February 17, 2021 – Netflix today announced the upcoming release of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, an all new anime series based on the popular DOTA 2 video-game franchise by Valve. The 8 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.
“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.”
The series is based on the hugely successful global video-game franchise DOTA 2 by Valve. 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.
Valve Corporation, founded in 1996, is a global leading game developer headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Its game titles include Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2, and more.
About DOTA 2:
DOTA 2 is one of the leading online games in the world, hosting millions of players daily and holding multiple records for top e-sports tournament prize earnings. Launched in 2011 by Valve, the annual International DOTA 2 Championship has paid over $150 million to its winning teams.
About Studio MIR:
Studio Mir Co., Ltd is a South Korean animation studio specializing in the entire production from start to finish. Founded in 2010, the studio has quickly tapped into the North American market with its strong producing skills of 2D animation sensibility and CGI technology. Among other works, it is best known for The Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and the recently announced The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, expanding its traditional platform into the global OTT market.
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