Crunchyroll to stream the Thunderbolt Fantasy: The Sword of Life and Death Puppet film.
Announced on Friday via Crunchyroll the Thunderbolt Fantasy: The Sword of Life and Death Puppet movie will be streamed. The movie is already stream-able to their premium members outside of Asia.
The film’s plot is as follows:
A tale depicting the root of the animosity between Shā Wú Shēng and Lǐn Xuě Yā, prior to the events of the show.
The cunning thief hires the bloodthirsty swordsman as a bodyguard. Together they will challenge the Sword Arts Assembly…
Based on the spinoff novel, with a screenplay by Gen Urobuchi.
Also includes an all-new story about Shāng Bù Huàn and a prologue that will lead into the second season.
Gen Urobuchi is a Japanese writer for visual novels, light novels, and anime. He is famous for his work in Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero. He is also known for his dark style, nihilistic themes, and tragic plot twists, giving him the nickname “the Urobutcher” from English-speaking fans of Gen’s work. In the Kamen Rider franchise, he is also the writer for Kamen Rider Gaim.