Here’s one way to get this author to watch anime: adapt Shenmue into an all-new series. While this is re-treading the plot beats of the Dreamcast originals, it’s unbelievably exciting to see the games transformed like this. Many will lament the loss of the cheesy OG voice acting – especially when they’re reading an almost identical script to the games – but stick with it and the trailer really hits.
The show – a collaboration between Adult Swim and Crunchyroll – will premiere on 5th February, so you don’t even have to wait long to watch this. What do you think of the trailer? Are you excited to follow Ryo Hazuki’s quest for revenge in a whole new medium? Prove you’re as groovy as Goro in the comments section below.