“The wait was well worth it for Tekken: Bloodline.” It has a gritty, emotional origin story that follows Jin Kazama from childhood to adulthood, enduring his mother’s apparent death. Because of a demon and then venturing the world to find his grandfather Heihachi Mishima for training to avenge her death.
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Tekken Bloodline: Discussion, Spoilers and Reviews
Hey, just wanted to create a thread to discuss the new anime that is out today.
Just saw it and sadly, it isn't much better quality than usual Tekken media. The story is half-baked, barely explains itself and characterization is weak. Arguably the original Tekken anime film is better done lol.
I think they really should have explored and set up Ogre better. That T3 opening where Heihachi releases it would've been fantastic for selling how dangerous Orge was, instead of just immediately cutting to it fighting Jun in the first episode without any context. Or seeing Ogre attacking Beak and the others. Or just the famous head scene would've been so much cooler than what we got.
I also wish they'd explore the demon lore better. Heihachi explains as a "devil gene" but there is so much mysticism involved in the story at this point, they should've just left it as a curse. Also does anyone else think it would've been interesting if Ogre was an old Aztec king who had family drama mirroring the Mishimas who also got afflicted by the curse? Tekken lore has so much potential but does nothing with it.
Also sad a lot of the fights got cut in the tournament. Would have loved to see Anna vs Yoshi, Julia vs Marshal, Feng vs Lei and more. Nina losing to Xioayu was a big surprise, though unlike most I kinda see it tbh. Nina might be a veteran who has competed in 2 tournaments, but she is still really only mentally around 20-25 years old (cryosleep did nothing to advance her mental age).
The even bigger upset was probably King vs Paul. Not only does it deviate from canon, it just kinda falls flat as they keep selling Paul as an equal to Kazuya only to get beaten by a King at his first tournament. Oh well, I did like seeing King suplex people lmao.
Anyway this felt way too short and could've easily just been a movie instead of extremely short episodes. I think they should have committed harder to this series and did it properly, it needed more time.
Later in the series, characters could stage break arenas and use combos and special moves. Tekken is one of the first fighting games to employ 3D animation.