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The Cannon Busters animated TV show is heading to Netflix!

Manga Entertainment is proud to announce its involvement in producing the upcoming Cannon Busters animated TV series.

Cannon Busters

The show, now greenlit for a 12 episode first season on Netflix, is helmed by Creator, Executive Producer & Director LeSean Thomas and brings together scripts from talented animation writers including Natasha Allegri (creator of Bee & Puppycat) Anne Toole (Emmy nominated writer of “The Witcher” video game), Nilah Magruder (writer of the award winning M.F.K. web comic), and more.

Produced by Manga Entertainment, Nada Holdings and Netflix, Cannon Busters will be brought to life by Satelight Inc., the animation studios behind shows such as Macross Delta and Basquash!

Cannon Busters is an animated adventure story about the value of friendship and just how far one is willing to go to maintain it. “Think The Wizard of Oz meets Hidden Fortress with a dash of Escaflowne + Hip Hop and classic RPGS — all rolled into one ride of fun, suspense, action & wackiness,” says Creator and Director of the Cannon Busters animated project, LeSean Thomas.

About LeSean Thomas
South Bronx NYC native, LeSean Thomas is a television animation producer, director & illustrator operating out of Los Angeles, California. He worked as the Creative Producer/Supervising Director of “BLACK DYNAMITE: THE ANIMATED SERIES” working alongside Studio Trigger’s Hiroyuki Imaishi (KILL LA KILL), who directed the opening title for season 2, with animation by Sanzigen (BLACK ROCK SHOOTER). LeSean has also worked as a Storyboard & Animation Production Artist on the animated TV series, “THE LEGEND OF KORRA” (Book 1), as well as Director/Lead Character Designer for Aaron McGruder’s Peabody Award-winning “THE BOONDOCKS” animated TV series (seasons 1 & 2). He is also creator, executive producer and director of “CHILDREN OF ETHER”, his current original anime project for Crunchyroll. “CHILDREN OF ETHER” is Crunchyroll’s first original anime project, and was released in 300 U.S. theaters followed by an on-platform launch.

About Manga Entertainment, Ltd.
Manga Entertainment is a vertically integrated digital film company comprising of production, international sales and distribution. Founded in 1987, Manga Entertainment quickly earned the reputation as the UK’s largest and best anime distributor with such revered brands as GHOST IN THE SHELL, DRAGON BALL Z, NARUTO, ONE PIECE and DEATH NOTE. Headquartered in London, the company continues to specialize in the licensing, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation as well as other beloved classic franchises like HALO, TRANSFORMERS, POKEMON and YU-GI-OH!. Manga Productions recently announced its first Netflix Original, CANNON BUSTERS – this 12 episode series is created by LeSean Thomas (THE BOONDOCKS, THE LEGEND OF KORRA) and is due to be completed in late 2018. In addition, there are several other projects currently in development including an adaptation of the hit Image Comic WAYWARD. Moreover, Manga successfully handled international sales for the award-winning animated feature, IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD, which has now been sold in several territories throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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