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Premiere February 5, 2022
Finale May 1, 2022
Seasons 1
Episodes 13

Shenmue: The Animation is a Japanese anime television 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 was directed by Sakurai Chikara (Season two of One Punch Man and 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.

In September 2022, Adult Swim stopped streaming the English dubs of the Crunchyroll co-produced series, rendering the dubs being completely unavailable for streaming, only the subtitled versions on Crunchyroll remain.[1] Jason DeMarco stated that they were originally gearing up for a season two, before getting the news that the show was being written off.


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 and 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




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  1. Anime News Network, Adult Swim Stops Streaming Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue, Fena Anime, September 29, 2022 by Joanna Cayanan