Shenmue the Animation is set to premiere Saturday, February 5th on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. The English dubbed version with be broadcast on Toonami, Adult Sim's signature anime block. The English subtitled version will be available worldwide outside of Japan and Chine through Crunchyroll.
The Shenmue video game created by Yu Suzuki, and developed by SEGA, debuted for the Dreamcast back in December of 1999. Since then it has created a worldwide cult following. Now, more than 20 years later, the anime adaptation aims to expand its fan base with its mystery and martial arts action.
The 13-episode adaptation is being directed by Chikara Sakurai (One-Punch Man) and animated by Telecom Animation Film. The opening theme "UNDEAD-NOID" will be performed by Ito Kashitaro.
Make sure and check out the new trailer and poster that were released to celebrate the announcement below!
Shenmue the Animation Synopsis: 1986, Yokosuka. Ryo Hazuki has trained to master the Hazuki Style Jujitsu under his strict father in the Hazuki Dojo from his childhood. 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!