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Valve & Netflix teamed up for a Dota anime series

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If, like me, you're a bit of an Anime fan you might want to keep an eye on Netflix as DOTA: Dragon's Blood has been announced for release in March. Yeah, I know, this is not your usual gaming news but it's gaming related and heck I'm excited about it.

The story will be centred around a Dragon Knight, with the synopsis being short and sweet "The sweeping 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."

Watch the short announcement teaser below:

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From the press release:

“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.”

It releases on March 25, exclusively on Netflix.

You can play Dota 2 free on Steam.

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Julius 17 Feb
Maybe Valve should expand into digital Anime & Manga distribution (as opposed to streaming). That is also one of those areas where a market failure leads to a lot of piracy, similar to how it was with computer games before Valve made digital stores popular.
Arten 17 Feb
Quoting: JuliusMaybe Valve should expand into digital Anime & Manga distribution (as opposed to streaming). That is also one of those areas where a market failure leads to a lot of piracy, similar to how it was with computer games before Valve made digital stores popular.
They Already tried (colaboration with crunchyroll).
Nezchan 17 Feb
Wow.

All the characters they could have picked, there's what, 120 of them? Almost all with amazing, visually impressive designs and costumes, flashy abilities and compelling backstories, and this is what they picked? A generic looking human warrior whose outfit is mainly brown?

Gotta say, not impressed at all from this teaser. It's got less to draw me in than any of the trailers for the game itself that Valve has made. Seriously, compare it to this from nine years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cSFPIwMEq4

I know which one makes me want to know more about the world and the people in it.
Julius 17 Feb
Quoting: NezchanWow.

All the characters they could have picked, there's what, 120 of them? Almost all with amazing, visually impressive designs and costumes, flashy abilities and compelling backstories, and this is what they picked? A generic looking human warrior whose outfit is mainly brown?

Netflix seems to have no clue in regards to Anime. Edit: Removed some further nonsense I mixed up.


Last edited by Julius on 17 February 2021 at 3:44 pm UTC
Salvatos 17 Feb
Quoting: NezchanWow.

All the characters they could have picked, there's what, 120 of them? Almost all with amazing, visually impressive designs and costumes, flashy abilities and compelling backstories, and this is what they picked? A generic looking human warrior whose outfit is mainly brown?

Gonna have to agree on this. Plus their one-liner synopsis is the most non-descript and cliché I’ve seen in a long time. "Warrior dude wants to be a hero, unexpectedly teams up with princess who is more than she appears, gets more than he bargained for." I’ll go out on a limb and guess that the dragons he used to fight aren’t as evil as he thought, the princess has a quirky pet for comedic relief and, I don’t know, the order he works for is actually behind the scourge somehow.
Nezchan 17 Feb
Quoting: Nezchanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cSFPIwMEq4

Amusingly, I just took a second look and I'm pretty sure that's the same guy at 1:27 in the much older video, except doing something interesting.

Looking at Standard Fantasy Synopsis #14 there, I suspect this is gonna be one of those series that tries to take a "realistic and grounded" approach, and will have a lot more to do with the politics of the factions, delivered via long exposition scenes. There's my prediction.
Donkey 18 Feb
Quoting: Salvatos
Quoting: NezchanWow.

All the characters they could have picked, there's what, 120 of them? Almost all with amazing, visually impressive designs and costumes, flashy abilities and compelling backstories, and this is what they picked? A generic looking human warrior whose outfit is mainly brown?

Gonna have to agree on this. Plus their one-liner synopsis is the most non-descript and cliché I’ve seen in a long time. "Warrior dude wants to be a hero, unexpectedly teams up with princess who is more than she appears, gets more than he bargained for." I’ll go out on a limb and guess that the dragons he used to fight aren’t as evil as he thought, the princess has a quirky pet for comedic relief and, I don’t know, the order he works for is actually behind the scourge somehow.

You have to be careful... stealing the entire manuscript and publishing it here. In the future consider to at least using the spoilers tag.

:)
elmapul 19 Feb
not really an anime, like avatar or even castlevania, this show borrow the anime asthetic and maybe is done by an japanese studio, but that dont means its an "anime".
i know that for the japaneses this word refer to any animation, not only those made on japan, but i dont think this will have much of an appeal to the japanese market or the internation otaku audience, only for those who know nothing about anime except for a few popular shows (naruto and whatever the cable tv aired).

now i'm not saying that this will be an shit show...
but i have 0 interest in seeing it, and after seeing the trailer, my interest raised to -1 .

i dont play dota, but that is not the main issue.


Last edited by elmapul on 19 February 2021 at 8:55 am UTC
Arten 19 Feb
Quoting: Nezchan
Quoting: Nezchanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cSFPIwMEq4

Amusingly, I just took a second look and I'm pretty sure that's the same guy at 1:27 in the much older video, except doing something interesting.

Looking at Standard Fantasy Synopsis #14 there, I suspect this is gonna be one of those series that tries to take a "realistic and grounded" approach, and will have a lot more to do with the politics of the factions, delivered via long exposition scenes. There's my prediction.

Yes, it is him. Dragon knight . I expect origin story how he get dragon blood with ability transform into Elder Dragon Form.

He is one from theoretically usable hero for anime, with cool ability.
14 21 Feb
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Quoting: Salvatos
Quoting: NezchanWow.

All the characters they could have picked, there's what, 120 of them? Almost all with amazing, visually impressive designs and costumes, flashy abilities and compelling backstories, and this is what they picked? A generic looking human warrior whose outfit is mainly brown?

Gonna have to agree on this. Plus their one-liner synopsis is the most non-descript and cliché I’ve seen in a long time. "Warrior dude wants to be a hero, unexpectedly teams up with princess who is more than she appears, gets more than he bargained for." I’ll go out on a limb and guess that the dragons he used to fight aren’t as evil as he thought, the princess has a quirky pet for comedic relief and, I don’t know, the order he works for is actually behind the scourge somehow.
You must play Fire Emblem games.

About the OP, I will watch it if it's still on Netflix when The Witcher season 2 is out (because that's when I'll subscribe again).


Last edited by 14 on 21 February 2021 at 4:58 am UTC
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