Thanks to last winter's successful Kickstarter fundraiser organized by Ankama, the folks behind the multimedia franchise, cult French animated fantasy WAKFU will in fact soon be getting an English release. More than that, Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to the epic fantasy-adventure.
The first two seasons comprise 52 half-hour episodes. There are also specials featuring Eunyoung Choi, Michio Mihara and Ping Pong's Masaaki Yuasa. The English dub of season 1 launches on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Netherlands and Nordics on September 14. It will also be available on Netflix in France, Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg when the service starts in those countries and across Latin America this fall.
“This partnership represents very high visibility and a strong growth opportunity for Ankama,” said Olivier Comte, Ankama’s managing director and COO. “We are very excited to be working with Netflix. We can now take a great French series across the globe, with just one agreement. It is incredibly motivating for our young and growing team of about 500 employees.”