ONE-PUNCH MAN Director Is Working on 13-Episode Anime Series Based on Yu Suzuki's SHENMUE
During yesterday's Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, the American distributor and publisher officially announced that an anime adaptation of the beloved Shenmue franchise — created by Yu Suzuki — is currently in the works.
The newly revealed 13-episode TV show will be co-produced by Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, with Suzuki serving as executive producer. The anime will be created by Telecom Animation Film (Bakugan: Armored Alliance, Tower of God) and directed by Chikara Sakurai (One-Punch Man, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma).
Unfortunately, Crunchyroll and Adult Swim's take on the popular IP doesn't have a concrete release date yet.
For those unfamiliar with the Shenmue game series — which consist of three instalments: 1999's Shenmue, 2001's Shenmue II, and 2019's Shenmue III so far — follows the story of Ryo Hazuki, a young martial artist who embarks on a dangerous journey to find the ruthless murderers of his father (and the love of his life).
While we're patiently waiting for more details on the Shenmue TV series, be sure to check out its first poster: