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Netflix revealed at its Anime Expo panel on Sunday that it will begin streaming Ultramarine Magmell, Studio Pierrot's television anime adaptation of Chinese manga creator Dainenbyō's Gunjō no Magmell manga, this year. Netflix also announced that LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters animated series will debut on Netflix on August 15.
Netflix is streaming a video showing a short clip for some of its upcoming series, including Ultramarine Magmell and Cannon Busters.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 7, 2019
Ultramarine Magmell premiered in Japan on April 7.
Hayato Date (Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Saiyuki) directed the series at studio Pierrot. Chūji Mikasano (Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul √A, Tokyo Ghoul:re) was in charge of scenario organization. Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Naruto Shippūden, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) composed the music.
The fantasy series takes place in a world where a new continent named Magmell suddenly appears in the ocean, and a new age of exploration begins. Explorers venture to the island to find previously unknown lifeforms and resources, but experience one disaster after another. The manga follows the mysterious young men who make a living as relief workers who aid the explorers.
Thomas is directing and serving as executive producer for the series. He is also writing the scripts along with Natasha Allegri (Bee & Puppycat), Anne Toole (The Witcher), and Nilah Magruder (M.F.K.). Matt Wayne is serving as story editor.
Netflix describes the anime:
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.
Source: Netflix's Anime Expo panel (Lynzee Loveridge)