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Hopefully you're not sick of anime, because Adult Swim and Netflix are getting even more anime

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (the video game)
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Back in November, we reported that Netflix was continuing on with its proud anime fandom by moving forward with an anime adaptation of Pacific Rim and a spin-off of its original series Altered Carbon. Today, via Variety, Netflix announced some more anime stuff, specifically an adaptation of the Dragon’s Dogma video game—which seems like an odd choice, if only because Dragon’s Dogma is kind of old—and an adaptation of the edgy sci-fi Spriggan manga about a man with special powers hunting down historical remains. Dragon’s Dogma, like the game, is about an adventurer trying to kill a dragon who stole his heart, and there’s this whole thing about hiring helper characters that you can literally pick up and throw at enemies… though that could just be a thing from the game. There’s also a new Ghost In The Shell anime that has apparently been in the works for a while.

But wait, there’s more! If that’s not enough anime for you, The Wrap is reporting that Adult Swim is expanding its existing partnership with anime streaming site Crunchyroll to bring more of its content to regular TV. Adult Swim previously worked with Crunchyroll to bring Mob Psycho 100 to TV, but now it will “distribute a collection of anime TV series” on Adult Swim instead of just one show. We don’t know any specific shows that will make their way to Toonami, but we do know that Adult Swim and Crunchyroll will continue working on “licensed content and co-productions,” like with the Blade Runner 2049 anime prequel Black Lotus. Also, unfortunately, this deal between Adult Swim and Crunchyroll is a one-way street, so Adult Swim content won’t be popping up on Crunchyroll just yet.


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