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Netflix is bringing you some delicious Dragon's Dogma anime

My first glance at the synopsis for Netflix's newly announced Dragon's Dogma anime series had me briefly excited that we were getting an interspecies romcom, but alas, they mean "stole his heart" in a very different context. 

Still, Netflix proved with Castlevania that it has a great eye for animated adaptations. It's signed a deal with Sublimation Inc. We don't have a release date yet, but here's that synopsis that had me hoping for romance. 

"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."

It sounds pretty close to the lore of the source material, the 2012 Capcom game that recently got a second chance with a port to PS4 and Xbox One, and will be released on Nintendo Switch later this year. Atsushi Koishikawa, representative director at Sublimation Inc, sure sounded like an eager beaver when commenting on the project. 

"Sublimation team has long dreamt of working on our own title," he said. "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."

Netflix also revealed it had signed an animated series called Altered Carbon: Resleeved and Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045, among others.

If you can't wait for the Dragon's Dogma adaptation, check out the best anime on Netflix right now. 

Rachel Weber
Rachel Weber

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Rachel began working in games journalism in 2006, combing her love of video games with her passion for writing. Starting as a fresh-faced staff writer of Official PlayStation Magazine, she went on to cover the business side of the industry with GamesIndustry.biz, before joining Rolling Stone's ambitious - if short-lived - Glixel project in 2016. She returned to Future and joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.


Throughout her 15 years of experience, Rachel has interviewed celebrities about their gaming habits, chatted with PlayStation and Xbox bosses, written thousands of words of previews, reviews, and news, and appeared as an expert on BBC radio and TV. In the name of games journalism, she's also taken rap lessons, appeared on the streets of London as a zombie, tried her hand at sword-fighting, and taken part in more than one 24-hour gaming marathons. 


When she's not on duty for GamesRadar expect to see her hunting down the weirdest indie games on Steam, curling up with the latest horror novel, or binging the newest must-see crime documentary. You can find her at @therachelweber on Twitter.