Shenmue the Animation

Watch Shenmue the Animation

  • 2022
  • 1 Season

Shenmue the Animation is an upcoming anime series that is set to air on Adult Swim in 2022. The show is based on the popular Shenmue video game series that was released by Sega in the late 90s and early 2000s. The anime adaptation is being produced by Telecom Animation Film and will be directed by Chikara Sakurai.

The series follows the story of Ryo Hazuki, a young martial artist who is on a quest to avenge his father's murder. The show is set in 1980s Yokosuka, Japan, and features a mix of action, drama, and suspense.

Ryo Hazuki is the main protagonist of the series. He is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai in the Japanese version of the show. Ryo is a skilled martial artist who is trained in the art of jujitsu. He is determined to learn the truth about his father's murder and will stop at nothing to get revenge.

Luci Christian voices the character of Nozomi Harasaki. Nozomi is one of Ryo's closest friends and is often seen offering him support and advice throughout the series. She is a kind and caring person who is always willing to lend a helping hand. Nozomi has a crush on Ryo and hopes that one day they will be more than just friends.

Greg Ayres voices the character of Mark. Mark is a member of a gang called the Mad Angels and is one of Ryo's adversaries in the series. He is known for his tough guy demeanor and is not afraid to use violence to get what he wants. Mark is a formidable opponent for Ryo and poses a significant threat to him as he tries to solve the mystery of his father's murder.

One of the main draws of Shenmue the Animation is the beautiful animation and attention to detail. The series has a distinct 80s aesthetic and showcases the sights and sounds of Yokosuka in exquisite detail. Fans of the original video games will appreciate the faithful adaptation of the characters and storyline, while newcomers to the series will find plenty to enjoy in the action-packed episodes.

The show also features an impressive musical score by Ryuji Iuchi, who composed the music for the original games. The music adds an extra layer of depth and emotion to the already gripping storyline, making for a truly immersive viewing experience.

Overall, Shenmue the Animation promises to be an exciting addition to Adult Swim's lineup. With a talented voice cast, stunning animation, and faithful adaptation of the source material, the series is sure to attract both longtime fans of the games and newcomers to the world of Shenmue.

Shenmue the Animation is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on February 5, 2022.

Shenmue the Animation
Filter by Source

Do you have Hulu?
What are you waiting for?
Nice! Browse Hulu with Yidio.
Ad Info - This show may not be available on Hulu
13. Shenmue
May 1, 2022
Ryo finally reaches Lan Di, the man who murdered his Father. Blinded by revenge, Ryo viciously attacks Lan Di. Lan Di easily dodges Ryo's attacks and leaves. Yellow Heads' Dou Niu realizes his plan has failed and attacks Ryo. Can Ryo save his friends and beat Dou Niu!?
12. Guidepost
April 24, 2022
Ryo and Ren successfully sneak into the Yellow Heads' headquarters to rescue Yuanda Zhu. But the Yellow Heads all knew about their plan to sneak in. Surrounded by their enemies, the two fight Yuan who is one of the leaders of the Yellow Heads. In the meantime, Wong finds out that Ryo is in danger and break into the Yellow Head building with Joy to save them...
11. Entangled
April 17, 2022
Ryo and Ren finally find Yuanda Zhu. However, they are soon attacked by the Yellow Heads and Yuanda Zhu gets kidnapped. Ryo gets cornered but is saved by Xiuying. Xiuying was worried that Ryo would fall in to the evil course blinded by revenge. Understanding Xiuying, Ryo decides to join the underground arena affiliated with the Yellow Heads.
10. Comeback
April 10, 2022
Summary is not available.
9. Distinct
April 3, 2022
Ryo finds a book written by Yuanda Zhu in Xiuying's library. In the book he finds a memo of chawan sign, which could lead to danger with one mistake. Despite the danger, Ryo uses it to find Yuanda Zhu. However, instead he is attacked by members of the Yellow Heads, who are also looking for Yuanada Zhu.
8. Aspiration
March 27, 2022
Ryo is living at Xiuying Hong's house. Xiuying ignores Ryo's wish to meet Yuanda Zhu and keeps making him do chores for Man Mo Temple. To understand Xiuying's notion, Ryo must learn wude, the principles of martial arts. With the help of Joy and Wong, he looks for a person who has acquired wude.
7. Future
March 20, 2022
Ryo coincidentally meets Lishao Tao, the person he was looking for. Lishao being a master of martial arts easily defeats Ryo and tells him to "go home." Thinking he lost because he does not have enough strength, Ryo goes around Hong Kong to find a martial artist. He soon meets Zongquan Bai a street performer, but soon gets involved with Hong Kong's underground organization "Yellow Heads".
6. Dignified
March 13, 2022
To unveil the truth behind his Father's death, Ryo heads to Hong Kong. Ryo looks for a person named "Lishao Tao", but gets his bags taken by thieves. In the city of Hong Kong, many thugs and thieves walk the streets, since everyone is desperate to survive day by day. Ryo wanders the city and meets Jainmin Tao, an old man practicing Tai Chi, at a park and starts sparring with him...
5. Equal
March 6, 2022
Ryo is forced to fight Guizhang Chen from Chen Family, to save Nozomi who Mad Angels have taken as a hostage. In hopes that Goro finds Ryo's secret message, he fights Guizhand Chen. The fight ends with Ryo and Guizhang both getting wounded and defeated. When Goro has all but given up hope...
4. Shackles
February 27, 2022
To chase Lan Di, Ryo decides to go to Hong Kong, but realizes he does not have enough money to go. With Goro's assistance Ryo gets a part-time job, which he soon learns is in Mad Angel's territory. To seek information on Lan Di, Ryo approaches Mad Angels...
3. Yin-yang
February 20, 2022
Summary is not available.
2. Daybreak
February 13, 2022
Hazuki Family's maid Ine hands a letter to Ryo, who is restless from his Father's death. The letter was sent from a person named "Yuanda Zhu" to his father which contained characters he cannot read. Ryo begins investigating the letter to find out his Father's past. As he further investigates, he is targeted by "Mad Angels", the gang that runs Yokosuka Harbor's underground business.
1. Thunderclap
February 5, 2022
In Yokosuka, 1986, Ryo Hazuki, the only legitimate heir of the Hazuki Dojo, spends his days training under his strict father Iwao. One day, he returns and witnesses a mysterious man called Lan Di attacking the Dojo.
Where to Watch Shenmue the Animation
Shenmue the Animation is available for streaming on the Adult Swim website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Shenmue the Animation on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    February 5, 2022