Crunchyroll not too long ago sat down with legendary online game designer and developer Yu Suzuki to debate his emotions on turning fan favourite Shenmue from online game into an anime. The anime can be a 13 episode collection with animation manufacturing from Telecom Animation Movie (Tower of God, Lupin the Third: Half 5), directed by Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo, One-Punch Man Season 2). Shenmue creator and recreation designer Yu Suzuki will act as Govt Producer for the challenge. The interview is embedded beneath:
Each Suzuki and Sakurai recorded feedback for the above companion interview and are discovered beneath:
“Shenmue’s oldest followers have adopted the collection for 15 or 20 years now. A part of being that type of fan is accepting all the things about Shenmue, so I feel they’ll settle for the anime simply as warmly,” Suzuki mentioned. Director Sakurai talked about that he wasn’t capable of play the sport when it initially got here out, however nonetheless needed to know as a lot concerning the recreation as he may. “It’s like, I can lastly do one thing I couldn’t do then, so I would like to ensure to not go uncontrolled. I needed to keep away from this sense of ‘I couldn’t do that again then, so now I ought to be capable of do what I would like with it. I wanted to restrain myself and protect the sport’s integrity.”
Lastly, Jason DeMarco, SVP/Inventive Director On-Air for Grownup Swim had the next to say concerning the Shenmue anime:
“The world of Shenmue is fascinating and distinctive, and we’re so excited to companion with Yu Suzuki to deliver his epic creation to anime- and make a kick-ass martial arts epic!”
The unique Shenmue recreation for the Sega Dreamcast launched in 1999, with the sequel Shenmue II popping out two years later in 2001. Shenmue III was launched 18 years later in November 2019, after elevating $6 million in a Kickstarter marketing campaign that launched in 2015. Are you wanting ahead to the Shenmue anime now that Yu Suzuki is the Govt Producer?