The Shenmue series has received a surprise resurgence in relevance recently with the release of Shenmue: The Animation, an anime project developed in collaboration between Sega, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, and YS Net. The anime, which started production during Shenmue 3‘s development, just recently finished airing and has been met with positive reception from both long-time fans and newcomers to the series. Recently, rumors have begun to circulate implying that Shenmue 4 could be announced shortly after the anime’s airing, however, series creator Yu Suzuki has claimed in an interview that there are “no concrete plans” for a fourth title.