A trailer containing the latest video of the anime "Shenmue the Animation" has been released! Masaya Matsukaze will play the role of Ryo Batsuki, and Takahiro Sakurai will play the role of Ai Emperor from the first game !!
January 20, 2022 12:150
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A trailer containing the latest video of the anime “Shenmue the Animation” has been released! Masaya Matsukaze will play the role of Ryo Batsuki, and Takahiro Sakurai will play the role of Ai Emperor from the first game !!
A trailer containing the latest footage has finally been released from the anime “Shenmue the Animation” scheduled to be released in 2022.
The legendary action-adventure game “Shenmue”, which was released on Sega’s home video game console Dreamcast in 1999 and influenced many works. “Shenmue the Animation,” which is an animated version of this work, is scheduled to be released within 2022. Animation production is by Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd., which handles “Lupin III PART5” and “Blue Thermal”, and directed by Mr. Yoshiuji Sakurai (“One Punch Man (SEASON2)”.
⇒Sega legendary game “Shenmue” animated work “Shenmue the Animation”, key visual release! Deployment is scheduled for 2022 !!
This time, a trailer containing the latest video of the animation “Shenmue the Animation” has finally been released.
Beginning with the spectacular past story of the main character, Ryo Hazuki, a fierce action scene with her nemesis, Rantei, and a mysterious story unfold. Set in the nostalgic and beautiful city of Yokosuka, a magnificent story of a strongly growing hero is depicted.
In addition, a powerful key visual that gathered the main characters of this work was also announced. Unique characters that appear in the game are appearing one after another, centering on the hero who exposes his passionate fighting spirit. The world view of a deep story spreads.
In addition, the character voice was also released for the first time in this trailer.
As the first cast, Masaya Matsukaze (role of Ryo Batsuki) and Takahiro Sakurai (role of Ai Tei) will play the main characters. Official comments about the enthusiasm for the work have also been released.
Furthermore, the opening theme of this work has been decided to be “UNDEAD-NO ID” by Kashitaro Ito, a noted artist whose total number of video views exceeds 80 million. With a powerful singing voice and hot lyrics that overlap with the emotions of the main character, the world view of the work is enlivened.
Please enjoy the latest video of the anime “Shenmue the Animation”.
■ Ryo Batsuki (CV: Masaya Matsukaze)
Thanks to everyone, I experienced the miracle of releasing a sequel after 20 years, and the miracle continues and this is the first animation!
Shenmue is a huge piece of work in my life.
I hope that everyone who has loved you for a long time and caused miracles, as well as those who do not know the name, will be able to experience the world of Shenmue.
I’m looking forward to seeing it too! Let’s enjoy together.
■ Ai Emperor (CV: Takahiro Sakurai)
I’m Takahiro Sakurai, who plays the role of Ai Emperor.
Personally, when I started working as a voice actor, I participated in a test voice for development when I met this work.
He had a valuable and exciting experience.
Such Shenmue will restart with animation. It was very nice news.
The world of Shenmue that does not fade even after more than 20 years. I hope you can enjoy it with everyone.
Major debut in 2014. Released 3 albums and entered the Oricon Ranking TOP 10 for 3 consecutive works. In parallel with his own activities, he provides music to other artists and produces work. In 2018, he mobilized more than 20,000 people for free live on the street, and in 2019, he toured the largest national tour. It is also very popular not only in Japan but also overseas, especially in Asia. In 2018, his first novel “Tutor” exceeded 70,000 copies, and in 2020 his first essay was released. In addition, he is a remarkable singer-songwriter who develops multi-talented talents from anime song singing, radio and internet program personalities to voice actors.
■ Animation “Shenmue the Animation”
Scheduled to be deployed in 2022!
Original plan: Yu Suzuki (YS NET)
Director: Chika Sakurai
Series composition: Kento Shimoyama
Character draft: Ametaka
Character design: Kensuke Ishikawa
Art Director: Natsue Muramoto
Color design: Studio Road Makiko Kojima
Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina
Music: Kana Shibue
Music production: Wave Master
Animation production: Telecom Animation Film
Produced by: Shenmue Project
Opening theme: “UNDEAD-NO ID” Kashitaro Ito
Ryo Batsuki: Masaya Matsukaze / Ai Emperor: Takahiro Sakurai and others
(C) SEGA / Shenmue Project