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Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have revealed the first trailer for Shenmue the Animation, an anime adaption of the Shenmue game series.
The original Shenmue was released in 1999 and was written, directed, and produced by Yu Suzuki. It follows Ryo Hazuki on a martial arts journey to avenge a slain family member. It became a cult classic going on to get a sequel in 2001. Its third entry, Shenmue III, become Kickstarter’s fastest-funded and highest-funded video game project ever after earning $6.3 million.
Shenmue the Animation will be a 13 episode series and will follow the same story as the game. It is being directed by Chikara Sakurai, produced by Yû Kiyozono for Telecom Animation, and Joesph Chou for Sola Entertainment. The game’s creator Yu Suzuki will be executive producing.
This is the third Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Production, the others being the recently announced Fena: Pirate Princess and BLADE RUNNER – Black Lotus.
Shenmue the Animation will premiere in 2022.