Firstly, let me say that I absolutely loved Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is and will most likely remain one of my favourite animated series ever made and it holds a spot alongside Batman: The Animated Series, The Venture Bros, Futurama and FullMetal Alchemist in my ‘most enjoyed’ pick of animation. Avatar blended Japanese anime with western cartoon almost perfectly. It gets full marks, 10/10, all of my beard!
That did leave The Legend of Korra in a difficult spot with some pretty big boots to fill. I was desperate for more Avatar when I first heard about the new series going into production and everything I saw about it looked promising: I liked the style, the setting and the new characters.
Characters changing and maturing in a kids cartoon?!
It’s not a good indicator then, that even though it aired and finished last year and I was on top of it as soon as it was available to me (sorry, Nickolodeon, but I will be buying it on DVD) it was only two days ago that I finally got round to watching through past the first 3 episodes; let’s just say I wasn’t as engaged with the latest series as I was with the original.
We could really leave it there, but that would be a very short article and it would kind of defeat the point of me writing anything at all about it… So, you are to be warned, thar be spoilers ahead!