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.
the best thing about this show is that its an original universe but don't bother wasting your time, mediocre at best really a compilation of other previous animes like trigun, cowboy bebop, etc.
Story: 2/10 No real direction just a cliché adventure about finding a lost person/city to save someone/something. Full of holes and non-connecting points
Art: 6/10 the art is decent its really impossible to have bad art nowadays especially with a netflix budget, art isn't a make or break for this anime its just kind of "good enough" to sustain the visual appeal
Sound:6/10 the sound is very similar to the art
description its good enough to maintain appeal but it isnt high quality to the point where is rememberable. it just matches and adds some points of emphasis in particular scenes/episodes
Characters: 4/10 What are the characters in this show they are so unequivocally bad, they're so generic to the point that the main characters could have been secondary characters and the character development they have from first episode to last is predictable its brings to mind that the creator clearly spent more time creating the universe it was set in rather than making rememberable characters.
Overall: 4.5/10 There is way better things to watch this season, its a show you put on late at night and can fall asleep to if you really cant find anything to watch. story and characters are very poor. Its sad a show like this can even get picked up.
Story: I thought this was pretty average, nothing special but enough too intrigue me to keep watching. That powers are cool and the world itself is actually pretty interesting. Some of the humor is gold, while other times your left thinking "huh?" Honestly the story is probably the weakest link for me, the show is held together by the cast of characters, world building, and animation. There are some episodes that don't really handle the main plot, but rather side stories, and I was much more intrigued by them.
Art: Most the fight scenes are actually pretty good. The world design is really unique and you
can tell the artists put a lot of time in the background shots with lots of interesting items and details. The art style reminds me of gurran-lagann mixed with old school 90's anime.
Sound: I really enjoyed the sound track. The OST and EST are really good. Most sound effects are great, nothing to complain about.
Characters: Good and bad, the bad guy is probably the most generic anime bad guy you can come up with. Luckily the main cast is interesting enough to hold the show together. The back story for each character is good, but short. Hopefully next season will flavor the villain with a more interesting plot.
This show is a great one day binge for when you have nothing to do. It has plenty of interesting things to offer, overall I rate it at about an 8. If it had just a little more to offer I would rate it higher, but for me the it is overall pretty generic and just stands out in a few artist aspects.
I’ll start off by saying first impressions are misleading. For this particular Anime it is a good idea not to jump to conclusions based on the first few minutes of airing. Second, whether this particular Anime is for the viewer depends on their tastes. This Anime is more likely to appeal to viewers of the following demographics.
One such demographic are viewers who enjoyed Trigun, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Beepop and Rage of Bahamut. In fact, I suspect the American who created the source material was highly influenced by those works, yet he also pulled in a lot of Japanese cultural references such as the forty-seven
ronin and Kamen Rider – meaning those who like looking for references to such things is another demographic this series hits up.
Of the demographics the series isn’t likely to appeal to include those who won’t like the fact the original source material is Western, yet this is still an Anime as the original audio and not just the animation was done in Japan. I think one of the things I like regarding Cannon Busters was in fact noticing the influences of Trigun, Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Beepop, yet the creator of the source material wasn’t influenced by that alone and actually knows quite a bit about Japanese culture.
Second, the series isn’t likely to appeal to those who hate unscrupulous rouges as one of the main protagonists, let alone characters who are majorly naïve as the two robot companions are. Even the prince for whom the one bot is searching for can come across as bratty. However, the characters do develop and each of the things I listed can be considered fatal flaws characters need to overcome. Another aspect I liked was how the characters did grow.
If I were to pick though, one thing I didn’t like so much regarding the characters, it would be the villains. Each of the true villains except for the big main felt honestly flat compared to the other canon characters, yet part of this comes from the fact their motives aren’t ever revealed to the cast beyond the main villain. In fact, there is a level of mystery regarding Botica that slowly unravels as the season progresses yet isn’t completely revealed as the audience is left at a cliffhanger.
The third demographic the series isn’t likely to appeal to are those who don’t enjoy the type of humor in the series which falls into the Dark Comedy genre. One of the reasons viewers need give more than a few minutes to watch the first episode comes down to the fact the humor may appear childish yet starts becoming more macabre as the season progressed. Some of the ways Philly ends up dying are quite gruesome yet fall into the horror genre. In fact, the series manages to blend quite a few genre into the series.
As for any issues beyond whether the series will appeal to a specific demographic, I didn’t find much fault beyond the one-dimensional feeling of the villains and the fact the viewer is left at a cliff hanger. I was left, though, looking forward to a second season for Canon Busters, but pleasantly surprised.
I don't even know how to describe my feelings towards Cannon Busters. On a surface level, I'd describe it as One Punch Man meets Trigun with stylistic elements of Devilman Crybaby, but I think there's a lot more to say about it than just that.
Story - 9
While one may look at the synopsis of the plot and write off Cannon Busters as another above-average Netflix original that's been shat out out to appease anime fans that use the platform, the way the show is written is actually genius in how it changes tones a goofy and light hearted almost-parody to rather serious and emotionally charged
moments. Some transitions aren't so smooth, specifically with the Botica plot, but for the most part the writing of this show is incredible. My favorite episode of this show has to be Turnbuckle Ex-Machina because of how beautifully the show balances between the dark subplot with the goofy main story.
Art - 10
Cannon Busters is one of the most well-stylized and gorgeous looking anime out there. Every character (with maybe one or two exceptions) fits beautifully amongst the cast that makes it hard to not know what show the character is from, even if you've not seen the show or haven't seen it in a while. The show also does an amazing job at blending 3D animation with 2D animation.
Sound - 10
Every single sound effect put into this show carries so much weight. Despite how unlikable most of the cast is (by design, not due to poor writing), I found myself emotionally invested during scenes where I wouldn't have been if not for the shows soundtrack.
Character - 8
While the characters are pretty simple, they're just complex and unique enough to allow some investment, while not slowing the show down from it's fast pace. The one exception to this I feel is the Boticans, who're given too much time to develop despite being as simple as Philly and the gang.
Enjoyment - 10
I watched this entire show in one day and I can't say I regret it a bit. While you could argue that the show is mostly filler leading to the finale, I view it as one hell of a ride that isn't in a rush to tell a full narrative, but rather a show that's here to show you a good time for an episode or two while you've got nothing better to do.
Overall - 9.5
I'm really torn on whether this is a strong 9 or a light 10, but at the end of the day that's just semantics. Either way, I highly recommend giving this show a shot. That being said, I don't fault anyone for disliking it due to how niche some of the elements are.