Netflix today announced the upcoming release of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, an all-new anime series based on the popular DOTA series of MOBAs by Valve. The eight-episode anime series is set to launch globally on March 25.
The upcoming fantasy series tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.
The series is based on the hugely successful global video-game franchise DOTA 2 by Valve. The original DOTA, which stood for Defense of the Ancients, released in 2003 as a mod of Warcraft 3. The sequel was released by Valve in 2013 and continues to be a big part of modern esports.
“Fans will love how we’ve imagined the DOTA 2 universe and woven together an epic, emotional, and adult-oriented story about some of their favorite characters,” said showrunner and executive producer Ashley Edward Miller. “The cinematic animation, acting and music are simply next level and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”
Ashley Edward Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor and Black Sails) serves as series showrunner and executive producer. Renowned Studio MIR (The Legend of Korra and Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender) is responsible for animation, with Ryu Ki Hyun serving as Co-Executive Producer.
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