Will there ever be Shenmue Season 2? Is it going to be discontinued?

Shenmue, the anime adaptation of the popular video game series, launched earlier this year. Will there ever be Shenmue Season 2? What are the odds?

Anime adaptations of successful video games have become almost commonplace. That's why fans were hardly surprised when a series based on the action classic Shenmue appeared on the TV channel Adult Swim in February of this year. Streaming provider Crunchyroll has also secured the rights.

Shenmue Season 2 Is Highly Unlikely

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Those who now expect a sequel are likely to be disappointed. Thus, Jason DeMarco, the senior vice president of anime and action series at Warner Bros Animation and Cartoon Network pointed out via Twitter that although the first season was successful, those responsible have decided not to commission a second season. Perhaps “one day” the series could be continued.

While the first season of Shenmue has been removed from Adult Swim, it is still available for viewing on Crunchyroll. The streaming service is showing the anime in its entirety in the original audio with German subtitles in this country. The plot follows Ryo Hazuki, the protagonist of the video games, as he seeks revenge on his father's murderer.