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Crunchyroll to Stream Gen Urobuchi's Puppet TV Series Thunderbolt Fantasy

posted on by Karen Ressler
Japanese/Taiwanese co-production to be available worldwide outside of Asia

Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream Nitroplus, Good Smile Company, and Taiwanese company PILI's Thunderbolt Fantasy (Thunderbolt Fantasy: Tōriken Kōki) puppet television series . The series will be available in English worldwide outside of Asia.

The series will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 8 at 11:00 p.m., and also air on BS11 and AT-X24. It will also stream on Bandai Channel and other streaming services.

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." PILI Multimedia Inc., a well-known hand puppet drama production company in Taiwan, will produce the series. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Aldnoah.Zero, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is composing the music and Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director. T.M. Revolution performs the theme song "Raimei."

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), character designed by Shinov Mimori

Junichi Suwabe as Shāng Bù Huàn/Rèn Wú Fēng (Shō Fu Kan/Jin Muhō), character designed by Satoru Minamoto

Tomokazu Seki as Miè Tiān Hái/Sēn Luó Kū Gǔ (Betsu Ten Gai/Shinra Kokotsu), character designed by Satoru Minamoto

Mai Nakahara as Dān Fěi (Tan Hi), character designed by Shinov Mimori

Daisuke Hirakawa as Dān Héng (Tan Kō), character designed by Shinov Mimori

Haruka Tomatsu as Liè Mèi (Ryō Mi), character designed by Satoru Minamoto

Rikiya Koyama as Shòu Yún Xiāo/Ruì Yǎn Chuān Yáng (Shu Un Shō/Eigan Sen Yō), character designed by Satoru Minamoto

Kenichi Suzumura as Juǎn Cán Yúnāo/Hán Hè (Ken San Un/Kankaku), character designed by Satoru Minamoto

Sayaka Ohara as Xíng Hài/Qì Xiāo (Keigai/Kyūshō), character designed by Chuuouhigashiguchi and Satoru Minamoto

Nobuyuki Hiyama as Shā Wú Shēng/Míng Fèng Jué Shā (Setsumushō/Meihō Kessatsu), character designed by Niθ

Kazuhiro Yamaji as Lián Qí (Renki), character designed by Shinov Mimori

Hiroki Yasumoto as Cán Xiōng (Zankyō), character designed by Satoru Minamoto

Toru Ohkawa as Diāo Mìng (Chōmei), character designed by Satoru Minamoto

The website also pictures Xuán Guǐ Zōng (Genkishū), designed by Satoru Minamoto.

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