Avatar: The Last Airbender has been an acclaimed and beloved cartoon ever since its release, and recently, a whole new audience has been introduced to it via streaming. Today on Why It Works, let's rummage through some great anime that echo the best elements of Avatar's appeal!
Turns out that Avatar fans didn't have to wait long for Good Smile Company's Legend of Korra teaser to turn into the launch of pre-orders for a chibi Nendoroid figure. That went on sale at the end of this weekend, along with a couple of cuties from popular games, Ruler/Jeanne d'Arc from Fate/Grand Order and Touken Ranbu -ONLINE's Monoyoshi Sadamune. Get a look after the jump.
It looks like a heroine from western animation will soon inspire one of Good Smile Company's super deformed Nendoroid figures as a cut out teased today is pretty much unmistakably Korra of The Legend of.... fame! Check it out after the jump.
'Cause there can never be too much Thanksgiving binging, Nickelodeon has put Legend of Korra online. All of it. The complete animated adventure will be streaming through November 30th. More after the jump.
Working with Studio Mir, anime producers Studio Pierrot contributed to a little animated series from overseas called Legend of Korra (specifically Book Two: Spirits 1-6 & 9). Through this involvement by the producer of Naruto and Tokyo Ghoul, Hiromi Takashima (Asagao to Kase-san., Miman Renai), a manga author primarily known for her shoujo ai work, was introduced to the fan favorite. A quick convert, Takashima enthusiastically responded with her own fanart.
Producer Atsushi Kurooka and the folks at Platinum Games have discussed their third-person beat 'em up video game adaptation of The Legend of Korra in a video posted on PlayStation's Youtube station. The game inspired by the animated show's first two seasons, with mini-games such as pro-bending matches and a Naga endless-runner will be released on October 21st for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and on 22nd for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
After finishing off season three on digital platforms in July, Legend of Korra is returning to Nick.com and Nickelodeon's app for its fourth and final season on October 3rd. More after the jump.
It looks like Legend of Korra might not be long for the broadcast TV airwaves. While a full explanation is expected from the animated series' San Diego Comic Con panel on Friday, what's shaping up is that this week's eighth episode of Book Three: Change will still air Friday at 8:00pm, then the rest of the season will be presented streaming online. More after the jump.
Wow. That escalated quickly. A couple of weeks ago, it was radio silence on the next Avatar. Then came the leaks. Then came the official trailer. Now, IGN reports Legend of Korra: Book Three - Change will debut Friday, June 27th at 7pm on Nickelodeon. More after the jump.
You've seen the fan trailer for The Legend of Korra - Book Three: Change. Now seen the genuine article as Nickelodeon offers an early look at what they're promising is "an epic new season filled with new characters, adventures and more!" Check it out after the jump.
Legend of Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino recently posted photos of the sound mixing booth with excited note exclaiming "Can’t believe we’ve finished an entire season’s worth of shows. We’re so proud of everyone who worked so hard to make Book 3 the best season of Korra yet!"Along with this, fan Bigby Wolf has put together an unofficial trailer for the upcoming season based on footage that has sneaked out. Get a look after the jump.
In a new video, PBS Idea Channel asks "Are Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra Anime?" Now, you may have a quick, two letter answer to the question, but there are interesting elements to the discussion. Get a look after the jump.
The second round of The Legend of Korra was a bit rough in terms of scheduling, ratings and fan reaction. However, series co-creator Bryan Konietzko found the time to get back onto Tumblr and offer a taste of what's to come in Book 3, and this look ahead might sure up some of the ambivalence left by Book Two: Spirits. Check it out after the jump.
Nickelodeon's rapid wrap of Legend of Korra: Book 2 got a bit faster today. Episodes “Night of A Thousand Stars” and “Harmonic Convergence” were scheduled to air tonight at 8/7c on Nick. The network then promised fans that they'd offer the final two episodes online if they reblogged a message from voice actress Janet Varney 10,000 times. And the goal was quickly achieved. More after the jump.
After a brief hiatus, Legend of Korra is back this week at another new time. Co-creator Bryan Konietzko notes that the plans are to finish Book 2 of the series this month with Nickelodeon running one episode this week and next, then burning off the final four in hours blocks Novembers 15th and 22nd. More after the jump.