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Oldtaku no Radio # 057 – Thunderbolt Fantasy

Inspired and made possible by the magic of Pili’s glove puppetry as well as the bloodthirsty mind of Gen Urobuchi, Thunderbolt Fantasy is a wuxia tale about sword keepers, wandering swordsmen, tricksters, assassins, demons, and just about everything else you could ever want as a fantasy fanatic. Listen in as Jared, Ink, and special guest Grant Jones (of Blade Licking Thieves infamy) discuss what may just be the bloodiest and most elegant puppet theater we have reviewed to date.

Stream Thunderbolt Fantasy on Crunchyroll.

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Runtime: 1 hour, 45 min

Show Notes

  • Opening Song: “Ruff” by eddy
  • 00:00 – Intros
  • 06:35 – A little background on wuxia
  • 20:54 – Thunderbolt Fantasy!
  • 51:50 – Spoilers
  • 1:15:55 – Non-OnR host questions
  • Ending Song: “Beast but not Least” by XTAKERU
  • The cast and puppets of Thunderbolt Fantasy arranged bleacher style in a group photo at the wrap of show.

    • Ink's profile

      Ink contributes his own pieces and edits those of others pertaining to anime, manga, and games. His reviews and analyses have also appeared in the pages of Otaku USA as well as online over at The Fandom Post and Taiiku Podcast.

    • Jared Nelson's profile

      Jared discovered anime in the early 1990s through stacks of third-hand fandubs and Streamline Pictures tapes. By the tender age of 16, he was humming Macross 7 songs in art class, dreaming of Asuka Langley and hanging Rurouni Kenshin posters on his wall. A few years later he moved to Japan where he worked as an ALT (assistant language teacher) in Ibaraki and Fukuoka Prefectures. While he returned home with a deep appreciation for Japan, its culture, and its public transit system, Jared fell out of anime fandom and only returned in 2010. A self-proclaimed 3rd-level bard, Jared enjoys tabletop gaming and game design, video gaming, giant robots, history, comics, and most recently manga. He is also eternally late to the party.

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