Netflix's 'Dota's Dragon's Blood': Live stream, release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about game-based anime series
Fans of 'Dota 2' have plenty to look forward to in March with Netflix taking Dota to a whole new level
Fans of the hugely popular anime series, 'Dota 2', have plenty to look forward to in March as 'Dota 2' is reaching out to a whole new range of fans in an eight-episode series that streams on Netflix on March 25. The series, titled Dota: Dragon's Blood. DOTA 2, is part of the Valve Video Game Franchise, released in 2013 as a sequel to the developer’s original 'Defense of the Ancients' (DOTA).
DOTA 2 is one of the leading online games in the world, hosting millions of players daily and holding multiple records for top e-sports tournament prize earnings. Launched in 2011 by Valve, the annual International DOTA 2 Championship has paid over $150 million to its winning teams.
The eight-episode series 'Dota: Dragon's Blood' will be coming to Netflix on March 25.
The synopsis of 'Dota: Dragon's Blood' in a statement issued by Netflix is as follows, “The upcoming fantasy series tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.”
Davion is a Dragon Knight and in case you're wondering how he got his powers, well here is the back story. Davion was once asked by an old, dying dragon to grant him an honorable death in combat. When the knight obliged, the dragon used the last of its strength to grant Davion with all his power and wisdom, turning Davion into the Dragon Knight and giving him the ability to transform into a giant flying reptile.
The Princess of the Moon, Mirana is an excellent huntress and widely known for her 'Sacred Arrow', which stuns her victim with deadly precision. Along with her trusted tiger Sagan, she can conquer great distances. She also uses her ultimate Moonlight Shadow to cloak her allies and herself with invisibility.
Ashely Edward Miller known for 'X-Men: First Class', 'Thor' and 'Black Sails' will serve as executive producer on 'Dota Dragon's Blood'. He says, “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. The cinematic animation, acting and music are simply next-level and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”
Animation for the show will be done by Studio Mir Co Ltd, a South Korean animation studio which is best known for 'The Legend of Korra', 'Voltron: Legendary Defender', and the recently announced 'The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf', expanding its traditional platform into the global OTT market. Ryu Ki Hyun serves as co-executive producer on the project.
Where to watch
You can catch 'Dota: Dragon's Blood' on Netflix on March 25 at 2 am ET.
For all of you who have not been introduced to Dota, here's a quick introduction to Davion the Dragon Knight.
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