Just like how the Arthurian legend, “Game of Thrones” and “Dungeons & Dragons” can be seen as a mishmash of Western history,” “Raya” is using Southeast Asian influences to tell a new kind of fantasy story, [Qui] Nguyen says.
“We’re trying to build a big legend. And it could have been really easy to just make it some kind of neutral fantasy land. It was really great to be able to have elements in there that I could point to, that represented the cultures that we grew up in.”
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