Tekken anime striking US this summer

Blood Vengeance to feature story from Dai Sato, produced by Digital Frontier; teaser trailer inside.

Tekken 6 may have come out in 2009, but it was still Namco Bandai's best-selling game throughout 2010. Given that enthusiasm for the franchise, Namco Bandai will be bringing the franchise back to the realm of video, announcing today plans to release the Tekken Blood Vengeance anime in the US this summer.

Rendered in full CG and 3D compatible, Tekken Blood Vengeance features a screenplay written by Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex). Digital Frontier (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Appleseed) is producing the animated film, and Youichi Mouri will serve as its director. Mouri is no stranger to the fighting universe, having also directed the opening cinematics for Tekken 5 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion.

Where else but Tekken can you find a robot riding a panda bear?

Blood Vengeance will be set in Namco Bandai's long-standing Tekken universe, where the world's top fighters compete for supremacy in the Mishima Zaibatsu-sponsored The King of Iron Fist tournament. Winners of the tournament are then offered control of the Mishima Zaibatsu financial corporation.

The animated film isn't Namco Bandai's only transmedia effort for the franchise. In September, Anchor Bay Entertainment picked up the rights to distribute a live-action adaptation of the franchise, starring Cary-Hiroyuki Takagawa, Lateef Crowder, and Gary Daniel. According to Amazon, the film is due for a Blu-ray release on July 19.

For an idea of what to expect from the film, check out Namco Bandai's teaser trailer below.

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43 comments
ACWH
ACWH

Can't view the trailer - video is marked as private.

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

That does look cool, but that's not an anime.

Spartan809
Spartan809

With Dai Sato having to do with anything with this film there is definitely a level of quality that this film will deliver.

ninjasung
ninjasung

I want this release over the UK as well. Don't forget my country. I love Tekken as well.

jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

Very good trailer. Surprisingly, I'm looking forward to this.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

That blood vengeance looks sweet as! Love a bitta Tekken :D

Mc_Trickz
Mc_Trickz

Yeah,i love Tekken!A must see!

X-RS
X-RS

anime? i think not... looks dope, def made me think of tekken 5 intro. then tekken 6 everytime robo-loli pops up. god i hate that thing....-.-

szen
szen

I'm in, since I watched those animes, this should be amazing on every way XD

evilgamer22
evilgamer22

The animation looks good and since the script is by Dai Sato then I will definitely give this a try when its out.

servb0ts
servb0ts

Tekken Animated movie was okay. Tekken the Movie was a Big Joke. This Tekken looks F'N Epic lol. I hope the creators are the ones who actually developed Tekken Series to finally give it some justice lol. Instead of some silly ass director who think he knows what he's doing lol.

2sweet316
2sweet316

This is just too sweet. If only the live-action movies were this good, instead of being half @$$ and not making sense.

JD_Escobar
JD_Escobar

Tekken...Movie...bluray...I cant wait :D

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

Yet another series that needs to be retired, yet will be oversaturated with needless media.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I'll definitely watch it even if it's horrible.

DreamorDie
DreamorDie

Tekken's storyline has the potential to make a great series hopefully they just don't f up like they did with the old Tekken OVA

FojMohsin
FojMohsin

I've watched one anime movive of tekken, it was alright. Though, this one looks great and hopefully better then that stupid tekken moive that came out last year.

otanikun
otanikun

I've never been a real fan of the Tekken franchise but the animation looks pretty darn good, might catch it once it's out

Kitty_Fields
Kitty_Fields

Really hoping Yoshimitsu and Angel/Devil will be in here. GitS:SAC is one of my fave animes of all-time, so I'm hoping to find this movie's plot to my taste.

Chavis02
Chavis02

YAY I Can't Wait For Tekken Anime! :D

blackace
blackace

Looks decent. I'll have to get me a couple when it comes out on Blu-Ray. i heard the live action movie was crap. Worse then Dead or Alive. Yikes.

vengefulwilberg
vengefulwilberg

I can't wait until this comes out. This is going to be way better than that horrible tekken live action movie.

UnknownPerson55
UnknownPerson55

and just when i was expecting tetris to be made into some sort of short or movie or something: tekken. and i thought they were running out of ideas; cant believe i didnt think of tekken.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

It actually looks good. Can't wait to see more.

jin-ro
jin-ro

Sweet !!!!! And script by a C Beebo and GITS !!!!!! Nice ,can't wait !!!!

sohaibiftikhar
sohaibiftikhar

Thumbs up for Wolf-5.. Exactly what i was gonna say this is how its supposed to be...

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Now that looks awesome!!! Looks like right out of the games. Not some dumb movie attempt botching everything. I LIKE!!! :D