Netflix’s Tekken: Bloodline anime series premieres today

Netflix Tekken Bloodline

With the recent teaser for the next big Tekken game, Bandai Namco has made waves on social media. However, apart from that teaser, there are no further details about the next addition to the beloved franchise.

While the information on the highly-anticipated Tekken 8 is elusive, fans now have something to divert their attention to. The new Netflix Tekken: Bloodline anime series dropped its teaser last March and revealed its official trailer and release date last month. Today, it has premiered on the biggest streaming platform.

The anime adaptation is a Netflix original series and is, therefore, exclusive to the streaming platform. It has a total of six episodes, each running between 20-30 minutes, and will only take less than three hours of binge-watching to complete.

What is Netflix’s Tekken: Bloodline about?

As for the series’ story, its official synopsis is as follows:

Netflix's Tekken: Bloodline - Jin - Hwoarang
Credit: Bandai Namco, Netflix

‘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.

Directed by Yoshikazu Miyao and based canonically between the Tekken 2 and Tekken 3 games, Netflix’s Tekken: Bloodline takes fans back to when Jun Kazama was living a quiet life in Yakushima with her son, Jin Kazama, not until the former was presumably killed by Ogre.

The series then moves to the story in Tekken 3, where Jin sets out on a quest for revenge against his father, Kazuya Mishima.

For more information about Netflix’s Tekken: Bloodline, fans may check out the trailer below:

Credit: Bandai Namco, Netflix


Having been around the gaming scene since 1994, Tekken is undeniably one of the most popular fighting games ever. However, the franchise hasn’t been popular outside of its video games. It can be recalled that a live-action adaptation in 2009 was not received well by fans. Therefore, this new series has a lot to prove.

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