BioWare and FUNimation Entertainment today announced an agreement to create an anime feature film adapted from BioWare’s critically-acclaimed fantasy Action RPG franchise Dragon Age. Production of the Dragon Age anime should start shortly, with a home video release sometime during 2011. Executive producing the film are BioWare’s Mark Darrah and Mike Laidlaw, as well as FUNimation’s Gen Fukunaga and Director of Original Entertainment Chris Moujaes.
“We are thrilled to be working with EA and BioWare on the production of the Dragon Age anime feature,” said Fukunaga, President and CEO of FUNimation. “We are going to be bringing the classic visual and storytelling techniques found in anime to create a film that will extend the narrative of the world BioWare has created.”
Dragon Age has been selected as the first title in FUNimation’s slate of major anime movies to be developed through FUNimation’s Original Entertainment team since the announcement of the company’s co-production initiative in November of 2009.
When originally released in 2009, Dragon Age: Origins won more than 30 critics awards and was named “RPG of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Interactive Sciences, Game Informer, G4, SpikeTV, and PC Gamer.