Children of Ether follows the tale of a woman named Rhonda who uses her samurai like skills and mysterious powers to discover her dark past and “the Ether” inside of herself. She does this all while trying to survive in a decaying dystopian metropolis as she is pursued by an unknown assailant. The anime was created by LeSean Thomas in collaboration with Crunchyroll.
What I respect and admire about LeSean Thomas is he helped changed the portrayal of people of color in animation into an image we can actually relate to with his contributions on Boondocks, Black Dynamite, now Children of Ether and Cannon Busters when they drop. If you see something you don’t like and can make a change take LeSean’s approach and change it yourself.
Examples of POC's portrayals over the yrs in TVanimation. Only by your hands can you affect how you are included & portrayed in a medium.😎🎨 pic.twitter.com/splmTbYplH
— LeSean Thomas (@LeSeanThomas) March 3, 2017
Even the voice actors of Children of Ether resemble their characters in one way or another.
— LeSean Thomas (@LeSeanThomas) July 27, 2017
I can’t wait for the younger generations to watch Children of Ether and Cannon Busters and actually see characters they can relate to in physical appearance and more. For that thank you LeSean Thomas and I truly hope all of his work becomes staples for the culture.