Saving the world from an evil madman? Not a problem for this kid. Finding his birth parents? That's the real adventure!
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Fanny Bloc Fanny Bloc ...  Yugo / ... 57 episodes, 2008-2017
Geneviève Doang ...  Evangelyne / ... 57 episodes, 2008-2017
Jules de Jongh Jules de Jongh ...  Yugo / ... 57 episodes, 2008-2014
Thomas Guitard Thomas Guitard ...  Sir Tristepin Percedal / ... 56 episodes, 2008-2017
Adeline Chetail Adeline Chetail ...  Amalia Sheran Sharm / ... 55 episodes, 2008-2017
Ross Grant ...  Sir Percedal of Sadlygrove / ... 55 episodes, 2008-2014
Keir Stewart Keir Stewart ...  Rubilax / ... 55 episodes, 2008-2014
Patrick Béthune Patrick Béthune ...  Ruel Stroud / ... 54 episodes, 2008-2017
Jessica Bell Jessica Bell ...  Amalia Sheran Sharm / ... 54 episodes, 2008-2014
Hugo Chandor Hugo Chandor ...  Ruel Stroud 54 episodes, 2008-2014
Eric Meyers ...  Remington Smisse / ... 51 episodes, 2008-2014
Joanna Ruiz Joanna Ruiz ...  Adamaï / ... 51 episodes, 2008-2014
Arthur Bostrom ...  Skribble / ... 50 episodes, 2008-2012
Joe Mills Joe Mills ...  Xav the Baker / ... 50 episodes, 2008-2012
Andonis Anthony Andonis Anthony ...  Master Goultard 49 episodes, 2008-2014
Tom Clarke Hill ...  King Oakheart / ... 49 episodes, 2008-2014
Julie-Ann Dean Julie-Ann Dean ...  Flopin 49 episodes, 2008-2014
James Nickerson James Nickerson ...  Prince Armand 49 episodes, 2008-2014
Fiona Clarke Fiona Clarke ...  Elaine / ... 47 episodes, 2008-2012
Gérard Surugue Gérard Surugue ...  Rubilax / ... 36 episodes, 2008-2017
Cédric Dumond Cédric Dumond ...  Prince Armand / ... 29 episodes, 2009-2017
Damien Da Silva Damien Da Silva ...  La Carte / ... 25 episodes, 2008-2014
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In a fantasy world, a mysterious figure leaves a baby boy with a retired bounty hunter in a small village with instructions to raise him until the time is right for him to find his biological family. Years later, that boy named Yugo discovers he has powerful magic abilities using the power of Wakfu even as his village is threatened. Working with a bunch of newfound friends, Yugo is able to help save his home and discover his quest. However, there are villains who know about the boy too and are determined to gain his power for their own ends. Regardless, Yugo is on that quest with his friends to find his family and answers about his past with greater implications concerning both he is only beginning to understand. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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30 October 2008 (France) See more »

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The show was supposed to launch with an MMORPG of the same name. However, the game was delayed and wasn't released until 2012, when the show was well into it's second season. See more »

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Spin-off Dofus - Livre 1: Julith (2015) See more »

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Great Series That's Sadly Underrated
23 April 2015 | by Nick FarrellSee all my reviews

When one talks to animation fans about what they think the best animated TV series made outside of Japan is, he or she will probably encounter the same answers repeated several times: "Batman: The Animated Series", "Avatar: The Last Airbender", and "Samurai Jack", being perfect examples. The reasons these series are so beloved are that they have likable characters, excellent writing that doesn't talk down to children, comedic scenes that don't feel out of place but still provide levity to series moments, and superb animation, particularly during fight scenes. However, there is another series that not many people know about, but is just as good as, if not better than, these aforementioned cartoons: "Wakfu: The Animated Series" To give some background, "Wakfu" is a French cartoon released in 2008 based on a French free-to-play MMORPG (Massively-Multiplayer Online RolePlaying Game, similarly to World of Warcraft) of the same name, which itself is a sequel to another MMORPG known as "Dofus". Unlike most animated series based on video games, "Wakfu" doesn't follow the story (or lack thereof) of its source material or even feature any of the game's characters, and instead features original characters and story that take place in the same universe as the game.

Giving an overview of "Wakfu"'s plot without giving any spoilers would require talking exclusively about the first season and overlooking the second season and its six TV specials, since events in the first season form the backbone of everything else. The general premise is that a young boy named Yugo, who is the adopted son of a restaurant chef, discovers one day that he has the ability to form wormhole-like portals with his hands (if you've played the video game "Portal", you'll get the idea), and then sets out on a quest to discover his heritage, alongside a group of other adventurers that aid him in his journey. As is expected of adventure shows, they constantly have to put their journey on pause in order to help people in need that they encounter along the way. While most would brush off these instances as nothing more than filler episodes, the main characters show growth and little bits of their personality, although not as much as during the main story. At the same time, these character developments and personality traits never feel forced and the characters always feel like themselves from start to finish.

Speaking of the characters, each of the main ones are all very likable. Unlike "Avatar: The Last Airbender", which has characters that only exhibit one or two personality traits each, each of the main characters of "Wakfu" have several different aspects to their personalities, including the villains. These multitudes of personality traits not only make the characters more believable, but they also make them more likable and more memorable.

Of course, a major ingredient in any animated work is the animation, and "Wakfu" has this category well tackled. While it's very obvious that the show is animated using Adobe Flash and involves motion-tweening sets of shapes (telling a shape to go from point A to point B and having the computer fill in the gaps) instead of animating one frame at a time, the movement still manages to be fluid enough that this flaw is hardly noticeable, especially during action scenes. Also to note is that the backgrounds, character models, and special effects are full of vast, beautiful details, and almost any single frame of the series is worthy of being hung up and framed on a wall.

"Wakfu" is one series that is sadly underrated, and more people should give it the attention it deserves. Currently the first two seasons can be streamed from Netflix, although I would recommend watching the original French audio with English subtitles, as the English dub leaves much to be desired.


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