Once in a while, I like to showcase works that I come across the internet. Whether recent or not, it matters not as there’s always someone out there who hasn’t see it yet. Today, I want to highlight Malika – Warrior Queen, an animated series by YouNeek Studios.
Here’s the hypnosis for this animation:
Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen follows the exploits of Queen and military commander, Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire. Growing up as a prodigy, Malika inherited the crown from her father in the most unusual of circumstances, splitting the Kingdom of Azzaz in half. After years of civil war, Malika was able to unite all of Azzaz, expanding it into one of the largest empires in all of West Africa.
But expansion would not come without its costs. Enemies begin to rise within her council, and Azzaz grabbed the attention of the most feared superpower the world has ever known: the Songhai Empire. As Malika fights to win the clandestine civil war within the walls of her empire, she must now turn her attention to an indomitable and treacherous foe that plans to vanquish her entire people. From dragons to mythical relics, a feuding royal family and magical swords, the story of Malika: Warrior Queen stays true to the fantasy genre while adding something new by setting familiar concepts in an awe-inspiring African setting.
I gotta say, I was thoroughly impressed with the production quality of this series. The animation was really good, although certain scenes could use a bit more of a touch-up, aside from what it won’t take away from the story. However, seeing that is a just their pilot episode, I’m sure it will greatly improve, I can already see it!
The voice acting was actually really good and the setting is something we don’t get too often. Above all else, the story about Malika was captivating. I honestly wasn’t expecting much but after the first few minutes, I was intrigued by Malika – Warrior Queen and became invested. This animation is based on novels of the same name, but I hope this turns into its own series soon as I really enjoyed it. Go check out the video below and let me know what you guys think.