What parts/beats need to stay in the Shenmue Animation?

Dec 7, 2019
I’d beg to differ, as apparently would Yu and the team developing the anime.

Shenmue the movie came in at 90 minutes and although it lacked a few things here and there to tie all of the scenes together, it contained all of the first game’s key beats. I’m fairly certain that with 180 minutes they could manage it.
Yeah, the sailors/charlie "arc" only has 1 point that need to be preserved which is Nozomi conversation about Ryo leaving school and everyone being worried about him all the other part is not that essential and can be simplified a lot or skipped as it is not essential to the story perse, though it is one of the few parts with a battle in the early game so the bar fight might be there to show Ryo combat skills.