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LeSean Thomas & Crunchyroll Collaborate on “Children of Ether” Project


From busting cannons to exploring the ether, LeSean Thomas keeps himself busy.

Yesterday, Crunchyroll and Cannon Busters director LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters, Legend of Korra) announced that they are collaborating on a new project, titled Children of Ether. The title will stream on Crunchyroll’s digital platform, though a specific release period has yet to be revealed.

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The project was officially unveiled at Crunchyroll’s New York Comic Con panel. A short teaser video accompanied the reveal, which you can check out below:

Thomas is helming the project at Yapiko Animation, with Hiroshi Shimizu (Michiko & Hatchin) providing character designs. Other staff members include:

  • Storyboard Director: Shingo Natsume (One Punch Man)
  • Animation Director: Yûichi Takahashi (Gatchaman Crowds Insight)
  • Animator: Mitsuo Iso (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Den-noh Coil)
  • Concept Designs: Ronald Wimberly
  • Music: Mr Hudson

Crunchyroll describes Children of Ether as:

Children of Ether follows Rhonda, a woman with a dark past and a mysterious power, as she is pursued by an unknown assailant after the death of her father. Aided only by her wits and a pair of orphans, Rhonda journeys through a decaying, dystopian metropolis populated by raiders, gangs, and the supernatural. As she struggles to survive in this harsh urban tangle, she meets both friends and enemies, and searches for answers about this power, “The Ether”, awakening within her.

Source: Crunchyroll

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