Ryo has set out on a journey to avenge his father, and Shenmue the Animation is here to make us witness this epic tale.
Adapted from the popular Shenmue video game, this anime will show us how Ryo became the ultimate martial artist during his revenge quest against his father’s killer.
What Ryo didn’t know was that he was also stepping into the world of mystical forces far beyond human understanding.
We all know how well martial arts and mystical phenomena blend, and this anime will be another solid proof of it.
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim’s Shenmue the Animation TV series has revealed a new trailer showing Ryo’s unwavering resolve to become stronger and find his father’s killer. The anime is scheduled for release on February 5, 2022.
The trailer revolves around the mysterious mirrors that Lan Di, Ryo’s father’s killer, is after. It is revealed that Ryo’s father was killed because he was protecting one of the two mirrors.
Ryo starts searching for Lan Di while wondering what kind of power the mirrors hold. As the trailer ends with some badass scenes, we see that Ryo’s father left more puzzling mysteries for his son to figure out.
Shenmue the Animation franchise also revealed an excellent new key visual featuring all the main characters from the show.
Since we’re talking about characters, Crunchyroll has also revealed the Japanese voice cast for Ryo and Lan Di.
|Ryo Hazuki||Masaya Matsukaze||Suiryū (One Punch Man)|
|Lan Di||Takahiro Sakurai||Griffith (Berserk)|
Moreover, the franchise also released the English voice cast for all the characters, and we have them right here for you:
|Ryo Hazuki||Austin Tindle||Karma Akabane (Karma Akabane)|
|Lan Di||Scott Gibbs||Tobio Kageyama (Haikyu!!)|
|Shenhu||Natalie Rial||Hina Ebina (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)|
|Nozomi Harasaki||Cat Thomas||Wiene (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)|
|Guizhang Chen||Jeremy Gee||Seishu Saotome (Food Wars!)|
|Chai||Greg Ayres||Nagisa Hazuki (Free!)|
|Wong||Bryson Baugus||Tsutomu Komano (Chihayafuru)|
|Joy||Luci Christian||Ochaco Uraraka (My Hero Academia)|
|Xiuying Hong / Lishao Tao||Christine Auten||Izumi Curtis (Fullmetal Alchemist)|
|Dou Niu||Joe Daniels||Momoharu Hanazono (Ahiru no Sora)|
A Crunchyroll and Adult Swim partnership never fails to excite me, and the fact that this one is about martial arts makes it even better.
If you ask me, Shenmue the Animation is the 2022 anime that you do not want to miss out on.
About Shenmue the Animation
Shenmue is an action-adventure game series created, produced, and directed by Yu Suzuki. The Shenmue games consist of open-world 3D environments interspersed with brawler battles and quick-time events.
The story follows teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki as he travels through the 1980s Japan and China to pursue his father’s killer. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are adapting the game into an original anime as part of their collaboration.
Source: CrunchyrollOriginally Written By Epic Dope