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Shenmue the Animation Premiere Set for February 2022

Shenmue the Animation Premiere

Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, and Telecom Animation Film have announced the Shenmue the Animation premiere date is set for February 2022.

The new Shenmue the Animation premiere date is set for February 5th, sealing a premiere for the thirteen episode series based on Sega’s iconic adventure games of the same name.

Here’s a new trailer:

Here’s a brief blurb on the show:

Join Ryo on his journey to become the ultimate martial artist and avenge his father’s death. Shenmue the Animation, a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original, begins February 5th! Shenmue debuted first as a video game by SEGA for the Dreamcast on December 29, 1999. Since then, its captivating characters and riveting storytelling. Now over 20 years later, the 13-episode anime adaptation aims to capture the same essence of mystery and thrilling martial arts.

As mentioned in our previous report on our anime sister site, Nicchiban, the show will be animated by Telecom Animation Film (Tower of God, Lupin the Third: Part 5). Confirmed cast include director Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo, season 2 of One-Punch Man), and executive producer Yu Suzuki (the creator of the games).

The Shenmue III video game is available on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store), and PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, you can find our review on Niche Gamer here (we highly recommend it!)

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