The legend begins anew...The Legend of Korranote
is an Animated Series
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, labelled "Change," began airing on June 27, 2014. It deals with a great change in the bender population, Korra having to face the consequences of her actions at the end of Book 2, and a prison break of four powerful criminals with sights on Korra, all while political unrest grows in Ba Sing Se. After airing two episodes a week for the first three weeks (and one episode the fourth), it was taken off the air and moved to a digital distribution only schedule on Nick's website.
A downloadable action game based on the series, made by Platinum Games
, will be released this fall.
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
This series provides examples of: