Out of nowhere, Netflix today announced a number of new anime series–and one of them is a show based on Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma franchise. Here is the official synopsis for the Dragon’s Dogma anime series, which is being produced by animation studio Sublimation:
“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.”
Sublimation representative director Atsushi Koishikawa said in a statement that the studio has for a long time dreamed about working on its own project, and now it’s finally happening.
“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,” Koishikawa said. “We’re excited to bring our unique cel shaded animation that carries hand-drawn textures to anime fans around the world.”
One of the other anime series announced by Netflix is one based on the network’s sci-fi series, Altered Carbon, called Altered Carbon: Resleeved. The other new one is Spriggan, which is based on the manga series. These shows join the previously announced new Netflix anime series including Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 and Vampire in the Garden.
“Netflix aims to be the most compelling and attractive home for anime fans, creators, and production studios,” Netflix’s director of content for Japan, John Derderian, said in a statement. “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.”