Sega and Yu Suzuki’s epic online game sequence, Shenmue, is being tailored for tv. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim introduced Shenmue, an authentic, 13-episode anime sequence that follows the journey of Ryo Hazuki.
The animated Shenmue sequence will stream worldwide exterior of Japan and mainland China on Crunchyroll and air on Adult Swim’s Toonami within the home United States. The information was introduced upfront of the Crunchyroll business panel at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo on Saturday.
Here’s the sequence’ official synopsis, and the primary piece of key artwork for the Shenmue anime:
After he witnesses his father’s homicide on the household dojo, Ryo dedicates his life to discovering the person accountable — a mission that takes him from the streets of Yokosuka, Japan to the sprawling metropolis of Hong Kong, and past. Soon he’ll be taught that bigger, mystical forces are at play as he trains to turn out to be the final word martial artist in his quest for revenge.
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Production’s Shenmue is directed by Chikara Sakurai, whose credit embody One Punch Man and Naruto. Animation manufacturing is being led by Telecom Animation Film, with manufacturing administration offered by Sola Entertainment. Shenmue sequence creator Yu Suzuki is credited as government producer.
A launch date was not introduced. Polygon has reached out to Crunchyroll for extra particulars in regards to the anime’s story scope, because the deliberate, epic narrative of Shenmue continues to be incomplete.
The Shenmue sequence debuted in 1999 with the unique Sega Dreamcast recreation. A sequel was launched for Dreamcast abroad in 2001, and was launched for the unique Xbox in 2002. It took till 2019 for the following recreation within the franchise, Shenmue 3, to be realized, thanks partly to a crowdfunding marketing campaign.