Since November 6, Netflix subscribers have not recovered from the animated slap “Arcane”, surprise hit of the year on the platform. To the point of making it, already, one of the best rated series of all time. Decryption.
1. # 1 – A series for fans AND for noobs
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Forget Squid Game: Netflix’s New Bombshell Is Called Arcane. In just nine episodes and three weeks of broadcast on the platform, the animated series has established itself as one of the best programs of the year … if not THE best.
On DashFUN, the words “slap”, “bluffing”, “breathtaking”, “without fail”, “perfection”, “success”, “Excellency” or “masterpiece” come up in most reviews. The ratings of spectators (in France on DashFUN and internationally on IMDB or Metacritic) are in tune and already place the series at the level – and even above – a monument like Game of Thrones. And on Netflix, Arcane is among the most watched series in no less than 83 countries!
Not bad for a series derived from League of Legends, that nobody really expected and that we thought reserved only for fans of video games. And cocorico, above all, for this production made in France, developed by the 300 artists of Parisian society Fortiche, who thus enter through the front door into the closed circle of animation studios that count on the world stage.
So why and how Arcane created the surprise and got everyone to agree? Here are 5 elements that partly explain the success of the series. And so much reason to get started if you haven’t seen it yet.