Shenmue The Animation Announced

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Oh that's a shame :(

Still, in all the excitement, tonight I found out that the Virtua Fighter anime is on TMS' YouTube page! I just watched the 1st episode and was genuinely surprised. It was very comical and lighthearted which isn't something i'd expect with VF, but it was cute and charming all the same. And of course, it was awesome to see Yu Suzuki's name in the credits.


I wonder what approach the Shenmue anime will take? I can't see it going the goofy, light hearted route like VF did, but I do hope there's room for a little humour here and there. Maybe I enjoyed the VF episode because things the world feels like it's on fire, so something funny made me feel better!
 
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Oh that's a shame :(

Still, in all the excitement, tonight I found out that the Virtua Fighter anime is on TMS' YouTube page! I just watched the 1st episode and was genuinely surprised. It was very comical and lighthearted which isn't something i'd expect with VF, but it was cute and charming all the same. And of course, it was awesome to see Yu Suzuki's name in the credits.


I wonder what approach the Shenmue anime will take? I can't see it going the goofy, light hearted route like VF did, but I do hope there's room for a little humour here and there. Maybe I enjoyed the VF episode because things the world feels like it's on fire, so something funny made me feel better!

Gonna give that a watch. Ive never seen the vf anime

Im hoping shenmue 1 is a little more darker and depressed, to show ryos agony. Hints of humor with tom, fukusan, goro and ren is a must though
 
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Honestly I'm not surprised that this year is out the window. It would have been a pleasant surprise but I never expected it to. Fall 2022 has always been my bet. The rest of this year and majority of next will just give them more time to lineup the cast and polish this masterpiece. Still as excited for this as when it was first announced.
 
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Still seems odd someone would fake something so insignificant...
 

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I'm still going to keep an eye this weekend and on the Telecom Expo.

Who knows but I'd rather be ready than miss this!
 
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I know, but it's not like there's been lots of demand for the Shenmue anime launch date. It's exciting, but not Shenmue 4--the kind of thing only the most hardcore of the hardcore Shenmue fans would actively look for. In any case, I've been down this road before. I'll keep my mouth shut.
 

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Gonna give that a watch. Ive never seen the vf anime

Im hoping shenmue 1 is a little more darker and depressed, to show ryos agony. Hints of humor with tom, fukusan, goro and ren is a must though
I agree. What I don't want is grimdark as you want a bit of tonal shade. I can see arguments with Ren being pretty amusing ^^
 
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