Dota: Dragon's Blood
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Dota: Dragon's Blood
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dota: Dragon's Blood is an anime series based on the online strategy game Dota 2. The show is set in a magical realm with elves, dragons, and sorcerers where a knight slays dragons that eat entire villages, an elven war is rekindled, and a demon seeks to destroy the world. It's full of non-graphic bloodshed and frequent cursing, including "s--t," and "f--k." There are also implied sex scenes in which characters are shown after having sex, covered with sheets. Teamwork, compassion, and cooperation are consistent themes as Davion (Yuri Lowenthal) and Princess Mirana (Lara Pulver) journey to stop an evil demon, but characters also justify a lot of death and violence as noble acts to make the world a safer place.
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What's the Story?
In the world of DOTA: DRAGON'S BLOOD, dragons torment the land, eating people and destroying villages. Davion (voiced by Yuri Lowenthal), a dragon knight, seeks to make the world a safer place by hunting and killing dragons. After an encounter with a demon named Terrorblade (J.B Blanc), Davion discovers there may be more to these seemingly evil creatures than he thought. The series follows his journey alongside Princess Mirana (Lara Pulver) to stop Terrorblade from killing all of the dragons and taking their souls.
Is It Any Good?
Heart-racing battle sequences between humans and dragons are the greatest draw of this fantasy series. Dota: Dragon's Blood is a well-animated action series that uses exciting sword fights and flashy magic to catch viewers' eye. The show features many complex characters with conflicting noble causes. The storyline is interesting, but some of the concepts may be difficult for younger viewers to grasp. Ultimately, the implied sex scenes, frequent swearing, and frequent violence make Dota: Dragon's Blood a show better suited for older teens.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about grudges. Why do some of the characters in Dota seek revenge? How do the grudges they hold cloud their judgement?
Davion, Princess Mirana, and Marci journey across the land together to find what they've lost. How do they use teamwork to survive?
How does animated violence compare to live-action violence in a series like this? What is the impact animated violence can have?
- Premiere date: March 25, 2021
- Cast: Yuri Lowenthal, Lara Pulver, Tony Todd, Troy Baker
- Network: Netflix
- Genre: Action
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Princesses, Fairies, Mermaids, and More, Adventures, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
- Character Strengths: Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-MA
- Last updated: February 18, 2023
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