Industry News


30 May - 2019

Manga Entertainment with Reemsborko to launch Cannon Buster new anime serie

Manga Entertainment, Ltd., a leading anime distribution company, have appointed Reemsborko Ltd. as the worldwide agent for Cannon Busters, a new 12-part anime that will launch later this year exclusively as a Netflix global original series. 

Cannon Busters is an original IP created by LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks, Legend of Korra, Children of Ether) and based on the characters and story first published by Udon Comics/Devil’s Due in the comic of the same name in 2005. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign by Thomas himself to produce a pilot episode in 2014, Cannon Busters has generated a dedicated cult following. The upcoming series will be launched in over 190 territories globally.

  • LeSean Thomas leads as Executive Producer, Creator and Series Director of the 12-part series
  • The series animation was produced entirely in Japan by LeSean Thomas and Satelight Inc., the Tokyo based studio behind such hits as Macross
  • The series is produced in Japanese and will be dubbed into international languages including English, German, Spanish, Italian and French along with multiple subtitled languages
  • It is one of the first anime series to be created and directed by a non-Japanese writer/animator (LeSean Thomas) and produced in Japan and in the Japanese language 

It is a privilege to be working on this great property,” commented Max Arguile of Reemsborko Ltd.There is already strong interest – apparel is going into Hot Topic in time for launch and a sportswear range is coming too (those licensees will be announced soon). We are now at contract with a European statue licensee, a UK jigsaw company and a US pin badge Iicensee. It’s looking very good for Cannon Busters.

I am both humbled and excited about the opportunity to create something truly international in the growing, mainstream appeal of anime,” said LeSean Thomas. ” Both Netflix and Manga Entertainment have been integral partners in my vision for a truly globalized approach to Japanese animation production and I am excited about what’s to come for fans of anime with this fun, new entry into the medium.

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