Netflix has announced a slew of new anime series and an adaptation of Capcom’s criminally underrated action RPG is one of them.
Netflix announced its partnership with Japanese production company Sublimation to create the Dragon’s Dogma anime.
“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.”
For fans of the game, this is great news, and not only because it’s bloody brilliant.
In an interview with Capcom’s Hideaki Itsuno last month, he shared that he could have made Dragon’s Dogma 2 but opted to make Devil May Cry 5 first.
The announcement of an anime adaptation bodes well for the series, and may well increase the popularity of the original game, which got a PS4 and Xbox One release in 2017. It’s even coming to the Switch this April, so there’s no excuse not to give it a whirl.
“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,” said representative director, Atsushi Koishikawa.
“We’re excited to bring our unique cel shaded animation that carries hand-drawn textures to anime fans around the world.”
Netflix also announced an anime adaptation of its sci-fi show Altered Carbon, called Altered Carbon: Resleeved, as well as Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, SPRIGGAN, Super Crooks, and Vampire in the Garden.