The official Japanese web page for Shenmue the Animation, the anime assortment of Yu Suzuki‘s Shenmue recreation assortment, revealed additional Japanese cast members and the anime’s April debut date in Japan. The new cast members embrace:
M.A.O as Joy
Osamu Taira as Ren Wuying
Shouta Hayama as Wong
Takahiro Sumi as Dou Niu
The anime premiered on February 6 on every Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. Toonami is airing the current in North America with an English dub, and Crunchyroll is streaming the English-subtitled mannequin worldwide exterior of Japan and China.
The beforehand launched English and Japanese voice cast consists of:
- Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese) and Austin Tindle (English) as Ryo Hazuki
- Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese) and Scott Gibbs (English) as Lan Di
- Haruka Terui (Japanese) and Natalie Rial (English) as Shenhua
- Haruka Fushimi (Japanese) and Cat Thomas (English) as Nozomi Harasaki
- Ryūichi Kijima (Japanese) and Jeremy Gee (English) as Guizhang Chen
- Greg Ayres (English) as Chai
- Bryson Baugus (English) as Wong
- Luci Christian (English) as Joy
- Christine Auten (English) as Xiuying Hong / Lishao Tao
- Cody House (English) as Ren
- Joe Daniels (English) as Dou Niu
Crunchyroll describes the anime’s story:
1986, Yokosuka. Ryo Hazuki has expert to know the Hazuki Style Jujitsu beneath his strict father in the Hazuki Dojo from his childhood. However, in the long run a mysterious man named Lan Di murders his father and takes the “mirror” his father was defending. Ryo is ready to look out the truth behind his father’s murder, nevertheless rapidly finds himself getting caught in a battle between the underground organizations…. Traveling from Yokosuka to Hong Kong, Ryo’s prolonged journey begins!
Chikara Sakurai (One Punch Man season 2, Magimoji Rurumo, Lost Song) is directing the anime at Telecom Animation Film. Sola Entertainment is credited for manufacturing administration. Shenmue recreation assortment director Yu Suzuki is the chief producer for the mission. Kensuke Ishikawa (Tower of God, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid) is the chief animation director, Kento Shimoyama (Gintama, Valkyria Chronicles, The Devil is a Part-Timer!) is writing the scripts, and Udaka is in value of the distinctive character design. Kashitarō Itō will perform the opening theme monitor “Undead-Noid.”
SEGA launched the first Shenmue recreation on its Dreamcast console in Japan in 1999, and in North America in 2000. The agency launched Shenmue II on the Dreamcast in Japan in 2000, and in North America in 2001. Shenmue II moreover obtained an Xbox mannequin in 2002. The assortment was initially deliberate as a trilogy.
Sega launched the Shenmue I & II recreation assortment in North America and Europe for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in August 2018.
Sources: Shenmue the Animation‘s web page, Comic Natalie