The creators of the French animated series Wakfu launched a Kickstarter campaign after fans started demanding the fourth season of the series.

The campaign succeeded, and to everyone’s surprise, the initial target of €100,000 was reached within an hour after the campaign was started.

Kickstarter Campaign for ‘Wakfu’ Season 4

After three successful seasons of Wakfu, the series’ fans were expecting the fourth season to be on a more extensive scale filled with an emotional experience like every other season. But since each episode’s production cost touched over several hundred thousand euros, Ankama [the series creators] had to launch a Kickstarter campaign.

The Kickstarter campaign intends to collect funds from the backers [fans] after the creators share their visions for the project.

The creators initially announced the fourth season on May 7, 2020, and then launched the Kickstarter campaign on June 8, 2020. The campaign’s initial target was €100,000, for which the creators promised to produce three episodes. Moreover, they pledged to unlock one additional episode with each additional €100,000 from the backers.

After the campaign was started, the initial target of €100,000 was reached within an hour. 

To date, the campaign has collected €1,522,816 with 17,889 backers on the board.

The Kickstarter campaign concept was not new to the series viewers, as the creators had launched the campaign in January 2014 to produce an English-language dub of the series.

‘Wakfu’ Season 4’s Trailer, Release Date & Plot

On the day when the Kickstarter campaign was launched [June 8, 2020], the trailer for Wakfu Season 4 was also premiered on YouTube. The trailer looked promising and excited many fans. The trailer’s description read:

To see Yugo grow. To find out what is happening to Adamaï. To see Eva, Tristepin, Elely and Flopin again. To find out what happened to Amalia and the Sadida Kingdom. Find out the above WAVEN. And if Ruel still distributes blows of the shovel. Simply, to find the Brotherhood of Tofu. The story begins now.

The official Kickstarter campaign’s website also unveils a few plotlines of the upcoming season. It states that Yugo and his friends find themselves at the gates of Ingloriom, the Kingdom of the Gods, after their battle with Oropo and their own personal demons.

Further, the website mentions that the unexpected twist will shock fans make them want to watch the entire series all over again.

However, there is no official word from the creators about the release date of the fourth season. But according to Freshers Live, the series is likely to be released by April 2021.

The Series’ Long History

The animated series Wakfu, based on a video game with the same name, was initially released on October 30, 2008, with 26 episodes. After the success of its first season, the series’ second season was released in January 2010.

The word-of-mouth for the series spread so much that Netflix obtained the streaming rights from Ankama in 2014. On April 6, 2018, the third installment of the series premiered on Netflix, which helped the series receive worldwide popularity.

Wakfu is directed by Anthony Tot Roux, and the character design is led by Xavier Xa Houssin and Kim Tcho Etinoff.