Valve’s incredibly popular DOTA 2 MOBA is getting a brand new anime-style series debuting on Netflix this month on March 25, titled DOTA: Dragon’s Blood.
The series will be animated by the renowned Studio MIR, who are most well known for The Legend of Korra, and Netflix’s adaptation of Voltron: Legendary Defender, in addition to being written by Ashley Edward Miller, known for X-Men: First Class, Thor, and Black Sails. With this star-studded team coming together along with Netflix and Valve’s support, the future seems bright for this animated series.
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Though you shouldn’t expect this animated series to focus on running down lanes and destroying towers. Instead, the trailer for DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, which you can see embedded below, includes huge battles between armies and at least one guy that looks a lot like Guts from Berserk. The studio is using 3D CGI visuals for some of the dragons and larger shots, but from the trailer it seems like the style has been blended well and fits in with the entire aesthetic.
The anime series follows the story of Davion, a Dragon Knight dedicated to ridding the world of an evil scourge. It doesn’t take long for Davion to run into Princess Mirana, and Davion is quickly caught up in a plot that involves the fate of the world itself. DOTA fans will be pleased to see recognisable names popping up in the series, and we rest assured that there are many more to come.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is going for a fairly mature theme, with blood being present in the trailer, but the series listing on Netflix recommends the shower for those aged 12 and up, so you can expect it to avoid any sexy scenes.
Netflix original animations have been met with a fairly mixed reception in the past, with some proving extremely popular, and others not. With a hugely popular franchise like DOTA and a strong team of animators and writers, it seems like this series is destined for success, though only time will tell.
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