Cannon Busters Animated Pilot Teaser Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Kickstarter-funded anime pilot slated for January 2016

The Cannon Busters animation project shared a 30-second teaser trailer for the pilot with non-backers on Friday, previewing the animation. The trailer reveals a January 2016 release window.

The video also announces several staff additions, including technical director Yukio Nishimoto (Fairy Tail the Movie: Prologue - The First Morning), animation director Takako Shimizu (Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders), and background director Yann Le Gall (Basquash!).

The project reached its US$120,000 Kickstarter goal for the pilot film last November. Cannon Busters creator, writer, and director LeSean Thomas producing the project. The project also involves Thomas Romain as mechanical designer, Joe Madureira as character designer, and Bahi JD as an animator. Tim Yoon serves as a consulting producer, and Eric Calderon is collaborating on the writing.

Production has started at Japanese animation studio Satelight (Macross Frontier, Log Horizon, Basquash!).

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