Netflix has launched a full trailer for the upcoming animated adaptation of TekkenBandai Namco’s famous fighting game franchise, and with it the show’s premiere date. Tekken: Bloodline arrives on the streaming service on August 18 and will be available in several languages, including English and Japanese. The show focuses on Jin Kazama and takes place between the events of Tekken 2with his mother Jun Kazama as one of the participants in The King of Iron Fist Tournament, and Tekken 3. Jin made his debut in the franchise’s third entry released in 1996 after losing his mother and home to Ogre, one of the franchise’s antagonists.
In the series, Jin trained under his grandfather Heihachi Mishima, the tournament founder, in his quest for revenge. You will hear Heihachi tell Jin to shake off the pacifist Kazama ways and “fire”. [his] Mishima fire.” Yes, Heihachi sounds very mean as he is the main antagonist of the franchise. The trailer also shows faces that will be familiar to long time fans as characters from the games also appear in the show. Among them are Hwoarang, Julia Chang, Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, Ling Xiaoyu and Heihachi’s son Kazuya Mishima.
You can watch the official trailer for the show below:
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