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Cannon Busters 

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Explore the fantastic land of Gearbolt as we follow a motley crew of travelers on an unforgettable journey to reunite 2 best friends. S.A.M. is a high-end, friendship robot determined to ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
Kenn Michael ...  Philly The Kid 12 episodes, 2019
Kamali Minter Kamali Minter ...  Sam / ... 12 episodes, 2019
Stephanie Sheh ...  Casey / ... 12 episodes, 2019
Kausar Mohammed ...  Additional Voices / ... 9 episodes, 2019
Mela Lee ...  Dex / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Zeno Robinson ...  Kelby 8 episodes, 2019
Darien Sills-Evans ...  Odin 8 episodes, 2019
Billy Bob Thompson ...  Locke / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Keith Silverstein ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 2019
Michael Sinterniklaas ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 2019
Trevor Devall ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Joe Hanna Joe Hanna ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Greg Chun ...  9ine / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Marianne Miller Marianne Miller ...  Bridge / ... 5 episodes, 2019


Explore the fantastic land of Gearbolt as we follow a motley crew of travelers on an unforgettable journey to reunite 2 best friends. S.A.M. is a high-end, friendship robot determined to reunite with her best friend Kelby, the missing heir to her Kingdom under siege. Casey Turnbuckle is an out-dated, spunky grease-monkey repair robot, looking for an upgrade. Philly the Kid is a wanted, immortal fugitive just looking for a chance to shake them. Along for the ride is the greatest swordsman never known and an oversized Cadillac Eldorado that transforms into a sentient, giant robot. On their own, they're a lost cause. Together, they're the hippest group of travelers in action-fantasy. Written by Lobsand (Cannon B) Productions Limited 2018

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15 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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A great start!
16 August 2019 | by slanerushSee all my reviews

I hear what all the other critics are saying about this series being derivative of better anime but let's be real, all anime is derivative of the best anime, how can it not be? Personally I was excited to watch this series. As a hardcore anime fan I've seen everything and in recent years I've found fewer series that can hold my attention. So what's so different about this series? If you don't know, it's the brainchild of American storyboard artist Lesean Thomas who worked on great american anime series like Boondocks and Black Dynamite. I was super excited to see what he would do with his own project, I was not disappointed. What I responded to when I first started watching anime was that glimpse into Japanese culture but now that I'm older I'm ready to see what people like me, who are not Japanese but grew up watching Japanese anime have to add to this art form and apparently so does Japan. This summer Japan announced a program to expand anime production overseas. Japan wants more countries to get involved to expand this incredible art form to every corner of the globe. I feel that this inclusiveness will only make anime better in the long term. To be honest Cannon Busters is far from perfect but it's not bad either. I found that I really enjoyed the world that Thomas created and all the different characters, especially these diesel female fighters mixed in with robots, lizard people, cat people and to be frank, black people. This new anime world is what captured my imagination and got me to stay through all 12 episodes. My only major criticism is that I feel this 1st season really needed to be 24 episodes. I think the constrains of 12 episodes stifled the story. In 24 episodes we would of seen the prince grow more, his relationship with Hilda and Oden could have been explored more, and Sam, Philly the Kid and Casey would have had more time for their adventure. This was a great break for the series creator Lesean Thomas and from him I expect even greater series to come. I'm certain that before we know it American anime will be adding more and more titles to that greats anime list. We just need to give it time and nurture our homegrown talen. I think Cannon Busters is worth a look and I look forward to its maybe future.

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