[Review] ‘Tekken: Bloodline’ lives up to the game franchise’s strength

Bloodline lives up to the game franchise’s main strength: realistic animation and stunning art direction.

The latest Tekken series is currently streaming on Netflix. Tekken: Bloodline joins a number of films and TV shows that have been adapted from the popular Japanese combat video game created by Namco and has been a staple since the 90s.

The plot of the six-episode series is linked to events that take place in Tekken 2 and 3. Bloodline follows Jin Kazama’s journey to avenge his mother Jun Kazama who was murdered by the mysterious Ogre who’s thought impossible to defeat as he possesses the Devil Gene.

Jin receives training from his grandfather, the vicious Heihachi Mishima, who teaches him the Mishima style of combat: to, in his words, fight and win like a Mishima.

Bloodline lives up to the game franchise’s main strength: realistic animation and stunning art direction. The fight scenes are undoubtedly the show’s biggest selling point; the colours pop and the movements are so lifelike.

The storyline is simple and straight to the point, placing the attention on the combat which the Tekken fan is here for.

Look out for fights involving characters such as King, Nina, Paul, Hwoarang and of course Ogre, Heihachi, Jin and a few others.

Tekken: Bloodline is streaming on Netflix.

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