"Conventional TV wisdom has it that girls will watch shows about boys, but boys won't watch shows about girls. During test screenings, though, boys said they didn't care that Korra was a girl. They just said she was awesome."The Legend of Korranote is an Animated Series from Nickelodeon and a Sequel Series to Avatar: The Last Airbender and part of the overall Avatar franchise, as well as the 30th cartoon in the Nicktoons franchise. It premiered on April 14, 2012.Set seventy years after the events of its predecessor, the series follows the adventures of a boisterous teenage girl named Korra, a member of the Southern Water Tribe and Aang's successor as Avatar. Having easily mastered all the elements but Air, she follows her Airbending teacher to Republic City, a metropolis based off of the Roaring Twenties where crime is rampant and an anti-Bending movement led by a faction called the "Equalists" is growing in strength. Under the guidance of Tenzin, the son of Aang and Katara, Korra struggles to master Airbending while balancing her status and responsibilities as the famed Avatar of legend. Thematically, there are some differences between it and the parent show: while Avatar the Last Airbender is arguably High Fantasy with East Asian elements mixed in, the Legend of Korra is Urban Fantasy in an East Asian setting, complete with mass media and politics.While it was originally announced as a twelve-episode Mini Series, Nickelodeon picked up an additional fourteen episodes during production, intending them to premiere in 2013. After the success of the first twelve episodes, another 26 episode season was announced with an unknown air date. It was later announced that the series would be divided into two 26-episode seasons of two "books" each (twelve and fourteen episodes for books 1 and 2, and thirteen each for books 3 and 4).Book 2 began September 13, 2013. Book 1's theme followed the Book themes from Avatar: The Last Airbender by naming it after the element the Avatar was primarily studying (in this case, Air), and Book 2 (labelled Spirits) focuses on the Spirit World we have seen in both shows.Book 3 is expected to air in 2014, labelled "Change." It primarily deals with the aftermath of the decisions made in the Book 2 finale.Book 4 is in pre-production.Recaps of the show can be found here. Also has a page for memes.Not to be confused with The Legend of Korah, or the Kohr-Ah.
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