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Set in an Eastern fantasy setting, Dan Fei and her brother, guardians of a sword known as the Tian Xing Jian, are pursued by the evil Xuan Gui Zong clan, who seek to obtain the sword for their master, Mie Tian Hai. While her brother is defeated, Fei, who possesses the sword's guard, escapes and finds herself in the care of the wandering swordsman, Shang Bu Huan, and a mysterious man named Lin Xue Ya, who become her protectors from the pursuing Xuan Gui Zong clan. Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Tokyo MX
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 170 users)
  • Ranked: #45186
  • Popularity: #11068
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Mar 16, 2022
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Overall 10
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Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
So as a sort-of last hurrah for 2016, I marathoned Thunderbolt Fantasy Season 1, and it was a perfect choice!

Granted, for the first few (fairly graphic-- well, if you can call it that when it's puppets, LOL) minutes I was basically saying to myself "What the heck is this??" (Even after having been somewhat prepared from all the enthusiastic reviews I read about it.) However, by the time the delicously devious (and wonderfully snarky) Guǐ Niǎo and 'voice of reason' Rèn Wú Fēng appear, I definitely became interested... and by episode 2, I was well and truly hooked!

Seriously, it's like the best possible combination of eastern-fantasy tropes (though with a few good twists, of course-- this series is Urobuchi's doing, after all!), the crazy-awesome-OTT-ness of wuxia films, surprisingly excellent special effects, *gorgeous* (...and occasionally spectacularly exploding...) puppets-- which actually work amazingly well as characters, to my genuine (and pleasant!) surprise-- both interesting and hilariously awesome dialogue (due to some self-awareness and general snark, sold even more by great voicework), and absolutely awesome music. Plus, smug little Guǐ Niǎo is just so much fun, and Rèn Wú Fēng is downright fantastic (his continual facepalming in either the foreground or background never gets old, LOL, and he turns out to be just plain awesome in every respect later on as well).

This was easily one of the most genuinely, unabashedly entertaining things I've seen all year, and I can't wait for Season 2!

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  • Drama: Thunderbolt Fantasy
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Tokyo MX
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 170 users)
  • Ranked: #45186
  • Popularity: #11068
  • Watchers: 570

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