Netflix announces Devil May Cry animated series and Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft animated series

Netflix is on a roll right now as they have announced several animated series coming to the platform. Both upcoming animated series were based on popular games.

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First is the Devil May Cry anime series, based on the Capcom series of the same name. The series was made by Adi Shankar and it was animated by the South Korean animation studio, Studio Mir.

Devil May Cry is an action-adventure game franchise created by Hideki Kamiya. It was published and developed by Capcom. The game’s story revolves around the demon hunter Dante and his efforts in eliminating various demon invasions on Earth. After the success of the first DMC, it was soon followed by several DMC titles which all became successful as well.

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With the success of all DMC game titles, it was no surprise that animated series and movies were made for the game with the first one dating back to 2007.

The next animated series that was announced was based on the Tomb Raider video game series titled Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft. The new series is produced by Legendary with Crystal Dynamics.

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The overview of the series is revealed via Netflix:

Picking up after the events of the highly successful Tomb Raider video game Survivor trilogy as told in 2013’s Tomb Raider, 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider, and 2018’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the animated series will chart the globetrotting heroine’s next chapter as she takes on the role of the iconic tomb raider that she is destined to become. Twenty-five years after her first game appeared, Lara Croft continues to explore new territory.

There have been several films made for Tomb Raider but this is the first animated series for the popular video game. First known as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider from 2001 to 2008, the series originated from an action-adventure video game series created by British video game developer Core Design. Due to the popularity the video game gained, several films were made for it and it even starred one of the most popular and successful actresses in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie.