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