Netflix just announced one more title for its swelling library of original anime series. This is not based on any studies but I believe we have played this video game at least once in our lives. The movie company plans to release Tekken: Bloodline later this year and revealed the series with a one-and-a-half-minute “official teaser” trailer. There’s no exact date or mention of episode count, but the summary reveals it will focus on Jin Kazama, who joined the series as a character in Tekken 3.
This is not the first time Tekken anyone has tried to make a movie about the King of Iron Fist tournament characters.
Those attempts did manage to include a completely forgettable 2010 live-action flick that is most notable for being one of 43 movies on Rotten Tomatoes to earn a zero per cent rating based on reviews from critics.
At one point, the producer/director of the Tekken games, Katsuhiro Harada tweeted that it was terrible, saying,
“We were not able to supervise that movie; it was a cruel contract. I’m not interested in that movie.”
The conditions surrounding this adaptation may be better, as Harada invited fans to check out the new trailer. If Tekken: Bloodline follows the games, the show will tie together The King of Iron Fist Tournament that includes control of a powerful corporation as its prize, the intergenerational power struggle of the Mishima family that runs the corporation and the tournament, and the supernatural powers / corrupting nature of the Devil Gene mutation shared by Heihachi Mishima (who also appears in the trailer), his son Kazuya Mishima, and Kazuya’s son Jin Kazama.
Jin’s mother, Jun Kazama, was also a character in the games, and the trailer appears to show her training him when they’re attacked by another boss from the games, the monstrous Ogre. These events will lead him to enter the tournament full of familiar faces — faces that may or may not wear jaguar masks the entire time — and flashes during the trailer show off at least some of the characters we can expect to appear.
This has to be an era where video games and books get an anime series. What a time to be alive!!!
[Source: The Verge]