The highly-anticipated Netflix anime series based on Dota 2 called Dragon’s Blood has been released, and we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about it.
Following news of several Netflix series based on games like Assassin’s Creed, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry, it was announced back in February 2021 that Netflix would also be getting an animated series based on Valve’s wildly popular franchise Dota.
Dota 2 is a MOBA game that was originally released back in 2013, and has gone on to become one of the largest games in the world; tens of millions of viewers tune in to watch The International championship each year.
The new Netflix series has been made in collaboration with Valve, while the animation has been handled by Studio MIR, a South Korean studio that previously worked on The Legend of Korra, The Boondocks, and Voltron: Legendary Defender.
We’ve gathered all the information you need to know about Dota: Dragon’s Blood below, from trailers and plot details to rumors about a second season being on the way.
Dota: Dragon’s Blood release date
Fans who have been eager to find out if the new anime series will do Dota justice can now tune in and form an opinion for themselves, as it was made available to stream on Netflix on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
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All eight episodes of the series arrived on the streaming service at the same time, meaning gamers now have some serious binge-watching in store for them.
Dota: Dragon’s Blood trailer
While the first season of Dota: Dragon’s Blood is now on Netflix, you might want to watch the trailer to see if it’s something you’re interested in.
The official trailer below shows off the gorgeous anime-inspired art style featured in Dota: Dragon’s Blood, as well as some epic dragon-slaying action and a preview of Davion and Mirana’s storylines.
Dota: Dragon’s Blood plot
Dragon’s Blood tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the Scourge from the face of the world. After encounters with a powerful and ancient eldwurm, Davion becomes tangled up in events far bigger than he could have ever imagined.
It’s not just Davion that Dota fans can look forward to, as the series also heavily features Mirana, the Princess of the Moon. She’s described as being on a secret mission of her own that will have a big impact on the Dragon Knight’s story.
“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 Ashley Edward Miller, who serves as showrunner and producer.
“The cinematic animation, acting, and music are simply next level and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”
Dota: Dragon’s Blood Season 2 release date
There hasn’t been an official announcement of a second season (or ‘Book’) for Dota: Dragon’s Blood yet, as Netflix will likely want to wait and see how well the first season has performed with viewers at home.
But that hasn’t stopped speculation about the show’s future. In fact, animatic editor Robert Meyer Burnett said in his ‘Robservations’ YouTube webcast on February 16 that the last episode he’s working on is number 24, according to Bustle.
Considering the first season only features eight episodes, this certainly sounds like Robert could be making preparations for not just a second, but a third season of Dota: Dragon’s Blood on Netflix.
We’ll update this page as soon as Netflix makes a decision about the future of their Dota anime.