Reviews of Wakfu (2008) and related work
- Spin-off: Noximilien l’Horloger (2010)
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.
‣ Noximilien l’Horloger (2010)
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.