Already a year ago we reported that the game series Shenmue from SEGA will receive an anime adaptation. At the New York Comic Con a first teaser has now been published, which you can watch further down in the article.
Shenmue Anime Release Date
The 13-part series is directed by Chikara Sakurai (One Punch Man 2) at the Japanese studio Telecom Animation Film. Sola Entertainment is responsible for the production management, while Yu Suzuki, creator of the game series, acts as executive producer.
Streaming provider Crunchyroll will offer the anime on demand worldwide outside of Japan and China later in 2022. In the USA, the series will also be broadcast on Adult Swim. However, an exact date has not yet been revealed.
The game manufacturer SEGA released the first game of the Shenmue series in 1999 in Japan and on the Dreamcast console. The second part followed in 2001, before the third part was released in 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and PC.
Shenmue Anime Teaser
Shenmue Anime Visual
Shenmue Anime Plot
After the young Ryo Hazuki has to watch his father being murdered in the dojo of the family, he dedicates his life to the search for the perpetrator – a task that takes him from Yokosuka in Japan to the huge metropolis of Hong Kong and beyond. Soon he faces greater mysterious powers and must become the ultimate martial artist to satisfy his revenge.