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2021 animated fantasy series

Arcane
Also known as Cabalistic: League of Legends
Genre
  • Activity
  • Adventure
  • Science fantasy
  • Steampunk
Created by
  • Christian Linke
  • Alex Yee
Based on League of Legends

by Riot Games
Written by
  • Christian Linke
  • Alex Yee
Story past
  • Christian Linke
  • Alex Yee
  • Conor Sheehy
  • Ash Brannon
Directed by
  • Pascal Charrue
  • Arnaud Delord
Voices of
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Ella Purnell
  • Kevin Alejandro
  • Katie Leung
  • Jason Spisak
  • Harry Lloyd
  • Toks Olagundoye
  • JB Blanc
  • Reed Shannon
  • Mick Wingert
Opening theme “Enemy” past Imagine Dragons and JID
Composers
  • Alexander Temple
  • Alex Seaver
Country of origin
  • France
  • United States
Original linguistic communication English
No.
of seasons
1
No.
of episodes
9
Product
Executive producers
  • Christian Linke
  • Marc Merill
  • Brandon Beck
  • Jane Chung
  • Thomas Vu
Running time 39–44 minutes
Production companies
  • Fortiche
  • Riot Games
Release
Original network Netflix
Picture format 1080p HDR widescreen
Sound format v.1 surround audio
Original release Nov 6, 2021 (2021-eleven-06) –
present (present)


Arcane

(titled onscreen as

Arcane: League of Legends
) is an animated action-adventure serial created by Christian Linke and Alex Yee for Netflix. Produced by Fortiche nether the supervision of Anarchism Games, it is fix in the
League of Legends
fictional universe,[one]
[2]
and primarily focuses on sisters Vi and Jinx. The series was announced at the
League of Legends
10th anniversary commemoration in 2019,[3]
and first released in November 2021.

Arcane
south first flavor was released to critical acclaim, with praise directed at its animation, story, worldbuilding, characters, emotional weight and voice acting.[iv]
[5]
Some have noted the series’ appeal to both coincidental viewers who accept never played
League of Legends
and to long-fourth dimension fans of the game.[6]
[vii]
[eight]
It also set the record every bit Netflix’s highest-rated serial and so far within a calendar week of its premiere, ranked first on the Netflix Top ten Chart in 52 countries, and ranked 2d on the chart in the The states.[nine]
[x]
[xi]

On November twenty, 2021, following the conclusion of
Arcane
south first season, Riot Games and Netflix announced that a 2nd season was in production for a post-2022 release.[12]
[13]

Premise

[edit]

Amidst the escalating unrest betwixt the rich, utopian city of Piltover and the seedy, oppressed undercity of Zaun, sisters 6 and Jinx observe themselves on opposing sides of a brewing state of war over clashing convictions and cabalistic technologies.[14]

Bandage and characters

[edit]

Main

[edit]

  • Hailee Steinfeld as Violet “Half-dozen”
  • Ella Purnell equally Pulverisation / Jinx
    • Mia Sinclair Jenness every bit immature Powder
  • Kevin Alejandro as Jayce Talis
  • Katie Leung equally Caitlyn Kiramman
    • Molly Harris equally young Caitlyn Kiramman
  • Jason Spisak as Silco
  • Harry Lloyd every bit Viktor
  • Toks Olagundoye as Mel Medarda
  • JB Blanc as Vander
  • Reed Shannon as Ekko
    • Miles Brownish as young Ekko
  • Mick Wingert as Cecil B. Heimerdinger

Supporting

[edit]

  • Amirah Vann as Sevika
  • Remy Hii every bit Marcus and Tobias Kiramman
  • Abigail Marlowe equally Cassandra Kiramman and Eve
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Mylo
  • Roger Craig Smith as Claggor
  • Josh Keaton as Deckard and Salo
  • Fred Tatasciore as Benzo
  • Bill Lobley as Huck
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo as Grayson
  • Brett Tucker as Singed
  • Mara Junot as Shoola and Jules
  • Dave B. Mitchell equally Vern, Hoskel, and Harold
  • Miyavi equally Finn
  • Erica Lindbeck as Elora
  • Ellen Thomas as Ambessa Medarda
  • Mira Furlan equally Babette
  • Kimberly Brooks as Sky Young
  • Imagine Dragons as themselves
  • JID as himself
  • Ray Chen as himself

Episodes

[edit]

Marketing and release

[edit]

Originally set for a 2020 release, the evidence was rescheduled for a release in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15]
It was scheduled for a simultaneous November 6, 2021, release on Netflix and China’s Tencent Video,[16]
with the series broken into nine episodes, with three episode “acts” being released in one case a calendar week over three weeks.[17]
[18]

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Riot Games promoted the launch of
Arcane
through events in their games, including
League of Legends,
Legends of Runeterra,
Teamfight Tactics,
League of Legends: Wild Rift, and
Valorant
every bit “RiotX Arcane”.[19]
Information technology launched promotional collaborations with not-Riot games such every bit
PUBG Mobile,[20]
Fortnite,
and
Amid Us.[21]

On Nov vi, 2021, for the global premiere, Anarchism Games streamed the offset episode on Twitch. Some content creators were allowed to co-stream the first three episodes of the series once they received permission from Riot Games, a first for a Netflix series, which as well allowed viewers to retrieve in-game drops during the premiere.[22]
Drops were but included in the games
League of Legends
(Arcane Sheathing),
Wild Rift
(“A Unmarried Tear” Emote),
Teamfight Tactics
(Gizmos & Gadgets Little Legends Egg),
Legends of Runeterra
(“Fascinating” Emote), and
Valorant
(“Fishbones” Gun Buddy).[23]
The premiere received 1.8 meg concurrent viewers on Twitch.

On November 21, Netflix and Anarchism Games partnered with Secret Cinema to bring players directly into the world of Arcane with an in-person feel in Los Angeles, California. The feel was “equipped with bespoke backstories and missions, the line betwixt actors and audition is truly blurred equally players explore the night and dangerous underworld and come across its inhabitants—the strange, the sinister and sometimes even the friendly”.[24]

Soundtrack

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On November 20, 2021, songs from the showtime flavour were released on Amazon Music.[25]

No. Title Writer(due south) Length
1. “Playground” Bea Miller three:l
two. “Our Dear” Curtis Harding 3:38
3. “Adieu” Ramsey three:51
4. “Dirty Little Animals” Basic UK 3:25
5. “Enemy”
(feat. J.I.D.)
Imagine Dragons 2:53
half-dozen. “Guns for Hire” Woodkid 3:46
seven. “Misfit Toys”
  • Pusha T
  • Mako
3:09
viii. “Dynasties and Dystopia”
  • Denzel Curry
  • Gizzle
  • Bren Joy
2:58
9. “Snakes”
  • Pvris
  • Miyavi[26]
2:41
10. “When Everything Went Wrong” Fantastic Negrito three:13
11. “What Could Take Been”
(feat. Ray Chen)
Sting iii:33
12. “孤勇者 (Gu Yong Zhe)”
(feat. Eason Chan 陳奕迅)
唐恬 4:33
Total length: 39:seventy

Reception

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The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average rating of nine.10/10, based on 25 reviews. The site’south critical consensus reads, “Arcane
makes an arresting first impression, combining a spectacular mix of 2D and 3D animation with an emotionally compelling story to deliver a video game adaptation that could become legendary.”[five]
The series also became Netflix’southward number-one program in Nov 2021,[27]
setting the tape equally Netflix’southward highest-rated series then far inside a calendar week of its premiere, ranked first on the Netflix Top x Chart in 52 countries, and ranked second on the chart in the The states.[9]

Writing for IGN, Rafael Motamayor called
Arcane
south first flavor a “archetype in the making, and the boom in the coffin of the so-called video game curse.” He noted that the show worked for fans of
League of Legends
and newcomers, saying that “the character stories are what keep you engaged episode after episode; the lore is just icing on the cake.” He also praised the voice cast, highlighting the performances of Leung, Purnell, Aghdashloo and Steinfeld, calling the latter performance the bear witness’south standout. Praising the blitheness, Motamayor chosen information technology the “about stunning slice of animation since
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and compared information technology to
Invincible
in terms of episode construction. He concluded by saying that
Arcane
“delivers a killing blow to the idea that video games cannot be masterfully adapted… with compelling characters, an endearing story, and fascinating lore and worldbuilding, likewise equally striking visuals” calling information technology a “masterpiece” and giving it a 10 out of 10 rating.[28]

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Andrew Webster of
The Verge
praised the “fantasy-meets-steampunk world” and how no knowledge of
League
was needed to empathize the show. Despite calling Deed 1 “a adequately typical fantasy tale” he lauded the animation, saying that “each frame looks like a gorgeous piece of hand-painted concept art; in motion, information technology’due south like nil I’ve always seen” and that “it’s likewise a world that feels lived-in and fully realized.”[29]
Matt Cabral of
Mutual Sense Media
called the commencement season “visually stunning” and that it “features the sort of nuanced characterizations, thoughtful storytelling, and rich worldbuilding typically associated with big-budget, big-screen epics.” He besides took note of the blend of fantasy, steampunk and sci-fi with emphasis on how the story puts a “fresh spin on the heavily recycled premise.” Cabral concluded that viewers would non demand to have played or take any knowledge of
League
to appreciate the show.[7]

Reviewing the beginning four episodes of the first flavour, Tara Bennett of
Paste
enjoyed the fashion that “[the creators] purposefully made an adult animated drama that unflinchingly utilizes violence, adult language, and very dark storylines when needed to brand the lives of the large ensemble cast resonate.” Bennett favorably compared the serial to
Game of Thrones,
Shadow and Bone,
Castlevania
and
BioShock. She was as well positive well-nigh the “nuance and subtle facial movements” of Fortiche’southward animation combined with the performances from Steinfeld, Jenness, Purnell and Spisak. Bennett called “Enemy” by Imagine Dragons “infectious” and that the bear witness is “the new benchmark for what can exist done when information technology comes to successfully translating worthy videogame universes into a different medium.”[6]

Forbes
noted that the show balances “being welcoming to newcomers who know absolutely nil about the globe of
League of Legends, while also satisfying longtime
League
fans.”[8]

Accolades

[edit]

Yr Award Category Nominee(s) Effect Ref.

2021

Annie Awards Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production “When These Walls Come up Tumbling Down” Won [30]
Outstanding Accomplishment for Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Guillaume Degroote, Aurélien Ressencourt, Martin Touzé, Frédéric Macé, Jérôme Dupré
(for “Oil and Water”)
Won
Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in an Animated Goggle box / Broadcast Product Léa Chervet
(for “The Monster You Created”)
Won
Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Blithe Television / Broadcast Production Evan Monteiro
(for “Some Mysteries Amend Left Unsolved”)
Won
Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production Pascal Charrue, Arnaud Delord, Barthelemy Maunoury
(for “The Monster You Created”)
Won
Outstanding Achievement for Product Design in an Animated Tv set / Circulate Production Julien Georgel, Aymeric Kevin, Arnaud Baudry
(for “Happy Progress Twenty-four hours!”)
Won
Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Circulate Production Simon Andriveau
(for “When These Walls Come Tumbling Downwardly”)
Won
Outstanding Achievement for Vox Interim in an Animated Tv set / Circulate Production Ella Purnell
(for “When These Walls Come up Tumbling Downwards”)
Won
Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Boob tube / Broadcast Production Christian Linke, Alex Yee
(for “The Monster Yous Created”)
Won
Gilded Reel Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Animation Brad Beaumont, Eliot Connors, Alexander Temple, Shannon Beaumont, Alexander Ephraim, Dan O’ Connell, John Cucci, Alex Seaver
(for “When These Walls Come Tumbling Down”)
Won [31]

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External links

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  • Arcane
    on Netflix
    Edit this at Wikidata
  • Arcane
    at IMDb
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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcane_(TV_series)