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Tekken: Bloodline move comparison showcases the attention to detail put into recreating the fighting games' most iconic attacks

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 27, 2022 at 6:06 p.m. PDT • Comments: 7

Tekken: Bloodline finally released on Netflix last week as an expanded reimagining of Tekken 3's story, but did the animators truly succeed in capturing the fighting game action in a different medium?

I AM OP recently released 2 side-by-side comparison videos to showcase many of the references present in the anime as well as the pretty remarkable details put in to recreating Tekken's iconic attacks and specials.

starting out with Bloodline's initial training scenes, we can get a better look at the usage of Kazama-style karate with the flipping overhead kick, back flip kick and Jin's backfist 4-hit combo where the anime looks nearly identical to the games with added slow motion and the ability to change camera angles.

That can pretty much be said for the rest of the action compiled together too between Leroy Smith changing his kung fu poses after certain moves and all of the crazy grabs throughout the Xiaoyu vs. Nina fight — including the youngster's taunt.

Speaking of grabs, the biggest treat from the show for fans is arguably how much effort went into King's wrestling moves although his giant swing has the added effect of sending opponents flying through trees it seems.

You can check out both of I AM OP's comparison videos below, but be warned there will be some spoilers for how fights play out in Tekken: Bloodline, especially in the second part.

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