In a fantasy world, a mysterious figure leaves a baby boy with a retired bounty hunter in a small village with instructions to raise him until the time is right for him to find his biological family. Years later, that boy named Yugo discovers he has powerful magic abilities using the power of Wakfu even as his village is threatened. Working with a bunch of newfound friends, Yugo is able to help save his home and discover his quest. However, there are villains who know about the boy too and are determined to gain his power for their own ends. Regardless, Yugo is on that quest with his friends to find his family and answers about his past with greater implications concerning both he is only beginning to understand.
|Series cast summary:|
|Fanny Bloc||-||Yugo / - 57 episodes, 2008-2017|
|Geneviève Doang||-||Evangelyne / - 57 episodes, 2008-2017|
|Jules de Jongh||-||Yugo / - 57 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Thomas Guitard||-||Sir Tristepin Percedal / - 56 episodes, 2008-2017|
|Adeline Chetail||-||Amalia Sheran Sharm / - 55 episodes, 2008-2017|
|Ross Grant||-||Sir Percedal of Sadlygrove / - 55 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Keir Stewart||-||Rubilax / - 55 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Patrick Béthune||-||Ruel Stroud / - 54 episodes, 2008-2017|
|Jessica Bell||-||Amalia Sheran Sharm / - 54 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Hugo Chandor||-||Ruel Stroud / - 54 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Eric Meyers||-||Remington Smisse / - 50 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Joanna Ruiz||-||Adamaï / - 50 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Andonis Anthony||-||Master Goultard 49 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Tom Clarke Hill||-||King Oakheart / - 49 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Julie-Ann Dean||-||Flopin 49 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Arthur Bostrom||-||Skribble / - 49 episodes, 2008-2012|
|Joe Mills||-||Alibert / - 49 episodes, 2008-2012|
|James Nickerson||-||Prince Armand 48 episodes, 2008-2014|
|Fiona Clarke||-||Elaine / - 46 episodes, 2008-2012|
|Gérard Surugue||-||Rubilax / - 36 episodes, 2008-2017|
|Cédric Dumond||-||Prince Armand / - 29 episodes, 2009-2017|
|Damien Da Silva||-||La Carte / - 25 episodes, 2008-2014|
Among many races appearing in the series, some had their names created by reading backwards certain words: Cra (a race of archers) read backwards is "arc", Enutrof (a race of treasure hunters knows for their greed) read backwards is "fortune", Eniripsa (a race of healers) read backwards is "Aspirine", and Xelor (a race of time manipulating wizards) read backwards is "Rolex".
The show's English dub was funded via a Kickstarter campaign. Ankama, the company behind Wakfu, asked for CA $80,000. By the end of the campaign, they've raised CA $483,524.
The show was supposed to launch with an MMORPG of the same name. However, the game was delayed and wasn't released until 2012, when the show was well into it's second season.
The first two seasons were dubbed with a voice cast based in the UK while the third season was dubbed with a Los Angeles based cast.