Thunderbolt Fantasy

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Thunderbolt Fantasy
Thunderbolt Fantasy Promotion Poster.jpg
Also known asThunderbolt Fantasy: Sword Travels in the East; Thunderbolt Fantasy: Sword Seekers
Created by Gen Urobuchi
Written byGen Urobuchi
Directed by
  • Chris Huang (chief)
  • Jia-Shiang Wang
  • Pao-Pin Cheng
Starring Kohsuke Toriumi
Junichi Suwabe
Mai Nakahara
Tomokazu Seki
Takanori Nishikawa
Katsuyuki Konishi
Opening theme
Country of originTaiwan, Japan
Original languages Japanese, Taiwanese Hokkien, Mandarin
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes39 (list of episodes)
Executive producersLiang-Xun Huang (Pili International Multimedia)
Digitarou (Nitro+)
Aki Takanori (Good Smile Company)
ProducerHao-Ming Tseng (Pili International Multimedia)
CinematographyPili International Multimedia [1]
Running time23 min.
Production companyPili International Multimedia
Original network AT-X
Tokyo MX
Nippon BS Broadcasting Corporation
Original releaseJuly 8, 2016 (2016-07-08) 
External links
Thunderbolt Fantasy
  • Chapters 1-7
2 December 22, 2016 [21] 978-4063886757
  • Chapters 8-16
3 March 23, 2017 [22] 978-4063887068
  • Chapters 17-25
4 May 23, 2017 [23] 978-4063887266
  • Chapters 26-34

Thunderbolt Fantasy: Otome Genyūki

The second manga is a webmanga titled Thunderbolt Fantasy: Otome Genyūki (Eng. Thunderbolt Fantasy: A Maiden's Magical Journey) written by the Thunderbolt Fantasy Project. It is illustrated by Kairi Shimotsuki, creator of Brave 10 and Madness , and presents Dān Fěi's perspective of her journey. [24] Otome Genyūki began serialization under Akita Shoten's Champion Cross web magazine on September 27, 2016. [7] The final chapter was released on February 28, 2017.

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 March 16, 2017 [25] 978-4253153171


The Thunderbolt Fantasy main website announced on December 28, 2016 [26] that a side novel of the show was currently in progress.

On January 20, 2017, the Nitroplus website revealed the name of the novel to be Thunderbolt Fantasy Gaiden and that it would mainly focus on Lǐn Xuě Yā, Xíng Hài, and Shā Wú Shēng's pasts. It is written by Erika Mitsunori and Shotaro Teshirogi and illustrated by Shinov Mimori and Minamoto Satoshi, and supervised by Gen Urobuchi. The release date was April 7, 2017. [8]

Theatrical films

On March 25, 2017 at AnimeJapan 2017, it was announced that there would be an upcoming special project called Thunderbolt Fantasy: The Sword of Life and Death (Thunderbolt Fantasy: 生死一劍, Sandāboruto Fantajī: Seishi Ikken, Thunderbolt Fantasy: Shēng Sǐ Yī Jiàn). The special has two parts, akin to an omnibus format. Adapted from the "Setsumushō-hen" (Shā Wú Shēng Chapter) story from the side novel Thunderbolt Fantasy: Tōriken Kōki Gaiden, part one is a prequel about Shā Wú Shēng's past. Meanwhile, part two adapts a new story penned by Urobuchi starring Shāng Bù Huàn. This story takes place between season 1 and season 2. [27] [28] While Nitroplus did not indicate what format the special would take form at the time (e.g. TV, film, web series, etc.), the release date for the special was originally set as November 2017. [29] [ non-primary source needed ][ non-primary source needed ] However, Thunderbolt Fantasy Project later revealed the special would be aired as a theatrical motion picture film on December 2, 2017 in eight Japanese cinemas, [30] and December 8, 2017 in Taiwan. [31] The film was released on a physical disc on April 4, 2018.

The second movie, Thunderbolt Fantasy: Seiyū Genka (Thunderbolt Fantasy: Western Ballad), known in English as Thunderbolt Fantasy – Bewitching Melody of the West was released on October 25, 2019 in both Japan and Taiwan and on December 24 on Crunchyroll. The film is an origin story of the Làng Wū Yáo character from childhood to first joining the travels of Shāng Bù Huàn and takes place entirely before the first season. It also introduces the new character of Mù Tiān Mìng a female musician, sword fighter and companion of Shāng Bù Huàn. The film ends with a brief epilogue by Lǐn Xuě Yā teasing that the fate of Mù Tiān Mìng and why she was not with Shāng Bù Huàn when he arrived in Dōng Li would be explained in season 3.


  1. iQiyi Taiwan streams the Japanese dub version.
  2. "Enigmatic Gale" is Crunchyroll's translation.
  3. Wu passed away in the middle of production due to a disease, therefore he performed his assigned characters only for the first couple of episodes.
  4. "Sharp-Eyed Impaler" is Crunchyroll's translation.
  5. "Frozen Wonder" in Crunchyroll's translation.
  6. "Night's Lament" is Crunchyroll's translation.
  7. "Screaming Phoenix Killer" is Crunchyroll's translation.
  8. "Bones of Creation" in Crunchyroll's translation.
  9. This name is self-deprecating.
  10. All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

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