Arcane: Are New Anime Series Based on the League of Legends Universe Coming?

Arcane: Are New Anime Series Based on the League of Legends Universe Coming?


From today 7 November is finally available on Netflix, Arcane, the animated series produced by Riot Games based on one of the most popular videogame franchises of recent years, or League of Legends. And for those unfamiliar with it, we remind you that it is a free video game of the MOBA genre, in other words multiplayer online battle arena, created in 2009. The purpose of the animated series on Netflix is ​​to explore the past of the characters of the videogame, in particular of narrating the origins of two champions well known to all League of Legends players, namely Vi and Jinx.

Now, while Riot Games has not announced any future TV series or movies associated with League of Legends, the creators of Arcane seem to be interested in developing new anime that focus on further aspects of the video game.

Arcane: New anime coming to League of Legends?

Co-creators and executive producers Christian Linke and Alex Yee, prior to the release of Arcane, talked about the series and its creation at Asked if Riot Games would like to work on other projects such as Arcane in the future, the two replied that it is their intention to further develop the League of Legends universe.

Alex Yee explained:

"I think the company has always wanted to allow players to spend time with their champions, not in the heat of the fight, and to understand who they are when they are off the battlefield. And so many people over time have really put a lot of love and energy into making the world and characters robust and three-dimensional. So I think there is certainly an appetite to explore these stories more. Right now we're mostly focused on Arcane and learning what we can do, but I think everyone would be really happy to be able to share more stories, using different types of media to tell about other champions living in other regions. "

Below you can watch the official trailer of Arcane:

So we just have to wait for new developments. We remind you that Riot Games is currently working on several spin-off games, including an MMO and a fighting game associated with League of Legends.

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Netflix’s ‘Arcane’ Is A Massive Hit Among ‘League Of Legends’ Fans Already

League of Legends: Arcane


Netflix has adapted a pretty large number of video games into animated series at this point, so at the surface level, the new show Arcane, based on League of Legends, may not stand out in a crowd.

But even though Arcane doesn’t have many critical reviews in yet, the fans that have watched it? They are positively raving about it.

Arcane has an unusual format in that Netflix is releasing batches of three episodes at a time over the next three weeks. And this first batch seems to have hooked players and delighted longtime League fans.

  • Arcane has a 98% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes, dramatically higher than anything in the site’s “top streaming” category.
  • Arcane has a similar 9.6 user score on Metacritic, albeit with fewer reviews in so far.
  • Arcane has inspired top-voted threads on r/television and r/leagueoflegends. Here are some excerpts:
  • Arcane


    r/television, 2550 upvotes – “Arcane is some of the best television I've watched in a long time” – “I just watched the first 3 episodes with my friend, and we were both left absolutely speechless. My friend has never played a game of League in his life, yet the show hit him just as hard as me.”

    r/leagueoflegends, 8700 upvotes – “Arcane is everything we could have wanted, and more!” – “Without going into details to spoil anything for anyone who may not have seen the first three episodes, Arcane went beyond my wildest dreams of what to expect from the first real feature-length cinematic experience. I knew it was going to be good, but this is truly ground-breaking. I really hope this is the dawn on the League of Legends cinematic universe because this is definitely a champagne cork-popping moment.”

    Again, almost all reaction has purely been from fans alone so far, as it seems like this just wasn’t on the radar of many critics. But the two RT reviews that have come in are both positive, so it’s possible it will score well there as well.

    This would obviously not be the first time that Netflix has produced a stellar animated video games series, as everyone raves about Castlevania to this day. But unlike Castlevania, which was based on a very old series, League of Legends is still one of the biggest games in the world as we speak, which puts this in a different sort of category. And trust me, there are no bigger potential critics than video game fans who don’t want to see their favorite IP ruined by a bad adaptation, so the reaction to Arcane’s premiere episodes here is nothing short of extremely impressive.

    The next two weeks will bring the final two sets of episodes, and we’ll see if the enthusiasm continues throughout the full series. Expect this to start rising up Netflix’s top 10 charts soon, and for more people to be talking about Arcane.

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