Tekken: Bloodline will be launching with Netflix later this week, and to celebrate the new anime's premiere the producers behind the long running fighting game franchise have released a special interview ahead of the anime's debut! While Tekken has experimented with some anime releases in the past, this will be the first full anime series since the franchise's inception. It's a pretty big deal for not only fans of the games, but those who bring them to life as well. But fans have been curious as to exactly what to expect from this new anime's premiere.
To celebrate Tekken: Bloodline's release with Netflix this month, Tekken producers Katsuhiro Harada, Chief Producer and Game Director on TEKKEN Project at Bandai Namco Entertainment, and Michael Murray, producer on TEKKEN Project, opened up about the upcoming anime in a special interview with Netflix. It's here the duo open up about fan reactions to the anime's first trailer, how the visuals of the anime are stacking up so far, and how much of the game's story have been brought to the anime. Check out the full interview below:
There's even more footage from the new series in this special interview than ever before, but thankfully it won't be too much longer before the full series makes its premiere. Officially releasing with Netflix worldwide on August 18th, Tekken: Bloodline is officially teased as such, "'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."
Given the long history of the franchise and a ton of potential story to cover, there are lots of ways Tekken: Bloodline can surprise fans when it releases on Netflix. But what are you hoping to see in the new Netflix anime series? Will you be checking it out when it launches? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!0comments