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    Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki to act as Executive Producer:

    Crunchyroll announced today during Virtual Crunchyroll Expo that an anime adaptation of the Shenmue game series is currently in production.

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    The third Crunchyroll and Adult Swim collaboration, based on the classic SEGA Dreamcast game series, will be a 13 episode series with animation production from Telecom Animation Film (Tower of God, Lupin the Third: Part 5), directed by Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo, One-Punch Man Season 2). Shenmue creator and game designer Yu Suzuki will act as Executive Producer for the project. Further details will be released at a later date.

    The original Shenmue game for the Sega Dreamcast released in 1999, with the sequel Shenmue II coming out two years later in 2001. Shenmue III was released 18 years later in November 2019, after raising $6 million in a Kickstarter campaign that launched in 2015.

    :arrow: Source: Crunchyroll
     
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  3. sup3rgh0st

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    That's awesome! Hopefully they get the voice actors from the games.
     
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    We're not getting shenmue 4 I presume :(
     
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    Director doesn't have a good reputation. Animes he directed had many issues. I'm little sceptical, but at least this is not made for Japanese TVs, so it shouldn't have issues with quality drops.
     
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    Didn't the Shenmue guy originally plan on SIXTEEN different games, to complete the story?

    Hopefully, instead of releasing more boring, tedious games, that story will be fulfilled via this anime - from what I heard, Shenmue III was pointless, not advancing the story much at all, a "filler" game to set up for "Shenmue 4" (if that ever gets made), on top of being an Epic exclusive.
     
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    Please tell me how to feel about this
     
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  8. RichardTheKing

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    Okay!
    "The weary 'really?' eyeroll".
     
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    I don't know if I should be okay to expect that this anime's dub will be like the game ones. Like the original script being regurgitated by Google translation.
     
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    Sounds great, consider me interested.
     
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    When americans call their tv-shows “anime”
     

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    Nah, they will just use voice clips from the dreamcast version. :P
     
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    Lol the story won"t be fullifed by the anime , I wouldn,'t hold my breath.

    why ? cause he is still planing on making more games , releasing the ending in anime form would result in lesser sales, he could have finished the story shenmue 3 (which was a filler btw) , but he chose not to , as he's planing to make at least 3 more games.
     
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    Hopefully, it's not entirely about gambling to get money for food.
     
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    Wait, gambling? In my videah gahme? CALL DA POLITICIANS
     
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    I wonder if that Ryo will still be looking for sailors...
     
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    Yay, more crap to try to relive a franchise that no one cares about.
     
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    Heard that Eric Andre will be a voice actor lol
     
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    i wonder if this will have an actual conclusion
     
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