Netflix has Castlevania leading the way on the path of great anime adaptations for video games. The streaming service also has a Devil May Cry adaptation on the way, but it remains to be seen if it will be better than the existing one by MADHOUSE. To be added to the list sometime this year is the anime adaptation of Tekken.
A teaser trailer for the Netflix Tekken adaptation is now out. From what we can see, the central plot is a sort of origin story for series protagonist Jin Kazama. Timeline wise, it should fit sometime in between Tekken 2 and 3, as it shows his mother, Jun Kazama, training him in his teenage years. Then there’s the appearance of Ancient Ogre, the main antagonist of Tekken 3, which is also Jin’s debut game.
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The Netflix Tekken anime trailer ends with Jin being introduced to his paternal grandfather Heihachi Mishima for the first time. Then there are flashes of other characters that will presumably make an appearance in the adaptation. These include Ganryu, Paul Phoenix, King, Kazuya Mishima, and even series newcomer and Tekken 7 DLC character, Leroy Smith.
As mentioned, Netflix plans to release its Tekken anime adaptation sometime this year. But the trailer does not provide a specific date. While the trailer appears to be respectful of the source material, it remains to be seen if the show is as good as the trailer.
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