Wakfu Abridged is the title of Shadow Storm Studios' abridged series based on the original Wakfu TV Show. This abridged series first debuted on October 25th, 2018 with its Announcement Trailer. The very first episode of Wakfu Abridged came out a week later on November 2nd, 2018.
Wakfu Abridged is a direct parody with most characters and plot lines remaining relatively unchanged. However, Wakfu Abridged is able to change certain endings of the shows to have a more comedic/dark approach, without facing any canonical errors to the original show. (i.e. In Episode 4, the Princesses in the tall tower never transformed back to their original forms, like the original episode. In Episode 3, the Black Crow dies in the end, instead of being a minor recurring character.) Some of the characters have many personality changes (i.e. Yugo being a caring kind-hearted character in the original show, he is now an arrogant, quick to angered character.)
How it Began
It is unclear on who first watched the original Wakfu TV show, but Conner (Voice of Percedal and Ruel Stroud) & Rose Wolf (Voice of Amalia & Evangeline) claimed to have watched it first on Netflix and showed it to each other. Between July to Early August of 2018, the duo showed it to Isaac or known online as IkeDoesThings (Voice of Yugo & Nox) via Skype call. Isaac confused Wakfu as a book novel series but after an extensive conversation, he fell in love with the world, its themes, its characters, etc. Thus, Isaac made the decision to delete all of his content from his youtube channel and rebranded it to be Shadow Storm Studios.
The team's inspiration for making Wakfu Abridged series is TeamFourStar's Dragon Ball Z Abridged and Something Witty Entertainment's Sword Art Online Abridged. At the end of Episode 7 of Wakfu Abridged, Shadow Storm Studios paid tribute to TeamFourStar, due to DBZA ending and not continuing with the Buu Saga.
The First Episode
After their Skype call meeting, Isaac binge watched all three seasons of Wakfu and the Eliatrope-Dofus Specials in 2-3 weeks. He assigned himself as lead writer of the show and stated that he wrote the entire of script of Episode 1 in one hour with little to no changes. The first recording session took place in Late August, as Isaac & Conner record dialogue for the Nox vs. Grougaloragran bridge fight. Additional voices in the episode were friends of Shadow Storm Studios, whether it be from college campus or online. The editing process took two months to do, releasing it in November. The team originally was gonna make a seperate youtube channel called Quirky Entertainment. However, the channel got taken down after they tried to upload Episode 1 on there. Luckily, Shadow Storm Studios didn't get taken down after the first episode, worst being Copyright Claims. In their now deleted gaming channel, SuperGamingIdiots, Isaac, Conner and Rose played the Wakfu MMO game in celebration for their feat.
- Bold means an Important/Major Recurring Character
|IkeDoesThings||Yugo, Alibert, Rubilax, Nox, Soft Oak, Snuffle, Sadida Doll, Sybannak, Xav|
|Conner||Ruel, Percedal, Az, Grougaloragran, Enutrof Seller, Princess Erpel, Parris|
|Rose Wolf||Evangeline, Amalia, Nausica|
|Marcus||Kabrok/Black Crow, Princess Lela||From a deleted Twitter tweet from Isaac, Marcus had to leave their residence due to reasons unknown. Him reprising his role as Kabrok is unknown.|
|RedUniPanda||Miranda, Princess Joline|
|Waterwitch||Pecora, Puddlies, Shadowfang, Choquette||Waterwitch has worked with Isaac years before Wakfu Abridged was created. The two collabed with each other and became good friends.|
|Flaregod Drexion||Count Vampyro|
|A Guy Named Jake||Ratafouine|
|Kenzie Waltz||Female Announcer|
Wakfu Abridged Videos
|Wakfu Abridged- Episode 1||November 2nd, 2018||This episode was originally was supposed to be on a separate channel called Quirky Entertainment. However, Youtube took down the channel the minute after the upload.|
|Wakfu Abridged- Episode 2||March 27th, 2019||The reason why the upload was so long was after a long debate between Isaac & Conner. At one moment of the episode, Percedal falls through a portal after being dropped by Soft Oak. An alternate scene would be to propel Dally skyward. "That's not how gravity works!" ~Isaac|
|Wakfu Abridged- Episode 3||April 29th, 2019|
|Wakfu Abridged- Episode 4||July 11th, 2019||Episode 4 was the first episode to have a blooper reel series. It was inteded to come out in Episode 3, but was scrapped due to really harsh profanity.|
|Wakfu Abridged- Episode 5||September 15th, 2019|
|Wakfu Abridged- Episode 6||October 31st, 2019||Episode 6 is Wakfu Abridged's Halloween episode. It was also the first episode to miss a Blooper reel episode. The reason why is unknown. Wakfu Abridged also had a software upgrading, being able to use Adobe Premiere for the first time.|
|Wakfu Abridged- Episode 7||March 6th, 2020||Wakfu Abridged had to go through a short hiatus. Adobe Premiered crashed during the editing process, erasing all of the files in the process, forcing the editors to go back to original software. Another reason were the new COPPA rules that were being applied, making ShadowStormStudios scared for the show.|
|Wakfu Abridged- Episode 8||April 24th, 2020||Before the episode was aired, ShadowStormStudios released an announcement video relating to future episodes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was claimed that episodes might slow production. In the video, it's stated that the main cast all lived near the same area and shared a single microphone to record episodes.|