New ‘Monster Hunter’ anime movie coming to Netflix in August
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New 'Monster Hunter' anime movie coming to Netflix in August

Thought to have been in development hell, it looks like we might finally be getting the TV movie Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild on Netflix in August.

The brand new original Netflix anime film is based on the Capcom video game franchise Monster Hunter, with the game studio working with producers Pure Imagination Studios to bring the story to the big screen. It marks the third collaboration between Netflix and Capcom, with the two studios collaborating previously on Dragon’s Dogma and Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. 

Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild follows a world where nature is finely balanced between the actions and human monsters, with the official synopsis from Netflix revealing the finer details. “A young man named Aiden, who calls himself a hunter, protects his isolated village. One day, he learns that his village is threatened by an Elder Dragon, a monster cloaked in mystery. Needing to find a way to save his village, Aiden leaves his home and sets off on a journey into the unknown alongside Julius, a first-rate hunter and member of the Hunter’s Guild, and his companions”. 

Dubbed into the English language, the film will see Hook’s Dante Basco taking on the lead role, with DC Super Hero Girls’ Erica Lindbeck and Brando Eaton of Dexter fame in supporting voice roles. 

First revealed in 2018, the project was originally set to be released in 2019 but was pushed back considerably, perhaps due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic until August 2021.

Along with the release of the new trailer, it has been confirmed that Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild will be released Thursday, August 12th, 2021 worldwide.