Netflix Announces New Anime ‘Tekken: Bloodline’ Based On The Video Game

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Netflix announced that they are launching a new anime adaptation of the hit fighting video game ‘Tekken’ with the release of the poster and trailer for ‘Tekken: Bloodline.’

“Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for a brand-new anime adaptation of the Bandai Namco 3D fighting game franchise in Tekken: Bloodline. The new anime series will be released later in 2022 and the first key art has also been released,” Crunchyroll reported.

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The series is set between ‘Tekken 2’ and ‘Tekken 3’ although Leroy Smith from ‘Tekken 7’ appears in the trailer. Other characters include Jin Kazama, Jun Kazama, Ancient Ogre, Heihachi Mishima, Ganryu, King II, Paul Phoenix, True Ogre, Kazuya Mishima, and Devil Jin.

The trailer also shows Jin training with his mother Jin ahead of a tournament. Also, we see Jun and Ancient Ogre standing in their default stance from ‘Tekken Tag Tournament 2.’

You can watch the trailer below:

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The Tekken Fandom Wiki describes the synopsis as follows,

“‘Power is everything.’ Jin Kazama learned the family self-defense arts, Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts, from his mother at an early age. Even so, he was powerless when a monstrous evil suddenly appeared, destroying everything dear to him, changing his life forever. Angry at himself for being unable to stop it, Jin vowed revenge and sought absolute power to exact it. His quest will lead to the ultimate battle on a global stage — The King of Iron Fist Tournament.”

The animation is done in a 3D style which is featured in other Netflix anime.

The first Tekken game was released in 1994 by Namco and made available for the Playstation. There have been ten games released in the main franchise. The series also had two animated films adaptions that came out in 1998 and 2011 respectively.

In 2010, a live-action film directed by Dwight H. Little was released starring Jon Foo, Ian Anthony Dale and Kelly Overton.


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