Tekken: Bloodline, here is the trailer of the anime series taken from the video game

Tekken: Bloodline, here is the trailer of the anime series taken from the video game


We will have to wait just another month and then Tekken fans will be able to return to cheer on the ring for their favorites: but this time it will not be a new videogame chapter of the fighting saga inaugurated in the nineties, but an anime series that Netflix will do. debut on August 18, entitled Tekken: Bloodline. In the past few hours, the full trailer has been released that shows how the story of the tournament to the death will be brought to the small screen: the story will in fact focus on the characters of Jin Kazama. After losing his mother, killed by the terrible Ogre, Jin turns to his grandfather, the mighty Heihachi Mishima. The latter will invite him to abandon the defensive fighting style and the pacifist nature transmitted by his mother Jun and will initiate him to accept the "Mishima style", more violent and aggressive.

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As seen in the video, Jin will be convinced to participate in the Tournament of the Steel Fist, a tournament in which the most skilled fighters on Earth participate and which, according to the words of the grandfather, will lead him, victory after victory, to find himself ever closer to the final clash with Ogre, in order to consume his revenge. The competition is attended by the most famous characters that video game fans will recognize immediately: from the braggart Paul Phoenix with the typical vertical hairstyle to the seductive and lethal Nina Williams, from the young Ling to the warrior with the tiger head King. Over the course of the tournament, the darker sides of Mishima and his occult powers will emerge.

Despite these advances there are no great further details on how the plot will evolve and especially on how the series fits within the wider narrative universe of Tekken: it is probable, however, that we are in the familiar territories of Tekken 3, the title released in 1997 and which sees the debut of the character of Jin but above all Ogre, the ancient god of fighting, as the main villain.

Netflix's Tekken Animated Series Sheds Serious Blood In New Trailer

Bandai Namco's long-running Tekken video game series is coming to Netflix for the first time with its new series Tekken: Bloodline. The series follows the events of the King of Iron Fist Tournament, hosted by Mishima Zaibatsu. The conflict between the Mishima family serves as the main focus of the franchise's plot, while players explore other characters' motives.

Tekken: Bloodline takes place during the events of Tekken 3, which in-game canon takes place 20 years after Tekken 2, so there are many new characters including the now iconic Eddy Gordo and Forest Law. You can check out the trailer below.

You can see that the main plot of the series revolves around Jun Kazama with her young son, Jin. Their peaceful life is disrupted when Jun begins to sense Ogre's encroaching presence and knowing that she is now a target, instructs Jin to seek his grandfather if anything happens. After his mother is seemingly killed by Ogre, and driven by revenge, Jin goes to his grandfather, Heihachi, explaining his situation and begging him for training to become strong enough to face Ogre. Heihachi accepts and takes Jin under his wing.

The trailer features a few of the returning characters like Paul Phoenix, and sisters Nina and Anna Williams, but mostly concentrates on the new characters like Ling Xiaoyu, King II, but also Leroy Smith who didn't make his first appearance until Tekken 7. Whether or not we'll see the more outlandish characters such as Panda and Mokujin has yet to be seen.

Tekken: Bloodline premieres on Netflix on August 18.

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