux as Big Bull.
‘Cannon Busters’ is the brainchild of LeSean Thomas. His most notable other works include ‘The Boondocks’ on Adult Swim, for which he served as Co-Director (Season 1) and Supervising Character Designer (Seasons 1 & 2), and Nickelodeon’s ‘The Legend Of Korra’ (Book 1) on which he worked as a storyboard/production artist. Thomas most recently served as Creative Producer (Season 1) and Supervising Director (Seasons 1 & 2) for ‘Black Dynamite: The Animated Series’ on Adult Swim.
While we don’t yet have an official trailer from Netflix, the pilot that was released to Kickstarter backers came with a trailer that reveals the fun, zany adventures in store for the show’s lovable characters. S.A.M., the absolutely adorable lead character, is extremely sweet and obviously too pure for this world, which contrasts well with her more unsavory companions including the eccentric yet cute repair droid Casey Turnbuckle and wanted man Philly the Kid.
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