“Naraka’s lore is quite complete and complex, so it was a challenge to simplify the background story and not fall into something too explanatory.”
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“Our vision was to pay homage to this style without losing our own imprint and signature, making it feel classic but with a personal touch. We found that most of all in the art and aesthetic, playing with the color palette and creating some graphic atmospheres that make this animation unique.
“Animated in Le Cube’s signature dynamic style and fluid transitions, the action is reminiscent of anime but choreographed with the moves and sequences distinct to Wuxia-style sword-craft. Wuxia is a term to describe all Chinese Ancient martial arts, as well as Taoism and life forces, such as Qi.
Client: 24 Entertainment
“It was a challenge to maintain aesthetic coherence, especially with the fine work of inks and textures, which provide a touch of craftsmanship and give the project its personality.”
“One aspect that made us fall in love with the project from the beginning was the chance to explore a classic visual language which we as anime fans grew up admiring and being influenced by.
Production: Final Frontier, Final Frontier Entertainment
Animation: Le Cube
Director: Ralph Karam
Following up on their CG launch trailer for the Naraka Championship, international prodco Final Frontier partners with animation house Le Cube for this cel-animated promo for Naraka: Bladepoint’s new season “Echelon”.
Final Frontier EP Gustavo Karam: “Naraka: Bladepoint is a battle royale PC game taking place against the backdrop of the battle between two ancient gods, the game tells the story of heroes coming to the legendary Morus Isle to compete for the immortal mask.
Director Ralph Karam: “Naraka’s lore is quite complete and complex, so it was a challenge to simplify the background story and not fall into something too explanatory, finding the right balance between the action scenes and the flashbacks that help maintain the context.”