Cannon Busters, the Kickstarter-backed anime project worked on by folks from Black Dynamite, Darksiders, Legend of Korra and Macross, has actually been made! Here’s the trailer for the first episode, which premieres for backers on July 8.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Oh booooy, there’s so much wrong with it.

“Let’s mash up Trigun and Cowboy Bebop”! When you have two animes like that that you’ll be compared to, you’re just doomed to disappoint.

Did anyone else cringe at the voice acting?

Also, just out of curiosity: has there ever been a successful Kickstarted animation? The only Kickstarter anime that comes to mind is Red Ash. Was it even funded?