In the season of Netflix adapting video games into animated series, Tekken is another such name. But what announces Tekken Anime greater than the previous releases is its global fans. The 1994 original video game has had a series of adaptions, and fans are psyched once again for the upcoming anime. The makers have released a trailer that depicts much about the plot and the characters of the series. Moreover, the animation has been praised. So, when can fans expect the premiere? Here are all the details.
Tekken is a fighting video game developed under Bandai Namco Studios. The game is available on a variety of platforms, including Android, Arcade, PlayStation, Xbox and etc. The video game has sold over 53.3 million units making it one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of its time. Moreover, the release dates back to September 1994. It also has many movies and print publications under its name.
Tekken Anime: Official Announcement!
The news broke out through the official Twitter account of Netflix Geeked. The tweet shared details about the upcoming Tekken anime and also revealed the main lead for the fans. The tweet also hints at the plot of the upcoming release. Soon the fans were met with an official trailer release on Youtube. Moreover, a few characters have also come across while Leroy Smith’s addition to the series has raised many eyebrows. Till now, the fans have only left positive comments for the anime series.
It is worth mentioning that the franchise has always dealt in other mediums for Entertainment purposes. The video game got its anime adaption into an OVA series in January 1998 and soon got its live-action adaption in November 2009. Finally, another animated film titled Tekken: Blood Vengeance was released in July 2011. On the other hand, Tekken 7 is the latest available version of the video game that came back in 2015. Moreover, there have been no updates for Tekken 8 as of now.
What Is The Plot?
According to the trailer, Tekken anime will find Jin Kazama as the protagonist of the series. Moreover, it becomes clear that Jin’s mother, Jun Kazama taught him self-defense martial arts. Soon an ordeal befalls, and his mother dies under the hands of an evil being, Ogre. This leads to the man knocking on the door of his Grandfather, Heihachi Mishima. Jin is raging with revenge and concludes to fight his battle at The King of Iron Fist Tournament. However, as confirmed by many fans, Jin’s grandfather will turn out to be the great villain of the story.
In addition, the trailer also introduced many characters in the series. Some names include Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya Mishima, Leroy Smith, King, Jun Kazama, Paul Phoenix, and Ogre. As per the game, the series offers Jin Kazama of Tekken 3, who later gets replaced by Kazuya Mishima. In the series, it is likely that Jin will aim for the global contest to ensure a prize that will achieve him control. At the time of writing, no details about the cast and production team have been made public. However, it is likely to soon follow.
Tekken Anime: Release Date
Unfortunately for the fans, there has been no official announcement of the release date. However, the trailer revealed that the fans could expect Tekken: Bloodline to be released in 2022. As of now, no release window is out. However, Netflix will be streaming the anime series as soon as it launches. Hence, for more updates on the same, keep coming back to The Anime Daily.