An animated adaptation of Tekken, titled Tekken: Bloodline, will start streaming on Netflix in 2022. The exact release window is still unknown. While the trailer was in English, the show will also be available in Japanese. Netflix has not yet revealed the cast yet.
In the first animated series from the 3D fighting game TEKKEN, Jin Kazama goes on a heroic mission leading to the ultimate battle — the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
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The show appears to use quite a bit of 3D animation, between the models and the fighting scenes. Tekken: Bloodline will follow Jin Kazama, who is living with his mother Jun in Yakushima. However, Ogre attacks Jun one day and Jin is unable to protect her. The Devil then possesses a revenge-driven Jin, who then goes to his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, for training.
Though the show’s plot covers content based on Tekken 3, Leroy appears briefly in the trailer. Leroy debuted in Tekken 7. As there is little available information about the show, it is unknown if Tekken: Bloodline will focus only on the events of 3 or if Leroy’s cameo suggests that it will cover games after that.
The last piece of animated Tekken media to release was Tekken: Blood Vengeance. Blood Vengeance used CGI and took place in an alternate timeline between Tekken 5 and 6. This movie was also in both English and Japanese. It premiered in July 2011.
Tekken: Bloodline will stream worldwide on Netflix some time in 2022.