Thunderbolt Fantasy

Average Rating

  • 5
    (76)
  • 4
    (11)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)
4.7
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  • Totally Unique Show with Very Strong Cast, Story, and Voiceacting
    A Chino-Japanese production, Thunderbolt Fantasy is an action-packed show that features real-life, extremely high-quality puppetry. Each character is wonderfully written, voiced, and animated, with strong dialogue. The story is deep and fulfilling. It's no wonder a second season is currently in production.

    I can't recommend this show enough! It's truly and utterly unique on the Japanese ...
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  • Awesome use of an ancient art and modern effects.
    I would give it 5 stars but I found the dialogue a bit week at times. I was most impressed with the action sequences and the editing to make them more fluid. Good twists and turns. The slow revelation of the protagonists true strength was especially well thought out.
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  • Check it out, you won't regret it
    Interesting characters, awesome fast moving story. I would not have watched this unless somebody recommend it to me with some promos, I'm glad I did. I just hate the cliffhangers at the end of every episode Of course, if you're starting it now, it shouldn't be a problem!
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  • This series is amazing!!!!
    Honestly anyone who doesn't watch this series is missing out. Lin Setsu A is the best character for me and the story is just amazing. Really wonderful! LOVE IT!! The music is great, the story is thrilling, the character development is built well, and there are so many surprises.

    I wish this was more popular!
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  • My favorite show this season
    At first I considered this show to be more of a curiosity than anything serious, but it quickly grew on me over the course of the season. I'm near the end of it now, and have actually gone back to re-watch episodes and still enjoy them. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but it's my favorite show this cour.
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  • The series that started it all for me!
    Thunderbolt Fantasy is awesome and epic. 5/5.
    I frown on those who have the audacity to rate it 1 star merely because they do not have an open mind to how Taiwanese glove puppetry works and the fact the characters are not going to show expression. I do not have to see their faces be animated with emotion to enjoy the story, personally.
    This series is full of wonderful puppets,special ...
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  • A visual feast with an impressive story
    This is a first for using puppets to act out a serial tv show I've ever seen so props for that alone. What shines is the artistry and attention to detail put into the puppets, their movements, and the voice actors. With the puppets having limited facial expression (if any) the voice actors had to provide strong performances for this concept to work well and boy did they exceed my expectations. If ...
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  • I think it is a good show?
    This is a title for a very niche audience in my own opinion. I watched about 4 episodes but this kind of series just doesn't really do it for me. It is amazing however that they can make this kind of stuff with puppets, but it is due to them using said puppets that I really can't stick with it.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Best puppets show ever
    First this is a halfway review. I have not seen the end. While I did drop this anime. It has nothing to do with the story or visuals it was not exciting enough for me and it was a heavy season. The puppets are insane watch the preview and learn more. I hope they do a tour of them of cons. Secondly it has great moves a clean chi added with real puppet work. They meld the worlds well. Finally this ...
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  • 1 out of 36 people found this review helpful:
    This is not anime!!!
    If you want to watch anime this is not the show for you. It is puppets with CGI special effects thrown in. I dropped it by the third episode. Horrible. If it had a storyline I couldn't find it. Perhaps it exists passed the third episode somewhere, but I just couldn't get past the herky jerky puppet motion.
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