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Forums - General Discussion - Shenmue anime announced, Crunchyroll and Adult Swim co-production

The series will be animated by Telecom Animation (Phantasy Star Online 2 anime, Lupin the 3rd since 2015, Sengoku Basara: Judge End, Orange, etc.) with Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki serving as an Executive Producer. The series will run for 13 episodes and cover the 1st game and part of the 2nd. 

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Well the story isn't that good and certainly there wasn't content for 13 episodes on the first game.

duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Will only watch if there is at least one full episode of Ryo playing darts and trying to get a super sonic figurine from a vending machine.

JWeinCom said:
Will only watch if there is at least one full episode of Ryo playing darts and trying to get a super sonic figurine from a vending machine.

If there isn't at least one episode of Ryo walking round asking people "Seen any sailors?"... it's unwatchable.

So you’re saying we’ll never get to the end of the story

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Well, the rumor about Shenmue is true.


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Shikamo said:

Well, the rumor about Shenmue is true.

Interesting, he predicted this anime announce a week ago. Dusk Golem truly seems quite reliable to me honestly, he has gotten many leaks right over the last few years, especially about capcom stuff. Saddens me that fanboys tried to slander him a few weeks back when he said that his sources told him that Capcom was struggling to hit native 4K in Res 8 on PS5 but hit it easily on Series X. Didn't realize he was the one behind the Monster Hunter Switch leak, pretty safe bet that is for real then.

Also, PS5 having an event first half of the month means there's a good chance that Sony will finally end the price tag chicken war they were having with MS by announcing PS5 pricing. Worth noting that the MS Xboxing day event where they are expected to announce Series S and reveal S and X pricing is also in September, seems like we'll finally know pricing for both consoles by the end of the month.

Mm. Mega 64 will likely have the definitive version of Shenmue in the end. Probably skip the anime. I have this on DVD thanks to it being an EGM insert in 2004.

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From what I've seen the game sounds pretty crap and is only known/liked due to it's ridiculousness/use in memes. So... what's the point of an anime based on it?