So, a few days ago I finished watching the Sandman on Netflix and if you are following my posts then you know it's a show I thoroughly enjoyed.
Next one on the Netflix list was Tekken: Bloodline, an animated series based on the popular video game series.
Tekken was amongst my favorite fighting games while growing up, second only to Mortal Kombat, and I have many fond memories playing it... I can literally talk hours and hours about this game, especially Tekken 1 and Tekken 2 in which I have clocked hundreds if not thousands of hours, both against the CPU and other people.
Since Tekken: Bloodline is a Netflix production I didn't have any high expectations... Honestly I just expected some forgettable dog poo cash grab at best.
Yet.. Yet I couldn't be more pleasantly surprised!
Honestly, it's imo a must watch for any fan of the game series out there. It's not perfect. But it's good. Really, really good!
Let's start with the positives. The animation was good. Not perfect, but good enough. My only complaint here is how Paul face was depicted. I would have imagined something more youthful and...alpha!
The voice acting was pretty solid too. I am talking about the Japanese dub of course. I gave the English one a quick try... It was totally shit. Especially Heihachi sounded like a retard, lmao... But I can't deduct any points because of the English dub. Honestly, anyone watching anime in English deserves a slow painful death so who cares.
I also loved how they adapted the story. I don't remember the finer cannon details but I think they did a good job!
Music was also pretty good and the fight scenes pretty epic.
So what's the bad? The show was so good it makes you crave for more! Way more! It's only 6 episodes long and I would have loved to see more fights and characters from the original games like yosimitsu ! At least we got some action from King, my favorite character! But yeah... I wanted MOAR! More characters. More fights. More story and character building.
All in all. A great short series from Netflix and a must watch for the game fans! I will give a 9 out of 10! Go watch it you dipshits!
Jin Kazama is a young martial artist living alone with his mother, Jun Kazama, on Yakushima. When she is killed by the ancient demon Ogre, Jin begins training under his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, in order to become stronger. To draw out Ogre, Jin competes alongside many others in the King of Iron Fist tournament, hoping to kill the demon and avenge his mother's death. source