Dragon’s Dogma Anime Announced By Netflix
Netflix is seemingly greenlighting shows about everything gaming these days, from live-action takes on beloved franchises such as The Witcher to its assortment of anime adaptations currently in the pipeline. Now, the streaming service has announced plans to push out even more anime in the near-future, one of them notably based on fan-favorite Capcom title Dragon’s Dogma.
In an official press release, Netflix revealed their partnership with a number of anime studios to deliver a slate of new projects, chief among them being an adaptation of the wild medieval world Dragon’s Dogma. Underway by Sublimation Inc., the company confirmed their work on “an original anime series based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name.”
Based on a world-famous action RPG set in an open world, Dragon’s Dogma from CAPCOM will be brought to life as a Netflix original anime series. The story follows a man’s journey seeking revenge on a dragon who stole his heart. On his way, the man is brought back to life as an ‘Arisen’. An action adventure about a man challenged by demons who represent the seven deadly sins of humans.”
As Sublimation has yet to helm their own series, the studio’s Representative Director Atsushi Koishikawa professed excitement in the chance to do so with Dragon’s Dogma. Koishikawa mentioned Sublimation’s past experience providing partial work on other shows, utilizing the studio’s “unique cel shaded animation that carries hand-drawn textures.”
Sublimation team has long dreamt of working on our own title. We have oftentimes worked with partner studios to create partial CGI portions within a given title, so we feel very fortunate to work with Netflix through this production line deal. We’re excited to bring our unique cel shaded animation that carries hand-drawn textures to anime fans around the world.”
As of now, the Dragon’s Dogma anime doesn’t have a release date, but that’s to be expected considering it was only just announced. Outside the anime realm, the Capcom game has seen itself part of the news lately as speculation mounts over a potential sequel. Director Hideaki Itsuno recently admitted the possibility of a follow-up definitely still exists, but focus likely still lies with getting out that previously-announced Nintendo Switch port.
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