While Japanese / Taiwanese co-production will be animated with puppets, the character are designs by a Nitro+ team who have worked on visual novels, anime
While Japanese / Taiwanese co-production Thunderbolt Fantasy will be animated with puppets, the character are designs by a Nitro+ team who have worked on visual novels, anime and the like, including Shinov Mimori, Minamoto Satoshi, Chuuouhigashiguchi (RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne original character designs) and Niθ (Samurai Bride/Gils, Space Dandy aliens, Blassreiter). Frequent Nitro+ contributor Namaniku ATK (Chaika the Coffin Princess, HaruChika) payed homage to this work with his take on heroine Dān Fēi (CV Mai Nakahara)
The story of Thunderbolt Fantasy is as follows: many years ago, humans waged a terrible war against the denizens of the Demon Realm. In the process, a series of special Shén Huì Mó Xiè ("Heavenly Instructor Magic Implements") weapons were forged to defeat the forces of the nether-realms. After the war, these sacred weapons were entrusted to the care of special guardians.
Kōsuke Toriumi as the voice of Lǐn Xuě Yā.
Junichi Suwabe as the voice of Shāng Bù Huàn.
Mai Nakahara as the voice of Dān Fēi.
Tomokazu Seki as the voice of Miè Tiān Hái.
The most powerful of these weapons, the Tiān Xíng Jiàn ("Sword of Divine Retribution"), was entrusted to the family of siblings Dān Héng and Dān Fěi. Now the leader of a rival clan, Miè Tiān Hái, will stop at nothing to possess this sword. While on the run from Miè Tiān Hái, Dān Héng and Dān Fěi encounter the mysterious stranger Lǐn Xuě Yā, who aids them in their quest.
Rikiya Koyama as the voice of Shòu Yún Xiāo.
Kenichi Suzumura as the voice of Juǎn Cán Yún.
Sayaka Ohara as the voice of Xíng Hài.
Nobuyuki Hiyama as the voice of Shā Wú Shēng.
Daisuke Hirakawa as the voice of Dān Héng.
Kazuhiro Yamaji as the voice of Lián Qí.
Hiroki Yasumoto as the voice of Cán Xiōng.
Haruka Tomatsu as the voice of Liè Mèi.
And Tōru Ōkawa as the voice of Diāo Mìng. Additionally, voice actress Atsuko Tanaka will provide narration for Thunderbolt Fantasy.
He also recently did a sketch for the June birthday of voice actress Yuko Hara (Chaika's Akari)
And HaruChika character Kaiyū Hiyama
眠たい目を描くと眠くな…。— なまにくATK【村正６周年】R6S (@namaniku_ATK) June 15, 2016
And, because it's Namaniku ATK...
【深夜のデニム尻】短デニムに黒タイツ（ストも有）は無敵の組み合わせ。— なまにくATK【村正６周年】R6S (@namaniku_ATK) June 29, 2016
UPDATE: and now he's posted Shāng Bù Huàn.