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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.