Thunderbolt Fantasy

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  • 5
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  • 3
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4.7
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  • Definitely something different, but marvelous nonetheless!
    This has been one of the most intriguing and well crafted anime I've ever seen! The detail of the puppets, the movements, the attitude that is given with each character and the HAIR FLIPS! Honestly, the story was quite interesting from the very first episode and I was addicted. It's fluid, it's fun and it's new. I say, give it a try! ^_^
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  • The best show on crunchyroll so far!
    Loved the actions, the drama, the story, the character personalities. Loved literally everything about this show. This is not your regular anime, this is gonna be huuuge!

    I hope they have more shows like this in the future. This show should be on TV already!
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  • its like anime, but good!
    iv'e been getting pretty sick of really generic shonen action shows recently that follow predictable pacing with fight scenes that begin and end with the word "justice". this show however has the perfect balance between campy goofs and utter serious life or death battles with some really awesome cinematography to boot.

    in all this show kind of reminds be of jojo's due to its absurd premise but ...
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  • Excellent!!! Top series for me!
    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! One of the best things i've seen so far. A simple, typical storyline beautifully animated and puppeteered( and that's the best part!). Not creepy like "Thunderbirds are Go!" from when i was a kid. I might have even watched it if were drawn as regular anime. The puppets make it that much more spectacular. How they get the movements and stances so life like is ...
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  • Underdog series of the season
    I've known about the wu xia puppets long before this series was announced. I've always been intrigued by it, from the costumes, to the fighting scenes, and the characters. A puppet based show might not be everyone's cup of tea, which is why it's best to watch this with an open mind. If you can look past the medium, this show is like a work of art. There is so much attention to detail. Not just the ...
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  • Look past your first impressions and prejudices
    Give yourself two episodes or so to get used to the show. I'm willing to bet that you will get hooked after episode 2 or 3.

    They put so much effort and money into the animations, characters, and sets. The story is well written and I enjoyed it. The character dolls are very beautiful and likely handcrafted by people who still know how to do so. I think people pass this up because they judge ...
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  • A Unique and Fun Journey through and trough!
    I was unsure of what to expect when I watched this. Though as soon as the first episode ended I was hooked immediately. The story, setting, and characters are all extremely well done, and the puppet work is breath taking. All of the characters are unique and their individual mannerisms just add to their own flavor that they add. This show was an incredible work, and I am quite thankful to have ...
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  • Not any animation but true art and fantasy with hand puppets! A masterpiece!!
    I am a fan of hand and string puppets since I was a child. My favorite show in the early 1960s was "Supercar" the second marionette production by Gerry Anderson, who later did even more spectacular shows, such as "The Thunderbirds".

    Now we have a brand new production, done in Chinese hand puppets, elaborated with beautiful faces, costumes, and scenery. This new type of animation is what we ...
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  • Season 1 Review (Yes, season 2 is in production)
    Because this is not a full animation but a combination of puppet show and animation, I can't really use the same criteria I use to criticize animations. Still, the animation part is not great, but it's not bad either. The combination with the puppet show is done well, not to make action confusing; instead, the animation enhances the majestic effect.

    The fighting scenes are not only to push the ...
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  • An absolute blast to watch
    Every now and then you get a chance to experience something that feels completely fresh. This is one of those shows. For people in Taiwan I understand this is a genre in and of itself, but for someone in America like me this is uncharted waters. Regardless of the gimmick of puppetry, it was backed up by excellent choreography, catchy music, and some really memorable characters. The story was ...
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