Heads up, wuxia puppet fans! Crunchyroll has added the 2017 Thunderbolt Fantasy - The Sword of Life and Death - film to its catalog, and the film can now be streamed worldwide (except Asia) by Crunchyroll members with Premium accounts. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of puppet-based martial arts mayhem are in for a treat, because at AnimeJapan 2017 Nitroplus announced that in addition to the upcoming sequel to Thunderbolt Fantasy, a spin-off prequel project which focuses on the exploits of Shā Wú Shēng, the Screaming Phoenix Killer, is in production. Hit the jump to learn more.
Netflix has announced the acquisition of world-wide distribution rights to Godzilla, the upcoming 3DCG theatrical anime film which offers a new take on Toho's most enduring giant monter. Hit the jump to learn more.
AnimeJapan 2017 is just around the corner, and the official Twitter feed for the upcoming Godzilla 3DCG theatrical anime has released another piece of concept art in anticipation of the massive industry event at Tokyo Big Sight. Hit the jump to check it out.
Oh, no! There goes Tokyo! The official website for the upcoming Godzilla anime has updated with announcement of 6 famous seiyuu joining the cast and a new piece of concept art. Hit the jump to learn more.
Popular writer Gen Urobuchi has been fairly quiet on social media lately. And, there hasn't been much on the sequel to Taiwanese puppet co-production Thunderbolt Fantasy (or the anime Godzilla he was attached to in August either). Still, when you get your hands on a wuxia puppet, you have to show it off, and, Urobuchi took to Twitter to share a look at the one that just arrived. Get a look after the jump.
Dān Fěi, the heroine of Thunderbolt Fantasy - a wuxia puppet TV show written and directed by Gen Urobuchi and featuring footage and puppetry by Pili International Multimedia - is now the subject of her own series that is serialized on the Champion Cross digital manga website. Hit the jump to learn more.