Thursday, March 22, 2012

Avatar: The Legend of Korra releases early thanks to the fans

Hey everyone, Old School Lane is taking a 2 minute break from Kevn’s Top 100 Favorite Animated Shows, First Impressions, and other posts to bring you this beyond awesome news.

Avatar: The Legend of Korra, the spinoff of the popular Nickelodeon animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender, will be debuting early thanks to the 100,000 “Likes” on Twitter and Facebook. Instead of it coming out on Saturday, April 14th, it will come out this Saturday, March 24th!

For those who don’t know about The Legend of Korra, it takes place 70 years after the final episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The 100 war is over and the nations are living peacefully together. The majority of the main characters have passed on, including Aang, and a new Avatar was born. The new Avatar, a Southern Tribe waterbender named Korra travels to a new city called Republic City to learn Airbending after she mastered Water, Earth, and Fire.

Now you may be wondering, if Aang was the last Airbender and he’s now dead, how can Korra learn Airbending? Well, I’m glad you asked. Aang and Katara had gotten married and had three children. Their youngest child was an Airbender named Tenzin and he becomes Korra’s new teacher. She’ll be learning the basics and advanced techniques of Airbending along side Tenzin’s three children, who are also Airbenders. Tenzin is voiced by J.K. Simmons, who perfectly captures his calm, serious personality.

Along the way, Korra meets two brothers, who become her companions throughout the show. The oldest, Mako, is a dark, serious, and brooding Firebender whose similar to Zuko.  Bolin, the younger brother, is a lighthearted, goofy, and funny Earthbender whose similar to Sokka. By the way, the little red panda ferret is Bolin’s companion named Pabu. Isn’t he cute?

The main villain in the show is a mysterious masked man named Amon. He’s the leader of an organization called The Equalists who wants to get rid of the Avatar and the benders of the world for “being the cause of the 100 year war and having a period of destruction and dispair”. They use chi-blocking to defend themselves against the benders, similar to Ty Lee’s fighting style.

Unlike Avatar: The Last Airbender, there will only be 26 episodes, but there will be no filler. Each episode will have purpose and have a full completed storyline. But it might increase the number of the episodes if it becomes popular similar to its predecessor. The original show was supposed to end at the Northern Water Tribe, but it became such a huge hit that they had two more seasons. We’ll just have to wait and see if it turns out well.

For more information about the show, check out the main website to see the trailer, the main characters, and more information about the plot.


Expect an episode review from yours truly after The Legend of Korra is out. Who else is uber hyped about this announcement? Post it in the comments and let us know. Until then, hope to see you Old School Lane. Thanks for reading.


P.S. On April 1, expect a huge announcement from us about our upcoming summer project. Hint: a TV network debuted on that day 35 years ago. Although it’s under a different name, it’s still one of the most popular networks ever! Can you guess what it is?

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