If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Dragon's Dogma anime series hits Netflix this September

"Only the Arisen can face the Dragon and defeat the apocalypse"

Netflix last night announced that their Dragon's Dogma anime series will arrive on September 17th. Based on Capcom's open-world action-RPG of the same name, Dragon's Dogma follows a dude who's been brought back to life as an "Arisen", tasked with taking out monsters that represent the seven deadly sins. Netflix announced the series last year, and now they've finally given a tiny look at it.

"Ethan sets out to vanquish the Dragon that took his heart, but with every demon he battles, the more he loses his humanity," the Netflix listing says. That's about all that's up on said listing right now, aside from the genre tags which say the series is "dark, exciting". Yeah, sounds about right.

It's being produced by Japanese CG animation company, Sublimation. They've previously made Shikizakura and zombie anime, Walking Meat, as well as contributing some 3D art to series including Psycho-Pass and Tokyo Ghoul. Here's our first look at some images from Dragon's Dogma (big fan of that dragon):

First released in 2012, Dragon's Dogma has a bit of a cult following. Our very own Adam Smith (RPS in peace) thought it was like playing an MMORPG full of wonderful idiots. Having said that, in our Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen review, Richard Cobbett said "it's the least interested I've seen an RPG been in its own tale since... well, Fallout 4, but this game did get in there first." I can't imagine a TV series would get too bogged down in sidequests, though - at least, I'd hope not.

Dragon's Dogma game director Hideaki Itsuno revealed last year that he had the opportunity to make a sequel, but chose to do Devil May Cry 5 instead.

Netflix are really getting into video game anime. CD Projekt Red recently announced a Cyberpunk 2077 spin-off anime, named Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, is coming in 2022. Then you've got Castlevania, which launched its third season just a couple months ago.

About the Author

Imogen Beckhelling avatar

Imogen Beckhelling

News Writer

Imogen is a lore enthusiast and lover of all the fun shenanigans game communities get up to. She spends too much time playing Overwatch, and not enough time having interests that aren't to do with video games.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch