Thunderbolt Fantasy

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4.7
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great show Amazing story
    At first i thought what the heck is with this animation style, but now i cant wait to see the next episode... AMAZING SHOW and the story is great and each character has such a personality to them. Hope this show gets alot of episodes as im not one to follow the books I just binge watch shows haha.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing take on puppets
    What a sleeper. Looked like normal CG story and just blew me away. Strangely even though it's puppets, they are very believable and actually adds a realism that makes the action sequence come alive like some high level live action kung fu.

    Also add great dialogue that is witty and make you laugh. And of course, awesome special effects that punch in this medium. I cannot get enough. Best ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Look what we got ova here
    A cuppala haters. Thunderbolt Fantasy is not an anime. It is a Chinese style WUXIA done with puppets by Pili. Pili have be doing these kinds of shows for decades so they not some nobodies making a puppet show. Thunderbolt Fantasy is written by Gen Urobuchi of Madoka fame. The show's visuals are mesmerizing from the characters, settings, and CG visual effects. Watch this series brother. ~ HH

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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    The action-adventure martial arts puppet show you didn't know you needed
    Short form: A work of art fusing traditional puppetry, assorted legends, CGI, martial arts and anime elements into something unique.

    Thunderbolt Fantasy sounds like a crazy idea - taking mostly-Chinese legends, acting them out via puppets that mix traditional puppetry with gorgeous BJD designs, and then amping up the martial arts action and adding CGI. Now throw in some great action and the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    The coolest puppet show you'll ever see
    It's amazing to think how exciting and action-packed they were able to make a series entirely acted out by puppets. It's even more amazing that it manages to pull it off convincingly, with swift but appropriate pacing for moving forward a thrilling and fantastical story.

    That said, the lack of emoting on the characters and lip-synching, while understandable, does feel like something that would ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Puppets? What the....
    In the first few moments, I almost turned it off. I had just been watching Beserk and transitioning to puppets felt..well you can imagine. But for some reason I kept watching. Yes, it may have been I was comfortable and the remote was too far away but I kept watching. And after that I kept watching, until oh my god its the credits! I watched the whole show...and was actually entertained.

    I ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    puppets!!!!! that was way cooler than I expected
    Wow it was very cool. Those puppets were very well made with a lot of love. I loved the story. I loved the costumes that the puppets were wearing. I also loved that it was action packed. All around beautiful to see. There was a lot of fast moving around so I can see where some people might get motion sickness, but I will have to say, I get carsick on car rides ok? I was fine. The average person ...
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  • watch it watch it watch it
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    It's pretty good
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  • Despite being puppet show, more anime than most animes
    This is pretty great show with full of villains, heroes and Han Solo -type antihero, and you're never quite sure which is which. Glorious wuxia fights, keikakus within keikakus, all around good fun for people who like fabulous fighters fabulously fighting, and classic but well executed plot. Recommended to all people who like really well done classic anime tropes and/or beautifully made ornate ...
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  • Not anime but true fantasy with hand puppets!
    Puppets! Is this anime? No!

    Do I care? No!

    This is a wonderful series. You do have to have a mindset for watching puppets and if you can't make that jump than this show is not for you.

    Fun and cheesy for someone who grew up on Gerry Anderson
    I am impressed. Love the set design and the costumes.

    Currently watching the second season.
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