Exciting news is on the horizon for anime and martial arts enthusiasts alike, as a new anime series titled “House of Lee” is set to make its debut in 2024. This intriguing project centers around the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee and promises a fresh creative take on his legacy.
According to reports from Deadline, the first glimpse of this much-anticipated anime will coincide with the upcoming 50th Anniversary 4K re-release of “Enter the Dragon,” Bruce Lee’s iconic film. The re-release is scheduled to grace theaters on August 13 and 16, treating audiences to both a classic masterpiece and a glimpse into the future of Lee’s legacy.
Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, expressed her enthusiasm for the anime, highlighting the storytelling potential that the medium offers. She emphasized how anime allows for a creative and imaginative portrayal of her father’s persona while exploring themes of action, fantasy, history, culture, and creativity.
The collaboration between Bruce Lee Entertainment and Shibuya, led by artist Emily Yang, marks the realization of a long-envisioned Bruce Lee anime. The upcoming anime, “House of Lee,” is described as an action-packed fantasy series in which Bruce Lee assembles a team of Dragon Warriors to prevent the world from descending into darkness.
The series draws inspiration from Bruce Lee’s notable quote, “Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.” Shannon Lee’s choice to work with Shibuya was influenced by their anime short “White Rabbit,” which resonated with her vision for the “House of Lee” project.
As anticipation builds for both the anime’s release and the special “Enter the Dragon” screenings, fans can look forward to a captivating blend of martial arts prowess, creativity, and Bruce Lee’s enduring legacy. With themes of inner battles and spirituality woven into the narrative, “House of Lee” promises to be a unique addition to the world of anime and a fitting tribute to a martial arts icon.
Source: IGN India