Thunderbolt Fantasy Puppet Show's 2nd Season Previewed in Opening Video
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Good Smile Company began streaming the opening movie on Monday for Thunderbolt Fantasy: Tōriken Yūki 2, the second season of the Thunderbolt Fantasy puppet-show series. The video will stream only until October 2 at 5:00 p.m. JST (4:00 a.m. EDT). The video previews Takanori Nishikawa's opening theme song "His/Story." Nishikawa is collaborating with Hiroyuki Sawano on both the opening and ending theme songs. The ending theme song is titled "Roll The Dice."
The show will premiere on October 1, and will air on Tokyo MX on Mondays at 10:00 p.m., on BS11 on Tuesdays at 12:30 a.m., and on Sun TV on Tuesdays at 1:30 a.m.
The second season will feature three new cast members:
- Sho Hayami as Kaseimeikō
- Akira Ishida as Teikū
- Aoi Yūki as Mysterious Princess
Returning cast members include:
- Junichi Suwabe as Shāng Bù Huàn
- Kousuke Toriumi as Lǐn Xuě Yā
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Ryōga
- Tarusuke Shingaki as Shō Kyō Ken
- Ayahi Takagaki as Katsueiraku
- Takanori Nishikawa as Rōfu Yō
The staff is returning from the first season.
Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Aldnoah.Zero) was credited with the first season'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 first season premiered in July 2016 and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
The Thunderbolt Fantasy: The Sword of Life and Death film opened in Japan in December 2017, and Crunchyroll began streaming the film in February.
Sources: Good Smile Company's YouTube channel