Riot Games, Fortiche Productions, and Netflix’s League of Legends anime Arcane is still making headlines months after its release.
The critically-acclaimed series dominated the 49th Annual Annie Awards, a body that recognizes the best shows and movies in the field of animation.
Arcane explores Vi and Jinx’s backstories and lore — how they lived and survived inside the City of Iron and Glass, and how they will eventually gain their powers. Since its release late last year, the show has received nothing but high praises from iconic personalities in the gaming community including Japanese video game designer and director Hideo Kojima.
Arcane tops Annie Awards, besting other Netflix titles Love, Death + Robots, Maya and the Three, and more
Arcane was indeed a masterpiece and the Annie Awards strongly agrees. The show took home a total of nine awards in this year’s virtual event, pulling off a clean sweep by winning all of its nominations.
Awards include Best Writing featuring creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee, and Best Voice Acting by Jinx’s voice actress, Ella Purnell.
Winners were voted through secret online ballots by members and patrons of the ASIFA-Hollywood Professional, an American non-profit organization that aims to promote the art of film animation.
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Here is the full list of Arcane’s Annie Awards winnings and the production staff behind it.
|Best TV/Media||Act 2, Episode 6 — When These Walls Come Tumbling Down|
|Best FX||Act 3, Episode 8 — Oil and Water by Fortiche Productions featuring Guillaume Degroote, Aurélien Ressencourt, Martin Touzé, Frédéric Macé, Jérôme Dupré|
|Best Character Animation||Act 3, Episode 9 — The Monster You Created featuring Léa Chervet|
|Best Character Design||Act 1, Episode 2 — Some Mysteries Are Better Left Unsolved featuring Evan Monteiro|
|Best Direction||Act 3, Episode 9 — The Monster You Created featuring Pascal Charue, Arnaud Delord, Barthelemy Maunoury|
|Best Production Design||Act 2, Episode 4 — Happy Progress Day! featuring Julien Georgel, Aymeric Kevin, Arnaud Baudry|
|Best Storyboarding||Act 2, Episode 6 — When These Walls Come Tumbling Down featuring Simon Andriveau|
|Best Voice Acting||Act 2, Episode 6 — When These Walls Come Tumbling Down featuring Ella Purnell as Jinx|
|Best Writing||Act 3, Episode 9 — The Monster You Created featuring Christian Linke, Alex Yee|
The complete list of the 49th Annie Awards winners can be viewed on the body’s website.
After the season finale, Riot Games announced that Arcane Season 2 is already in production. However, no specific release date has been set for Season 2, so fans would have to wait for a bit longer to find out what happens next in the League of Legends anime series.
Viewers can watch Season 1 on Netflix.
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