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Live-Action HALO TV Series Release Dates

After massive anticipation from fans of the franchise, the Halo live-action series over on Paramount+ has finally unveiled its first trailer. Featured above, the fresh footage offers fans a glimpse at Master Chief in his signature Mjolnir armor as well as his fellow Spartan colleagues in a futuristic sci-fi world, riding into battle on their Pelican dropships. The whole clip runs under the narration of Dr. Halsey, who recognizes John-117’s specialness and ability to bring hope to humanity in the face of darkness.

Master Chief himself will be portrayed by 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi actor Pablo Schreiber, joined by Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey and the original voice actress Jen Taylor as her iconic Cortana role. Other cast members include Olive Gray, Danny Sapani, and Karl Johnson. There’s currently no official release date yet for Halo, but the live-action series will stream exclusively on Paramount+ sometime in 2022.

When is the Halo TV series release date?

Showtime had originally said that the show was expected in the first quarter of 2021. Like many things in 2020, production on Showtime's Halo TV series was set back by the Covid-19 pandemic. It's now set for a Q1 2022 debut on Paramount+.

Here's the first Halo TV series teaser trailer

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Miss Universe 2021 is Harnaaz Sandhu of India

Harnaaz Sandhu of India was named Miss Universe 2021 at the pageant’s finals night held in Eliat, Israel on Sunday, December 12 (Monday morning, December 13 in Manila).  Sandhu succeeded Andrea Meza of Mexico, whose reign only lasted for seven months. Meza was crowned in May 2021 since the 2020 edition of the pageant was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. She bested 80 other candidates in the competition to be India’s third representative to win the title. 

The rest of the Top 3 was ranked as follows: 

1st runner-up: Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira
2nd runner-up: South Africa’s Lalela Mswane

During the final question-and-answer portion of the pageant, the candidates were asked: “What advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?”

“Come out, speak for yourself, because you are the leader of your life,” Sandhu answered.
Sandhu is the third woman from India to snag the crown in the global tilt’s 70th edition, the second installment of the competition staged this year. A contest was held in the United States in May to make up for the 2020 pageant which was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Philippines’ candidate Beatrice Luigi Gomez, who is from Cebu City, made it to the pageant’s top 5 but failed to enter the top 3. Gomez was joined in the top 5 by Colombia’s Valeria Ayos, who was crowned Miss Earth Water in the 2018 Miss Earth pageant held in the Philippines. Gomez, a Navy reservist and model from Cebu, is the first openly gay representative from the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant.
Actress Marian Rivera was part of the all-female panel of the judges. She also joined the selection committee for the preliminary competitions, also composed entirely of women. Iris Mittenaere, the French woman who was crowned in the Miss Universe pageant held in the Philippines in January 2017, was also part of both judging groups.

The Philippines has four Miss Universe winners Gloria Diaz in 1969, Margarita Moran in 1973, Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, and Catriona Gray in 2018. Meanwhile, India’s first Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen, was crowned in 1994, when the pageant was held in the Philippines.
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Virgil Abloh Died on Cancer 41

Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41. Abloh’s death was announced Sunday by the luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) and Abloh’s own Off-White label, which he founded in 2013. Abloh was the artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s menswear, but his ubiquitous, consumer-friendly presence in culture was wide-ranging and dynamic. Some compared him to Jeff Koons. Others hailed him as his generation’s Karl Lagerfeld. “We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of LVMH, said in a statement.

A statement from Abloh’s family on the designer’s Instagram account said Abloh was diagnosed two years ago with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer in which a tumor occurs in the heart. “He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture,” the statement read. In 2018, Abloh became the first Black artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton in the French design house’s storied history. A first generation Ghanaian American whose seamstress mother taught him to sew, Abloh had no formal fashion training but had a degree in engineering and a master’s in architecture. Abloh, who grew up in Rockford, Illinois, outside of Chicago, was often referred to as a Renaissance man in the fashion world. He moonlighted as a DJ. But in a short time, he emerged as one of fashion’s most heralded designers. Abloh called himself “a maker.” He was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in 2018. In 2009, Abloh met Kanye West now called Ye while he was working at a screen-printing store. After he and Ye interned together at the LVMH brand Fendi, Abloh was Ye’s creative director. Abloh was art director for the 2011 Ye-Jay-Z album “Watch the Throne,” for which Abloh was nominated for a Grammy. Abloh’s work with West served as a blueprint for future border-crossing collaborations that married high and low. With Nike, he partnered his Off-White label for a line of frenzy-inducing sneakers remixed with a variety of styles and Helvetica fonts. Abloh also designed furniture for IKEA, refillable bottles for Evian and Big Mac cartons for McDonald’s. His work was exhibited at the Louvre, the Gagosian and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Abloh’s death stunned the entertainment world. Actor Riz Ahmed said on Twitter that Abloh “stretched culture and changed the game.” Fashion designer Jeff Staple wrote, “You taught us all how to dream.” Pharrell Williams called Abloh “a kind, generous, thoughtful creative genius.” Abloh took what he called a “3% approach” to fashion — that a new design could be created by changing an original by 3%. Critics said Abloh was more brilliant at repackaging than creating something new. But Abloh’s style was also self-aware — quotation marks were a trademark label for him and high-minded. “Streetwear in my mind is linked to Duchamp,” Abloh told the New Yorker in 2019. “It’s this idea of the readymade. I’m talking Lower East Side, New York. It’s like hip-hop. It’s sampling. I take James Brown, I chop it up, I make a new song.” Stars lined up to be dressed by Abloh. Beyoncé, Michael B. Jordan, Kim Kardashian West, Timothée Chalamet and Serena Williams have worn his clothes. Abloh’s Off-White label, which LVMH acquired a majority stake in earlier this year, made him an arbiter of cool. But his appointment at Louis Vuitton brought Abloh to the apex of an industry he was once a scrappy outsider in — and made Abloh one of the most powerful Black executives in a historically closed fashion world. As Abloh prepared for his debut menswear show in 2018, he told GQ, “I now have a platform to change the industry.” “We’re designers, so we can start a trend, we can highlight issues, we can make a lot of people focus on something or we can cause a lot of people to focus on ourselves,” Abloh said. “I’m not interested in (the latter). I’m interested in using my platform as one of a very small group of African-American males to design a house, to sort of show people in a poetic way.” Abloh is survived by his wife Shannon Abloh and his children, Lowe and Grey.

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DIY Christmas 2021 Decorations Idea

DIY Mitten Tree

What's the perfect use for mittens that have lost their matches? A triangular wall display that’s right at home in a mudroom or other “bundle up” zone. Pin pom-pom ornaments in pastel shades to the “branches.”

Shiny Brite Curtain Tiebacks

Add instant and easy flair to curtains by simply threading ribbons through the loops of a few Shiny Brites and tying them around your curtain tiebacks. 

 DIY Dried Citrus Christmas Garland

String slices of dried citrus on a pretty plaid ribbon and layer on top of plain greenery. Drape around windows, on staircases, mantels, or a piece of furniture (like this buffet, shown here).

DIY Staircase Bow

Add an instant upgrade to store-bought bows (or tie your own with wire ribbon) by securing a cluster of shiny red ornaments in the center. Fasten to garland where it attaches to railings.

DIY Book Tree

Make bookshelves festive with a color-coordinated “spine” tree. Tuck bottlebrush trees, greenery, and other seasonal trinkets between books. 

DIY Wooden Spools Wreath 

Sweet vintage wooden spools wrapped with an assortment of thread, baker’s twine, ribbon, and rickrack provide pops of color. They also hint at the crafting and merrymaking happening just beyond the front door.


DIY Holiday Card Tree

Corral vintage and new Christmas correspondence into a timely tree-shaped installation. Place a galvanized bucket underneath to collect outgoing gifts, party favors, or more holiday mail.

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Cyber Monday Best Deals 2021

When is Cyber Monday 2021?

Cyber Monday is the online-focused sibling to Black Friday, and the event brings equally great discounts and sales straight to you. It's coming November 29, but tons of deals are already available now. Historically, the event has always been a great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards though stock is typically very limited. Acting fast is key to getting a good deal, so it's important to know what you're shopping for ahead of time. Below, we rounded up some of the best early Cyber Monday deals available now, plus answers to any questions you might have before the event.

Another likely scenario we could see play out is retailers expanding their one-day event into a larger 'Cyber week sale'. This is a more common occurrence in the past few years and a welcome one - even though it's probably worth making your purchases on Monday just in case.

Take Best Buy: the retailer launched its Cyber Monday deals this morning. There are big price drops on Chromebooks, TVs, coffee machines and lots more. Amazon's at it too, with up to 40% off everything from video doorbells to Nerf guns  in its Cyber Monday sale - we've rounded up the best offers on this page. Target, meanwhile, has announced an extra sale, starting on Sunday, that will have everything from Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals to heavy savings on Bose headphones.

You'll find all our favorite early Cyber Monday deals here. We've found some great prices on Apple devices (including some new record lows), big-screen TVs, and a few handy home and kitchen appliances. We'll continue to add more top offers as they launch over the course of the weekend, so bookmark this page and keep checking back.

So what do we expect on Cyber Monday itself? Well, Cyber Monday is always particularly good for TV deals - and cyber weekend generally tends to have excellent discounts on electronics and appliances, apparel and sporting goods. Some discounts will be rolled over from Black Friday (and potentially be made bigger), but there will also be tons of new offers and fresh promotions.

In fact, Adobe predicts Cyber Monday 2021 will be the biggest shopping day of the season, driving $11.3bn in online spending - that's a lot deals hunting. As always, we'll here to help you find the best offers. Here's our pick of the very best early Cyber Monday deals you can buy now.



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Black Friday 2021 GameStop’s Deals

GameStop’s Black Friday sales have begun, kicking off huge savings on digital and physical copies of games, gaming keyboards, and headsets for their lowest prices ever. There are even a number of excellent promotions that are of great value, whether you’re trying to snag a new console or build out your existing library. Of course, GameStop isn’t the only place with the best early Black Friday deals, so make sure to check out our ever-expanding guide to Black Friday, as well as our retailer and brand-specific pages if you’re looking to cash in on more great savings. Xbox All Access is a program that’s been offered by Microsoft before but represents a unique opportunity for anyone that’s still trying to score an Xbox Series X or Series S.


This package includes a new console and controller, as well as a 24-month subscription to GamePass Ultimate and EA Play. Instead of paying a lump sum, however, you apply for a limited line of credit, essentially turning your new console into a subscription service that you pay off over the course of 24 months without interest. The total cost for the Series X service is $840 ($35 a month), while the Series S will cost $600 ($25 a month). Full disclosure: if all of this is starting to sound like a credit check, that’s because it basically is. Applying for GamePass requires you to disclose your social security number and annual income for approval, and even then, it’s not a guarantee that you’ll get a console. However, from a value standpoint, the deal is solid.

All of the services, when paired with the hardware, don’t cost any more than they would if you purchased them individually the program just gives you the option of paying in installments. An installment plan offered through Microsoft and Citizen One, Xbox All Access includes an Xbox console of your choice, as well as a 24-month subscription to EA Play and Xbox Game Pass. For anyone that prefers gaming with a little more paper, GameStop is offering a buy two, get one free deal on tons of Magic: The Gathering products. This offer applies to bundles, booster packs, gift boxes, and commander decks while they last. The prices for these products remain unchanged, but this promo can net you a discount of up to $42, depending on what you buy. A limited promotion at GameStop is offering Magic: The Gathering sets for buy two, get one free. This offer applies to any Magic products they currently have in stock. We wholeheartedly stand by Xbox GamePass Ultimate as one of the best values in gaming, and while subscriptions to this awesome service are frequently discounted, GameStop currently has three-month subscriptions available for just $25. This is the lowest price we’ve seen, so now would be a good time to stock up. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate doesn’t just give you access to a rotating library of games for the Xbox console it also grants access to the same library on PC, as well as exclusive discounts on any games you want to keep. This library often includes titles the day they launch, too, including Age of Empires 4, Forza Horizon 5, and soon Halo Infinite. What good is an Xbox without games? The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers more than 100 titles, including the likes of Doom, Hades, and the soon-to-be-released Halo Infinite, which you can play on multiple devices. If you’re in the market for an Oculus Quest 2, you’ll know that there aren’t many price breaks for this hardware. However, many retailers, GameStop included, are currently including a $50 gift card with your purchase. This credit can’t be applied toward your purchase of this VR headset but is essentially a $50 rebate you can use toward future purchases. In her review, Adi Robertson called the Quest 2 “the new default for VR.” While GameStop has discounted tons of games, the biggest deal here has to be the price break on first-party Nintendo titles. Games from the Zelda or Mario franchises are rarely available for less than full price. What’s even better is this deal extends to digital downloads of these games, so you can get them right away. There is also a solid assortment of Xbox and PlayStation titles available at a deep discount. We’ve put together a few highlights for each platform below, as well as what version the discount applies to. We’ve only listed prices for new versions of these titles; however, you can often save a little more if you choose to buy preowned. GameStop is also discounting tons of great peripherals from big names like Razer and Logitech. Whether you need a new keyboard, mouse, or headset, there are several great deals here that are the lowest prices we’ve seen. Again, GameStop does offer some of these models preowned, which can save you a little more, but we’ve linked exclusively to new models with the appropriate pricing info.

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The Best Early Black Friday 2021 Deals On Amazon

If you’re looking to score a great deal on an Amazon device ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’re in luck. Amazon is already offering up to 50 percent of some of its most popular products, including the latest Echo Show 5 and Fire HD 10. The company is also offering a number of deals across several categories, ranging from Kindles and Fire TV sticks to Blink devices and even the Halo View, which has yet to be released. For your convenience, we’ve curated a list of the best deals currently to be had on Amazon devices. We’ll be continuously updating this post as well as more deals arrive, so be sure to check back. And, of course, if you want to save even more, check our comprehensive Black Friday hub and our coverage of the best early Black Friday deals. 


Amazon Echo (fourth-gen)

  • $60
  • $100
  • 41% off

As we noted in our review last year, we were impressed with the latest Echo. The latest model opts for a spherical build and better sound, while maintaining its approachable price tag. If you’re looking for something more affordable, the third-gen Echo Dot is also 50 percent off right now, bringing the price down from $40 to $20. Despite its age, we still think it’s a great little smart speaker for the price, with decent sound and plenty of functionality thanks to Amazon’s Alexa.


Echo Buds (second-generation)

  • $90
  • $140
  • 36% off

This version of the second-generation Echo Buds features wireless charging capability into the case, allowing you to top off the battery from any Qi charging platform. Like we pointed out in our review, they also boast more powerful noise cancellation than before and offer good sound quality for its price.

2021 Fire HD 10 (32GB)

  • $75
  • $150
  • 51% off
The 2021 Fire HD 10 is the largest of Amazon’s Fire tablets. Unlike the previous generation, it also sports a 1080p display and 3GB of RAM, which is plenty if you’re streaming, browsing, or consuming Amazon content. 

Amazon Kindle (2019)

  • $50
  • $90
  • 45% off
Amazon’s most affordable e-reader that now includes a front light for the display. The tablet also offers support for Bluetooth headphones and is a little more comfortable to hold than its predecessor.

Amazon Halo View

  • $50
  • $80
  • 38% off

The Halo View is Amazon’s newest fitness tracker, and is set to arrive on December 8. It features a color AMOLED screen that displays activity information, sleep scores, and more at a glance. It also comes with a yearlong Halo membership, giving you access to various wellness perks. We have yet to test the tracker, though, it does look like an affordable alternative to devices like the Fitbit Charge 5.

Amazon Omni Fire TV

  • $360
  • $510
  • 30% off
Amazon’s new Omni Fire 4K TV features built-in microphones for Alexa commands, low input lag, and support for two-way video calling. It also provides access to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, and most major streaming services.

Luna Controller 

  • $50
  • $70
  • 29% off

Luna is a wireless controller designed for Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service, and features a separate Wi-Fi connection so you can play Luna games without as much input lag.


Blink Outdoor 5 Cam Kit bundle with Echo Show 5 (second-gen) 

  • $230
  • $465
  • 51% off

As its name suggests, you can use the Blink home camera system outdoors. Highlights include 1080p video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, while it also works with Alexa.


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One Piece Film: Red Movie Announced, Will Focus on Emperor Shanks

One Piece‘s next film will reportedly focus on the past of Shanks, the leader of the Red Hair Pirates and one of the Four Emperors. Shanks is an important part of the series lore as he inspired protagonist Monkey D. Luffy to become a pirate and gave him the straw hat that he now wears. While not officially announced, files on the site reveal that it is directed by Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass) and the script is written by Kuroiwa Tsutomu. Manga creator Eiichiro Oda will serve as a producer and general supervisor. It is set to release on August 6, 2022. As reported by Shonen Jump News - Unofficial, the new movie will be titled One Piece Red, and will be released in Japan on Aug. 6, 2022. The film will be supervised by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda himself and will be canon to the series' storyline. While Red Hair Shanks appears to be the main character of the new movie, Oda revealed in a statement that the film was originally born from his desire to add a new female character to the series. ""I am tired of drawing legendary old grandpas in movies! I want to draw a new little female character! That's the character I want to make now! And that's how it started," Oda said. The new movie will be directed by Goro Taniguchi, an anime industry veteran who previously worked on multiple entries of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and Code Geass. According to Oda, Taniguchi "was the first-ever person in the world to animate Luffy." A release date outside of Japan has not yet been announced, but given One Piece's massive international popularity, it's safe to assume that the movie will be released in other territories shortly after its Japanese premiere.

Red-Haired Shanks is the chief of the Red Hair Pirate crew and is one of the Four Emperors of the New World, a title given to the four most powerful pirate captains who reside over the second half of the Grand Line. Shanks is notable for being the person who inspired series protagonist Monkey D. Luffy to become a pirate and seek out the treasure known as One Piece. The laid-back pirate captain also gave Luffy his iconic straw hat.

Oda's One Piece began its 24 year voyage in 1998, when it first premiered in the pages of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump. The pirate epic has since become the best-selling manga series of all time, with almost half-a-billion copies in circulation worldwide. The series has experienced a number of landmark achievements in 2021: the manga published both its 1000th chapter and its 100th collected volume earlier this year. The anime series, which originally debuted in 1999, will soon air its highly anticipated 1000th episode on Nov. 20. Netflix also revealed the cast for its live-action reboot of the series, which is being produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Pictures, who also produced the new live-action reimagining of Cowboy Bebop. Oda will serve as the executive producer for the new show.

One Piece Film: Red isn’t officially announced, so take everything with a grain of salt until then. The website has been taken offline and is now password protected after the information leaked. An official reveal is likely coming soon. While some screenshots are floating around online, they’re actually from past anime episodes and no footage has been shown off yet.

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Classic Happy Thanksgiving Card For 2021

This Thanksgiving card from Got Free Cards wishes the recipient a Happy Thanksgiving with all the colors of the season. You can add text, photos, and digital stickers to the inside of this Thanksgiving card before printing it as a one-sided or front and back card.

Making Thanksgiving cards doesn't have to be difficult if you keep in mind a few basic card making tips:

    To make the process easier on yourself, don't try to create 20-30 cards in one evening. Allow yourself plenty of time to get the project finished.
    If you have the room, make an "assembly line" with all the supplies you need to make your cards laid out in a step-by-step fashion.
    While many people do choose to buy pre-made envelopes for their cards, you can save money by making your own envelopes from the paper of your choice.
    Don't fret if your cards aren't all 100% perfect. Handmade cards with a few quirks are just that much more charming!

Designing Your Cards

When making custom Thanksgiving cards, you can choose from a variety of embellishments. Patterned paper, stickers, rub-ons, chipboard shapes, and rubber stamps are available in designs featuring apples, pumpkins, leaves, pilgrims, turkeys, and other seasonal fall accents. If you want to have your children help you with your card making project, use a handprint turkey as the basis for your design. Traditional color schemes for Thanksgiving cards incorporate rich autumn shades:

    Forest green
    Burnt orange

A greeting card that features a photo is sure to be appreciated by family and friends. Even people who don't normally save the cards they receive hang on to photo cards.

Ideas for Thanksgiving photo cards can include:

    Have your children dress up as pilgrims.
    Snap a candid shot of your kids playing in the leaves.
    Take a picture of the family at the local pumpkin patch.
    Get pictures of the family chef practicing recipes for Thanksgiving dinner.

When you make custom Thanksgiving cards with family photos, consider using photo corners to attach the image you choose to the front of the card. This will make it easier for the recipient to place the photo in a frame or album at a later date.
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Cosplay Queen Alodia Gosiengfiao explains breakup with Vlogger Wil Dasovich

A day after confirming her split with Wil Dasovich, Alodia Gosiengfiao explained the end of their relationship came from realizing their differences. advertisement While playing “League of Legends: Wild Rift” on Facebook Monday, the cosplayer and streamer took the time to share some of her insights from the development. “The decision was because we’re not compatible, I guess,” Alodia began. “To be honest, ‘di naman perfect relationship namin. It just looks like it. Behind the scenes, it’s different, I guess.”

Alodia admitted to feeling a bit bad about what could’ve been, but she's looking forward to the future and is focusing on work to help her move on. “Yung sentiment ko lang is 'sayang.' That’s all. Again, things happen for a reason. I trust that gut feeling na may better plan for the both of us. ‘Yon lang naiisip ko,” she said. “‘Wag nang pilitin kung ‘di naman talaga. It’s not meant to be. I mean, we tried naman, diba? So carry along. ‘Di naman end of the world,” she added. “Life goes on.” Alodia has come to accept what happened and is just feeling tired but not sad. She's ok, she said. Alodia and Wil revealed that they were in a romantic relationship in February 2018 in a vlog titled "The Truth About My 'Fake Relationship.'" As of writing, Wil has yet to address the development on his social media accounts.

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Arcane: League of Legends: Season 1 Reviews

Coming from a gamer with little to no knowledge of the League of Legends universe, I can sum the first three episodes of this show up in one word: Incredible. Quite possibly the best example of mature storytelling through the use of animation to come out of a western studio, ever. One of the best shows I've seen in quite some time. I am huge fan of animation as storytelling medium, but it often has this issue of either being aimed at children and because of it glossing over darker themes or when it's aimed at older audiences focusing on sex, cursing and grossout humour. So it was refreshing to get show aimed at older audiences so driven by storytelling and showing some of the impact that situations shown would have on characters. The animation, voice acting and music selected is also amazing. I have recommended this show to everyone I know. A must watch for me, never thought this show could bring out such an amazing cast of characters, storytelling and great acting/animations just based on what we had vaguely known through the lores prior to this masterpiece. What's better is that not only did it deliver such an amazing story but also making it so that non-lol players can enjoy it too! 

So well written. Flow, character development and authenticity is spot on. You really feel the struggle within Vi, Vander and all the others in Zaun's dark alleys. As a League of Legends fan, the gitty excitement, as we are introduced to these people, and know how they end up later in their lives, is just insanely well set up. They leave enough up to all of us crazy theory crafters, so that the show gets widely debated on various forums. Absolutely brilliant arc. Keep it up RIOT.

Arcane currently stands at the top of IMDb’s database of highest-rated movies and TV shows tagged with the keyword “Netflix-original,” closely followed by Kota Factory with a 9.2/10 and The Last Dance with a 9.1/10. For a more audience-related comparison, The Witcher, which had a 91 percent audience score, only got an 8.2 on IMDb. Arcane, which was released just a couple of days ago, is a new animated series developed by Riot Games in collaboration with Netflix and tells the story of two of League of Legends‘ most iconic champions. Set in the opposed cities of Piltover and Zaun, the series follows two sisters, Vi and Powder, who live in the outskirts ghetto of Piltover and find the corpses of their parents among the wreckage caused by turmoil between the undercity’s residents and the city’s cops. The initial and unsurprising success of this project has made headlines all over the world and could very well have liberated the gaming industry from a long history of game-to-movie adaptation failures. While Arcane’s gaming-focused audience may limit its reach and keep it from obtaining viewer numbers such as those that Squid Game celebrated a few weeks ago, the success of this new show is an important milestone for both Netflix and Riot and its success could well be the detonator for other gaming collaborations.The next three episodes of Arcane will be released on Saturday, Nov. 13. The final three episodes of the season will drop the following Saturday, Nov. 20.

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Netflix One Piece live-action Cast And Release Dates

Netflix has revealed five key cast members for its upcoming show based on the hugely popular manga and anime franchise One Piece. The cast, announced Tuesday, will play characters in the Straw Hats crew, the central group of the series.

The currently announced cast stars:

    Iñaki Godoy as Luffy
    Mackenyu as Zoro
    Emily Rudd as Nami
    Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
    Taz Skylar as Sanji

“We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live action series adaptation of ‘One Piece!’ How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we’ve been making steady progress all along,” said author of the manga series and executive producer Eiichrio Oda. “It’s not easy when you’re working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can yield something special!


For now, we’re able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it or else it’ll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc…! We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!”


Steven Maeda serves as co-writer, showrunner, and executive producer on the “One Piece” live-action series, with Matt Owens also co-writing and executive producing. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios executive produce along with Oda. The series is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with Netflix handling physical production.

“We are so excited to set sail with this amazing and talented cast,” said Maeda and Owens. “Finding the right people to pull off the looks, emotions, and actions of the iconic Straw Hats was a long and challenging (and fun!) process. Much like the search for the One Piece itself. But we have finally found the perfect fits! They have already begun working very hard to bring these characters to life. You will come to know and love them just as much as their manga counterparts. All of us can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! Onward to adventure!”