Saturday, February 4

The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra Trailer Impressions: A Kick-Ass Direct Sequel from Nickelodeon's Successful Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra is a 2012 television animated series from Nickelodeon and a direct sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender which aired on the same network from 2005 to 2008. Set many years after the last series, it follows the story of the new incarnation of the Avatar from the Southern Water Tribe, Korra. Let'scheck out the trailer for the 2012 Avatar: The Legend of Korra here:

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The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra
Plot / Synopsis

After the conclusion of the War, Aang and Zuko brought people from the four nations together and founded the United Republic, creating Republic City, a large "metropolis powered by steampunk-type technology" such as cars and motorcycles. Aang and Katara had three children, the youngest of which is Tenzin, who has been confirmed to be an Airbender. Meanwhile, Toph Bei Fong traveled extensively to teach Metalbending. After Aang's death, the next Avatar, Korra, was born to the Southern Water Tribe.

Nickelodean Avatar The Legend of Korra 2012 Korra of the Water Tribe

At the present time, seventy years after the end of the War, Korra is a rebellious seventeen year-old girl. As the Avatar, she has already mastered Waterbending, Earthbending and Firebending. She will learn Airbending from Aang and Katara's son Tenzin. Tenzin himself is married; Pema is his wife. Jinora, a "bookworm", and Ikki, a "motor-mouth", are his daughters while Meelo, his youngest child, is his son.

The Legend of Korra 2012 Korra Firebending

The primary and only confirmed setting is Republic City. Anti-benders called "Equalists", who oppose the arts of bending, utilize techniques such as chi blocking to further their goals of revolution, led by Amon. Korra must fight rampant crime and the anti-bender revolt, assisted by two brothers, Mako, a Firebender, and Bolin, an Earthbender. She is also joined by her animal guide, Naga, and the Metalbending police force of Republic City, who are led by Toph's daughter.

Watch The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra trailer here:

The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra Official Trailer Impressions
The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra Animated Television Series Trailer Review

The official trailer for The Legend of Korra first made its debut last Comic-Con 2011 which made every (generally most) fans of the original epic Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender ecstatic and overjoyed to be reintroduced to the same universe. Now that it's finally 2012, it is only a matter of time now before "bending" will finally be "in" again.

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I really got confused when making this post. Should I entitle the post about the animated series sequal Avatar: The Legend of Korra or The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra? For those not aware of it, James Cameron (director of Titanic and Avatar - 2009 3-D film) claim rights to the Avatar name trademark which made the horrendous M. Night Shyamalan film adaptation of the beloved Nick animated series use the The Last Airbender as its title back in 2010. It looks like the same scenario happened to The Legend of Korra, because rather than calling it Avatar: The Legend of Korra, the new kids show used The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra knowing that this sequel is not about the last airbender but about Korra from the water tribe. Not to mention there are already a number of airbenders in this series, Aang's son Tenzin and his children. I decided to use the The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra as this post title because that is what the first 2011 official trailer showed as its working title, although I believe that they will hopefully drop the first part of it to make it just the Legend of Korra. Well, that's just me.

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So what do you think about this trailer? Were you a fa of the original series? What got you excited when you first saw this trailer? Share your thoughts about The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra official animated series trailer in the comments section below: