Dragon Age anime announced

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BioWare and EA are teaming up with a leading anime firm to produce a feature film based on the acclaimed Dragon Age franchise.

The anime movie will be handled by Funimation, a US distributor of popular anime series such as Dragon Ball Z, Afro Samurai and Full Metal Alchemist.

Production of the Dragon Age movie is due to begin soon and will be released straight to DVD in 2011.

Anime is a great medium for us to continue the robust Dragon Age story,” said Mark Darrah, executive producer for the Dragon Age franchise. Partnering with Funimation ensures that we are delivering the exceptional quality and entertainment value that our Dragon Age fans expect.”

Gen Fukunaga, President and CEO of Funimation added: We are thrilled to be working with EA and BioWare on the production of the Dragon Age anime feature. 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.”