This article discusses (or speculates) whether there will be season 2 of the Netflix anime series Tekken: Bloodline and its renewed or cancelled status.
On August 18, 2022, Netflix released a video game adaptation of Tekken with the anime series Tekken: Bloodline, based on the character Jin Kazama from Tekken 3 onwards. Here is the premise:
“Tekken: Bloodline was well worth the wait. It has a gritty, emotional origin story, following Jin Kazama from a child to adulthood, enduring the apparent death of his mother due to a demon, and then venturing out to the world to find his grandfather Heihachi Mishima for training to avenge her death. The anime series is not an immediate fly-in to characters fighting and instead teases the audience towards the King of Iron Fist Tournament. It’s a slow burner, but it’s worth the audience’s patience as the creators attempt to flesh out the world of Tekken in a serious manner rather than jumping straight into the action.”
At Ready Steady Cut, we gave the series a favorable review: “Tekken: Bloodline is a worthy adaptation that could be the basis of longevity with a gritty storyline, impressive storyboarding, and clear character arcs.”
With the series getting off to a good start, we have one question to speculate:
Will there be a season 2 of the Netflix anime series Tekken: Bloodline – renewed or cancelled status
Status: TBC/ not renewed yet
As we write this article, the series has still not been renewed, which is not unusual for Netflix as they always take their time to make a strategic decision.
With Netflix remodeling their business on release slates, it would not be surprising if we heard some news relatively soon on the status of this series (possibly in a month’s time). Netflix tends to look out for watch hours, so let’s hope the series gets enough to justify a continuation.
We would like to add, however, that renewing Tekken: Bloodline would be a great business opportunity for the streaming service. With the origin story beginning with Jin Kazama, there’s so much more of the story to flesh out, especially with Tekken 8 spurring the press releases of late. There could be a lot of stories to flesh out if there are enough fans and watch hours keeping this series moving.
At Ready Steady Cut, we’ll keep you informed on any news.