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Shenmue: The Animation is an upcoming series produced by Adult Swim, and Crunchyroll, in collaboration with Telecom Animation Films, set to premiere on February 5, 2022. It's the third series announced by the Adult Swim and Crunchyroll collaboration after Blade Runner: Black Lotus, and Fena: Pirate Princess.
The series will be directed by Sakurai Chikara (season two of One Punch Man, Naruto), and production management provided by Sola Entertainment. Video game creator Yu Suzuki is also onboard as an Executive Producer. It was announced at the Virtual 2021 Crunchyroll Expo.
1985, Yokosuka. Ryo Hazuki has trained to master the Hazuki Style Jujitsu under his strict father in the Hazuki Dojo from his childhood. However, one day a mysterious man named Lan Di murders his father and takes the “mirror” his father was protecting. Ryo is determined to find the truth behind his father’s murder, but soon finds himself getting stuck in a war between the underground organizations…. Traveling from Yokosuka to Hong Kong, Ryo’s long journey begins!
- Original Creator/Executive Producer: Yu Suzuki
- Director: Chikara Sakurai (One-Punch Man Season 2)
- Scripts: Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, We Rent Tsukumogami)
- Character Design: Udaka
- Chief Animation Director: Kensuke Ishikawa (Tower of God)
- Opening Theme: Ito Kashitaro - "UNDEAD-NOID"
- Animation Production: Telecom Animation Film
- Production Management: Sola Entertainment
- 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)