“Tekken: Blood Vengeance” (2011 Japanese animated movie) review

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Intro: This is my review on “Tekken: Blood Vengeance”. I decided to watch it due to being a Tekken fan since the first one.

Plot

Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation are two organizations at each other’s throat. It just happens to have people at odds with each other within those companies as well. Jin Kazama runs Mishima Zaibatsu with Nina Williams at his side while Jin’s father, Kazuya Mishima heads G Corporation with Nina’s sister, Anna Williams helping to run the show. It is an all out war for resources and such.

Both companies send out informants to find a student named Shin Kamiya who holds a secret that is vital. On behalf of G Corporation, Anna blackmails a young student named Ling Xiaoyu into finding Shin. At the same time, Nina dispatches a cyborg named Alisa Bosconovitch for the same reason.

Eventually, Xiaoyu crosses paths with Alisa and eventually befriends her not knowing that they’re both there to obtain the same goal. Betrayal encounters later on with both being a pawn in an overall scheme with Heihachi Mishima overseeing his elaborate plan.

Good

I absolutely loved that it was in CGI, the way how Tekken is supposed to be. I enjoyed the original story with ties to the actual storyline from the video game. It also helps that my main character, Xiaoyu, is the protagonist of this movie which made me very stoked.

The animation was on point. It was also super awesome to have seen it in high definition which just added to the experience.

Bad

Many of my favorite characters went missing like Asuka Kazama, Paul Phoenix, and Steve Fox. I felt some other characters won’t mess with the continuity and would add to the plot line.

Overview

There have been films released with the cast of Tekken, but I’d say that this one is the best Tekken movie to date, live action or animated. As a fan of the Tekken series, I felt obligated to watch this especially since my main character in the game is the main character in the movie.

Overall rating: 3.5/5

Reviewed by: Mr. Timtastic

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