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macabresca
Jan 26, 2019

I WANNA HUG


I know I want this smirking guy to be trolled and have an alternative face

But he also looks sleazy enough to beat vape wizard

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Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipg4-oZCB_Y

Queadlunn
Dec 10, 2005

Yak Deculture!


Fallen Rib


OH NO

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

Is that the evil empress with a painting of the singing guy on her wall? I liked her, she was fun.

Captain_duck
Dec 3, 2005

I swear nice bushes!



So new season starts on 3 april , nice.

FortMan
Jan 10, 2012

Viva Romanesco!



Pili put up the opening credit for the new season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Fw_u6M4F0

So look like bad guys are Bug Gang and... someone else?

Also, can anyone ID the character at 0:55-0:57?

FortMan fucked around with this message at 05:28 on Mar 27, 2021

OnimaruXLR
Sep 15, 2007
Lurklurklurklurklurk

She's new

https://www.thunderboltfantasy.com/season3/character/sho-kunrin

She hosed around in the court of Xi You 200 years ago and is supposed to be one of the best wizards in the Demon Realm

macabresca
Jan 26, 2019

I WANNA HUG


FortMan posted:

Pili put up the opening credit for the new season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Fw_u6M4F0


so hype

FortMan
Jan 10, 2012

Viva Romanesco!



OnimaruXLR posted:

She's new

https://www.thunderboltfantasy.com/season3/character/sho-kunrin

She hosed around in the court of Xi You 200 years ago and is supposed to be one of the best wizards in the Demon Realm

Ah, the lady that shows up a bit later? That makes sense.

macabresca
Jan 26, 2019

I WANNA HUG


https://twitter.com/TBF_PR/status/1377275338204454914

that Saber puppet though

OnimaruXLR
Sep 15, 2007
Lurklurklurklurklurk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4bqWZrFzbc

this is kinda making kyubey's cameo in that nitroplus anniversary video look like poo poo in comparison

Jagged Jim
Sep 25, 2013

I... I can only look though the window...


Ahahaha they even gave her a little puppet ahoge!

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHlBWjEwtsc

I love that the thumbnail is the dude just hucking Saber

Jagged Jim
Sep 25, 2013

I... I can only look though the window...


Waffleman_ posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHlBWjEwtsc

I love that the thumbnail is the dude just hucking Saber

I'm the guy whose entire job is apparently to flare the character's capes at dramatic moments.

Xun
Apr 25, 2010



I'm the pro puppet catcher

Pelican Dunderhead
Jun 16, 2010

Ah! Hello Ershin!

Pillbug

https://twitter.com/MrRoundDB/status/1377280706070470656

Lemon-Lime
Aug 6, 2009


https://www.crunchyroll.com/en-gb/thunderbolt-fantasy/episode-1-the-void-junction-810768

e; well, that was one hell of an opening episode. So far it's building directly on both seasons and both films.

Lemon-Lime fucked around with this message at 15:25 on Apr 3, 2021

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



I should probably watch the second movie.

Also very like Lin to go "Wait, this guy just said 'my bad' and didn't get mad? Boring."

Turin Turambar
Jun 5, 2011



Well, a nice start, if only because they don't waste time, they directly introduce the conflict between the heroes and the new alliance of enemies with the demon obviously plotting to setup the Demonic Invasion.

But there was a lots of warning focusing on the leaf-cristals, with the whole "were you take to touch it, you could be transported to some other ramdom world!" makes me think that's precisely what's going to happen next episode.

OnimaruXLR
Sep 15, 2007
Lurklurklurklurklurk

obviously they're going to touch a leaf and end up in the second half the FGO Collabo, where we learn that Muramasa was actually a swordmaster from puppet Taiwan before he started inhabiting Shirou's body

OnimaruXLR fucked around with this message at 17:56 on Apr 3, 2021

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

Judging from the episode and OP we're getting a lot more Seven Blasphemous Deaths so things are looking good.

macabresca
Jan 26, 2019

I WANNA HUG


I was very anxious that the whole episode was just going to be all setup and fight tease right before credits and then was promptly reminded why TBF is goat

By the way, was this dead guy that Lin was talking to at the very beginning someone from earlier in the series?

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



That was Screaming Phoenix Killer from S1, I believe.

macabresca
Jan 26, 2019

I WANNA HUG


Ooooh right, thanks

Elephant Ambush
Nov 13, 2012

...We shoulde spenden more time together. What sayest thou?




Nap Ghost

That wizard woman from 200 years ago is 100% going to be the spirit trapped inside Seven Blasphemous Deaths. They're going to accidentally release her somehow. The heart in her hair gives it away.

Awesome opening episode. Best Girl Kei Gai was so nice to see again. I love her voice and how she's puppeteered.

Kinda surprised to see Lin paying any kind of tribute or respect to Screaming Phoenix Killer at the beginning but it was a cool callback.

I wish they would just let Ken use a loving spear. He's so much better with it. I hope this season he just says gently caress it and goes back to it.

Where is Tan Hi?!?!?! She better not only show up at the end.

New bug guys are pretty cool. I like magic sickle mantis dude but his hair is stupid.

Glad to see evil creepy obsessive princess from Sei Yu again. She's a great character and it's cool that we'll be seeing stuff happening on the other side of the Wasteland this season.

Yay my favorite show is back!

Phobophilia
Apr 26, 2008
This space intentionally left blank.


Weird question, how is TBF doing on Bilibili, or the mainland? Because god drat this show is highly political and skewering their orthodoxy: there are multiple Chinas, that's no big deal, and anyone trying to reunite all of China by force just so they can "negotiate" with demons probably bad news.

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


You gotta contort yourself pretty hard to see any pertinent political analogies from thunderbolt. Its just your standard wuxia with demons

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



I think China realizes that it's a fantasy world and not actually China because there's a lot of people there and the majority of them are not idiots, contrary to what a lot of Americans would like to believe.

Hidingo Kojimba
Mar 29, 2010



Waffleman_ posted:

I think China realizes that it's a fantasy world and not actually China because there's a lot of people there and the majority of them are not idiots, contrary to what a lot of Americans would like to believe.

Yeah, I mean the Chinese government has some dumb censorship takes but they're hardly going to ban Romance of the Three Kingdoms any time soon. So I think fantasies depicting multiple disunited fantasy-Chinese kingdoms are safe for now.

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


Ah yes the countries divided by the war and machinations of literal foreign devils kept away by the threat of nuclear bombs swords.

Space Flower
Sep 10, 2014



thunderbolt fantasy: “if I wanted to do something Really hosed Up i would have done it through the proper political processes. mwahaha”

Elephant Ambush
Nov 13, 2012

...We shoulde spenden more time together. What sayest thou?




Nap Ghost

If you really think about it Thunderbolt Fantasy is actually an obvious metaphor for the American civil war and the bug gang represents the north while Shou Fu Kan is very clearly supposed to be Robert E Lee and furthermore

Nick Buntline
Dec 20, 2007
Doesn't know the impossible.



Hell yeah, I am extremely here for magitech hermit from beyond time and space.

Also, were those actual fire effects in that fight scene? I'd normally assume it's just CG, but I know how much the studio loves physical effects and those seemed like like some realistic oil spreads there.

Turin Turambar
Jun 5, 2011



By the way, I had to roll my eyes when Shang calls the new bad guy as using shortcuts to gain true power (typical of bad guys, or something to that effect), when he sees he uses both magic and swordmanship. You would think learning and practicing both is HARDER, not easier.

BRB, going to watch Ep 2 now.

Darth Walrus
Feb 13, 2012




Turin Turambar posted:

By the way, I had to roll my eyes when Shang calls the new bad guy as using shortcuts to gain true power (typical of bad guys, or something to that effect), when he sees he uses both magic and swordmanship. You would think learning and practicing both is HARDER, not easier.

BRB, going to watch Ep 2 now.

I think the idea is that it's automation. They're casting 'make my sword stab people' spells rather than learning how to stab people properly. Shang also has a whole thing about how the act of killing should be difficult and unpleasant - hence his blunt wooden sword.

Turin Turambar
Jun 5, 2011



Episode 2: Well, that was 23 minutes of pure entertainment. I missed not having popcorn to accompany the experience.

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

Hell yeah cyborg wizard

Turin Turambar
Jun 5, 2011



Sindai posted:

Hell yeah cyborg wizard

Officially I guess he is an http://dnd5e.wikidot.com/artificer

But yeah, cyborg wizard

Captain_duck
Dec 3, 2005

I swear nice bushes!

Episode 2 was amazing indeed. Looks like we are going Dimension hopping this season huh. I'm so up for that.

Also vape wizard continuing to be the best character.

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Brutal Garcon
Nov 2, 2014



Sindai posted:

Hell yeah cyborg wizard

And also Martians??

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