If you’re into animation at all, chances are you know Genndy Tartakovsky’s name. He created Samurai Jack, Primal, and Sym-Bionic Titan, and whenever he has a new series, it’s always worth checking out. But even for him, his new show—Unicorn: Warriors Eternal—looks special. It also looks rad as hell.
Elves, sorceresses, steampunk automatons, reincarnation—Unicorn: Warriors Eternal seemingly has it all. No notes! Here’s the official synopsis, which you can read, but I honestly suggest just watching the trailer again.
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“In Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, an evil force is looming across the dark, thick-aired streets of industrial revolution London when a group of heroes dubbed Unicorn are accidentally reawakened in the bodies of teenagers instead of adult hosts they’ve embodied in the past. Melinda, a powerful sorceress, Seng, a cosmic monk, and Edred, a warrior elf. With distorted memories and their magical abilities weakened and fragmented, the trio must work together with help from their steam-powered robot, Copernicus, to unravel the mysteries of their pasts and present that will reveal their path to defeating a timeless threat.”
In the press release, Tartakovsky mentions how his previous work was all necessary for him to make first before tackling Unicorn, and I think you can feel it. There feels like it’s got the creativity of Samurai Jack, the action of Primal, and the storytelling of Sym-Bionic Titan, all wrapped up in one extremely cool-looking series. Unicorn: Warriors Eternal debuts at midnight, May 4, on Adult Swim, with a two-episode premiere.
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