Children Of Ether is the new anime series from writer, producer, director, and artist LeSean Thomas. Thomas has worked on shows like The Boondo...
Children Of Ether is the new anime series from writer, producer, director, and artist LeSean Thomas. Thomas has worked on shows like The Boondocks, Black Dynamite, and The Legend Of Korra.
The show follows the journey of a young girl named Rhonda as she unravels the mystery of her new abilities. She goes into the world once ruled by her father after his death.
An unknown assailant begins pursuing her shortly after she begins her quest and receives help from a couple of crafty orphans.
The world is vivid and the characters are interesting. The dystopian ruins of the city are filled with poison water, raiders, gangs and the supernatural. Along the way, she will encounter enemies and allies as she attempts to discover the power of The Ether that is awakening in her veins.
The first episode, entitled “ONA“, slowly unveils the setting and introduces us to the rules of this dangerous place. The protagonist comes across as determined and strong. She even stands fearlessly in the face of a ruthless gang leader and fights valiantly against a number of foes. Her young orphan allies provide comedic relief but don’t come across as aggravating. They seem to be genuinely helpful and I’m sure they will play an important role in the events ahead.
The episode ended without giving away too much detail, leaving plenty of potential for the story to blossom into something great. The second episode has not premiered yet but I am anxiously anticipating its return.
The main character is voiced by Camille Winbush, who played Vanessa on The Bernie Mac Show. While the music score is being handled by past Kanye West collaborator Mr. Hudson and it is an excellent accompaniment to the action on screen.
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