I still don't understand how a series this short can be that good. There is nothing bad I can say right away (maybe due to the length of the series). Best anime series ever. One of the very few good. perfect? Add 2 more season and then we'll talk
A smooth blend of a fresh new show combined with a nostalgic continuity. There are just enough ties to Avatar:the Last Airbender to keep the shows from feeling like two completely seperate entities. Airbender took us on a fantastic and dynamic journey whereas it seems Korra will be rooted in Capital city. Korra herself is a perfect foil to Aang. He was very intellectual, evasive, and silly; She is older, more serious, rash and aggressive. They both loved fun but have different ideas about what is fun. Pro-bending is the perfect instrument for training both the characters and the audience in the ways in which bending works these days. I look forward to every episode and don't anticipate being disappointed.
Ok guys, the show is only in 6 episodes so idk how you can judge the plot now. There is still much to be determined. I freaking love the direction and can't see why people are not digging everything! I mean the characters have ACTUAL flaws (that's what makes the show that much more realistic and engaging! Look at Winston in George Orwell's 1984. He was ridiculously flawed and not exactly likable but he was the main protagonist). It's amazing. Korra's not Aang and I LOVE that. She's hot headed, a teenager (what the hell do you expect her to be?) and acts the part. I do agree that they are moving a bit fast but you guys have to take into consideration that they aren't sure if they are continuing it if ratings aren't the best so they kinda have to get all of the preliminary stuff out the way. there were morals and small themes that were taught by the original series but this one brings in more modern and honestly more pertinent themes like class struggle and revolution. I mean this whole idea of a "proletariat" (non-bender) uprising is just genius. Seriously, this freaking reflects a lot of the political movements occurring in Europe and Asia during the time period that this is set in [(1920s-30s, Within this time, Europe saw the rise of many Communist/Socialist states and also the establishment of multiple Totalitarian dictatorships (with Mussolini and Hitler's being the most prominent)]. Amon being the main instigator, cheated by society. (both parents are dead, face forever scarred by a fire bender, Hitler, both parents dead by age 19, personal being permanently scarred from being rejected from art school twice) Appealing to the neglected people, lower middle class and causing them to rally behind him (similar to Hitler's tactics on his way to becoming Chancellor) The "Equalists"? c'mon it's too obvious. This show's structure is intelligent. I mean take a hormonal teenage girl, MOVE her to the big city, have her have to worry about her emotions, her own personal activities and mastering air bending and having to quell a revolution? Placing all these stresses on one character... it's just freaking awesome! Seriously man this show is too dope. I really think you guys set your expectations too high and then now let those unnecessarily high standards dictate your judgement. I applaud this series.
I love everything so far, I like how korra has already learned 3 out of the 4 elements, very different approach. Was amazed that metal bending is more known now. I like how realistic everyones attitude is including how stubborn korra can be at times, shes a teenager after all! enjoying the plot but not knowing so much about amon is drivig me crazy with suspense, I want to know who he is but I have a feeling once its revealed its gonna make most peoples jaw drop lol LOVE IT! cant wait for more.
A little information what is going to happen in Book 2 (Spirits)
Korra tries to master the Avatar State and airbending as hope arises. However, problems seem to find a way into her life once again.
When a mysterious group, called the Dragon Men, try to capture Korra everything seems to fall out of balance. The Dragon Men are a fierce group who used to be run by the ultimate villain, Yakone. After his bending was taken away when he tried to rule Republic City from its criminal world, he swore vengeance on the Avatar. Yakone fled to the Northern Water Tribe and the Dragon Men never heard of him again. The group assumed a new leader named Shin Shu and decided to keep the legacy of Yakone alive. They are out to kill the Avatar! With the help of an enemy, they will do whatever it takes to end Korra. Korra and her friends will have to go to places they've never seen, encounter people they've never met, and do the whatever it takes before the impossible.......
BTW BOOK 2 WILL PROBABLY RELEASE IN APRIL 2013 IF THE VOICEACTORS HAS'NT TROLLED US.
I loved Amon and the whole equalist plot to book 1, was a little disappointed at the idea that Amon may already be out as a villain. We'll see what they do with that.
My main complaint for this version of Avatar vs the original... Is the fact that LOK seems a lot more romance driven than ATLA. While Aang had a crush on Katara for a while it was not the main focal point of the series. I also feel it was crappy to have a character like Korra kiss Mako, who was in a relationship and then avoid Asami. I feel like it's not really giving kids the right idea. Including the kiss is fine, they both had feelings for each other but... I don't know. Seems crappy to me that the two female characters should have a strained relationship because of a boy. And the tension between Mako and Bolin was also a bit over the top. The original Avatar had a much better balance of romantic plot and vital plot in my opinion.
The Legend Of Korra bring a western style animation. It is fast forwarded to a time with electronics and such. As I saw the first episode i was in love at how much an attention grabber this show is to me. Although it is nothing compared to the original Avatar The Last Airbender, The Legend Of Korra brings new excitement that keeps me coming back and craving for more.
This show Made the list my list at least because It had everthing a first time teen like my self ever could want because I kind'ev more into the mature kind of Cartoons so this was just perfect because It had a love triangle it was action packed and was hilarious suspenseful and other great things I cant metion right but if you haven't seen the legends of korra well pop open your laptop and google some episodes because this was almost if not better than the first especially the season finale with the desendent of Zuko showing up but Like I said This is packed with lots if Great things you'll love it and don't worry Anng Still is associated with the show.
Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of my favorite shows of all time so obviously I was very excited when this new Series came out. What did I think of it? Fantastic.
Usually sequels suck and don't add anything to the mythology or characters of the original, well that's quite the opposite with The Legend of Korra. My favorite episode is "Out of the Past" and I can't wait for Book 2.
During Nick's darkest era, a new show in 2005, called Avatar: The Last Airbender, rose above all of the crappy shows airing, and produced a new hope for Nick. Once it ended in 2008, however, Nick was once again in a desperate and hopeless state. However, a new show came, which was a sequel to Avatar, in 2012. And truly living up to its predecessor, it once again gave Nick a new hope of once again returning to be the great channel it once was.
The story follows 70 years after the last Avatar, Aang, has passed away. However, a new avatar, a 16-year old skilled Waterbender named Korra, rose above already mastering already 3 elements. However, she lacks the complete spiritual training, and she also needs to master airbending, which does not work well at that. At that time, a new group is planning to get rid of all bending once and for all, believing it is the cause of people not living equally. The first thing you will notice right of the bat is that the scenery is completely different, posting a more modern era, with a new city called Republic city, and all the characters from the original series are absent, excluding Katara, while we're introduced to completely new ones. The characters themselves are a lot more dynamic than the ones in the original, although they are so diverse that it is completely noticeable.
The stories themselves are extremely interesting and work out with terrific results. The plots flow smoothly, and the action sequences are simply delightful. The voice work is also portrayed nicely, and adds more depth to the characters. The artwork is also nice, but I'm not to sure if I am a fan of the animations.
One of my problems with the series, however, is the series itself excelled WAY too much in the beginning and then starts going rather slowly. It's not bad, but I do not know how they are going to extend it further. The characters themselves can be really annoying at some points, but they are likable overall.
Despite its flaws, The Legend of Korra, overall, shines. The great artwork, awesome plots, and amazing voice work makes it stand out overall. Just watch it and you will see what I mean.
Presentation:7/10 The plotline is not great so far, but the characters work out most of the time.
Graphics:8/10: Great artwork, although I'm not to keen on the animation so far.
Voice: 10/10: Sound effects are great, and voice work adds more depth to the characters.
Entertainment: 9.5/10: Action scenes are great, and overall plotlines themselves are very intriguing.
Lasting Appeal: 9.5/10 Great action sequences and good plotlines are going to make sure you come back for more.
Perhaps you remember a decade ago where Invader Zim captured the hearts and minds and squeedly-skootches of a generation of viewers only to suddenly find itself canned by the folks at Nickelodeon.
Suddenly there is another disturbance in the force. As yet another great shoe is finding itself in limbo or on repeat after midnight. (Foolish, Nickelodeon! The kids have DVR!)
While Cartoon Network and Disney have learned to adapt to an older mature audience and pushed outside of the TV-Y7 barrier into TV-PG territory, Korra's crash course through the network, which feels rushed toward the end, has all the sings of executive meddling that brought Invader Zim down years ago.
Add to this, the older characters frighten the network. Sure, they'll keep running Zoey 101 right after Jamie Spears gets knocked up, but put a six-foot tall shapely 17-year old in a series sequel that appeals to an older demographic that a few years prior was watching much younger girls fight in a hundred years war and the executives start to sweat for no reason. Keep in mind, these were the same network executives who thought making a live action movie casting white people as Asian characters was a good idea. (What'd you think M. Night was going to make them do in the film, execs? Voice acting?)
Expect executive meddling to cause problem in Season 2 as it's kinda hard for a series to have a strong leading lady if the network execs have never met any real women.
Although some people are saying that The Legend of Korra doesn't have the same charm as The Last Airbender, I see potential, especially with the development of characters. We're only at episode 8, and there's just so much mysteries that have yet to be explained. The cliffhanger at the end of episode 8 bumped my rating a little, actually, a lot... because the developers are taking avatar back to it's roots.
For people who didn't see The Last Airbender, the main protagonists moved almost every episode. Korra was stuck in Republic City, but after episode 8, I have a feeling that she's gonna travel some.
I also have a feeling that they have a reason for her attitude, maybe a personal angst or pressure for being the avatar; something that could relate to Aang or her spiritual side in a way. Although it may seem that I am very positive about the show, it does have it's flaws, such as the storyline's inconsistency and confusing character design; to name a few. All in all, I think we need to wait it out, and trust the developers.
I was very skeptical when I first heard about this project, because like many fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, I couldn't imagine a show set in the same universe with different characters. Even after watching the first couple of episodes I wasn't sure if I could actually like the new characters. But I'm glad that I stuck with it!!
This show does not try to supersede it's predecessor, but instead it adds to the first one. Just like a new chapter in a book. The characters are very likable, and the show maintains all of its charm. The animation style of this one is more modern and the music is beautiful.
A must watch for anyone who was a fan of the original series.
I watched the first 7 episodes thanks to links provided by this site. I like it. I enjoy the fact that the characters are older then the older series. I also like that this gives new elements to the show instead of the whole good vs evil, black and white. It's easy to cheer for benders but its also easy to see why people say they are a menace. Even if their intention is good.
I'm also enjoying the fact, for me at least, seeing characters whom I have no idea are good or bad. Makes for great twists.
I like seeing the links from the past to the present and seeing characters come along. Team avatar is building up well and differs enough to not feel like a rerun. All in all I will keep watching and will gladly add this to the old collection when available.
As for Korra, I like the character. To see an Ang doppelganger would not be fun. This show is doing it right by providing a new plot with new characters that can separate easily from the old while leaving viewers the chance to make connections to old character traits.
I was missing Avatar: The Last Airbender ever since the last epsiode. Reruns just don't have the life that new episodes have. When I heard about this show I was ecstatic. Then when I actually watched it I was not disappointed. Korra is definately no Aang but I love the character. I wished there had been more time for character development but the season was so short. It had it's own air of mystery and I loved watching it. I can't wait for the next season, I only wish I knew when that would be.
Okay so honestly, i was a big fan of ATLA but i still love this series. I waited fo what seemed for ever for a spinoff (i was about 11) when i first saw ATLA. But i waited so long and now the spinoff is here am i complaining about the show no i am a hardcore fan of this series too i really like it its got a new-day kinda feel to it without abandoning its roots. In my honest opinion they should make more than 2 seasons i would honestly tune in every Saturday just to watch them like i do now. The one thing this series has that is has always had is AMAZING story boarding i mean there are just so many twists and turns especially with Amon and Tarlok i loved that bit of story. I seriously thought Korra lost her bending and Mako didn't i was like WTF but it was fine at the end. All in all wonderful series please make more than 2 seasons Please everyone loves this series :)
I love the new Legend of Korra, where it combined the blend of new and old. I also like Korra where she reminds me as Katara, independent but tough as nails and hotheaded. Hope you guys also liked it as well.
Okay, where do I even begin to start for this review. Well, this is a very well done animated series and I am extremely impressed by it. It is definitely way above average. If you loved the original series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" then you are most likely going to enjoy the spin-off series "The Legend of Korra". I've gotta be honest about something, I didn't know what to think of this show when I first saw the promo. The promo gave mixed feelings and I was a little worried to give this show a try because I was afraid the spin-off would be screwed up and wouldn't be as good as the first. My mom, my brother, and I would watch the original series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" together and we have been blown away by that original series and absolutely loved it. My mom and I don't really watch television together a whole lot and she doesn't watch Nickelodeon like me but she would watch "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" with me at least sometimes so yeah. I told my mom about how there's a spin-off series to the original series and she was very excited about it... like I said, I didn't know what to expect. My mom and I have been watching "The Legend of Korra" together while my brother just watches "The Legend of Korra" on his own because he has his own time kinda like a schedule. I watched the 1-hour series premiere of "The Legend of Korra" and I immediately fell in love with it and it's much better than I expected. With Nickelodeon not doing so well, he have this awesome show to back it up. Oh yeah, "SpongeBob SquarePants" also since I love that cartoon so much. What made me really enjoy this show though was how modern the writers made it. I really loved the animation here. I don't know if it's just me but does the animation here seem just a little different from the original series? either way, it's still awesome plus this show is still made by the creators of the original series. I love how the storylines go in each of the episodes, it just flows very smoothly. The characters here are very enjoyable and likeable... kinda annoying at times but they are fun characters and they each have a unique personality that we can appreciate. I really think the way the storyboard artists draw Republic City is so beautiful. So how is the action here, oh my gosh... the action in this show is so awesome. It's intense, epic, and heart-pumping fun when it comes to the action. It's like I don't know what the writers think when they make the episodes but if I ever saw them, I would tell them straight up "You are the most creative people for an animated series ever". That's really saying a lot haha. The story to this show is that Korra is the avatar who has already mastered Earthbending, Waterbending, and Firebending but yet has NOT mastered airbending but she moves to Republic City so her airbending master Tenzin can train her. Along the way, she runs into the Fire Ferrets (I believe that's the name) who are a team for the tournaments and these two guys named Mako and Bolin. That's all you need to know about the story of the series from there. I also think it's awesome that Katara from "Avatar: The Last Airbender" appeared in the pilot episode of this show except she is now an elderly woman and happens to be Korra's grandmother and waterbending master. Katara and Aang are also Tenzin's parents. I hope Aang does visit Korra as a spirit though... that would be so cool to watch. Also, I hope they show Katara (now an elderly woman) again in the series so she can reveal on what happened to Zuko's mother... I'm still curious on what happened since it was NOT revealed in the series finale of "Avatar: The Last Airbender". To finish off my review, "The Legend of Korra" is a top-notch animated spin-off series with splendid storylines, unique characters, well done executions, beautiful animation, intense action scenes, and an amazing continuation to the original animated series. Overall, you need to watch "The Legend of Korra" because it is worth your time and you won't be disappointed... of course, if you hated the original series then you're not gonna like this spin-off series unless you give it a chance and see for yourself. 10/10
I'm surprised with the 7.8 rating...yeah the last air bender sure started out better than this one through the first 4 episodes...but its still been very solid and I think it has potential to be better than the original
I saw the first 2 episodes...can't believe its finally here. seeing katara that old makes me feel like i lost so many friends..but its korras time to shine! and so far the show is kick ass!! great action, great story i like how aang's son is here. the charatcers look awesome and the "anti-benders" look serious O_o cant wait!!
At long last the show has returned and I have to admit I'm happy that they brought this show back the new story line and characters are great they are keeping up the same hummor than it's predecessor I can't wait to see what is going to happen with the equalist and the fact that maybe we'll find out what happens with Suko and his mom lol
I was a HUGE fan of ATLA. To make a major comparison of the two shows would be like comparing apples and oranges. Both may be fruit but still different. I love the whole concept of benders vs. non-benders. Its a story that is believable if it were a real life-scenario. I can truly understand the plight of non-benders(though I am still a bender fan. lol.
The action is the series is great. Unlike ATLA where you had to sit through weak developments in Aang's bending, Korra is 17 and already a great bender, with a few obvious setbacks. And of course we see the advanced bending we rarely, if ever, saw in ATLA. The animation is fantastic and combined with great music makes many scenes truly epic.
Another great thing about the show is a sticking to the story. No annoying filler episodes like in ATLA...does "Nightmares and Daydream" ring a bell? You know in Legend of Korra, each week you will be provided with a new portion of the ongoing story, perhaps a fun flashback or some new information about a character. There is enough reference to ATLA to please ANY fan of either series.
My only slight issue is the need for a little more character development. I would be more interested to know about Bolin, Mako, and Asami's background. Perhaps those will come with the new season. But irregardless, this is a fantastic series that is sure to please MANY! Just when I think the series can't get better, someone new pops up, or I see a flashback and the series gets better than I thought possible.
I must say that from coming from ATLA to this, it is one big saddening trip. But we'll get to that later.
The Legend of Korra is about Korra, a teenager who is the reincarnation of Aang and the next Avatar. Her journey is to save Republic City from the equalists, an anti-bending association that is led by Amon, an evil warlord with the power to take away others' bending, though only the Avatar has ever been known to be able to do that. This series follows Korra in Republic City as she meets new friends and tries to stop the equalist rally.
Here's what I like about this series
1) The storyline. Like in ATLA, the story is complex and filled with many plot twists that would keep a viewer well-engaged into the series. To some there are several "Whoa, did not see that coming!" moments while for others, who are better predicters like me might just be like "Wow, I saw that coming from a mile away." But whichever one you are, this series will certainly engage you enough to keep you watching.
2) The animation. A BIG step up from ATLA. The motions are more fluid, which you can tell when watching the action sequences.
3) The relation it makes to the first series. Unlike some other spin-off series, this one does not just ditch the old characters, but we still connect to them, whether by their children in this series or some flashbacks (Korra sees Aang) we still connect to them even though most of the characters from ATLA are gone.
However, there are several things wrong with this series as well.
1) The characters. Jeez, they did not put as much work into development of them as they should have. Here's what we have. We have Korra, an annoying teenager who throws tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants. She is very selfish. She wants to be with Mako, so she just kisses him even though he and Asami were dating. Also crushing Bolin's heart at it. She often rushes into things without thinking them through so her mentor and even her friends have to tell her it's wrong, and sometimes even have to save her. Then Mako, he's the cool guy who is dating Asami, but then hits on Korra while that's happening. What? All we know about Mako is that his parents died early on in his childhood. We can't really read his emotions, being honest with you. Bolin's the funny one, not really that well-developed either. Asami, she's one of my favorite characters, because she is the only character that is well-developed. I would go through others, but it would take too long.
2) Pacing. Boy, is it off. Korra goes from being at her watertribe home to going to Republic City to facing in a pro-bending tournament, to finding about Amon's past, to revealing that Aroshi Satto is evil, to being abducted in just ten episodes. The pacing is simply too fast. I know the series is only going to be twenty-six episodes, but still it seems too fast. It's not that over the limit, but it definitely is too fast.
3) The fictional world. I know they tried to put some modernity into the world of Korra, but it just doesn't feel the same as it did with ATLA. For some reason, I can't get used to far back Chinese culture being mixed with automobiles and the start of skyscrapers. This is just me, but I feel that the modernity just doesn't work with the fictional world they're creating, but again that's just me.
I would recommend you to watch this show, definitely. But I would recommend you to watch Tron: Uprising as well, which, in my opinion is better than this show which I give an 8 rating. On Tron: Uprising I gave a 9.5. Read my review if you want to know why.