Tomb Raider will get the Netflix anime treatment

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Castlevania is an anime (opens in new tab), Dragon's Dogma is an anime (opens in new tab), and soon, Tomb Raider will be an anime too. As confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), the Netflix anime adaptation will be written and executive produced by Tasha Huo, who has also worked as a writer on The Witcher: Blood Origin.

According to the report, the series will take place after the most recent Tomb Raider reboot trilogy, which started with 2013's Tomb Raider (opens in new tab) and finished with 2018's Shadow of the Tomb Raider (opens in new tab). That's fitting, as that trilogy itself took place before any of the earlier Tomb Raider games and were positioned as Lara Croft's origin story. 

The anime won't have anything to do with the most recent Tomb Raider film, which Wes described as "a thoroughly decent action movie. (opens in new tab)" It's yet to be seen whether the forthcoming Tomb Raider live action sequel, which now has a new director (opens in new tab) in Misha Green, will make good on that rather lukewarm assessment.

There's no word as yet on when the Tomb Raider anime will release.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.