Shenmue Anime Series Gets Release Date, Cast Reveal

Shenmue Anime Series Gets Release Date, Cast Reveal

The first trailer for the Shenmue animated series debuted in October with a vague 2022 premiere date. Adult Swim and Crunchyroll have finally given a more exact release date as well as a partial cast reveal. Shenmue the Animated will debut on February 5 on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll.

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The news came through a new trailer, which gives a general overview of the series. Adult Swim will handle the English dubbed version through Toonami and Crunchyroll will have of the subtitled version outside of China and Japan. Many of the voices were also revealed, but only two of the Japanese voice actors were named. More will be announced at a later date.

  • Ryo Hazuki: Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese) and Austin Tindle (English)
  • Lan Di: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese) and Scott Gibbs (English)
  • Shenhua: Natalie Rial (English)
  • Nozomi Harasaki: Cat Thomas (English)
  • Guizhang Chen: Jeremy Gee (English)
  • Chai: Greg Ayres (English)
  • Wong: Bryson Baugus (English)
  • Joy: Luci Christian (English)
  • Xiuying Hong: Christine Auten (English)
  • Ren: Cody House (English)
  • Don Niu: Joe Daniels (English)
Chikara Sakurai, known for One Punch Man Season 2, is also directing the series and Telecom Animation Film is providing the animation. Tower of God‘s Kensuke Ishikawa is chief animation director and Bleach and Rent Tsukumogami‘s Kento Shimoyama wrote the script. The series is based on Sega’s franchise that started in 1999.


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