Shenmue the Animation is getting a TV anime, with Crunchyroll releasing the Eng-subbed debut trailer for the show! It’s not only exciting to see another Shenmue project, but it looks fantastic. While it’s hard to say whether it’ll capture the magic of the Sega video games from the 90s, I’m sure it’s not too far off. Nevertheless, time will tell, but we’ll have to wait a few months for this adaptation.
Chikara Sakurai is directing the Yu Suzuki-produced TV series. It’s made by Telecom Animation Film, and it’s going to be 13 episodes long. Shenmue the Animation will premiere in 2022.
The Shenmue TV anime is based on Yu Suzuki’s video game franchise of the same name. It’s an interactive drama, with action-adventure gameplay, and it first debuted in 1999. But the game’s 3rd installment was released just 2 years ago in 2019, titled Shenmue III. Thus, it’s an ongoing video game series that’ll surely be releasing new titles in the future!
Shenmue the Animation Eng-Sub Trailer
Plot: “After he witnesses his father’s murder at the family dojo, Ryo dedicates his life to finding the man responsible – a mission that takes him from the streets of Yokosuka, Japan, to the sprawling metropolis of Hong Kong and beyond. Ryo will learn that larger, mystical forces are at play as he trains to become the ultimate martial artist in his quest for revenge.”
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Source: Shenmue the Animation website.