Avatar: The Legend of Korra

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Japanese Title

アバター:コラの伝説

Year Published

2012

Type

Number of Episodes

12

Episode Length

24

Genres

Action Adventure Comedy Drama

Description

The series focuses on Korra, a teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe and the current incarnation of the Avatar, who,according to the president of Nickelodeon, will be "hotheaded, independent, and ready to take on the world" She has already mastered Water, Earth, and Fire, but has yet to master Air. The character was partly inspired by Avatar Kyoshi of the original series, who the creators say was well-liked among fans. To avoid repetition of Aang's adventures, the show is set in a single place, called Republic City, a metropolis inhabited by benders and non-benders of all nations and founded by Aang and Zuko after the 100-year world war of the original series. The city's police are Metalbenders (a subset of Earthbenders), taught their art by Toph Bei Fong of the original series, and led by her daughter. The city's most popular sport is pro-bending, which sets teams of benders against each other. The conflict of the first season centers upon a group of anti-benders, called the Equalists, who use chi-blocking to subdue their enemies. A concept drawing of the city, released with the announcement of the series, shows the city's design inspired by Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, Hong Kong, Manhattan, and Vancouver. In the show, Korra learns Airbending from Tenzin, youngest child of Aang and Katara, and must contend with an anti-bender revolution in Republic City. Korra's final design was revealed at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Convention, along with her companion Naga. It was also mentioned that Aang found a small colony of flying bison after the war, and that the second season will include ring-tailed winged lemurs.