Hello everybody! As you probably know Riot Games and Netflix made a collab and released not so long ago the new League of Legends animated series Arcane. The general public did not have a lot of expectations cause as we all know most adaptations of video games to the big screen are not very good. But this one surprised many, including me. To be honest, I played LoL many years ago during school and it was fun, but I did not keep it up because is not my cup of tea ( fans of LoL please dont kill me!😅). I now some of the lore because I do enjoy the content (just the game not too much, again sorry😅) and as many I watched Arcane not really expecting much and not knowing what I would find. And oh boy! How I recomend it!
If you did not watched it yet, here some reasons you should give it a chance.
- The animation is interesting and aesthetic, pleasing to the eyes, basically you can pause any scene and you would have a wallpaper right there.
- The plot of the series brings new things to the lore and it improves the original story of some characters, giving them depth.
- Still on the plot topic, the story of the show is not the same cliche of the empty villain and the amazing hero who is gonna save all. Here the good ones are not soo good and the villains are not just demons and evil. The protagonists are all very deep and have reasons and motivations and they all have their hero and their villain moments, which makes them all very humane.
- Oh my god the soundtrack! Riot Games made a super investment in the artists and orchestra that made the OST for the series; artists like Sting, Imagine Dragons and Woodkid are just some of all the amazig people who made music for the show.
- The amazing representation of Piltover and Zaun are wow. The worldbuilding is very well done, and they made Piltover (one of the most meh locations in the game, in my opinion) super interesting. The city is the main place of events and is incredible how the history of the places themselves affects the plot and all the characters, playing an important role.
- Mental health issues: This is a very difficult topic to adapt and they did it amazing. The series is adressing mental health issues very accurately and realisticly, with some very deep character development for the good or for the bad, representing how childhood trauma affects a person in adult life, their choices and relationships in a very humane way. All characters have motivations, reasons, but also struggle with mental health, with failure and guilt, making them relatable and likeable. One of the strongest points in the series, and is well done.