Arcane wraps up with critical acclaim and a season 2 teaser

"No monster is going to get you while I'm here."

Arcane, the recently released League of Legends show produced by Riot Games and Fortiche, hits the charts in the Netflix Top 10 with near-perfect scores. With all the excitement surrounding the animated show, the show’s twitter account revealed that a season 2 is under production.

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From left to right: Silco, Jinx, and Vi, with Mel at the top

What is Arcane?

Serving as the origin story for several playable characters in League of Legends, Arcane follows sisters Jinx and Vi as they navigate the difficult cities of Piltover and Zaun. Piltover, the “city of progress”, thrives from above. With prestigious scientists Jayce and Viktor uncovering the secrets of Hextech technology, Piltover grows as a technological powerhouse. As a result, the undercity of Zaun has toxic fumes and illegal drugs running rampant.

The show structures in three acts. Act 1 focuses on a young Jinx, known as Powder, and Vi, growing up in the repressed city of Zaun. In addition to the remarkable story, the animation backs up every single beat. In just the first act, the animation stands out as absolutely stunning. With neon colors highlighting the steampunk vibes of the setting, the animation stands as nothing short of spectacular.

Vi and Powder looking out at the uppercity of Piltover in Arcane.
Vi and Powder looking out at the uppercity of Piltover

Season 2 teaser

With Arcane’s final act wrapping up on November 20, fans were left on a giant cliffhanger (don’t worry, there are no spoilers here). Luckily, the showrunners decided not to keep us hanging for too long. Revealed in a short teaser, the show’s season 2 is officially “under production”. Players of the game will recognize the familiar sounds at the end of the teaser as another Zaunite champion, Warwick. If you’ve already seen the show, you probably have theories about who it is. However, no release date has been given yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see about future news.

All in all, I have no doubt that Arcane will be a milestone in animation for years to come. With a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 9.3/10 on IMDB, the show’s widespread critical acclaim stands its ground in the hall of fame.

If you haven’t already seen the show, acts 1-3 are out now on Netflix. Gritty, heartfelt, and wholly unique, the show is more than worth the watch. Between its standout animation and heartbreaking story, Arcane will surely change the standards of animation in the future.

Erin Vieira

Writer, artist, cosplayer, D&D player, Final Fantasy lover, and Bayonetta enthusiast Erin Vieira says that although they were born amongst mortals, someday they will exist as an unknown entity of the void. There will still be video games there, of course.
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