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A Shenmue Documentary is now on Kickstarter

Back in early 2015, we reported on a Shenmue documentary that was in development . After one Shenmue III and Shenmue HD announcement later, the team behind the documentary is now going full speed ahead and needs your help. Filmmakers Adam Sipione and Randall Lobb want to go to Japan and deep dive into Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue archives.

With key creators that helped make Shenmue a reality on board as participants, we will schedule our interviews, then edit, shoot some more, refine, question our sanity, geek out, shoot some more, edit, pat ourselves on the back, panic, and then finish the film – if we hit our initial goal.

Our goal is to produce a 90 -100 minute documentary that does justice to the brand and, of course, the fans. Our rewards also mention BONUS CONTENT and this would be material that the filmmakers generate while making the film (that cannot be included in the 90 minute run time) but packed on your disc to enjoy forever! A 90-minute movie is the most appealing length for distributors – but if you want to see more goodies, extras, and an extended version, help us reach our stretch goals by spreading the word and telling your friends. Remember “YI” – to act without hesitation, to do what is right!


As of this article, they are sitting at $4,268 of a $19,038 goal. You can help make this Shenmue documentary a reality by clicking here and donating on Kickstarter. 

Marcin Gulik

Been a gamer all my life. Studied Sociology and Criminology in college, and traveled for a bit. I like long walks on the beach and I like to listen to... (wait wrong site....) Sega Dreamcast and Shenmue all the way!

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