Greetings beautiful people
Here is the trailer from the next installment of the Avatar series : The Legend of Korra. Ignoring the live action movie, that butchered the spirit of the animated series, I’ve been excited to see what the creators of the series were going to do next. Judging by the trailer, it looks like it’ll be just as amazing, if not better than the original series.
The art direction looks amazing and has contributions from LeSean Thomas, one of the few African Americans working in anime today. He is helping to story board the project in addition to lending his talents to the key animation. Click on his name to visit his site and see the many projects this talented brotha has worked on.
Below is information from the new series included taken from wikipedia.
Until next time
The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra (originally Avatar: Legend of Korra) is an upcoming American television series set in the Avatar universe as a spin-off of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It was expected to air on Nickelodeon in mid-2012, but no concrete air date has been given. The series is currently under production, and is expected to run for 26 episodes. The co-creators of the original series, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will personally write all of the episodes to allow for a tighter storyline.
The new series will take place 70 years after the end of the Avatar: The Last Airbender story arc, with all-new characters and settings. The protagonist of the new series, Korra, the next Avatar after Aang, is a hot-headed and rebellious young woman from the Southern Water Tribe who is “ready to take on the world”. The series plans to follow Korra as she faces an anti-bender revolt while mastering the art of Airbending from Aang and Katara’s son, Tenzin.
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 (and only Airbender) of which is Tenzin. Meanwhile, Toph Bei Fong traveled extensively to teach Metalbending. After Aang’s death, the next Avatar, Korra, was born to the Southern Water Tribe.
At the present time 70 years after the end of the War, Korra is a rebellious 17-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 primary and only confirmed setting is Republic City. Anti-benders called “Equalists“, who oppose the art 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.