Gen Urobuchi's Thunderbolt Fantasy Puppet Series Gets Sequel
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The 13th and final episode of the "chivalrous fantasy puppet show" Thunderbolt Fantasy ended on Friday with an announcement that production on a sequel has been green-lit. The project's official website will provide more information in the future. The AbemaTV service is streaming the first 12 episodes from October 4 to October 5 in Japan, followed by the final episode on October 5.
Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Aldnoah.Zero) was credited with the show's original work, and he also wrote the scripts and served as chief supervisor. Nitroplus was credited with the character designs, and Good Smile Company was credited as the "modeling adviser." PILI Multimedia Inc., a well-known hand puppet drama production company in Taiwan, produced the series. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Aldnoah.Zero, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) composed the music and Yoshikazu Iwanami was the sound director. T.M. Revolution performed the theme song "Raimei."
The series featured 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 series premiered on Tokyo MX on July 8 at 11:00 p.m., and aired on BS11 and AT-X24. It also streamed on Bandai Channel and other streaming services in Japan, and on Crunchyroll outside Asia.