Netflix is going to animate one of the longest-running video game franchises in a new original project that is going to please all Castlevania fans. Konami will partner with the streaming service on an original series that will depict the last descendant of the Belmont clan in his quest to destroy Dracula. This is what the press release had to say about the new anime:
.“Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series is from Frederator Studios, a Wow! Unlimited Media company, written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.”
That’s an impressive cast for a mini series that will probably just test the waters for a more complete season. With the recent success of Voltron: Legendary Defender, Netflix will start looking to more animated productions. The anime is going to follow the dark, gothic theme of the video game. The production will be handled by Adventure Time‘s Frederator Studios and Wow! Unlimited Media.
It’s still uncertain whether or not it will also be streamed via Netflix Japan, but since the game belongs to a Japanese company, Konami, we don’t see why they would want to keep it away from the land that gave birth to the Castlevania franchise.
PS1 Cover for Castlevania Symphony of the Night, one of the most popular titles of the franchise
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