Thursday, January 20, 2022
The anime adaptation of Shenmue announced in September 2020 is due to arrive in February, Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have announced. Taking the classic SEGA RPG series as its inspiration, the animated series' first season will tell the story of Ryo Hazuki, as he seeks to avenge the murder of his father.
“1985, Yokosuka. Ryo Hazuki has trained to master the Hazuki Style Jujitsu under his strict father in the Hazuki Dojo from his childhood,” the plot synopsis reads. “However, one day a mysterious man named Lan Di murders his father and takes the ‘mirror’ his father was protecting. Ryo is determined to find the truth behind his father’s murder, but soon finds himself getting stuck in a war between the underground organizations…. Traveling from Yokosuka to Hong Kong, Ryo’s long journey begins!”
The first season of ‘Shenmue the Animation’ will drop on Crunchyroll (which will have the subtitled Japanese language version) and Adult Swim in the US (where you'll be able to view the English language dub) on 5th February, charting the events of the first game during its thirteen episodes. You can check it out in the trailer below.
Shenmue I & II is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.