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Netflix’s Tomb Raider Anime Picks Up After The Reboot Trilogy


An anime screenshot shows Lara Croft drawing her bow at an enemy.

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Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft has been experiencing a little bit of a renaissance not too long ago. Simply final month, the twin pistol-wielding explorer featured as a visitor character in Name of Responsibility: Warzone alongside the likes of pop star Nicki Minaj and ‘90s superhero Spawn. Snap to as we speak and now we’ve acquired our first official have a look at her upcoming Netflix animated sequence.

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, a brand new anime developed by Legendary Tv, was unveiled throughout Netflix’s Drop 01 livestream, an occasion the place the streamer gave viewers a peak in any respect its upcoming exhibits, together with online game variations like Satan Could Cry, Castlevania: Nocturne. In contrast to Netflix’s painfully transient DMC anime teaser trailer, which didn’t share a lot data exterior of a fast have a look at Dante doing a cool flip, the trailer for Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft delivered some substantial particulars. Chief amongst them is that actress Hayley Atwell will probably be voicing the online game heroine and that the present will choose up after the occasions of Crystal Dynamics’ online game reboot trilogy. Here’s the trailer:


We first realized Netflix was engaged on a Tomb Raider anime again in 2021. In keeping with a report by Deadline, the present was green-lit after the fruits of Crystal Dynamic’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider. In our evaluate of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which asks if Croft is “a treasure-plundering jerk who wrecks different folks’s cultures,” we stated that the sport matured Croft from being the “gritty survivor we met in 2013 [into being] a extra complicated character who truly talks to the folks she meets on her travels and understands the gravity of her actions.” Hopefully, Netflix’s anime will proceed to construct on this rising new characterization moderately than reverting again to one among her extra cartoonish incarnations.