Netflix has revealed that it is working on an anime TV series based on Dragon’s Dogma.
In an announcement on its website detailing no fewer than five new anime series it will air, the streaming giant said: “Netflix will partner with Sublimation on Dragon’s Dogma, 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.”
Netflix’s Director of Content (Japan), John Derderian, said: “Netflix aims to be the most compelling and attractive home for anime fans, creators and production studios. We are creating an environment where production houses can do their best work, and deliver their shows on a service where we connect anime fans from over 190 countries to content they love.”
Sublimation Director Atsushi Koishikawa added: “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 yet, there’s no indication when the series based on Capcom’s popular action-RPG may start airing, but we’ll bring you news of that when it emerges. In the meantime, the 2012 game Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is due to be rereleased for Nintendo’s Switch on April 23. To find out more about that, visit the Dragon’s Dogma website.