A Dota 2 anime, Dragon’s Blood, has been announced by Valve in collaboration with Netflix. In a piece of very overwhelming news for the Dota 2 fans earlier today, Valve shared that this is an all-new anime series exclusively based on the Dota 2 universe and that it would be getting an official release on Netflix. Titled 'DOTA: Dragon’s Blood', it is going to be an eight episode anime series with Dragon Knight as its protagonist. With fans exhilarated with this announcement, let us take a look at the teaser’s release date, the trailer, the main anime series, its plot, and more.
Dota 2 Anime Dragon’s Blood Release Date
Dota 2 Anime Dragon's Blood is scheduled to release on March 25th, 2021, just two days prior to the kick off of the first Major of the DPC season, ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major.
Valve has also listed down the release date of a teaser and a trailer of it.
- Teaser Trailer- February 19
- Main Trailer- March 1
Where to Watch DOTA: Dragon’s Blood
Dragon's Blood will be available to stream on Netflix.
You can find the teaser trailer and the main trailer on Netflix’s YouTube channel upon release. It will also be available in-game
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Posters
Dota 2 Anime: Everything else you need to know
Besides having Dragon Knight at its helm, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is also going to have a princess in the form of Mirana. The plot of the anime series says,
“Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight, becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.”
More details about this anime are expected to be revealed along with the teaser and the trailer’s release.
Apart from Valve, some reputed and accomplished video creators and producers have put in efforts to put together this Dota 2 anime series. It is being produced by American screenwriter, Ashley Miller who is best known for his work on television series like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe. He has also worked on films like Thor and X-Men: First Class.
The anime is also being animated by popular animation Korean studio, Studio MIR, which has previously worked on projects like The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Voice Actors
Some of the most proclaimed actors and artists in the world have voiced the anime characters and form the cast of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood.
- Yuri Lowenthal: Sasuke Uchiha in Naruto, young Ben Tennyson in Ben 10 and Peter Parker in the Spider-Man video game series.
- Lara Pulver: Irene Adler on BBC's Sherlock television series.
- Tony Todd: Kurn in the Star Trek franchise, gave voice to The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He has also given voice to in-game Dota 2 heroes like Dragon Knight, Nightstalker and Viper.
- Troy Baker: Joel in The Last Of Us franchise, Joker in the Batman: Arkham Origins video game, Pagan Min in Far Cry 4 and Samuel "Sam" Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
- Freya Tingley: Christina in Hemlock Grove and Wendy in Once Upon a Time television series.
- Josh Keaton: Shiro in Voltron: Legendary Defender, adolescent Hercules in 1997 film, Hercules and Jack Darby in Transformers: Prime.
- Alix Wilton Regan: Alt in Cyberpunk 2077 and Aya in Assassin's Creed Origins.
- Kari Wahlgren: voices for American animation series like Phineas and Ferb, Ben 10 and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.
- Stephany Jacobsen: Lauren Yung in Melrose Place and Amelia in the 2018 film, Occupation
- Anson Mount: Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans, Ben Kimble in 2002 film, Crossroads and also had roles in the Star Trek franchise.
- JB Blanc: He has given his voice in a number of video games and anime like Naruto and Marvel anime, Apex Legends, Assassin's Creed and League of Legends.
Even though this is a startling and an out of the blue move by Valve, Dota 2 fans are undoubtedly quite delighted with the announcement of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. Finally, Valve has been able to find something apart from their TI prize pools to market Dota 2. An exciting eight-episode anime based on the intricate Dota 2 lore with an official release on Netflix could potentially set up a huge market for the game.