Thursday, March 22, 2012

(Review) The Legend of Korra

After the awesome Nickelodeon animation TV series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, another action-bending TV series will be launched this April 14, 2012. The Legend of Korra. The new animated TV series is set in the same fictional world as the Avatar and is 70 years after the defeat of King Ozai and Princess Azula. Korra, the protagonist, will be the next Avatar and in her way to learn Air bending.

I already watched the first episode (premiere on 14th of April 2012), Welcome to the Republic City, and was amazed and felt reunited by the old characters in their old "state". It was fun and action-packed.

Below are the list of characters in the new TV series (Wikipedia):
  • Korra is the main protagonist of the series and the next Avatar, after Aang. She is a hot-headed 17-year-old from the Southern Water Tribe, described as "ready to take on the world." Before the beginning of the series, she has already mastered Waterbending, Earthbending, and Firebending, and must learn Airbending from Tenzin, who is the youngest son of Aang and Katara. Korra has a polar bear dog named Naga as her animal guide. According to the character bios that Nick has released, polar bear dogs are wild, but Korra managed to tame one.
  • Mako  is a firebender and one of Korra's friends. He is described as "dark and brooding", having grown up on the streets with his younger brother Bolin, but he participates in pro-bending tournaments in the hopes of winning the big jackpot
  • Bolin is another of Korra's friends, an earthbender, and Mako's younger brother. In contrast to Mako, Bolin is often light-hearted and humorous. He also participates in pro-bending, the most popular sport in Republic City, in the hopes of escaping their life on the streets
  • Tenzin is Korra's airbending master. He is the youngest of Aang and Katara's three children, and the only one who is an airbender. He has three children himself who are all airbenders, with a fourth on the way.
  • Chief Lin Bei Fong is Toph Bei Fong's daughter and head of the Republic City police. The police use metalbending to subdue criminals, taught to them by Toph herself. Unlike other characters, Lin feels Korra is a threat to Republic City and tries her best to contain the Avatar's often destructive fights.
  • Jinora is Tenzin's eldest daughter, an airbender, and an avid reader.
  • Ikki is Tenzin's youngest daughter, second child, and described as "fun, crazy, and a fast talker". Ikki is also an airbender.
  • Meelo is Tenzin's only son and the youngest of his three children. Meelo resembles Aang (his grandfather) and is described as erratic or active, in contrast to his solemn father. Like his sisters, Meelo is an airbender.
  • Pema is Tenzin's wife, a non-bender, and the mother of Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo. At the start of the series, she is pregnant with their fourth child, who she hopes will be a non-bender like her. But the children's grandmother, Katara, senses another airbender, to Pema's dismay.
  • Amon is a mysterious masked man who leads "the Equalists", an anti-bending organization which uses chi-blocking skills to subdue their foes. He has been confirmed as the major antagonist of the series.
  • Naga is Korra's female Polar Bear Dog and animal guide. The polar bear-dog was created during the early stages of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender, but was not included, but the creators wrote in their book that they thought it would pop up somewhere.
  • Pabu is Bolin's black-footed red panda ferret (Fire Ferret). He is mischievous and assists Bolin in pranks on Mako.
  • Katara is one of the few surviving cast members of the first series, now an elderly woman.
  • Hiroshi Sato is a barrel-chested businessman with a big personality. His family lineage extends back to the first Fire Nation colonists. He initially grew up poor, but developed and mass-produced the "satomobile", the Republic City equivalent of the Model-T. He is also the father of Asami Sato.
  • Asami Sato is a young non-bender and daughter of Hiroshi Sato. Asami has lived a life of luxury, but despite this, her fancy clothes, and polite manners, she also can be tough. She is an expert driver and isn't afraid to mix it up on the racetrack. Asami has also had the best self-defense training money can buy and is also a big fan of pro-bending and goes to every match.
  • Lieutenant , second-in-command to Amon. He is an intense, disciplined fighter who augments his amazing skills with two electrified kali sticks.
Click here if you wanna watch the first episode.
Episode 1-5 (click here!)
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