Arcane

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  1. Aether

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    Arcane is the LoL anime, basically. Follows Jinx, Vi and Jayce for the most part, featuring other characters from Piltover & Zaun.

    Seeing as the first three episodes came out I figured it'd be a good idea to make a thread to talk about the show, if anyone else has watched it.

    My review below, warning - spoilers for the first three episodes.
    So first off, I hate the intro music. The cinematic is cool but fuck me does the music feel out of place and disjointed.

    As for the characters, I immediately assumed the dad character was gonna die, right up until the end of episode 3 when he injected himself and I 100% thought he was gonna be Mundo. Continuing, it's kinda pog that Ekko and Viktor have also appeared in the show, seeing Viktor's backstory is also pretty nice.

    The fight/action scenes looked fucking awesome and were really well animated, especially the explosions. I'm typically not a big fan of this art style (I hated Borderlands and wasn't a SUPER big fan of it in TT TWD, but it worked really well I think.

    Also, the Enforcers, anyone else get HL2 Civipro vibes from them? The fuckin masks and the batons make me chuckle.

    A bunch of my friends think that Dad isn't actually dead and is instead gonna become Warwick as there was a bit where they called him the "wolf of the underground" and "enforcer's lapdog" but I'm still sticking with Mundo honestly, if he lives at all. They also think that the dude with the infected/red eye is gonna be Singed, but I don't honestly think so.

    What'd you guys think?
     
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  2. Josh

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    i think it's actually really really really good. with how riot is with their art and animation, i knew the visuals would be top tier, i was worried about the story-telling, but these first 3 episodes have really put those concerns to bed for me.

    i hated the intro music at first, but for some reason it just grew on me and now i feel like it fits.

    as for the dad (Vander), i'm definitely thinking he is our pre-Warwick human. Warwick's lore that we know so far, it contains this piece:
    “Though many think of Warwick as no more than a beast, buried beneath the fury lies the mind of a man—a gangster who put down his blade and took up a new name to live a better life. But no matter how hard he tried to move on, he could never escape the sins of his past.”

    that sounds an awful lot like the Vander we've seen so far, couple that with the VERY Warwick-like appearance & sounds Vander was making after drinking the serum, i feel like the theory has huge potential. especially given that the episode ended with Silco right there next to the assumed dead Vander, could this be where he takes Vander's body to experiment on? and THOSE are the experiments that ended up creating the monster that is Warwick?

    as for Singed, he's actually been confirmed for the most part to be the scientist that was working in Silco's lab (the one that got blown up at the end of episode 3), the subtitles drop his name in episode 2.

    and, yes, i also got CP vibes from the enforcers, i think it's just hard ingrained that cop with mask = CP
     
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  3. Aether

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    I honestly was almost starting to believe the warwick bit, but imo he's either dead or mundo, given how he looked once injected imo.

    As for singed, seriously? I didn't notice that at all. Got a clip of the name in the subs or a pic?

    And as for CP's, the full face masks, the rebreathers, batons, etc - I genuinely felt at home lol
     
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  4. Josh

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    the whole Warwick theory is definitely something that should become clearer over the next couple acts. i doubt it'll be anywhere near the main storyline but i'm sure it'll be hinted at if Vander is indeed either Warwick or Mundo.

    as for the singed line, it's here
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    unironically one of the best shows out there
     
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  7. Josh

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    YOU HEAR THAT AT THE END?
     
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  8. Mic15000

    Mic15000 The Underdog
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    Top tier

    Episode 1: Ahahah, it's league of legends :3
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    Episode 3:
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    I also finished the show, holy shit that Ending...
     
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  9. Uranio

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    Loved the series. But damn. Hits hard.

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  10. johnathan

    johnathan barbecue chips aint shit

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    great show despite league(throwing up emoji) being attached to it

    only thing i dont like about it is how blatantly obvious it was that the no-name characters that aren't in the game were going to be the only ones to die. unironically would've been a better watch if i knew nothing about the video game

    also really expected it to pander to the chinese market and have no blood or sexual themes or anything since all of the Riot company works for mao zedong but i was pleasantly surprised there
     
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  11. Angel

    Angel she/her/they nonbinary transfem

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    It's actually really fucking good, anyone can watch it, even if you don't give two shits about the game or even if you hate the game


    also fuck jinx
    gritty buff vi is hot
     
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    Sorry bro Caitlyn supremacy thread.
     
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  13. Uranio

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    are you really speaking about those bitches while we have this?
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