Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Shen Mu: New York Comic Con The first trailer for the animation released in 2021

First Shenmue: An animated trailer is officially here to give you a glimpse of how the pioneering Dreamcast series will be transformed into an anime. It’s packed with solid kung fu action and should delight longtime fans of the series.

See the trailer below. This trailer was released shortly after the Shenmue: The Animation panel in 2021 at the New York Comic Con.

Series creator Yu Suzuki, director Chika Sakurai, and producer Yu Kiyozono appeared on the panel. Together with Sora Entertainment producer Joseph Chou, they discussed how anime adapts to the vast story of the game and its unique world.

Suzuki talked about Shenmue’s legacy, saying that Shenmue’s story is “magnificent and long enough to be difficult to tell to many as a game series.” Suzuki had previously said that Shenmue 3 has a vast martial arts epic only up to about 40% complete.

“Animation is much easier than a game. It’s great for creating linear stories,” says Suzuki.

Sakurai, on the other hand, admitted that he had never actually played the original Shenmue, saying he was short of money at the time. Mr. Sakurai was a little aware and said, “I’m making a movie with a game I couldn’t do. It’s interesting.”

Shenmue set in Yokosuka and Hong Kong: The animation features familiar characters and series scenes, including flashback scenes featuring characters like Shenmue. Combine hand-drawing and computer animation to create many of the backgrounds.

The series was first unveiled at the Crunchyroll Expo last year and Suzuki was approved as an executive producer. Consisting of 13 episodes, the dubbed version will be aired on Adult Swim and streamed on Crunchyroll. The anime was produced before the release of Shenmue 3, and some core voice actors will be back from the game.

Shenmue 3 revived the series in 2019, featuring the story of Shenmue 2 in 2001. In our review, we write that it is from “another era” and is about “five steps of modern games”.

“This direct continuation of the Shenmue 2 story and gameplay felt like going home for those who almost gave up returning to the world of Ryo Hazuki. So, strangely, the existence of Shenmue 3 exists. I wish it gave me a satisfying story that I was back in, “reviewer Kyler Hilliard wrote.

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