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Gen Urobuchi, Good Smile Company Launch Thunderbolt Fantasy Puppet TV Series

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Japanese/Taiwanese collaboration starring Kousuke Toriumi, Junichi Suwabe premieres this summer

Nitroplus, Good Smile Company, and Taiwanese company PILI launched a website on Friday to announce Thunderbolt Fantasy: Tōriken Kōki, a new puppet TV series that will premiere this summer.

Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Aldnoah.Zero) is credited with the show's original work, and is also writing the scripts and serving as chief supervisor. Nitroplus is credited with the character designs, and Good Smile Company is credited as the "modeling adviser." T.M. Revolution will perform the show's theme song. PILI Multimedia Inc., a well-known hand puppet drama production company in Taiwan, will produce the series.

The "chivalrous fantasy puppet show" series features the following voice cast: (Note: Chinese names are listed first, and romanized versions of the Japanese names are listed next in parentheses.)

Kousuke Toriumi as Lǐn Xuě Yā/Lüè Fēng Qiè Chén/Guǐ Niǎo (Lin Setsu A/Ryō Fu Setsujin/Kichō)

Junichi Suwabe as Shāng Bù Huàn/Rèn Wú Fēng (Shō Fu Kan/Jin Muhō)

Tomokazu Seki as Miè Tiān Hái/Sēn Luó Kū Gǔ (Betsu Ten Gai/Shinra Kokotsu)

Mai Nakahara as Dān Fěi (Tan Hi)

Other characters in the show include:

Dān Héng (Tan Kō)

Liè Mèi (Ryō Mi)

The show will have a stage event at Wonder Festival 2016 (Winter) on Sunday, and will also have a stage event at Anime Japan 2016 on March 26.

[Via Yaraon!]

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