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Mixed feelings for Legend of Korra..
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I was a really big fan of the last airbender series, but legend of korra.. It has almost every pet peeve I've developed in the past few years..

The really big pet peeve this show hit hard on was the implementation of love.

Is it just me that feels like love is being forced on to the proud character that is Korra, just for the sake of plot development? It completely grosses me out when I think of the guy that Korra is in love with says "bro". I didn't know Legend of Korra took place in modern day 'merica.

The sad part is.. the moment that I saw the older brother act like a complete asshole to Korra, I knew that was the guy she was going to fall in love with, and they way it happened was disgusting to me. Don't even get me started with the ending of the finale.
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i like legend of korra better than the last airbender, lol.
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I will always like The Last Airbender more, but I thought the Legend of Korra was decent. I actually liked the fact the series had a more modern setting to it. I didn't really care too much about the romance between her and Mako. I thought the ending was great and can't wait for the next season I hope they'll focus more on Korra and her spiritual development and that we'll get to see her develop more as the Avatar.
Posted 6/25/12
I preferred it to the majority of anime that's come out in recent years.

I seriously liked it a LOT - not as much as ATLA, but still; it's very well done. Not to mention the animation, setting, music...It's incredible.
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Anime_Fanatic1 wrote:

I will always like The Last Airbender more, but I thought the Legend of Korra was decent. I actually liked the fact the series had a more modern setting to it. I didn't really care too much about the romance between her and Mako. I thought the ending was great and can't wait for the next season I hope they'll focus more on Korra and her spiritual development and that we'll get to see her develop more as the Avatar.


Well.. Implementation of an industrial-day setting was actually nice as it added a distinct flavor you don't usually get, it was just the theme of how some the main characters acted. To be honest, I did enjoy Legend of Korra, and the ending was incredible when she was able to connect with the past spirits, it was just the "bro" that came in the end of the finale.

In my opinion, involving romance in a plot is way too important for me to ignore, it reveals a lot of messages that the author wants to depict the characters to be as. If any character worthy for Korra to fall in love with, it has to be the general that led the first fleet of ships. Now that would have been interesting plot development, because to my understanding, he's Zuko's son?
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magicuser360 wrote:

I preferred it to the majority of anime that's come out in recent years.

I seriously liked it a LOT - not as much as ATLA, but still; it's very well done. Not to mention the animation, setting, music...It's incredible.


I loved the music! I'd definitely attend the chinese orchestra that performed their soundtrack, and true, majority of the anime that's been coming in from Japan is very perverted. Such a moving storyline is much appreciated, especially something that 'merica's pumped out.
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I don't mind so much that there is a love triangle going on because with a show aimed at tween/teen audience I have come to expect that at some point. I think the writing team is handling it very well by having it bubble to the surface naturally and only when the characters have down time. I don't really think that it damages Korra's image of being a strong female lead.

The setting does bug me a lot however because it reminds me too much of China and Japan during the 1930s and 1940s when western cultures were barging in and forcefully inserting themselves into the lives of those countries. I'm in no way trying to cry foul I just have a hard time enjoying the really well done animation when I'm fighting off images of Manchuria.

However my biggest complaint is with the pacing of this show. They spent too much time after introducing Amon messing around with pro-bending and the relationships of the teens. I can not get emotionly invested in Korra when all I see her doing is playing sports and going on dates. For example, Korra is having this really touching scene with Tenzin because she can't create air; I feel no sympathy for her because I haven't seen her attempting or even practicing for three episodes. She may have said "I memorized all of the forms" but showing her struggle makes the audience feel more for her.
And when the going does get tough Korra isn't the one to step up and take action. Every meaningful and dramatic scene has been with Bai-fong or Tenzin.


I think the writers had a good idea going with The Legend of Korra but there have just been too many miss-steps with this first season for me to really care about what happens next.
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I don't mind so much that there is a love triangle going on because with a show aimed at tween/teen audience I have come to expect that at some point. I think the writing team is handling it very well by having it bubble to the surface naturally and only when the characters have down time. I don't really think that it damages Korra's image of being a strong female lead.

The setting does bug me a lot however because it reminds me too much of China and Japan during the 1930s and 1940s when western cultures were barging in and forcefully inserting themselves into the lives of those countries. I'm in no way trying to cry foul I just have a hard time enjoying the really well done animation when I'm fighting off images of Manchuria.

However my biggest complaint is with the pacing of this show. They spent too much time after introducing Amon messing around with pro-bending and the relationships of the teens. I can not get emotionly invested in Korra when all I see her doing is playing sports and going on dates. For example, Korra is having this really touching scene with Tenzin because she can't create air; I feel no sympathy for her because I haven't seen her attempting or even practicing for three episodes. She may have said "I memorized all of the forms" but showing her struggle makes the audience feel more for her.
And when the going does get tough Korra isn't the one to step up and take action. Every meaningful and dramatic scene has been with Bai-fong or Tenzin.


I think the writers had a good idea going with The Legend of Korra but there have just been too many miss-steps with this first season for me to really care about what happens next.


I definitely agree with the pacing of the show, I wish the first season had more fillers to get us situated with the characters. Some of the most important scenes of the show are just kind of flashed at you and disappear in a way. Though if there is a next season to this show, I'll still watch it, I just hope it's not too dumbed down for the teen audience you've pointed out, because as a fan of the prequel, I want to see this through.
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I'll probably watch the first few episodes to learn the new central conflict. I do enjoy watching the children and grandchildren of the characters I love interacting with one another and I can't get enough of Tenzin. And according to the information they posted on their website Zuko is supposedly still alive so fingers crossed that we might run into him.
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Why is this forum in the anime section?
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Everyone, stop everything and read this:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fridge/TheLegendOfKorra

This will make everything much better in retrospect.
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The only thing I dislike is the stupid romance between Korra and that Marko guy or whatever. We also need to see more of Tenzen fighting. That guy is bamf
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I admit, I was a little put-off by the love triangle. Mostly because it was so freakin' obvious it was going to happen, and that Korra was obviously going to like the asshole more than the nice guy (which always annoys me immensely). But eh. I got over it. Like mentioned before, I realized that the show is aimed at younger teens and that age group loves sucky tropes.

I also wasn't too keen on Korra's character in general, at first. I suppose her confident, in-your-face attitude was such a change from Aang that I was thrown off a bit. That, and it kinda annoyed me that she already knew how to bend three elements despite having little to no training. It completely overshadowed Aang's entire struggle from ATLA with learning each type of bending. Kinda like a "haha, you took FOREVER to get that done, loser!"

But, y'know, I got over that gripe too. Stopped comparing Korra to Last Airbender and just enjoyed the show for what it is. (It is an awesome show, after all!) And I quite like the plot so far -- different and interesting.
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JQuinn wrote:

Everyone, stop everything and read this:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fridge/TheLegendOfKorra

This will make everything much better in retrospect.


It didn't make anything better, I already looked at each episode in such a way.. Most of what is written in this link are things you should be able to think about for yourself, it's kind of impossible for me to enjoy any show without doing so.
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I admit, I was a little put-off by the love triangle. Mostly because it was so freakin' obvious it was going to happen, and that Korra was obviously going to like the asshole more than the nice guy (which always annoys me immensely). But eh. I got over it. Like mentioned before, I realized that the show is aimed at younger teens and that age group loves sucky tropes.

I also wasn't too keen on Korra's character in general, at first. I suppose her confident, in-your-face attitude was such a change from Aang that I was thrown off a bit. That, and it kinda annoyed me that she already knew how to bend three elements despite having little to no training. It completely overshadowed Aang's entire struggle from ATLA with learning each type of bending. Kinda like a "haha, you took FOREVER to get that done, loser!"

But, y'know, I got over that gripe too. Stopped comparing Korra to Last Airbender and just enjoyed the show for what it is. (It is an awesome show, after all!) And I quite like the plot so far -- different and interesting.


I envy of your ability to forgive the anime of such things for the sake of fandom, but I just can't :[
Considering your age that the show is targeted at, you do have a nice dissenting opinion

I'm also quite stumped on how a street rat was able to perform lightning bending easily, another mystery that could easily be solved with fillers.
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