Crunchyroll announced during the Crunchyroll Expo event that it is collaborating with Adult Swim to produce an anime series adaptation of Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue game series. Crunchyroll will stream the 13-episode series worldwide outside of Japan and mainland China, and Adult Swim will air it on its Toonami block in the United States. Crunchyroll did not announce a premiere date for the series.
Chikara Sakurai is directing the anime at Telecom Animation Film. Sola Entertainment is credited for production management. Shenmue game series director Yu Suzuki is the executive producer for the project.