Anime & Manga News

Netflix Announces 'Dragon's Dogma', 'Vampire in the Garden' Anime Projects

by Vindstot
Mar 11, 8:43 PM | 36 Comments

Global steaming content provider Netflix announced new partnerships with animation studios Anima, Sublimation, and David Production on Monday. The company also announced new anime projects with its new and current partners.

Sublimation will produce an anime adaptation of Dragon's Dogma, based on Capcom's hack and slash role-playing video game of the same title.

Synopsis
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. (Source: Netflix)

Capcom released the video game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles in May 2012. The expanded version, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, shipped the following April. A PC port was released worldwide in January 2016. The game is also getting a Nintendo Switch version on April 23.

A new original anime titled Vampire in the Garden is also in production. Wit Studio (Shingeki no Kyojin) will produce the series.

Synopsis
An original series by Wit Studio on two girls Momo and Fine from different backgrounds who meet by chance. A story about an unlikely friendship between human and vampire race that intertwines with the power or music. (Source: Netflix)

Netflix announced a comprehensive business alliance with Production I.G, Bones, and Wit Studio last year. The company's growing anime programming also includes Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts' new Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 3DCG anime series, which is set for a 2020 premiere.

Source: Moca News, Press Release

20 of 36 Comments Recent Comments

skyrim anime with mods should get an adaptation considering its popularity

Mar 18, 9:59 PM by Kinekuri

Dragon's dogma has very fun gameplay for that type of game imo, but neither the lore nor the story is anything special. It's more than enough to keep the game enjoyable, but just as a story or as a background for one? heeeh.
I'm not sure there's a point in making a movie/serie/or anime out of it.

Mar 17, 2:59 AM by Zefyris

I'm happy that Netflix is giving us more and more anime, I hope they don't mess dragon's dogma up...

Mar 17, 2:31 AM by BrokenMachine

Ah yes, another Netflix anime.

Mar 15, 4:44 PM by Detective1412

The problem is that the story is based on the first game instead of Online that is much better developed = /

Mar 13, 4:46 PM by Nayout

malvarez1 said:
I've never played Dragon's Dogma. I wonder if I could still "get" the show.


You can "get" the show. It has a very anime-esque story.

Fans like us who love that game simply adore it for its great action-combat gameplay.

Very replayable due to its host of classes/vocations that you need to specialize in, each requiring its own playstyle in a slightly different ways.

Mar 13, 6:15 AM by KreatorX

malvarez1 said:
I've never played Dragon's Dogma. I wonder if I could still "get" the show.


If you get the chance, play the game! It has one of the best action rpg combat I've ever played. Have yet to find a game that tops its combat.

Nico_Nico_NEET said:
Oh so you're telling me my favourite game ever is getting an anime adaption... better not suck.

If I don't hear "GOBLIN" every 5-10 seconds, I'm going to be very disappointed.


Add 'there's no way we could've lost to that' as well. And the innkeeper saying 'what will it be today' every scene he's in.

Wow, I miss that game, I feel like replaying it again because of this.

Mar 13, 3:09 AM by iDensity

what the actual fuck a dragons dogma anime
this is probably one of the last things i expected xD

malvarez1 said:
I've never played Dragon's Dogma. I wonder if I could still "get" the show.

its never too late, its a great game

Mar 13, 12:21 AM by Daphi

I hope they use the Into Free opening theme by B'z, like the game.

Mar 13, 12:11 AM by Gouki_in_Japan

I've never played Dragon's Dogma. I wonder if I could still "get" the show.

Mar 12, 8:25 PM by malvarez1

Man, dunno about how well the Dragon's Dogma anime is going to be but that game had fucking amazing gameplay. Yet to find another action rpg with that tight of a combat experience for PC.

Story was really weird. Gave me mixed feelings, to the point I don't know whether to call it really smart or straight up wtf.

Here's to hoping this anime project garners some much needed revenue for a proper sequel (instead of that Dragon's Dogma online shite).

Mar 12, 6:09 PM by KreatorX

Shuichi2 said:
I will be very disappointed if the anime of Dragon's Dogma doesn't have Into Free as it's OP/ED
THE WIND IS PUSHING MEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Mar 12, 4:15 PM by MaceChan

I'm just a couple of hours into the game and now this. I hope I get around to beating it before this comes out. XD

Mar 12, 3:49 PM by Lelouch0202

More Netflix 3D/westernized crap. No, thanks.

huntress1013 said:
Yes, I have Netflix, no I am not the biggest fan of it (neither of Amazon but there you go) BUT if their involvement means that animators finally get decent pay and studios do not have to worry all the time because they barely scrape by. Fine by me. As long as Netflix stays out of the creative process I am happy with the new developments.


Devilman staff already said that they didnt receive more pay than in other anime.

Mar 12, 9:23 AM by YorukaWaifu

Oh so you're telling me my favourite game ever is getting an anime adaption... better not suck.

If I don't hear "GOBLIN" every 5-10 seconds, I'm going to be very disappointed.

Mar 12, 9:15 AM by Nico_Nico_NEET

I will be very disappointed if the anime of Dragon's Dogma doesn't have Into Free as it's OP/ED

Mar 12, 9:11 AM by Shuichi2

I don't think Capcom understands. We want a new sequel for Dragon's Dogma, not an anime :P
Plus DMC5 is out, so Itsuno might be free to direct a sequel.

Mar 12, 8:33 AM by GoldenDevilGamer

Bones are also making an anime adaptation of one of my favorite comics from Mark Millar- SuperCrooks so that coupled with these other announcements + Spriggan has me BEYOND hyped

Mar 12, 7:04 AM by Tokoya

They wont get my hate here, recently I watched Devilman Crybaby, we have to give them some kudos for these iniciatives, same from DD, though my wish is more rather than this will propel Capcom to do a sequel to the game, if this gets really popular.

Mar 12, 6:19 AM by Playcool

Yes, I have Netflix, no I am not the biggest fan of it (neither of Amazon but there you go) BUT if their involvement means that animators finally get decent pay and studios do not have to worry all the time because they barely scrape by. Fine by me. As long as Netflix stays out of the creative process I am happy with the new developments.

Mar 12, 5:59 AM by huntress1013