Music has always been an important part of Riot Games and League of Legends, so it is not surprising that the studio releases a new music video for its upcoming show Arcane. The Netflix series (which premiered on November 6th) is the origin story of the iconic League of Legends heroes Vi and Jinx as they were torn apart by the wider conflict that broke out between the twin cities of Piltworth and Zuan. The scientific utopia, the other is the biohazard wasteland. Yesterday, Riot announced Arcane’s title song, named Enemy by Imagine Dragons, with its own custom music video. it’s great.
I am not a big fan of Imagine Dragons, but I like the confrontational atmosphere of the music and the surprise rap episodes performed by JID.Instead of cutting out the clips from the show and stitching them with real-life Imagine Dragons clips, the band is fully animated as if they were characters exist Arcane. It’s hard to overstate the gorgeousness of this animation. I have been talking since Arcane was first released in 2019, but it looks very beautiful here. Over the years, Riot’s animation trailers have set high benchmarks, but with Arcane, it feels like the studio is incorporating a unique painting aesthetic, which is different from what I have seen in other animation studios.
Instead of focusing on Imagine Dragons as you would normally expect in music videos, the band retreated behind Vi and Jinx, the orphaned sisters who grew up on the barren streets of Zuan. The scene of Jinx and her friends escaping from the police or practicing street fighting renders the contrast between Jinx’s childhood and her becoming a deranged terrorist—this reflects the overall story of arcane.
If you haven’t paid attention to Arcane, You should watch the trailerNetflix has achieved a good winning streak with most of its game series adaptations, coupled with Riot’s knack for killer music and style animation, I think Arcane looks great.