Shenmue
Photo: Telecom Animation Film.

The American streaming giant Crunchyroll declared on Wednesday that Shenmue the Animation, the anime series based on Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue game series, will debut on February 6 at 12:30 a.m. EST on both Crunchyroll and Adult Swim.

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Toonami will air the show in North America with the English-dubbed version, and Crunchyroll will air the show’s English-captioned version worldwide outside of Japan and China.

The company just released the official trailer for the upcoming anime:

The Japanese and English cast includes:

  • Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese) and Austin Tindle (English) as Ryo Hazuk
  • Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese) and Scott Gibbs (English) as Lan Di
  • Natalie Rial (English) as Shenhu
  • Cat Thomas (English) as Nozomi Harasaki
  • Jeremy Gee (English) as Guizhang Chen
  • Greg Ayres (English) as Chai
  • Bryson Baugus (English) as Wong
  • Luci Christian (English) as Joy
  • Christine Auten (English) as Xiuying Hong / Lishao Tao
  • Cody House (English) as Ren
  • Joe Daniels (English) as Dou Niu

The anime’s staff includes:

  • Chikara Sakurai as the Director
  • Animation Studio: Telecom Animation Film
  • Sola Entertainment is in charge of production management
  • Suzuki is the executive producer for the anime
  • Kensuke Ishikawa as the chief animation director
  • Kento Shimoyama as the script writer
  • Udaka as the character designer
  • Kashitarō Itō as the opening theme artist of the song “Undead-Noid.”

Crunchyroll portrays the series:

“1986, 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!”


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