Thunderbolt Fantasy

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4.7
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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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  • Oh great. Another puppet sh... what the hell???
    Seriously, I only checked this out because it was mentioned by a YouTuber named Gigguk (absolutely good channel if you love anime). I thought "Hey, this is Gigguk, It impressed him, so why not?"

    So I watched the first episode and, as other people are saying, between the choreography, the cinematography, the characterizations, the special effects, and the damn good voice-action, this show is ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An absolutely amazing series
    I heard this mentioned in passing by the team behind Legend of The Five Rings and since was getting ready to run a campaign thought I would check it out. I was amazed at how awesome this series was! I am VERY glad my curiosity led me to check this out since it is truly an amazing feat of puppetry AND story telling. I enjoyed EVERY episode....and I can not say that about many series I have watched ...
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  • Absolutely brilliant
    I don't write reviews unless the whole series impressed me.

    The characters are great - very intelligent and you never really know who's-who.

    The story is twisty and captivating. The artwork is fun and eye-catching. Nothing to complain about with this one.
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  • Different, but really good.
    One of those amazing shows that hasn't seemed to catch on. It's a well written wuxia that uses puppets instead of animation as the medium. Sadly, it seems not to have caught on as much as it should as it's not technically anime and so misses out on a lot of word of mouth. But watch it! It's really good. Gen Urobuchi is the writer, if you need more encouragement
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  • Unexpectedly awesome
    I started watching this for jokes one day out of boredom, but it quickly turned out to be one of my favourite series of all time. The development of both the characters and the story are 10/10. Love all the voice acting in it too. Really looking forward to the next season!
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  • Stellar writing and characters beneath a layer of "foreignness"
    The stories at the heart of a good anime can be appreciated by any culture, but some people think Japanese names sound funny and don't enjoy the visual exaggerations of Japanese animation. How many times have you suggested a great anime to a friend, only to have them turn it off because they couldn't look past the visuals that were strange to them?

    Don't make the same mistake with Thunderbolt ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    If you are having doubts read this :)
    I saw this absolute gem when it originally started and i watched 5-10 mins of the first episode and tossed it aside with rather distaste, here I am with season 2 over and I decided to give it another shot, well all i can say is i just binge watched the whole first season and I'm in love. Give it a shot you might be missing out like I have for so long!
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