Wakfu is a anime-influenced French animated television series produced by Ankama Animation, based on the video game Wakfu. It’s not the first game to become an anime. Angels of Death also did this as well as IB and a few others.
The plot of Wakfu revolves around a 12-year-old boy Yugo. He goes in search of his real parents along with his friends. The group is commonly known as “The Brotherhood of the Tofu.” The search starts following a mysterious man leaves him with a villager at a very early age. Although, at the age of 12, Yugo realizes that he is not only on a mission to find his parents but also to free the world of evil. The fans are expecting more episodes to get the answers to the unsolved mysteries.
When I heard about Wakfu I thought it’d be underwhelming. I mean, a french anime based off of a game? Boy was I wrong. The animation in this series is absolutely gorgeous and fresh. To my knowledge it was animated in flash which earns it points in my book because flash is quite hard to work with sometimes. Especially for large projects like this one. If you’re bored and looking for an interesting anime to watch I’d HIGHLY recommend this series. Although, be warned. By the end you’ll find yourself begging for more and at a loss as to what to do next.
Season 4 Coming?
Wakfu has released three successful seasons so far. And now, the fans are awaiting a new season featuring the unanswered questions as well as the cliffhangers. Is Wakfu renewed for another season? If so, when will it release?
On May 7, 2020, Ankama announced that season 4, intended as the final chapter of the story, is currently in development and a Kickstarter campaign to fund its production was launched on June 8, 2020.
Ankama said this in their announcement…
“The production of an animated series depends directly on its financing. Each episode costs hundreds of thousands of euros, and producing a complete season takes several years, during which time we need to pay the artists’ salaries, the utility bills and lots of other expenses, even while the series itself isn’t generating any income.
This is why a series can only be produced with the help of one or more distributors who, beyond merely taking interest in a project, commit to supporting the creation of the series all the way through to broadcast, ensuring that it reaches its target audience.
Unfortunately, WAKFU’s evolution toward more mature themes has been an obstacle to this process so far. We still haven’t managed to convince the distributors to help us with this project, although we’re continuing our talks with them!
We’ve got one card left up our sleeve: funding the creation of season 4 ourselves, with your help. And who knows? Maybe proving our shared passion for this new chapter will be enough to convince one or more distributors!
So let’s do this, everyone! Let’s create the next chapter in the epic tale of the Brotherhood of the Tofu together! “
You can help donate to the kickstarter HERE
Yugo is the main protagonist of the Wakfu. He is a good-natured 12-year-old- Eliatrope and a brother of dragon Adamaï. As an Eliatrope, Yugo is capable of creating portals that he can use to transport himself or other objects across short distances. He seems to be intimately connected to the world’s history. Adventurous and kind-hearted almost to a fault, Yugo’s quest to find out what happened to his people starts off the plot.
He’s cute and one of my favorite characters. In one episode when Vampyro tries to take his soul, they can’t because he’s too pure. And I believe it. He is a precious sunshine child and we need to protect him!
Amalia Sheran Sharm
Amalia Sheran Sharm (or Amalia for short) is one of the main characters of the Wakfu. She is the princess of the Sadida Kingdom, but isn’t terribly fond of her royal duties and would much rather go out adventuring, often dragging a bemused Evangelyne in tow. Tagging along with Yugo mostly on a whim, she sometimes comes off as sheltered and immature, but won’t hesitate to take responsibility when necessary.
She does annoy me at times with her selfishness and can be a bit obnoxious but later seasons have seen her improve.
Sir Percedal of Sadlygrove
Sir Percedal of Sadlygrove (called Tristepin de Percedal in French dub) or Dally for short, is one of the main characters of the Wakfu. He is a 16-year-old Iop who shows that he has strength rather than smarts. An Iop and Shushu Guardian, Percedal first encountered Yugo while being possessed by the Shushu he was supposed to guard; after Yugo smacked him out of it, Percedal swore a debt to him. He’s a talented swordsman and a loyal ally, but he’s also impulsive and sometimes arrogant, which often gets him into trouble.
Rubilax is a major Shushu (a demon imprisoned in an object) imprisoned in a sword and is guarded by Percedal.
Ruel Stroud is one of the main characters of the Wakfu. As an Enutrof and old friend of Yugo’s adoptive father, Alibert, Ruel was told to set off with Yugo and keep him safe. Like most Enutrofs, getting Ruel to do anything that’s not in his own interest is an uphill battle, and his selfishness and greed often get him distracted. However, he’s a seasoned fighter, and his knowledge of the world and its history is considerable.
He is often “comedic” relief and his friends can get him to do things by using kamas or one gold piece.
Evangelyne(or Eva) is one of the main characters of the Wakfu. As Amalia’s long-suffering Cra bodyguard and best friend, Evangelyne initially follows Yugo out of concern for Amalia, but soon becomes attached to the others as well. By far the most level-headed of the group, Eva helps keep her somewhat flighty compatriots grounded, and her archery is a force to be reckoned with.
Next to Yugo, she’s my favorite character. She doesn’t annoy me as much and her character design is awesome!
So yeah, it’s a great and cute show. There are some darker themes added and real emotions that will make you addicted and want to binge watch this.
Have you already seen Wakfu or played the original game? What did/do you think? Let us know in the comments below!