Game director and known movie/TV show lover, Hideo Kojima, has heaped praise upon Arcane, the League of Legends animated series!
Specifically, Hideo Kojima tweeted an interesting story, as well as his thoughts on the Arcane. For starters, he revealed that he was actually invited to a preview of the series, but he turned it down.
Now, after watching four episodes of the show, he feel sorry to have turned it down as Arcane proved to be an impressive series. In fact, Kojima even called the series
“A digital video achievement between realism and art, following in the footsteps of ‘Spider-Verse’, ‘Love’, ‘Death & Robots’ and ‘Witness’!”.
To follow it up, Kojima even said that the series is “the future of animation and CG!”.
A digital video achievement between realism and art, following in the footsteps of "Spider-Verse", "Love", "Death & Robots" and "Witness"! The future of animation and CG!
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 28, 2021
Kojima praising Arcane is a big deal for many reasons. For starters, he is one of the most esteemed directors in video games, so him praising a video game adaptation is a glowing recommendation. On top of this, Kojima is also a noted lover of film and TV shows, meaning Arcane also works not just as an adaptation of a beloved game franchise, but as an animated work that can stand on its own.