Thunderbolt Fantasy Jams Out With Prequel Film in October of 2019

Latest installment of Japanese / Taiwanese glove puppetry co-production focuses on the life of Làng Wū Yáo

A young Làng Wū Yáo beholds the countenance of his beloved, Mù Tiānmìng, with a concerned look on his face.


Head's up, puppet fans! Another installment of the Japanese / Taiwanese martial arts glove puppet extravaganza known as Thunderbolt Fantasy is heading to Japanese theaters in October of 2019 with Thunderbolt Fantasy: Seiyuu Genka ("Western Ballad"), and now a new teaser trailer and a new key visual have been revealed for the film.



Thunderbolt Fantasy: Seiyuu Genka is a prequel film set in the Western nation of Xī Yōu, and it focuses on the adventures of Làng Wū Yáo as a young man. The cast for the film includes:

  • Takanori Nishikawa as Làng Wū Yáo.
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Líng Yá.
  • Nao Tōyama as Mù Tiānmìng.
  • Rie Kugimiya as Cháo Fēng.
  • Tarusuke Shingaki as Xiào Kuáng Juàn.
  • Kikuko Inoue as Làng Wū Yáo's Mother.
  • And Others. 


Additionally, the new film features a theme song entitled "Cresent Cutlass" that is performed by Takanori Nishikawa and Hiroyuki Sawano. 


The movie poster for Thunderbolt Fantasy Seiyuu Genka, featuring Làng Wū Yáo and Mù Tiānmìng.


Thunderbolt Fantasy: Seiyuu Genka features a story, screenplay, and general direction by Gen Urobuchi and puppetry and camerawork by Pili International Multimedia. The film hits theaters in Japan on October 25, 2019.




Official Thunderbolt Fantasy: Seiyuu Genka home page


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