LeSean Thomas

New York City Tokyo Los Angeles

About

South Bronx, New York City, native LeSean Thomas is a television animation creator, producer & director operating out of Meguro, Tokyo, Japan. His most recent works are creator, executive producer and showrunner of YASUKE and CANNON BUSTERS, both Original TV-Anime series currently airing on streaming giant, NETFLIX

His past works include CHILDREN OF ETHER on Crunchyroll, a leader in SVOD platforming exclusively focused on East Asian Pop Culture & media, Creative Producer and Supervising director of BLACK DYNAMITE: THE ANIMATED SERIES on The Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block. Storyboard & animation production artist on THE LEGEND OF KORRA (Book 1) animated TV series for Nickelodeon Animation, as well as Director/Lead Character Designer for Aaron McGruder’s Peabody Award-winning THE BOONDOCKS animated TV series (seasons 1 & 2) for Sony Pictures Television.

 Read the full TIME Interview featuring creator LeSean Thomas :  How YASUKE”  Paves A New Path For Black Creators In Anime.

 

 

Read the full ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY interview featuring creator LeSean Thomas : Creator LeSean Thomas Tells EW He Hopes His Show Will Be A “Gateway” For New Viewers Of Anime. 

 

 

 

                                     

 

Read the full WIRED article featuring creator LeSean Thomas : Netflix’s “YASUKE” Is An Action-Packed Step Forward For Anime.

 

 

 

Read the full NPR interview featuring creator LeSean Thomas : “YASUKE” Creators Honor True History Of Black Samurai. 

 

Read the full NEW YORK TIMES article featuring creator LeSean Thomas “YASUKE” Reclaims A Black Samurai From History.

 

Read the full JAPAN TIMES article featuring creator LeSean Thomas : African Samurai Earns Hero Status In New Anime “YASUKE.”

 

Read the full JAPAN TIMES interview featuring creator LeSean Thomas : “Cannon Busters” – Bending Anime Rules In All The Right Ways.

 

 

Read the full FORBES interview featuring creator LeSean Thomas : On Netflix’s Upcoming Cannon Busters” And The Creative Cross-Cultural Future Of Anime.