Anime

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Art & Design
Netflix to offer anime scholarship taught by Studio Ghibli animator
Netflix to offer anime scholarship taught by Studio Ghibli animator
Credit: Studio Ghibli, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Netflix has teamed up with Japanese anime studio WIT Studio to offer a 6-month long full scholarship for up-and-coming anime artists created by former Studio Ghibli animator Hitomi Tateno. The scholarship will be offered to ten individuals and will take place at the Sasayuri Video Training Institute in Tokyo. Students between the ages of 18 and 25 can apply and, while non-Japanese citizens may be considered they must have conversational Japanese.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Netflix and Valve announce anime series about computer game Dota 2
Netflix and Valve announce anime series about computer game Dota 2
Credit: Courtesy of Netflix

Gaming company Valve and video platform Netflix have announced that the computer game Dota2 will become its own anime series.

The series is titled "DOTA: Dragon's Blood" and is to consist of a total of eight episodes, which will be released worldwide on the streaming platform as early as 25 March 2021.

Ashley Edward Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor and Black Sails) serves as series showrunner and executive producer. Renowned Studio MIR (The Legend of Korra and Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender) is responsible for animation, with Ryu Ki Hyun serving as Co-Executive Producer.