Netflix Finally Confirms August Release For Cannon Busters

Manga UK and Netflix’s co-produced anime series Cannon Busters will finally hit the streaming service on 15th August 2019, the service announced announced this evening. The tweet also included a brief video message from series creator LeSean Thomas:

The series was also briefly featured in a sizzle reel of their upcoming titles.

Animated by Satelight (Symphogear), the series will adapt LeSean Thomas and J. Torres’ fantasy comic series of the same name. Netflix describes the series as follows:

The show follows the adventures and exploits 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. LeSean Thomas created, directs and exec produces the series.

Back in February, we reported that the series would be missing its previously listed release date of 1st March. As we noted, the series did not release then, and news had been quiet since. Manga Entertainment UK, who have been involved in Cannon Busters, have also optioned rights to adapt another comic book series, Jim Zub and Steven Cummings’ supernatural fantasy Wayward, into either an anime or live action series. No further announcement about Wayward has been made at this time, however.

Josh A. Stevens

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