Today I want to talk about a show I got recommended left and right. And for good reason! Let’s take a look at Arcane.
The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):
The origins of two iconic League champions, set in the utopian Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun.
Let me preface this by saying I know exactly nothing about League of Legends, so essentially, I went into this completely blind. I know that the story is not the one of the game but the characters are drawn from there. I watched Arcane with somebody who is familiar with the game, so those nuances were pointed out to me. But even if that hadn’t been the case, I would have tremendously enjoyed the show. You can watch this completely independent from the game and have the best of times with Arcane.
First of all, how dare they? How freaking dare they make a show this brilliant that made me feel all the feels? Who gave them the right?!
Knowing that this is a video game show, I honestly didn’t have my expectations set too highly and ended up completely blown away.
The animation style is gorgeous. Arcane is a feast for your eyes. It’s definitely one of the most visually beautiful things I’ve seen recently. In addition to that, we get a soundtrack that slaps so freaking hard. They really didn’t have to go that hard with the music but they sure did. I think there wasn’t a single song that I didn’t like, and my playlists are now a bit longer because of it!
None of the visuals and the music would do any good if the story wasn’t there, so let’s see how Arcane is doing in that department. Well, they sure as hell didn’t disappoint. The story is heartbreaking, touching, fascinating, all the things. The characters have so much depth, so much growth and development. Honestly, there was nothing about this that I didn’t like.
I loved season 1 of Arcane. All I need to know is: season 2 when?!
Did you watch the season? Let me know in the comments what you think!