Netflix Debuts ‘Cannon Busters,’ An Anime Series From A Black Creative With A Diverse Cast — Here’s What You Need To Know

Black ani­me fans have always had a par­tic­u­lar prob­lem with their favorite medi­um: it’s been hard find­ing Black char­ac­ters. Of course, there’s an obvi­ous rea­son: ani­me is a Japan­ese import. But com­bined with inter­nal­ized West­ern stereo­types about Black peo­ple, find­ing an appro­pri­ate Black char­ac­ter in an ani­me is some­times like find­ing a nee­dle in a haystack.