On shenmuetalk I simply can not even aim to rival the amount of information that can be found on the larger sites. The following sites are recommended for reasons described:
For the official word
Shenmue III Kickstarter – Offers daily updates and a lively comment section open for backers. The campaign main site is at the moment unfortunately in need of improvements.
Shenmue III official website – Offers some more information about the past entries in the series.
For the stats
Kicktraq ‘Shenmue II by YS Net’ – Gives an overview of the funding process including daily charts on pledge amounts, number of new backers and comments along with estimates by trend analysis. Can also be used to compare with other Kickstarter projects.
For the fans’ and current talk
Shenmuedojo – One of the oldest Shenmue fansites with extensive in-depth information about the past entries in the series as well as Shenmue III. Also hosts an active forum. The mandatory goto-place for Shenmue fans.
Shenmue500k – More recent fansite with high activity. Great for the latest news.
Team Yu – Active community for anything Shenmue.
Neogaf: ‘SHENMUE 3 announced for kickstarter’ – Currently the main thread to visit on Neogaf for discussions about the Kickstarter campaign.
Twitch: Shenmuedojo’s channel – Daily livestreams at 4am CET.
QTE – #SaveShenmue – Upcoming campaign (July 15) organized by Team Yu.
The big #Save Shenmue Twitter Event – Upcoming social media campaign (July 15), where one can also win a Dreamcast together with a copy of Shenmue.
For a selection of recent related works and discussions
A Gamer’s Journey: The Definite History of Shenmue (upcoming documentary film)
John Sweeney’s Shenmue, Artwork by Sega (proceeds donated to the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter)
Kid Nocon: ‘Shenmue HD Remaster: Hazuki Residence’ (work by fans)
Neogaf: ‘Shenmue 3 – Lake of the Lantern Bugs short test footage’
Neogaf: ‘Yu Suzuki: Shenmue 3 Funding and Budget Statement’
Neogaf: ‘Yu Suzuki: I expect individual backers to provide the majority of funds for Shenmue’
Neogaf: ‘The genius of Yu Suzuki’
Neogaf: ‘Sony is officially helping with funding and development with Shenmue 3’
Neogaf: ‘Shenmue I & II Suddenly Skyrocketed in Price’
Neogaf: ‘Yu Suzuki will be doing an AMA on Reddit’
Neogaf: ‘Yu Suzuki retweets image GT team reacting to Shenmue III reveal.’
Neogaf: ‘So, I Could Own A $10,000 Shenmue Jacket..’
PC Gamer: ‘Why I’m excited about Shenmue 3’
PC Gamer: ‘Shenmue 3 needs $10 million to “truly have the features of an open world”‘
PC Gamer: ‘Shenmue 3 will see the return of classic Ryo voice actor’
PC Gamer: ‘Shenmue 3 video is short, but features glowing bugs’