Netflix has had an abundance of anime added to their streaming service and has also found great success with their own original anime series as well ( Devilman Crybaby being one that has been praised by audiences and critics alike). Although with Dota: Dragon’s Blood, Netflix has finally decided to create their first original anime based on a game.
With the creator of the series being Ashley Miller who has had previous success as the writer for blockbuster hits like Thor and X-Men First Class, the series was bound to be an action-packed series catching the attention of fans of the game as well as bringing in newcomers who had not heard or played it before. The series also boasts great voice actors such as Yuri Lowenthal who has previously voiced spider-man/ Peter Parker in the 2018 game “Spider-Man” as well as Lara Pulver who has played Irene Adler in the BBC series “Sherlock” as well.
The series proved to be a hit with audiences gaining a score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and an overall 8.4 rating on IMDB, this in itself was a great success for the Dota 2 community as it showed that games can make for a good series as well. This in turn has brought audiences who were previously unaware of the game the series is based on to take interest in the game as well.
While the series did little to expand on the Dota Universe, it did give viewers a fantasy anime that pulls audiences in with its interesting story focused on the main character while building the plot and world around him. The animation as well was done by Studio Mir which has also done the animation for Legend of Korra and The Boondocks season 4. The combination of great writing, animation, and captivating voice actors itself is enough to pull viewers in to the series.
With the first season being a hit with viewers, the first question to come into their minds was when would the next season be coming out? And they almost had their answer with the creator Ashley Miller tweeting about how he and Studio Mir were hard at work on more Dota content. Until you read the whole tweet in which you find out that it was just an April fool’s joke by the creator of the series and nothing has yet to be confirmed about the second season of Dota: Dragon’s Blood as of yet.
While nothing has been confirmed about the series’ second season, the reception from the fans shows that they will be waiting eagerly for a second season but until then they can keep playing Dota 2 and while the game is much harder to get into for newcomers it is still a game that is filled with much lore and backstory to keep you entertained until the second season of Dota: Dragon’s Blood is announced.