Overview

An anime television series of Shenmue was announced on September 4, 2020 at the virtual Crunchyroll Expo. The series will be directed by Sakurai Chikara with its original video game creator Yu Suzuki serving as executive producer. It will be animated by Telecom Animation Film with production management handled by Sola Entertainment. The series will contain 13 episodes (covering all of Shenmue 1 and most of Shenmue 2) and will air English dubbed on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block and streamed by Crunchyroll.

Cast

Ryo Hazuki voiced by Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese) and Austin Tindle (English):
Lan Di voiced by Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese) and Scott Gibbs (English):
Shenhua voiced by Natalie Rial (English):
Nozomi Harasaki voiced by Cat Thomas (English):
Guizhang Chen voiced by Jeremy Gee (English):
Chai – voiced by Greg Ayres (English):
Wong voiced by Bryson Baugus (English):
Joy voiced by Luci Christian (English):
Xiuying Hong voiced by Christine Auten (English):
Ren voiced by Cody House (English):
Dou Niu voiced by Joe Daniels (English):

Opening Theme – Ito Kashitaro – “UNDEAD-NOID”

Staff

Series Composition: Kento Shimoyama

Original Character Design: Utaka

Character Design: Kensuke Ishikawa

Art Director: Natsue Muramoto

Color Designer: Makiko Kojima, Studio Road

Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina

Music: Natsuna Shibue

Music Production: Wave Master

Synopsis

After he witnesses his father’s murder at the family dojo, Ryo dedicates his life to finding the man responsible – a mission that takes him from the streets of Yokosuka, Japan to the sprawling metropolis of Hong Kong, and beyond. Soon he’ll learn that larger, mystical forces are at play as he trains to become the ultimate martial artist in his quest for revenge.

Ryo Hazuki, the series’ stoic protagonist, will be portrayed by Sailor Moon Crystal’s Masaya Matsukaze in Japanese and Tokyo Ghoul’s Austin Tindle in English. The villainous Lan Di will be played by Mob Psycho 100’s Takuhiro Sakurai and Food Wars’ Scott Gibbs. The series will also star Natalie Rial, Cat Thomas, Jeremy Gee, Greg Ayres, Bryson Baugus, Christine Auten, Cody House and Joe Daniels.

Official Website

https://shenmue-anime.jp/

Trailers

1st Look Teaser Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRD8jU_6sEg&t=3s

Release Date Trailer (Eng): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p50eQLsKaU&t=1s

Release Date Trailer (JP): https://youtu.be/TLmZcDrG-m8

Episode Guide

Episode 1
To be confirmed
Episode 2
To be confirmed
Episode 3
To be confirmed
Episode 4
To be confirmed
Episode 5
To be confirmed
Episode 6
To be confirmed
Episode 7
To be confirmed
Episode 8
To be confirmed
Episode 9
To be confirmed
Episode 10
To be confirmed
Episode 11
To be confirmed
Episode 12
To be confirmed
Episode 13
To be confirmed

 

References: CrunchyRoll, IGN, Shenmue: The Animation Wiki

Music

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