The SVOD giant pulls out of its hat an animation project around Tekken, Bloodline. The series will focus on Jin Kazama and his preparation for the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
Failing to have a Tekken 8 on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, and PC, the fighting franchise developed by Bandai Namco is trying a new foray on the small screen. This time, the license will be able to count on the Netflix juggernaut which announces the animated series Tekken Bloodline.
A family story
As the tweet below suggests, Tekken Bloodline will focus on Jin Kazama, a central character who joined the cast from Tekken 3. The anime series, which will be available in 2022will trace the youth of the fighter by recounting in particular the death of his mother Jun at the hands of the Ogre.
Jin Kazama will then go in search of his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, in order to complete his training to avenge his mother during the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
“The power, that’s all that’s true“. Despite the teachings of his mother, who taught him traditional martial arts in true Kazama style from an early age, Jin Kazama was unable to stop a demonic being from destroying everything he held dear. changing his life forever. Furious with himself, Jin has sworn revenge and seeks absolute power to achieve his ends. His epic will lead him to the ultimate fight on a world arena: the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
In addition to the characters already mentioned, we also see King, Paul Phoenix as well as Leroy Smith. Despite his fifties, the latter is the youngest of the band since he only appeared in season 3 of Tekken 7.
Tekken Bloodline: a finally successful adaptation?
This is not the first time that the legendary saga of Katsuhiro Harada has been exported beyond the video game. She had indeed a live-action film in 2010, which was the subject of a direct-to-video in Europe and the United States, and two animation projects. First in 1998 with Tekken: The Motion Picture, then in 2011 with Tekken: Blood Vengeance. To see where Bloodline will be in terms of quality…
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