Cannon Busters Is The Black Anime Weve Been Waiting For

first_img Anime is cool. Black people are cool. Putting them together should result in something even cooler. And that’s just what’s happened with this incredibly cool trailer for Cannon Busters, a new Netflix original that premieres on the streaming TV service today.Take a look at the visuals! Listen to that track!Cannon Busters is a tale of transforming pink Cadillacs, robot royalty in the land of Gearbolt, and an “immortal renegade named Philly the Kid.” It comes from creator LeSean Thomas who first began the story as a two-issue comic book in 2005 before putting it on hiatus.AdChoices广告Since then Thomas has worked on a variety of projects, often times combining anime aesthetics with good old-fashioned melanin. His credits include Adult Swim hits Black Dynamite and The Boondocks, as well as Nickelodeon’s progressive Avatar continuation The Legend of Korra. A few years ago we even interviewed him about his Crunchyroll collaboration Children of Ether.This Cannon Busters adaptation has clearly been a long-gestating labor of love though. The project began as a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign and even put out a pilot episode for backers in 2016. But now the full 12-episode season is available to stream on Netflix with subs and dubs.Not to sound like a recommendation engine, but if you’re interested in Cannon Busters there’s more on Netflix that might excite you. Check out this trailer for Eddie Murphy’s Blaxploitation biopic Dolemite is My Name. Enter the Anime is Netflix’s history documentary of the art form. And here’s the best new anime in general to stream on Netflix in 2019. Stay on target ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Trailer Shows Bawdy Blaxploitation BiopicGood Vibes, Weird Hardware at the Game Devs of Color Expo last_img read more