anime shenmue It has already premiered on Crunchyroll, and we finally have new details on the animated adaptation of the iconic video games.
From Yokosuka to Hong Kong
The first installment of ‘Shenmue’ It was quite a hit at the time, with a shocking and addictive story and a three-dimensional open world for dream cast. The original story followed Ryo Hazukia young martial artist who had made it his mission to avenge the death of his father.
Since that first outing in 1999, the franchise has spawned two more sequels and the possibility of a continuation in the future. As a fourth video game arrives, fans can already rejoice that the saga has its own anime adaptation with anime shenmuethe first two episodes of which are already available for streaming in the Crunchyroll catalog.
Like the game, the anime focuses on Ryo’s journey from Yokosuka to Hong Kong to avenge his father’s death, though his investigations lead him to become embroiled in a war between several mysterious organizations.
anime shenmue It will feature 13 episodes produced by Crunchyroll and Adult Swim and hosted by Telecom Animation Film, which previously directed “Tower of God” for the streaming platform.
The direction of the series is in charge of Chikara Sakurai, director of the second season of ‘One Punch Man’. Moreover, and so that the fans of the saga remain serene, its creator you suzuki he also serves as an executive producer on the project.
“’Shenmue’ is a unique video game. Attracting a large audience to play it can be difficult… But now that it’s going to be made into an anime, the barrier to entry has fallen. I hope people watch the anime series. animation and is also interested in games”, commented the creator of the saga during the announcement of the animated series.
As the first episodes have already been seen, part of the cast of the series in its original version has also been confirmed. Masaya Matsukaze leads the cast as Ryo, as well as Haruka Terui like Shenhua, Haruka Fushimi like Nozomi Harusaki and Ryuichi Kijima like Guizhang Chen.
In principle, we expect that anime shenmue to be a standalone series and serve to adapt the first two Sega games.