One of the most popular Japanese franchises of all time, Tekken is coming to anime in 2022. The anime adaptation of the video game series is coming soon Netflix released. This is certainly good news for all Tekken fans who have played the different parts of the game.
It’s not the first time a video game has gotten an anime adaptation. But Tekken is very popular not only in Japan but all over the world. It will open the doors for more video games of the same genre and pave the way for anime adaptations of other genres. Let’s discuss Tekken’s anime release date, spoilers, plot and more.
What is Tekken?
Tekken is a series of different fighting games developed by Bandai Namco Studios. It started with the first release in 1994 and was last released in the mobile variant in 2018.
The main plot of the series revolves around the events of the King of Iron Fist tournament hosted by Mishima Zaibatsu. The player has the freedom to choose any character from the list and compete against other characters to conquer the company.
This is how the basic story of the series plays out, but there are different modes for players to enjoy. 1v1 battles have been very popular since the arcade days and have been offered on various platforms. The games are available for traditional Nintendo consoles as well as high-gen PlayStation and Xbox.
Even 28 years after its release, the game is still up to date, and so the makers decided to dare an anime adaptation. Especially the hand-to-hand combat is a good option for an anime and together with the impressive story, the anime is sure to be a hit.
Tekken anime release date
Netflix has announced the anime adaptation of the video game franchise on its platform. As for the Tekken release date, we haven’t received any confirmation as to the exact date yet. What we do know, however, is that the film will be released later this year.
The first episode of Tekken will be released later this year. We assume that the series will already be available on the digital platform by the middle of the year. However, since we don’t know anything about the production of the series, it could well drag on until the end of the year.
Tekken anime plot and spoilers
The Tekken Bloodline anime trailer has appeared on the platform and has given a small taste of what to expect from the first season’s story. The King of Iron Fist Tournament will be the title of the series and it will pick up on the original story.
The main protagonist of the series is Jin Kazama, who is the focus of the story and learned traditional martial arts from his mother at an early age. However, in the face of a powerful evil monster, he was powerless and could do nothing.
This was a turning point in his life that made him who he is today. He becomes angry with himself for not being able to do anything in the face of danger. He seeks absolute power to take revenge and grow strong, leading him to the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
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