Toonami co-creator Jason DeMarco confirms Shenmue: The Animation Season 2 is no longer planned. The first season of Shenmue: The Animation has been taken down from Adult Swim’s website as well.
Shenmue: The Animation is another series affected by the Warner Bros and Discovery merger. DeMarco and the team at Adult Swim were preparing for Shenmue: The Animation Season 2 before the cancellation was made. Fans can still watch the Shenmue anime on Crunchyroll.
DeMarco commented on the matter via Twitter:
“Sorry guys. This happened. You can still watch all of the anime on Crunchyroll and it will still be available as digital downloads. And yes, it’s looking like no S2 of Shenmue, even though sadly- it did well enough that we were gearing up for S2. Maybe one day…”
Crunchyroll’s official description for the anime reads:
“1986, Yokosuka. Ryo Hazuki has trained to master the Hazuki Style Jujitsu under his strict father in the Hazuki Dojo from his childhood. However, one day a mysterious man named Lan Di murders his father and takes the “mirror” his father was protecting. Ryo is determined to find the truth behind his father’s murder, but soon finds himself getting stuck in a war between the underground organizations…. Traveling from Yokosuka to Hong Kong, Ryo’s long journey begins!”