Dota Gets A Netflix Anime Next Month
Are you ready to take mid lane with your favorite characters... in an anime series? Valve's Dota is getting a Netflix series starting on March 25!
We're excited to announce a brand-new anime series exploring the Dota universe like never before. As fellow fans of Dota and its passionate global community, we look forward to sharing this new adventure with you when it premieres on Netflix March 25.https://t.co/rHcL5QSi5b— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) February 17, 2021
There's honestly not a whole lot in the teaser trailer, since it doesn't do a whole lot to define itself as a Dota product. That doesn't mean much though; we'll have to wait to see how it turns out with a more robust preview (or, better yet, an episode). As a Dota fan, I'll be there on day one to see how it turns out.
The trailer does give away some information that is easy to process for Dota players. The title of the series "Dragon's Blood," and the character mentioned in the trailer being Davion, the Dragon Knight indicate that the series is going to hinge on Davion as a central character. In Dota, Davion is a tanky regenerating brawler that can transform into a dragon to gain immense power. We've all been in those teamfights where a big Davion cleans house!
With the scant other details provided, the series looks like it might be a traditional "hero's journey" anime following Davion's adventures against some malignant force. What other Dota characters will show up along the way? Who will be the big bad? Those answers are anybody's guess. Personally, I'd love to see some of the older classics that would make great anime archetypes ... Sven would be a slam dunk. Axe is sort of the face of the brand these days so if I was going to wager anyone would be in there, it would be him. Witch Doctor could be a hoot. I'm a big fan of Undying, but he probably wouldn't be all that great on the screen.
This won't be the first time the cast of the Dota universe has left their traditional home inside Dota 2. Valve's Artifact also gave the characters new interactions and flavor, and I still hope that new updates can bring new life to the game in the future.
More updates on the show will be posted on the official Dota 2 blog leading up to release here. Do you play Dota? What characters do you want to see in the show? Let us know in the comments!