The first season of Shenmue: The Animation, which began in February, has been canceled.
The cult classic Sega game’s anime adaptation was first teased back in September 2020, and it has since aired and is currently streaming on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll.
Before the cancellation, a second season was reportedly in the works. This cancellation was probably a result of Warner Discovery’s broader purge of its properties after the merger of the two media conglomerates in April of this year.
Season 1 is no longer accessible on Adult Swim and several other streaming websites, but it is still accessible on Crunchyroll for the time being.
The cancellation will undoubtedly disappoint the game’s devoted following.