Shenmue the Animation

The BEST episodes of Shenmue the Animation

Every episode of Shenmue the Animation ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Shenmue the Animation!

After he witnesses his father’s murder at the family dojo, Ryo Hazuki dedicates his life to finding the man responsible — a mission that takes him from the streets of Yokosuka, Japan to the sprawling metropolis of Hong Kong, and beyond. Soon he’ll learn that larger, mystical forces are at play as he trains to become the ultimate martial artist in his quest for revenge.

Last Updated: 8/24/2022Network: Adult Swim
26 votes

#1 - Dignified

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/13/2022

To unveil the truth behind his Father's death, Ryo heads to Hong Kong, looking for a person named "Lishao Tao". His bags are taken as many thugs and thieves walk the streets of Hong Kong since everyone is desperate to survive day by day.

24 votes

#2 - Distinct

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/3/2022

Ryo finds a book written by Yuanda Zhu in Xiuying's library. In the book he finds a memo of chawan sign, which could lead to danger with one mistake. Despite the danger Ryo uses it to find Yuanda Zhu.

41 votes

#3 - Thunderclap

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/6/2022

In Yokosuka, 1986, Ryo Hazuki, the only legitimate heir of the Hazuki Dojo, spends his days training under his strict father Iwao. One day, he returns and witnesses a mysterious man called Lan Di attacking the Dojo.

32 votes

#4 - Daybreak

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/13/2022

Hazuki Family's maid Ine hands a letter to Ryo, who is restless from his Father's death. The letter was sent from a person named "Yuanda Zhu" to his father which contained characters he cannot read.

22 votes

#5 - Shenmue

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/1/2022

Ryo finally reaches Lan Di, the man who murdered his Father. Blinded by revenge, Ryo viciously attacks Lan Di. Lan Di easily dodges Ryo's attacks and leaves. Yellow Heads' Dou Niu realizes his plan has failed and attacks Ryo. Can Ryo save his friends and beat Dou Niu!?

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29 votes

#6 - Yin-yang

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/20/2022

Ryo finally finds a person who can read Yuanda Zhu's letter, which said "Find Master Chen for help". Ryo finds Master Chen and asks him about Lan Di, the man who murdered his Father.

29 votes

#7 - Equal

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/6/2022

Ryo is forced to fight Guizhang Chen from Chen Family, to save Nozomi who Mad Angels have taken as a hostage. In hopes that Goro finds Ryo's secret message, he fights Guizhand Chen, ending with Ryo and Guizhang both wounded and defeated.

25 votes

#8 - Aspiration

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/27/2022

Xiuying ignores Ryo's wish to meet Yuanda Zhu and keeps making him do chores for Man Mo Temple; to understand Xiuying's notion, Ryo must learn wude, the principles of martial arts, so he looks for a person who has acquired wude.

22 votes

#9 - Future

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/20/2022

Ryo coincidentally meets Lishao Tao, the person he was looking for. Lishao being a master of martial arts easily defeats Ryo and tells him to "go home." Thinking he lost because he does not have enough strength, Ryo goes around Hong Kong to find a martial artist. He soon meets Zongquan Bai a street performer, but soon gets involved with Hong Kong's underground organization "Yellow Heads".

23 votes

#10 - Guidepost

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/24/2022

Ryo and Ren successfully sneak into the Yellow Heads' headquarters to rescue Yuanda Zhu. But the Yellow Heads all knew about their plan to sneak in. Surrounded by their enemies, the two fight Yuan who is one of the leaders of the Yellow Heads. In the meantime, Wong finds out that Ryo is in danger and break into the Yellow Head building with Joy to save them...

28 votes

#11 - Shackles

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/27/2022

To chase Lan Di, Ryo decides to go to Hong Kong, but realizes he does not have enough money to go. With Goro's assistance Ryo gets a part-time job, which he soon learns is in Mad Angel's territory.

22 votes

#12 - Entangled

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/17/2022

Ryo and Ren finally find Yuanda Zhu. However, they are soon attacked by the Yellow Heads and Yuanda gets kidnapped. Ryo gets cornered but is saved by Xiuying. Xiuying was worried that Ryo would fall in to the evil course blinded by revenge.

23 votes

#13 - Comeback

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/10/2022

To find Yuanda Zhu, Ryo follows Ren, the leader of Heavens. Gathering information from Ren's acquaintances they reach the location where Yuanda Zhu is said to be, but they soon find out that this was Yellow Heads' trap.

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