Crunchyroll has announced that Shenmue the Animation, the anime series adaptation of Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue game series, will premiere on February 6, 2022 at 12:30 a.m. EST on both Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. Toonami will air the show in North America with an English dub, and Crunchyroll will stream the English-subtitled version worldwide outside of Japan and China.
Crunchyroll also revealed the show’s Japanese and English voice cast (some of the Japanese voice cast are not yet announced):
- Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese) and Austin Tindle (English) are Ryo Hazuk
- Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese) and Scott Gibbs (English) are Lan Di
- Natalie Rial (English) is Shenhu
- Cat Thomas (English) is Nozomi Harasaki
- Jeremy Gee (English) is Guizhang Chen
- Greg Ayres (English) is Chai
- Bryson Baugus (English) is Wong
- Luci Christian (English) is Joy
- Christine Auten (English) is Xiuying Hong / Lishao Tao
- Cody House (English) is Ren
- Joe Daniels (English) is Dou Niu
The story of Shenmue the Animation is described as:
1986, Yokosuka. Ryo Hazuki has trained to master the Hazuki Style Jujitsu under his strict father in the Hazuki Dojo from his childhood. However, one day a mysterious man named Lan Di murders his father and takes the “mirror” his father was protecting. Ryo is determined to find the truth behind his father’s murder, but soon finds himself getting stuck in a war between the underground organizations. Traveling from Yokosuka to Hong Kong, Ryo’s long journey begins.