SEGA have released the second episode of their ‘101’ video series as we near the release of the Shenmue I & II re-releases.

Once again, Corey Marshall (Ryo Hazuki’s English voice in Shenmue) is taking us on another deep dive into the Shenmue universe today, and this time it’s all about the characters that make the saga.

These characters include the mysterious Shenhua appearing in Ryo’s dreams, Ren the Heavens gang leader, and many more friends, foes, and those whom Ryo would be wise to keep an eye on. Beyond the key characters that Ryo encounters, there are hundreds of NPCs awaiting you in the world of Shenmue: love interests, enemies, neighbours and merchants.

Enjoy the second video in the series and be sure to let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.