Netflix has announced a new anime based on “Tekken,” the massively popular fighting video game franchise from Japanese video game developer Namco.
The series, titled “Tekken: Bloodline,” was announced with the release of its first teaser trailer on Netflix’s YouTube channel on Saturday.
“Power is everything,” the video’s description states. “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 teaser trailer of the new anime, which will tell the origin story of popular “Tekken” character Jin Kazama, showcases intense action sequences featuring supernatural entities with mystical abilities. Fans of the popular video game franchise might spot glimpses of familiar characters, such as King and Paul, throughout the trailer.
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“Tekken” made its debut with the launch of its first title in 1994. As of 2020, Namco has released seven main series titles in addition to several spin-offs and side games. It has also been adapted into a live-action film and a CGI film, among others. “Tekken” is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, having sold over 50 million units as of 2020. More than 8 million units of “Tekken 7,” the latest installment of the series, have been sold since the game was released in 2017.
“Tekken: Bloodline” is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix later this year.