- DOTA: Dragon's Blood’s second season will be delayed by a few weeks
- According to Netflix, the new airing date will be January 18
- The delay could be caused by difficulties surrounding the Covid pandemic, which has negatively impacted other parts of the gaming industry
Dota fans are anticipating Dragon's Blood’s Season 2 with held breath, however, they may need to wait longer still, as Netflix now shows the anime's release date as 18th Jan 2022.
Fans Will Have to Wait More for Dragon Blood’s Second Season
Dota 2 is one of the world's most popular MOBA games and could be considered the main competitor to the genre’s leader League of Legends. Valve valiantly stands its ground when it comes to the game, but also when it comes to alternate pieces of media, like animated series.
Everyone knows about Riot’s Arcane’s popularity, which topped Netflix charts worldwide, but its competitor DOTA: Dragon's Blood will already have its second season airing online this month. However, a recent change in the show’s description suggests it may be postponed. Netflix now shows the anime's release date is January 18, 2022, while the initial date, which was communicated in the trailer from December 2021, said the show will be airing on January 6, 2022.
What Might Have Led to the Show Being Delayed?
Dota 2 has a vast number of characters with rich backstories and personalities. Dragon Blood’s first season featured many characters Dragon Knight, Terrorblade, Mirana, fighting in the battle between good and evil. Having to work with so many characters is complicated and might be one of the reasons the show could be delayed. It simply takes a lot of time to create a cohesive story with so many individual storylines.
There is also the possibility that the world pandemic has caused production delays. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world of gaming in many negative ways, like diminishing production of the Nintendo Switch, so difficulties with Dragon Blood’s production are not out of the question.
The anime was developed by the Korean studio of Studio Mir in association with the American screenwriter Ashley Edward Miller. It's unclear if any miscommunication issues led to delays. Some well-known actors such as Yuri Lowenthal, Kari Wahlgren, and many more have provided the voices for various characters in the anime.
While Dota fans will have to wait a few more weeks for the show to air, at least they can hope it will be worth it. Dragon Blood’s Book 1 was an eight-episode season, that scored an impressive 7.9/10 on IMDB and entered the top 10 charts in 47 countries. As of the writing of this article, Valve has not issued a statement explaining details about the delay.