Netflix will be producing a number of animated projects based on other live-action shows and video games, including an anime based on Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma video game brand.
The news was made available over on the Netflix website, where they announced that Dragon’s Dogma will be produced by Japanese outfit Sublimation Inc. The representative director, Atsushi Koishikawa, explained what their goals are for the Netflix-commissioned anime, saying…
“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. We’re excited to bring our unique cel shaded animation that carries hand-drawn textures to anime fans around the world.”
So basically, the Dragon’s Dogma project will be similar to the way the new Berserk anime has been handled, where various CGI portions will be intertwined with the hand-drawn elements.
Subliminal has worked on a number of video games and other animated projects, including Space Battleship Yamato 2022, Psycho-Pass, School Idol Project, and most recently Atlus’ Persona 5.
You can get a glimpse at the quality of their work with the trailer below for The Ancient Magus’ Bride.
Their work is actually pretty good, so as far as animation quality Dragon’s Dogma appears to be in good hands.
The plot will be based on the open-world RPG lore that Capcom built for the 2012 Xbox 360 and PS3 title. The main character will be a man who is out seeking revenge against a dragon who stole his heart. He’s brought back to life as an “Arisen” and who must battle against demons who represent the seven deadly sin.
Obviously it’s impossible to tell what the animated series will be like based on the description, alone. But so long as Netflix doesn’t include their Left-wing propaganda into the series, it might be all right.
Joining Dragon’s Dogma on Netflix will be Ghost In The Shell: SAC _2045 from Production I.G., Inc., along with Vampire in the Garden from WIT Studio, SPRIGGAN based on the manga, and an anime from Anima Inc., based on the live-action Netflix original, Altered Carbon, called Altered Carbon: Resleeved.
No release date was given for when we can expect to see Dragon’s Dogma make its way to Netflix, but the projects are currently in production.
(Thanks for the news tip Lucky Pal)