Anime’s Fan-Driven Resurgence Continues

Anime’s Fan-Driven Resurgence Continues

Cannon Busters is the latest attempt to get a new anime up and running via Kickstarter, and like Under the Dog, it’s got some serious talent behind it.

Heading the team is LeSean Thomas, who worked on Black Dynamite’s awesome animated series, but he’s joined by guys like Joe Mad (Darksiders) and Tim Yoon (Legend of Korra, Batman: The Red Hood). Also helping out will be Japanese studio Satelight, whose boss is Macross and mech legend Shoji Kawamori.

If The Wizard of Oz met the Hidden Fortress with influences derived from Escaflowne, hip-hop, and classic RPGs — you get Cannon Busters, one wild ride of fun, suspense, action, and wackiness. It’s a roadshow-style adventure of epic proportions!

That is how a single description can get my attention.

Aside from some very recent exceptions like Attack on Titan and Knights of Sidonia, anime has been in a bit of a fanservice funk for the last decade or so. It’s great seeing Kickstarter find ways for fans of older anime, where eyes were smaller and explosions more numerous, to get the kind of content they have been missing out on the past few years.

You can back Cannon Busters here.

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