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Fans of “Just One More” and “Doublelift: Unstoppable,” it’s time to embark on a brand new journey! Riot has just released its very first Japanese anime short: “Season 2019: A New Journey.” This latest installment in the “It’s On” series is a new adventure in traditional hand-drawn animation.
“A New Journey” is inspired by the true story of Michelle, a university student who joined a League of Legends student club on campus with her friends. Many late night League sessions soon followed, and a steadfast premade was born.
Season 2019 is the beginning of exciting changes to League of Legends, including new turrets, new stat shards, a new ranked play system, new minions, and more. How better to celebrate than with new animation from Japan? This stunning short was created by the animation studio PA Works and directed by Shingo Yamashita, known for his wildly ambitious action animation sequences in Naruto: Shippuden and Soul Eater.
Here’s a list of all the talented artists who contributed to “A New Journey”:
BANDAI NAMCO Arts
Vocals and Lyrics
and Engineering – Shawn Christmas and Freddy van Hoof
Real World Direction
Game World Direction
2nd Key Animation P.A.WORKS
3D CGI PA-X
Sound Production Manager