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    Default Shenmue anime announced

    http://segabits.com/blog/2020/09/04/...-anime-series/


    It looks like the Shenmue: The Animation is a real thing thanks to Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, as they have announced that they are teaming up to distribute the production outside of Japan and mainland China on the Crunchyroll and Adult Swim platforms.

    The series is set to have 13 episodes and chronicles the adventures of Ryo Hazuki as he finds his father’s murderer. According to the press release you will visit Yokosuka and Hong Kong metropolis. So it looks like the first season is going to cover all of the first game and probably some of the sequel.

    Hit the jump for the press release:

    At the iconic annual “Virtual Crunchyroll Expo” (held for the first time in digital format), Crunchyroll announced the new partnership with the Adult Swim platform for the production of “Shenmue” – an original anime series based on the franchise of the beloved counterpart game SEGA.

    This co-production will be broadcast globally outside of Japan and mainland China on the Crunchyroll and Adult Swim platforms.

    “The first Shenmue video game was released more than 20 years ago and we are excited to work with Adult Swim again to bring this franchise to life through the anime series. We look forward to showing our fans more of this action-packed adventure series, ”said Sarah Victor, head of Crunchyroll Development.

    Shenmue is a 13-episode anime series that chronicles the adventure of Ryo Hazuki. After witnessing his father’s murder, Ryo dedicates his life to searching for the killer – a mission that takes him from the Japanese streets of Yokosuka to beyond the Hong Kong metropolis. In search of revenge, he will soon find out that mystical forces are involved, and in the meantime he is training to become an expert in martial arts.

    “The Shenmue world is fascinating and unique, and we’re excited to work with Yu Suzuki (the game’s creator) to turn his epic creation into anime and make bestial martial arts,” said Jason DeMarco, creative director of Adult Swim.

    The production of Crunchyroll and Adult Swim “Shenmue” is directed by Sakurai Chikara in the Telecom Animation Film studios, managed by Sola Entertainment. Video game creator Yu Suzuki is also on the team as executive producer.

    Recent collaborations between Crunchyroll and Adult Swim include “Fena – Pirate Princess” and “Blade Runner – Black Lotus”. Fans eager to see the launch announcement can register for a free Virtual Crunchyroll Expo badge on crunchyrollexpo.com and can access the Crunchyroll Industry Panel in the V-CRX On-Demand section

    How do I know it's Shenmue if there is no flashing button on screen?

    Seriously this is wild to me as a fan. WellI loved the first game a lot but indifferent on 2 and hated 3. Still remember the days when fans wanted an anime or manga for part 3 13-14 years ago when it surely seemed dead. Now 3 is out and an anime is happening. 10 years ago you told me Wonderboy and Shenmue would have revivals...

    Now I hope we don't have to wait 19 years for season 2.

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    Be reasonable...

    ...We will wait 19 years for a reboot series that covers Season 1 again.

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    While I personally don't care about this series, I'm at least glad that one of Sega's great IPs gets treated with new entries instead of sitting on a hiatus for 25 years (or worse, getting a mediocre new entry and 5 emulated re-releases in the span of the same time).

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    The art style in that picture looks very good, not matching the style of the games but great looking nonetheless. How Shenmue of all things gets an anime with a good art style and Berserk got... whatever that garbage was, I'll never understand.

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    It won't be true to the source material unless there's at least one entire episode dedicated to forklift driving and another to goofing off in an arcade. 😛
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    And one where he looks left and right over and over again at the small trinket in each hand going 'Hmm, ah, mm-hmm' before being summoned to bed at 2300Hrs before reaching a decision.

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    Yu Suzuki did an interview today on the Shenmue anime: Virtual Crunchyroll Expo: Watch Yu Suzuki talk Shenmue Anime


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    If Ryo doesn't spend at least one episode frequenting rough bars and asking where he can find some sailors, I'm gonna be totally disappointed.

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