Shenmue Dojo Blog

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Shenmue Real Locations Chapter 1 ~ Yokosuka ~ The Shenmue series has many interesting and unique locations. All of the locations in the Shenmue World were inspired by real locations like Yokosuka, Hong Kong/Kowloon, Guilin and many others. In this series of posts i will talk about all of the Shenmue locations that exists in the real world. I will talk a little bit about the background of the places, some of the things you can do, curiosities, comparing the locations in the games with the real locations and much more! I will even talk about the places that maybe we will never see in the future Shenmue games like Suzhou, Baisha, Xian and many others locations that Yu-san wrote for the story. I will talk about all the...
The Shenmue series contain many mysteries. One of the main mysteries of Shenmue is the question about what really happened in Meng Cun between Iwao Hazuki and Sunming Zhao and if Iwao really killed Sunming Zhao or not. Iwao and Zhao were friends and trained together in Bailu Village, so what happened for this to end in such a tragic way? Today I will talk about this subject and I will share my theories about what I think happened in Meng Cun between Iwao Hazuki and Sunming Zhao. THIS POST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE GAMES In the beginning of the first game Lan Di asks Iwao if he remembers Sunming Zhao. After this Lan Di says that this is the name of the man Iwao killed in Meng Cun. Iwao says "It...
Today I will write about the point of view of if Iwao let Lan Di kill him or not. I reflected a lot about this and I feel that this is an interesting subject to cover. THIS POST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE GAMES At the beginning of the first game Lan Di wanted revenge and also the Dragon Mirror. Lan Di wanted revenge because he thought that Iwao killed his father. We see Iwao and Lan Di fighting and Lan Di manages to knock him down. Lan Di asks Iwao where the mirror is and that he would kill Ryo. Iwao tells Lan Di that the Dragon Mirror is buried under the cherry tree. After this Lan Di asks Iwao if he remembers Sunming Zhao, and Lan Di says that Sunming Zhao is the man that Iwao killed in Meng Cun. Iwao gets up and says... "It...
This post have SPOILERS of the games. In Shenmue II we see a flashback, a flashback of Shenhua's parents, in this blog post i will talk about this scene, i will talk about Yunshen Yuan as well, Yunshen Yuan is Shenhua's adoptive father, and i will talk about my theory who are Shenhua's parents. In this part of the game Shenhua show the Shenmue tree for Ryo, she say that the Shenmue tree holds a special meaning for her, after that the flashback with her parents begins. In the flashback we see a beautiful place with a lot of trees, all of these trees are Shenmue trees? maybe, one is a Shenmue tree but maybe the others are Shenmue trees as well, we don't know yet, but probably there are at least 2 Shenmue trees in the story, one in...
This post have spoilers of the games The Shenmue story has many intriguing and mysteries elements, one of these mysteries is what happened in Meng Cun between Iwao Hazuki (Ryo's Father) and Sunming Zhao (Lan Di's Father). Lan Di killed Ryo's father in the beginning of the first game, Lan Di did that because he thinks that Iwao killed his father, he did because of revenge, now Ryo want the same thing, Ryo want revenge as well. It is interesting to notice that Lan Di didn't killed Ryo, Ine-san and Fuku-san. Lan Di could have killed these characters if he wanted but he didn't do that. Lan Di killed Iwao, he took the Dragon Mirror and leave the Hazuki Residence. In Shenmue II Lan Di could have killed Ryo in the rooftop part if he...

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