Netflix is currently on one major roll right now. The streaming giant has made it its life mission to conquer the anime world with their own collection of Netflix Original productions. The latest to join the fray is the Tekken franchise. A new Netflix: Tekken Bloodline anime trailer has taken the internet by storm. As of now, there’s no official release date for this new anime series. But from what we know through the trailer, it will focus on the adventures of Jin Kazama, who joined the franchise in Tekken 3.
The Netflix Tekken: Bloodline anime official teaser trailer was released on Netflix’s YouTube channel a short while ago. The story will follow Jin Kazama who is in search of his grandfather – the legendary Heihachi.
Netflix Tekken: Bloodline Anime Trailer – Why This Could Be Netflix’s Wild Card
Unlike many other video games from the numbing 90’s, the Tekken franchise has not had as much small and big screen presence. The 2010 live action Tekken movie has the honor of being one of the 43 movies in the world that has a zero percent Rotten Tomatoes rating. It was so bad that Tekken producer Katushiro Harada, officially tweeted how terrible it was to watch his franchise ruined by the movie:
“We were not able to supervise that movie; it was a cruel contract. I’m not interested in that movie.”
A string of bad luck has marred the series despite the franchise spanning almost 20 successful titles spanning 3 decades. There are many characters and sub-plots that could easily be turned into a story arc for a show or even a movie if need be. The Tekken games are basically hand-to-hand combat based so this will be one of Netflix’s attempts at creating an action packed anime series. Previous Netflix Original anime like Kengan Ashura and Baki Hanma have enjoyed global success before.
Netflix could do it again with Tekken.
Netflix Tekken: Bloodline Anime – Trailer & Official Synopsis
The official synopsis for Netflix tekken: Bloodline is as follows:
“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.
Netflix Will Keep Expanding Its Anime Originals Library Even After Tekken: Bloodline
The streaming giant, like we said, is hell-bent on conquering the anime world. It’s League of Legends based anime series Arcane was universally acclaimed. It’s Dota 2 based anime show – Dragon’s Blood, also managed to gain enough attention. Live action adaptations of popular anime like Cowboy bebop and the upcoming One Piece series are still the talk of the town. Castlevania may have put Netflix on the map in the anime world. But with unique projects like Tekken: Bloodline, Netflix could get ahead of the competition.