Wakfu (2008) and related work:
- Spin-off: Noximilien l’Horloger (2010)
Wakfu (2008) IMDb
Review refers to the first season.
Tween-to-teen heroes and one fanatically greedy old man band together, eventually taking as their quest to prevent a mechanical genius from sapping the Tree of Life to fuel a 200-year reversal of time, which is a trick to undo the loss of the genius’s loved ones.
French heroic fantasy, steampunk. Clear Japanese influences, including a shout-out to Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007). Nice character designs. Mostly half-assed Flash animation, but some very cool battles. Bad worldbuilding.
Character design by Yūasa Masaaki, but the story subtracts from the idea of Nox as simply thinking the ends justify the means. Adds very little.