Netflix and Bandai Namco have announced that Tekken: Bloodline will be broadcast on Netflix later this year. It will be an anime series based on the long-running fighting franchise and will star Jin Kazama as the series' protagonist. First debuting in the 1996 arcade title Tekken 3, Jin will embark on a quest for revenge that will take him to the "ultimate battle on a global stage - The King of Iron Fist Tournament".
Here's the official synopsis from Netflix from the teaser trailer on YouTube (above):
“Power is everything.” Jin Kazama learned the family self-defense arts, Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts, from his mother at an early age. Even so, he was powerless when a monstrous evil suddenly appeared, destroying everything dear to him, changing his life forever. Angry at himself for being unable to stop it, Jin vowed revenge and sought absolute power to exact it. His quest will lead to the ultimate battle on a global stage — The King of Iron Fist Tournament.
It won't be the first time the Tekken series has been represented outside of games. Two major animated films have been released over the years, with Tekken: The Motion Picture in 1998 and Tekken: Blood Vengeance in 2011. The franchise also ventured into the live-action realm with the ill-fated Tekken in 2009 and its prequel Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge in 2014. Both were met with negative reception.
As for the Switch, the Tekken franchise has seen little representation on Nintendo's console, but the iconic Kazuya Mishima was introduced as the second-to-last DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, releasing on June 30th, 2021. And Wii U got Tekken Tag Tournament 2, too.
Will you be watching Tekken: Bloodlines when it releases later this year? If it's anything like the incredible Castlevania series, we'll be in for a treat!