Netflix's The Witcher has been a massive success so far. It is the perfect storm of ideas, right? You get a world-famous actor (portraying a character he already adores) to play out one of the best RPGs of all time written by a Polish author whose universe is beloved the world over. Surely, all these spicy ingredients are a recipe for success.
So, let's all welcome Nightmare of the Wolf, the upcoming anime special for Netflix's The Witcher universe. Netflix has slowly been dipping its toes into getting more and more anime on the platform, but this is the company producing its very own anime as they did with the Castlevania series. Games and anime seem to just go hand-in-hand huh?
Here is the logo for Nightmare of the Wolf. A Witcher Anime film coming 2021. pic.twitter.com/vagw48L8NS
- NX (@NXOnNetflix) December 21, 2020
This story, however, isn't focusing on Geralt of Rivia - it's about his mentor and all-round fan favourite Vesemir. This older Witcher is the man who trained Geralt and a whole host of other School of the Wolf mutants, to boot. While the first season of The Witcher explored the pasts of Yennefer, Ciri, and Geralt - this anime film will be about Vesemir and his origins.
The description of the film says "Long before mentoring Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a Witcher after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise" and that the Continent is facing a "powerful new threat". Mysterious.
Aside from that little tidbit, we also have a logo for the film, which in itself is a bit of a mystery. In the short video shown by Netflix on Twitter, a metal wolf head, like the one you see on many of the School of the Wolf Witchers, freezes over and becomes skeletal. We're wracking our brains, trying to understand what this means for a younger Vesemir, but it's sensible to just wait for the film to come out and enjoy the ride we're given.
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