Shenmue the Animation

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  1. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
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  2. John Chrysler

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    I am excited, and maybe in the first time in 7 years, hyped.
     
  3. ashthedragon

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    oooh I cant wait for this! I know only Shenmue 1 has been confirmed but... might this be the way to "finally" close shenmue story, if it goes well and they adapt Shenmue 2, 3 .... and so on? I have no hope we're gping to see the end of story in game form so... might this be the way Yu Suzuki can finally tell his story?
     
  4. DigitalDuck

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    Okay, so it's a straight-up adaptation of the games. Cool, and I'm always hype to see more Shenmue, but is there any reason for me to watch it given I've already played the games to death and know the story inside-out?
     
  5. Jason

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    Isn't there a portion of the story only told in manga? If they include that, it would be a more cohesive way to enjoy the story.
     
  6. Black Squirrel

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    There's a bit on the boat between Japan and Hong Kong. And I guess all the bits in Shenmue games not yet made, depending on how much of that is still canon.
     
  7. I'm excited for this, as it looks really good and will ideally end up covering both sequels. Should it prove popular enough, it could even generate more interest in Shenmue 4 in one form or another.
     
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    The trailer already partially answers that question, but it was also confirmed a year ago when they first announced the anime was being worked on that it will include story elements that were not represented in the games. As far as what I meant by the trailer - you see Ryo before he got the injury on his face, as well as the clip mid-trailer with the bloody cut on his face. That is one of the backstory pieces not shown in the games that we know they're covering in the animation.
     
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    The anime is most likely retconning the intro of the original game to say that's how he got the cut on his face, as it's not there when Lan Di fights Iwao.

    We see exactly one clip that could take place before this, with Ryo in what looks like a martial arts tournament, which I guess is something.
     
  11. Sappharad

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    Good catch, I haven't seen anyone point that one out yet.
    It seems odd that Ryo would go through with a martial arts tournament so soon after his father died instead of investigating the murder, so it will be interesting to see if that's either an oversight or indeed a retcon.
     
  12. Xilla

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    I reckon it's just an oversight - the tiger on his jacket disappears in several shots.