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.
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”
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
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.
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
References: CrunchyRoll, IGN, Shenmue: The Animation Wiki
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