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Thunderbolt Fantasy Puppet Show's 3rd Season Delays Premiere Due to COVID-19

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Staff considers safety measures for COVID-19

The official Twitter account for the Thunderbolt Fantasy puppet-show franchise revealed on Friday that the show's third season has been delayed as the production staff considers safety measures for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The season was scheduled to premiere this year.

The show's official website and Twitter account will announce the new premiere date when it is decided.

The final episode of Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers (Thunderbolt Fantasy: Tōriken Yūki 2), the show's second season, announced the third season in December 2018.

The first season premiered in July 2016, and the Thunderbolt Fantasy: The Sword of Life and Death film opened in Japan in December 2017. The second season premiered in Japan in October 2018. Crunchyroll streamed all three installments.

The Thunderbolt Fantasy - Seiyū Genka theatrical project opened in Japan in October 2019. Crunchyroll began streaming the film last December under the title Thunderbolt Fantasy: Bewitching Melody of the West.

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.

Source: Thunderbolt Fantasy franchise's Twitter's account


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