Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are also working with the game’s creator Yu Suzuki, who will serve as executive producer.
“The world of Shenmue is Fascinating and unique and we are so excited to partner with Yu Suzuki to bring his epic creation to anime – and make kick-ass martial art epic!,” said Adult Swim vice president Jason DeMarco in a statement.
Sakurai Chikara (season two of One Punch Man) will direct the Shenmue series animated by Telecom Animation Film. The series will stream on Crunchyroll and air on Adult Swim.
The plot for the anime appears to mirror the story of the Shenmue video game series. Spanning three games Shenmue 3 was officially released in 2019, almost 20 years after the second game. Read IGN’s Shenmue 3 review here.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.