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Cannon Busters and Persona 5: The Animation Released Monday

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Also, collected set of K: Seven Stories films

On Monday May 10, Manga Entertainment will release the series Cannon Busters on Limited Blu-ray and DVD. The Limited Blu-ray will include an artbook, six art cards and an augmented reality pin.

LeSean Thomas directed and served as executive producer for the series. He also wrote the scripts along with Natasha Allegri (Bee & Puppycat), Anne Toole (The Witcher), and Nilah Magruder (M.F.K.). Matt Wayne served as story editor.

Netflix described the animated series:

The series follows 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. Thomas previously funded a short pilot film for the project using Kickstarter. Thomas Romain (Space Dandy, co-director on Oban Star-Racers) served as the mechanical designer, Joe Madureira (Uncanny X-Men) contributed to the character designs, and Bahi JD (Kids on the Slope, Space Dandy, Ping Pong) was on board as an animator. A trailer for the pilot film premiered in July 2016 shortly before the film debuted for Kickstarter backers.

Thomas (Children of Ether, The Boondocks) published the first issue of his original Cannon Busters comic in 2005 with Udon Entertainment and Devil's Due Publishing.

Anime Limited will release the first volume of PERSONA 5 the Animation as a Limited Blu-ray, including six art cards.

Aniplex of America described the anime's story:

Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year of high school after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo. A strange incident triggers the awakening of his Persona, and alongside his friends, he forms the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” to change the hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires. Meanwhile, cases of psychotic breakdowns have been popping up one after another... Living their ordinary high school lives in Tokyo during the day, the group stalks the bustling metropolis of Tokyo as the Phantom Thieves by night.

Masashi Ishihama (From the New World, Kamichu!) directed PERSONA 5 the Animation, and the game franchise's producer Katsura Hashino was credited with the original story concept. Satomi Ishikawa (Convenience Store Boy Friends) adapted Shigenori Soejima's original game character designs for animation. Kazuma Kaneko was credited for having drawn the original demon designs from the game. Shinichi Inotsume (Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-, Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Sket Dance) was in charge of the series scripts. Shōji Meguro returned from the game to compose the anime's music.

Anime Limited will also release a Collectors Blu-ray edition of K: Seven Stories, including a booklet.

The six-part K: Seven Stories theatrical film project saw Shingo Suzuki returning as director and character designer at the studio GoHands the anime. GoRA and GoHands were once again credited for the original story. GoRA was also credited with writing and oveerseeing the series scripts. Mikio Endo again composed the music. Music group angela performed all six ending theme songs — one for each of the six parts. The group also performed the opening theme song "SURVIVE!" for all six parts. Each of the ending theme songs were named after each part's subtitle.

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