Set in a fantasy world, the story follows a Dragon Knight, Davion who hunts Dragons to make the world a safe place. In a battle between Demon and Dragons, an elder dragon merges his soul with Davion. Along with a moon princess Mirana, Davion pursues a journey to stop the demon Terrorblade who wants to kill all the dragons and collect their souls.
Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels | Size: ~80MB
RAW Source: TV-Rip [EZTV]
Display aspect ratio : 16:9 | Bit depth: 8 bits
Frame rate mode: Constant Frame Rate (27.0)
Audio: English (Vorbis) | Subtitle: English, Thai, German (.ass/.srt)
A true Masterpiece.DOTA: Dragon's Blood, true to its name, has a lot of blood. To be fair, it is rated 18+ for violence and language, with a few f-bombs per episode, and the gore doesn't exceed most modern action anime for adults. There is even a fair amount of sexuality in here, but no nudity. But seeing blood spatter in the very first scene of the show, a question immediately sprang to my mind: why is this show meant for adults? After all, the popular game of the same name is quite clean itself, and even though Dota 2 centres around heroes killing each other, blood is a rare thing in the game.
So, why did DOTA: Dragon's Blood creator Ashley Edward Miller decide to go down this route, barring those aged under 18 to watch it, even though that's a large part of the game's demographic? In fact, the average age for pros in the game is their mid-20s, and the majority of them have been playing Dota and Dota 2 for over a decade. Parallels could be drawn here to Castlevania, the Netflix anime based on the eponymous video game franchise. That show too, featured much more blood and sexuality than the games ever did.
The art style is also similar to Castlevania, choosing to go for a slightly realistic and 3D look rather than anything over-stylised. DOTA: Dragon's Blood has been produced by South Korea's Studio Mir, known for its work on The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender series. The animation was slick and the action choreography graceful, lending to an enjoyable experience. A personal annoyance for me was the extra line drawn on characters' noses when they were shown to be directly facing the camera.