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Ryo, a respected Japanese student sees his father killed in front of his own eyes. He sets out to find the man in charge of his fathers death and the mystery of who and why?

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Keiji Okayasu, Yu Suzuki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Fujioka ... Iwao Hazuki (voice)
Masaya Matsukaze ... Ryo Hazuki (voice) (as Massaya Matsuzake Ono)
Corey Marshall ... Ryo Hazuki (voice)
Robert Jefferson ... Iwao Hazuki (voice)
Ruth Hollyman Ruth Hollyman ... Nozomi Harasaki / Kayoko Ito (voice)
Paul Lucas Paul Lucas ... Lan Di / Chai (voice)
Terry Osada Terry Osada ... Ine Hayata / Megumi Mishima (voice)
Eric Kelso ... Masaya Fukuhara / Gui Zhang Chen (voice)
Dennis Falt Dennis Falt ... Chen Yao Wen / Keizo Oishi (voice)
Ryan Drees ... Tom Johnson (voice)
Jerry Ledbetter Jerry Ledbetter ... Mark Kimberly (voice)
Alex Hayns Alex Hayns ... Smith Bradley (voice)
Eric Jacobsen Eric Jacobsen ... Charlie (voice) (as Eric Jacobson)
Rob Croker Rob Croker ... Terry (voice)
Ann Slater Ann Slater ... Xia Xiu Yu (voice)
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Ryo, a respected Japanese student sees his father killed in front of his own eyes. He sets out to find the man in charge of his fathers death and the mystery of who and why?

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

6 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shenmue See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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SEGA/AM2 Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Yu Suzuki originally wrote Shenmue with 16 chapters and originally intended to have the series span 4-5 games. However, with only moderate success achieved with Shenmue (Chapter 1), Shenmue 2 contained chapters 3-5 in one game and some parts of the intended game were cut out. The time Ryo spends on the ship traveling from Japan to Hong Kong was meant to be part of the game (Chapter 2). See more »

Quotes

Ryo Hazuki: [to the kitten] You and I have a lot in common, our parents died on the same day.
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Probably the best game ever
1 May 2003 | by AmyrlinSee all my reviews

Probably the best game ever. I first played it on Segas DreamCast. I was stunned. The game was on every way perfect. If you like realistic and games you don't finish the same day you got it, Shenmue is for you.


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