Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is having a big year and, due to Capcom’s partnership with Netflix, that trend continued this week. Unrelated to last year’s live-action movie from Paul W.S. Anderson, an hour-long CG movie titled Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild, which was announced back in 2018, is now available on Netflix.
Legends of the Guild follows a character named Aiden and a group of fellow hunters as they protect Aiden’s village from a fearsome Elder Dragon. Leading the cast in the role of Aiden is Dante Brasco who is best known as Rufio from Hook and Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Other actors include Brando Eaton (Awkward., Dexter), Erica Lindbeck (The Owl House, Pacific Rim: The Black), G.K. Bowes (Aggretsuko), and Brian Beacock (Beastars, Sword Art Online).
Follow young Aiden and his hunting party on an epic quest to protect his village from a fiery Elder Dragon!#MonsterHunter: Legends of the Guild is now streaming on Netflix.
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Unlike the film released last year, Legends of the Guild take more direct inspiration from Monster Hunter World. From the character designs to the weapons and monsters, a lot of the imagery looks like it was ripped straight out of the 2018 game. It’s nice to see we get a better look at what living in a world full of monsters is like, as opposed to Milla Jovovich’s isekai adventure in the theatrical Monster Hunter movie.
This is the second story-focused Monster Hunter project to release in 2021, with the first being Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, which I reviewed in July. It’s a great introduction to the broader Monster Hunter series and a great time for those who enjoy games like Pokemon. You can read that review right here, and while you’re at it, check out Jay Guisao’s review of Monster Hunter Rise.
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