Cannon Busters Season 1: August 2019 Netflix Release, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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LeSean Thomas’s Cannon Busters has finally gotten its updated Netflix release date. The popular comic series is receiving its first full anime series adaptation since its crowdfunded pilot back in 2016. Want to know more and exactly when season 1 will be on Netflix? Here’s the lowdown. 

Cannon Busters is an upcoming Netflix Original anime series based on the comic of the same name by creator LeSean Thomas.

First published in 2005, it has only published a few issues. In 2014 co-creator of the series LeSean Thomas started a crowdfunding campaign for the series to be adapted into an animated series. The pilot was released to those that backed the project and in August of 2017, Netflix made the announcement that the series would be adapted into a twelve episode season.

What is the plot of Cannon Busters?

Follow the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end, royal-class 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 powerful kingdom under siege. – Synopsis wrote by creator LeSean Thomas.

Who is in the cast of Cannon Busters?

The full cast of Cannon Busters is yet to be revealed, but those that have been listed the information was available on the Cannon Busters website. Any further info on the cast is yet to be listed on IMDb.

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before?
S.A.M Angelique Perrin Crackdown 2, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Strong Medicine
Casey Turnbuckle Elizabeth Maxwell Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell, RWBY
Big Bull Kevin Grevioux Underworld, I, Frankenstein, Young Justice
9ine TBA N/A
Locke TBA N/A

How many issues are there of Cannon Busters?

There are a total of 3 issues of Cannon Busters, with the last being published back in 2005. As for when any further issues will be released is unknown at this time. If the story of the anime moves further than that of the comic, then its possible we could see further issues.

The fan base has been incredibly loyal over the years and that was evident when a Kickstarter was created for its pilot episode.

The art of Cannon Busters

How many episodes will there be for season 1 of Cannon Busters?

The first season will air with all 12 episodes.

So fans crowdfunded Cannon Busters?

Yes! But that was for the pilot and not the remaining 11 episodes of the first season. Creator LeSean Thomas crowdfunded through Kickstarter to raise money for a pilot episode of Cannon Busters. It took some time to raise the money but after 2 since the kickstart began, the pilot episode was released to backers on July 8th, 2016.


Is there a trailer for Cannon Busters?

The only trailer we have for now was the trailer for the pilot from the crowdfunded first episode.

When is the release date for season one of Cannon Busters?

Cannon Busters was originally slated to debut on Netflix in March 2019, there was no news when Cannon Busters failed to land. At the end of May, a small announcement was made thanks to Animation Magazine detailing that the series would launch instead in late 2019.

Fast forward to July 2019, at an anime convention, NX on Netflix gave us the updated release date for Cannon Busters with that being August 15th, 2019.

Are you excited for season one of Cannon Busters? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.