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Urobuchi's new project- THUNDERBOLT FANTASY

Post by YokozunaBulldozer » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:29 am

From the man that brought us Fate/Zero, PSYCHO-PASS, Gargantia, Aldonah Zero, Madoka Magika, and Kamen Rider Gaim comes a unique project that utilizes glove puppetry.
The result is a show called Thunderbolt Fantasy ~ Torinkenyuki(東離劍遊紀, roughly translates to Journey of the Sword from the East), a "chivalrous fantasy puppet show" supervised by Urobuchi(who will also be doing the draft and script as well), characters designed by Nitroplus, and puppets designed by Taiwan's PILI.
The show is scheduled to air this summer and T.M. Revolution will be in charge of the opening theme.

Link: http://www.thunderboltfantasy.com

Promo Trailer

Cast:
Kosuke Toriumi as Lǐn Xuě Yā/Lüè Fēng Qiè Chén/Guǐ Niǎo (Lin Setsu A/Ryō Fu Setsujin/Kichō)
(Asemu Asuno(final arc era) from Gundam AGE, Naze Turbine from Gundam IBO)

Junichi Suwabe as Shāng Bù Huàn/Rèn Wú Fēng (Shō Fu Kan/Jin Muhō)
(Sting Oakley from Gundam SEED Destiny, Dandy from Space Dandy)

Mai Nakahara as Dān Fěi (Tan Hi)
(Anna from Godannar, Barara Peor from Gundam G-Reco)

Tomokazu Seki as Miè Tiān Hái/Sēn Luó Kū Gǔ (Betsu Ten Gai/Shinra Kokotsu)
(Domon Kasshu from G Gundam, Yzak Jule from Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny)


Personally, it looks beautiful and I really am anxious to see what Urobuchi will bring to the table(aside from the standard dark and gritty that he usually brings :mrgreen: ).
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Re: Urobuchi's new project- THUNDERBOLT FANTASY

Post by Henyo » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:21 am

Beat me it comrade. OH WELL!!!
I am VERY excited for this one. i really loved Star Fleet X Bomber(FIRE LASER TORPEDOES!!!)
and Thunderbolt Fantasy is similar to it. Man, if X Bomber ever got remade i'd want it in this style.

also, get yer Urobutchi Bingo cards ready!!! :twisted:
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Post by Amion » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:54 am

Wow, I'm actually mildly impressed. Too much of that CGI flashiness turns me away at first glance, but overall not bad. Not bad at all.
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Post by Henyo » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:32 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC6tohJ17hQ

this opening only made me more hyped. on a side note, would this be classified as Tokusatsu?
Star Fleet X Bomber AFAIK, is classified as such. and it uses much simpler puppet techniques. :?
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Post by chainsandguns » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:09 am

So I went from being curious after I seeing Urobuchi, to being almost out the door after reading "Puppet", to being back in after seeing that TMR is doing the OP, and then being all the way in after seeing the trailer.

This looks beautiful! I'll have to keep this on my radar.
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Re: Urobuchi's new project- THUNDERBOLT FANTASY

Post by YokozunaBulldozer » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:07 pm

Henyo wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC6tohJ17hQ

this opening only made me more hyped. on a side note, would this be classified as Tokusatsu?
Star Fleet X Bomber AFAIK, is classified as such. and it uses much simpler puppet techniques. :?
I guess so?
Some folks seem to classify OG Thunderbirds as tokusatsu(not the conventional superhero stuff but you know what I mean) so yeah I guess so. :D
chainsandguns wrote:So I went from being curious after I seeing Urobuchi, to being almost out the door after reading "Puppet", to being back in after seeing that TMR is doing the OP, and then being all the way in after seeing the trailer.

This looks beautiful! I'll have to keep this on my radar.
Most definitely. :D
I am imagining Urobuchi seeing Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and then saying "I could probably do this. NITROPLUS ASSEMBLE!"
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Re: Urobuchi's new project- THUNDERBOLT FANTASY

Post by Henyo » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:55 pm

chainsandguns wrote:So I went from being curious after I seeing Urobuchi, to being almost out the door after reading "Puppet", to being back in after seeing that TMR is doing the OP, and then being all the way in after seeing the trailer."
being awed, then weirded out, then awed again is SOP for tokusatsus if you ask me. I've watched a lot and showed many clips to non watchers. it almost always that kind of reaction. and in some rare cases, even long time toku fans. then again those few tend to be purists. 8)

Captain Scarlet could also use a remake in a style similar to Thunderbolt Fantasy.
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Post by YokozunaBulldozer » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:45 am

So for those still interested this will be airing on July 8th in Japan.
AND, Crunchyroll will stream it.
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2 ... sy/.103870
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Post by Henyo » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:39 pm

OH WOW!!!

that was an intense first episode. not to mention VIOLENT!!!
i am so liking this show. the CG and names in the subs will take some getting used to though.
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Re: Urobuchi's new project- THUNDERBOLT FANTASY

Post by YokozunaBulldozer » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:07 pm

The puppets are AWESOME.
So much detail and the theme song by T.M. Revolution is on point.
This really brings me back to the Chinese martial arts films from the 80s and 90s.
Fight choreography is on point as well and I look forward to more.
Also it would be crazy if they decide to sell replica puppets.
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Post by Henyo » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:20 am

YokozunaBulldozer wrote:The puppets are AWESOME.
So much detail and the theme song by T.M. Revolution is on point.
This really brings me back to the Chinese martial arts films from the 80s and 90s.
Fight choreography is on point as well and I look forward to more.
Also it would be crazy if they decide to sell replica puppets.
knowing japan. they probably will. closest would be the Dollfie line. but TBH, i prefer the dolls' designs here than Dollfies. specially the eyes.
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Post by Zeonista » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:15 pm

I've watched part of this show, and the rest has been awaiting my post-recovery viewing schedule once I get caught up on priority viewing. It has been an amazing eand delightful viewing experience! It deserves to be on Top 10 Wuxia lists everywhere. The puppetry is great, the puppet costumes are exquisitely detailed, and the seiyuu are into their roles. And having TM Revolution do the theme song is too cool.
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Re: Urobuchi's new project- THUNDERBOLT FANTASY

Post by Henyo » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:38 pm

we're getting a second season people!!!

BUT! we should be cautious. i don't want to experience another Pscyho Pass 2.
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