STAR Guardian is a brand new set of skins available in Riot Games’ hit esports game League of Legends.
Based on magical high school girls and it could be the basis for the next Arcane, Netflix’s hit animated show set in the world of League of Legends.
The complete opposite of Arcane’s dark mood, Star Guardian was a surprise hit both inside and outside of League of Legends
Arcane is a game-inspired series and was a surprise hit for the popular streaming service over the past year.
By the end of 2021, Arcane had ousted Squid Game from the top spot as the most-watched show on Netflix that year.
Following the success of Arcane, we spoke to Stephanie Bedford, Narrative Producer at Riot Games, about the inspiration for the whimsical Star Guardian designs and what the studios are hoping for in the event.
We asked them if classic Japanese TV series like Sailor Moon had any influence on the designs.
Bedford confirmed our suspicions, telling GLHF: “We constantly draw inspiration from different cultures, media, other forms of entertainment and arts as we develop.
“The original Star Guardian idea was championed by a group of super passionate individuals within Riot who loved the magical girl genre and wanted to relate to it.
“We have a lot of fans on the development teams who were really passionate and drew on different expressions that were important to them.
“But capturing the feel of the genre and giving it our own riot twist was our overall approach.”
We took the opportunity to ask Bedford what plans Riot has for the future of Star Guardian and whether it could be developed for TV following the massive success of Arcane.
She had high hopes for such a project: “I think we developers are all fans of what our entertainment group did with Arcane
“It would be great to see Star Guardian as a full-length anime one day!
“It’s not exactly clear where or what we’ll be doing next with Star Guardian, but it’s clear the fans love it as much as we do.
“This is very important to us when we’re on the phone at Riot Games.”
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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