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Two main characters in the Shenmue series, Ryo Hazuki and Ling Sha Hua.

Shenmue (Japanese: シェンムー, Shenmū; Chinese: 莎木, Shāmù) is an open-world action-adventure video game series, created, produced and directed by Yu Suzuki.

Shenmue and Shenmue II were developed and published by Sega. Shenmue III will be developed and published by YsNet.

The video game series is an epic adventure with movie-like cinematography and plot elements that include drama, mystery, romance, suspense and action. Shenmue offers a game-playing experience that includes elements of action, adventure, fighting, life simulation and role-playing games.


The story centers on an 18-year-old man named Ryo Hazuki, whose father Iwao Hazuki has been murdered by a mysterious man named Lan Di. Ryo embarks on a quest to avenge his father's death and unlock the mysteries of a legendary stone mirror.

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