Every normal person is absolutely fed up with identity politics, but sadly Netflix’s new American cartoon, Cannon Busters, is being used as a vehicle to create more division and chaos within nerd culture.
According to Sankaku Complex, various users are trying to stir the pot on Twitter to turn Cannon Busters into another identity politics battleground by bringing race into it.
The American cartoon is being praised by people unfamiliar with real anime and who have little or no knowledge of Japanese animation, which has made the show a nexus point of contention for some.
Support this Black anime creator by supporting the manga and show!
Cannon Busters is an American fantasy comic series by LeSean Thomas, launched in March 2005. An anime original net animation released on Netflix on August 15, 2019. Black Creator and Black Anime Characters. RT pic.twitter.com/BPvrxwdpi9
— BrozÉ (@FocusRoyaal) August 18, 2019
— Ino motherfucking suke (@playboimarzzz) August 19, 2019
There’s a new black anime called #CannonBusters and it’s giving me LIFE! The representation and the mix of inspiration it draws from imo is just amazing! Definitely something that was missing from the world pic.twitter.com/NtxQ5tbMwi
— Tyrin (@TyrinRogersXXX) August 18, 2019
But others aren’t so quick to shower it with praise just because it checks some token boxes.
A few pointed out that the animations aren’t so great and the character development is lacking, making it a below-par experience compared to better animated shows out there.
This show kinda blows tho. The animation is trash
— 🐝🐝DG🐝🐝 (@DGpapabear) August 19, 2019
C. Busters I dont find too thrilling. Lack of character development. Tons of unanswered questions. No explanation of how characters turn up to where they are. I mean they aint lying that people like it because of the blk creator. Its okay to be honest I mean we did it with Obama
— HoMaLoN (@homalon1) August 19, 2019
its cool cannon buster has black characters and all but its not anything new in terms of “main guy is cool and likes to touch women but dont worry hes still cool”
— certified meat boy (@gyrium) August 18, 2019
As pointed out by Sankaku Complex, the Netflix-distributed show features black characters, and this has made the activists and social media warriors buzz around the property like flies around trash.
[Update:] Worse yet is that originally Cannon Busters was supposed to be a comic book, and was Kickstarted, but backers have been complaining in the comment sections and on social media about never having received the comic.
Just curious, how man people didn’t get their kickstarter rewards?
— tmccrorey (@tmccrorey2) July 9, 2019
It’s unlikely to last for long, and most people who are praising the show will likely soon forget about it once the next flavor of the month rears its head and the same people fishing for likes on Twitter repeat the process in an attempt to virtue signal as much and as hard as possible to compensate for the vapid and empty lives they occupy, which is filled with pointless banter and pathetic pleas for attention.
(Thanks for the news tip LoP)