Crunchyroll announces Shenmue anime is in production!!

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Crunchyroll has announced that they are working jointly with Adult Swim to bring Sega Dreamcast’s classic series Shenmue into the world of anime. The 13-episode series is being produced by Telecom Animation Film (Lupin III part 5, Tower of God) and directed by Chikara Sakurai. Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki will be executive producer for the series. There are currently no details when the Shenmue anime will premiere. In the meantime, check out the awesome visual below.

Shenmue was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast in 1999 followed by a sequel title in 2001. Shenmue III launched November 2019, 18 years after Shenmue II following a successful Kickstarter launch.