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When it comes to live action movie adaptations, comic book fans can be a bit frustrating sometimes. Most times i cannot understand why they have to nitpick at each and every little detail of a comic movie, not because of any particular failing displayed by the movie but because of some unfair and unnecessary comparisons they keep making with the comic book.

These so called failings are almost always non existent and will usually come down to a particular comic book fan’s presumptions about what the movie should have been like. It can be frustrating interrogating a comic book fan, attempting to understand the primary reason they would choose to cast a fairly impressive comic book movie in such bad light, only to get a rather loose description of the movie’s failings, not in relation to other movies but the comic.

These kinds of explanations can exasperate me, most because most of these movies will kick off with a ‘Based on comic book’ message at the start. which doesn’t mean that the producer is literally going to transfuse the comic book to the movie, but rather the directors are going to take the general concept of the comic book and maybe even its characters, but beyond that can choose to do what they want with it.

I have had this argument many times before, and my answer to such complaints about comic book movies is usually the same; that while comic book fans and their zeal will determine whether or not a movie gets to production, they only form a small fraction of the target market that the directors and writers are aiming for; and Holly wood knows that the wider population of movie goers will only judge the movie as just that, a movie, without making biased comparisons to the comic. And most times this pays off, with comic book movies raking in hundreds of millions.

Anyway, if it seems like i am rumbling on off topic, i am not. I am saying that i get exasperated when comic book fans fail to separate their vision of what a comic book movie should look like from what the producers choose to create. I am saying that it is important to watch a comic book movie as though it were independent of the comic book, allowing for a more objective view of the movie’s quality.

What i am also saying is that there are instances where i can understand the complaints comic book fans raise about live action adaptations.

Why? Well i am an anime and manga fan, and if there is one sector where comic books shine while anime and manga languishes in the dark, it is live action adaptations. Let’s face it live action anime adaptations have proven to be rather abysmal creations time and time again.

Something isn’t clicking in this particular industry, and while recent movie releases might call for a more sanguine outlook on the industry, it is none the less difficult to deny how much of a disaster the live action anime adaptation industry is.

To put it simply, these movies are horrible-most of the time anyway- whether it is an original Japanese adapted story or a western attempt at bringing an anime story to life. And the reasons for these failures will vary depending on the circumstances.

So first and foremost, let’s look at this situation from the anime point of view. Does anime actually play a part in live action adaptation failure? Yes it does, and here is why.

ANIME:>

Let’s not beat about the bush, the problem with anime is that it is quite a complex entertainment medium. You just need to watch enough anime to realize this as fact. I wrote a post about [what makes a good anime] recently, and while i do believe that all those points about characters and story line and the whole lot matter, their is an X factor that is necessary to bring anime to life.

Anime is anime because it is anime, and by that i mean Anime stands out from every other media because it has a look about it, a feel to it that is different from your average cartoon. Anime is…well, different. And that is the problem with live action anime adaptations, bringing this X factor to the screen. I will use two well known examples to illustrate; dragon ball evolution, and the reason i might not watch Shamalayan’s After earth, The last air bender.

Last air bender was a terrible movie, both as an live action anime adaptation and a standalone movie. But think back to the months before its release. Sure we all loved avatar because of its stellar storyline, and that is what the movie screwed up most, completely shredding the series’ story. But that wasn’t what we where fretting about when we first heard the announcement that the series would be coming to the big screen.

Most of us didn’t even fathom the possibility that the director could mess up story wise, after all most of the work had been done for him. What scared us was whether or not the movie could capture the feel of avatar, those sinuously trance inducing movements that made the action scenes so great, the fluid motion of the bending and the demonically fast yet logically structured nature of the bending.

That is what many of us cared about, that the bending wouldn’t be up to par. Because most people that haven't watched the series would dismiss the importance of the concept, after all, how many characters had they come across in movies that could throw fire and water around? That wasn’t important to them, and it was simply a matter of great CGI.

But we otaku knew better. We knew that elemental bending wasn’t the simple concept of throwing elements around. No, bending was more than that, and it was its infusion of elemental manipulation with martial arts along with the dance like movements that allowed it to excel and in some instances drive the series. That proves how important the look of an anime is.

Most of us were quick to proclaim the movie a success the moment we saw the avatar trailer. Why? Because the bending looked perfect, exactly as we had pictured it. This is in contrast to DB Evolution. Forget about what you thought of the silly story line, the characters or the general execution. The fact is this dragon ball movie failed first and foremost in infusing the element of dragon ball into the live action setting.

This is why, unlike most people, i do not disparage dragon ball evolution as garbage. It was a bad dragon ball movie, but as far as i am concerned it was entertaining as a plain old martial arts movies. The moves were choreographed okay and the CGI was pretty good at that time. It was a martial arts movie, not dragon ball.

That is a fact difficult to explain to a non otaku. After all the characters were named accurately as they would be in the dragon ball anime and the concept of the dragon balls reigned within the movie; so they do not understand what we mean by this not being a dragon ball movie. They do not understand that what they watched wasn’t anime, that there is an element of dragon ball sorely missing from this movie.

Basically anime is difficult to capture on screen, to bring it to life. Here is the thing about anime; imagine a scene where an average character barges into a room and stares down at another character; that in itself doesn’t sound like a complex enough scene to try and explain why anime is so difficult to capture. But a similar scene in a normal cartoon wouldn't have the slightest similarity to the same scene in the anime.

Sure both have two characters staring at each other, but anime has a unique approach to its scenes and stories, the way it uses the lighting, the angle of the cameras, the shots….there is a reason we otaku do not accept a comparison between anime and cartoons. The fact is these two are so different at their core,

not merely in plots and characters but the…i have no other word to use but ‘feel’.

This is what most live action adaptations simply cannot convey on screen, the feel of anime is always missing. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that anime is simply too unique, and while one or two adaptations might somehow manage to capture it, most miss the mark by a mile. Its the reason i love super sentai; it is the closest thing to anime coming to life that i have ever encountered.

Actually pacific Rim is the closest thing to anime i have ever watched on the big screen. Whether he meant to or not, Guillermo captured the essence of anime in this movie. Of course none anime fans wouldn’t get, but so many scenes in this movie had me smiling because of how anime like they were.

Anyway, i had two more points to make about this topic but this post has already run too long, so i will tackle what the directors themselves do wrong in adapting anime to the big screen in the next post.

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So most of us have heard by now that the second season of legend of Korra is preparing for it release. I am one of those people who isn’t particularly excited by the news, more like waiting tentatively to see whether this second season strikes a cord with me. Not that i particularly hated the first season. It was decent as far as anime/cartoons go if i was to weigh it as an individual series. However as a sequel, i can’t help but feel underwhelmed, especially in comparing Korra’s first season and Aang’s first season.

To put it in blunt terms,where Korra could be described as a bullet, the original season of avatar was an explosion, and it only got bigger from that point on. Maybe it’s because avatar was new back then; it was a unique adventure and each new episode was a new opportunity to better understand the world of avatar.

With Korra one could say that there is no mystery. There was something exciting about seeing Toph metal bend for the first time, and the mention of bending lightening was nothing short of mind blowing. IN Korra where such occurrences are common place, it feels like something is missing. There is a lack of mystery and discovery. Basically there is a newness missing.

Which is why i have hope for this upcoming season. It seems like the writers are going into new territory, returning to avatar the adventurous spirit it lost. I for one wish we had just continued the air bender storyline, with the characters we loved instead of entering a new adventure.

Anyway, last air bender was nothing short of quality, the best animated series to come out of America ever, and what i am listing below are most amazing and mind blowing moments and events that the series had to offer during its three season run. I will not rank them because that would take time, though i will briefly state which stands above the other.

So, without further adieu, this is my list of the best moments in Avatar: The last air bender:

1. Sozen’s comet--- If anyone actually requires me to spell out exactly what about these two hour extravaganza makes it the best thing in last air bender, they need to go back and watch the series. I have watched quite a lot of anime since last air bender wrapped up a few years back, but i can honestly say that i can count on one hand the number of anime series that have had a finale as epic and satisfying as Sozen’s comet. We re talking about a set of four episodes that managed to wrap up most major plots in last air bender while delivering a barrage of out of this world action scenes.

Whatever one thinks of last air bender, there is no denying that this finale stands miles ahead of so many other series that should be its better because of this epic finale. So many moments come to mind that i am tempted to refer to the whole two hours as simply too epic to comprehend, but three moments/events stand out among the four episodes, which are pretty much the three best moments in last air bender. Let me just add that i love how the flames were animated in this finale.

1.A--- The final battle- there are no words to describe just how epic this fight was, how many moments had me mentally and sometimes physically skipping about in excitement, that moment when Aang and Oozai were earth bending entire columns of rock at each other in such an intricate fashion, when Aang had to roll himself in rock armorfrom a face cliff to deflect a fire lord attack, when Aang was forced into a corner and had to roll into a ball of rock to defend against epic fire attacks from the fire lord…this battle was epic moment after epic moment.

I have seen many an epic final battle, especially in an anime, but i do not think i can remember any that have satisfied me as much as this one did, at least not right now. Many pointed to the fact that Aang would obviously activate his avatar state in time to defeat the fire lord. It was classic anime story telling. But by the time i watched this finale, i hadn't wanted that much anime, and i didn’t think that Aang would re acquire his avatar state. Which means i was that much more blown away when Aang’s hand shot out of the rubble and grabbed Oozai's goatee. If you haven’t watched avatar, you should start right now if only to watch this final battle. Unlike many fans, Aang not killing the fire lord didn’t affect me in any way. In fact his alternative was much more unpredictable to me.

This was a great end to a great series.

1. B--- Zuko and Katara Vs. Azula- i have come across several forums disparaging this particular battle. I on the other hand loved it. Sure, it was more about quantity than quality, but that doesn’t make it any less spectacular, not to mention the haunting track that played during the battle, beautiful animation, especially with regards to the fire, the means with which Katara finally brought Azula done with masterful water bending. It was simply awesome. Plus i wanted to see Zuko finally put Azula in her place and in a way he did.

1.C--- Iroh and the fire bending masters take back Ba Sing se- These men might old but they are powerful as heck.

While most of them displayed an incredible level of power, especially that old fire bender, whose name i forget, that was sending walls of fire rolling down city streets, it is Iroh who took the cake with that massive fire bending attack. Even the build up to that attack was epic. Wikipedia has referred to that attack as the single most powerful fire bending attack ever displayed in the avatar universe, and i am inclined to agree. It was like a blast from a canon. It is worth mentioning that Iroh himself made the series better as a superb character, one of my favorite in fact; i always imagined that if Aang ever made it to his old age, he would be just like Iroh. I am one of those people who didn’t believe him when he said he couldn’t be the fire lord.

2---Zuko joins team Aang- Again many an anime fan will attest to having seen this coming. I didn’t. It was one of those events i had dreamt of ever since Zuko betrayed Katara in the mines (another epic finale by the way). I always thought that with its current roster, team Aang was a fairly complete and self sustaining group entertainment wise, but is was surprised by how much of an evolution occurred once Zuko joined the gang. His character seemed to signal incongruence for the team, and i have expected every episode after to devolve into a festival of brooding. Surprisingly though, Zuko breathed a fire into the team, especially with the individual missions he embarked on with each of the members (Katara’s was the best). And the jokes were funny, especially when Aang and Zuko would reminisce about his previous attempts to capture him.

3---Zuko and Aang master fire bending- besides the appearance of the dragons and a further exploration of the world of avatar and fire bending, i simply enjoyed watching Zuko and Aang’s diversely distinct personalities bond as they came to a mutual understanding.

4---Azula- Azula was just one large epic moment as a character.Every single scene she was in was filled with intense fire bending action scenes punctuated by her fiery dialogue, mostly threats. But though her many encounters with Zuko proved be jet fueled scenes of action, the most memorable was her first appearance in the avatar world, when she was on board her vessel, training as she made the first display of lightening bending. It was a unique moment that heightened the intensity of the threat she created. Plus it introduced the other variations of bending.

5---Katara/blood bending- this was one of those episodes were the simulation of water bending peaked in displaying just how powerful and deadly the art can be. And while the blood bending was awesome, the entire episode and its story proved to be superior in intrigue to me, along with the awesomely animated scenes of Katara and her opponent ripping the water out of trees and in turn reducing them to husks. I only marginally respected water bending until this moment, well this and the swamp scene where Katara displayed deadly accuracy against a pair of swamp benders.

6---Aang defeats the fire nation invasion- This was the moment in the season one finale where Aang wrapped himself in waves of water molded into the shape of a monster. It was carnage on an epic scale, the kind of display we had yet to see in the avatar world. Besides this moment was Katara’s first fight against her water bending master. It was also in this episode or the next that she finally beat Zuko all on her own.

7---Toph- Toph is another character who is just an epic moment in motion, constantly lighting up each scene she graces with her witty comments and snappy jokes. That along with her earth bending style, which just begs you to keep looking at it, make Toph my favorite character in the avatar universe (with Iroh a close second). My highlight with regards to epic moments doesn't, in this case, have anything to do with Toph but with her appearance, specifically the earth bending bending tournament and its wide array of cookie characters displaying a wide range of impressive earth bending skills.

8---Toph/mental bending- This was the moment that Toph first displayed mental bending. This you just have to see, as well as being a fan of the show, to understand its epicenes. I just realized it; water has blood bending, fire has lightening, earth has metal bending; what does air have? I just have to say again how awesome Toph is. I am reminded of that moment in the last episodes, on the fire nation ship where she sort of rolled herself into theship, merged with steel armor and unleashed a beating upon those poor fire nation soldiers.

9---Aang’s wrath- This was that moment in the dessert where a bunch of fools had the gall to steal Appa and Aang went crazy, reached the avatar state and nearly obliterated them before Katara calmed him down. I am not sure what about this moment sticks to mind, but i know it was awesome. Maybe it’s because it was one of the first time we saw the avatar state in most of its glory. There was also that moment when Aang nearly destroyed an earth city fighting the king who was determined to test his limits.

10---Bumi- I am guessing that that is his name, that crazy earth king that was also Aang’s child hood friend. I remember this being one crazy episode of constant fun. The action was different, this time placing the team on the defense against what they rarely face, a stronger opponent than them. The battle with Aang was awesome, but what proved to be more impressive was the moment when King Bumi, captured and defeated by the fire nation, broke out of his cage (was that telekinesis?) and single handedly took his city back. If Iroh is king among fire benders then Bumi is king among earth benders standing above even Toph in his awes striking power. You have to wonder what the fire bending masters were thinking not ending the fire nation’s campaign instead of waiting on the avatar. Between the five of them, the fire lord didn’t stand a chance.

11---The blue spirit- this was the moment when Zuko first began to grow in me, to show that he was more than just a scarred villain, when he donned

a mask,

twin blades and saved the avatar. That is one of those twists that struck me like lightening. I didn’t see it coming and it first showed the possibility of a friendship between these two, as well as showcasing Zuko’s fearsome sword skills. Nearly as good as this was that moment in the earth nation when Zuko, separated from Iroh and attempting to make friends with a poor family, finally revealed himself as the prince of the fire nation and annihilated an earth bending bandit.

12---The first invasion- this was the invasion that took place during the eclipse, when all the allies came together to stop the fire nation. It also off set Zuko’s departure from the fire nation at a time when he had finally earned the respect of his father, and thus allowed him to develop further as a character. We also saw his gentler side when he had an opportunity to kill his father and chose not to.

13---Sparky sparky boom boom man- I do not think there is anyone out their that can call themselves an avatar fan who didn’t wish that this fellow had survived until the end. I would have loved to see what this guy could do with the comet on his side; he would have probably burnt down the earth kingdom on his own. Sparky was an anomaly in the avatar world, with his ability to shoot fire from his fore head. You could say that he had taken the whole fire bending thing to a whole new level, morphing him into the sort of destructive force Aang and gang rarely face.

No best avatar moments list can end without mentioning Sokka at least once. i can’t remember anyone specific moment that allowed Sokka to shine besides the episode when he mastered his sword skills and acquired his black meteor sword. Sokka was simply a joy to watch, and a character that is yet to be replaced in legend of Korra, at least for me.

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Continuing from our last podcast this is the Legend of Korra episode and as stated last time we will start things off with the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen’s discussion on Korra followed by our own.

Now to be honest with ya folks, our review on Korra is not the most positive one you’ll find out there….and it’s quite a LONG run-through. It surprised both myself and Nuansay that a show of only 12 episodes had so much elements to cipher through…..and OH BOY do we take it there.

Don’t worry LOK fanboy’s I already foresee the flame emails and comments which I welcome….well…to an extent

But just remember folks we can’t all be of the same mind….some people are gonna love stuff and some people are gonna be a bit more critical

And even though overall myself and Nuansay were extremely disappointed with LOK this podcast is not a flaming session and we do have quite a few positive things to say about the show….including some interesting production facts which may have been the source of our overall disappointment

I’ll add time codes for this episode…i'll bet some people will want them

LEOG’s Discussion on Korra: 00:01:07 - 00:21:07

Don & Nuansay’s LOK Review / Long Breakdown: 00:21:07 - 02:04:19

Final Thoughts on LOK & Production Issues: 02:04:20 - 02:26:44

Overall, I think Uberhikari did a much better job of pointing out alot of the things we felt where done badly in LOK......but now thats all over with me thinks that’s enough Amerime for two shows…let’s get back to the buziness of Anime stuffs

PeaceOut (hateonus-lol)

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Due to Legend of Korra being the big buzz in June and July of 2012, I had this idea that is similar to a battle thread where you guys and gals talk about who is the better Avatar. It's a bit late, and I apologize for it.

Synopsis

First off, let me do some background info on these two series.

For those who are new to series, the original Avatar series revolves around Aang who is the new Avatar that disappeared from the world 100 years ago. Katara and Sokka find Aang imprisoned in an iceberg. After freeing Aang, the siblings aid Aang to help him master all of elements in order to defeat the Fire Lord and to end the war.

For Legend of Korra, here's a synopsis written by Wales:

Seventy years after the Hundred Years War, Avatar Aang has passed on and the time has come for the new Avatar to be selected. Finding a young waterbender named Korra, it is evident she is the new Avatar as she sets off to begin her training of the four elements. Already having mastered fire, earth, and water at a remarkably early age, she has one element left to master: air. With a mass shortage of airbenders in the world, the responsibility is left to a man who knew Aang too well: his youngest son Tenzin. However, Tenzin cannnot train Korra in the South Pole so she must relocate to Republic City; the iconic city Aang and Fire Lord Zuko created to be a center of peace in the world between benders and non-benders.

However, Korra quickly discovers that beneath the beauty of the city lies the underbelly of crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to tear republic city apart. Knowing that her responsibilities involve keeping the city peaceful, she discovers new allies in the form of pro-bending brothers Mako and Bolin and an even greater threat than she ever could have imagined. The leader of The Equalists, Amon. Behind the mask is a scarred man who has a power that makes even the quick tempered and fierce Avatar crumble to her knees.

Aang

Aang
Aang

Personality: Aang is a pacifist at heart, and he tends to avoid conflicts and solve things without fighting. He is not a serious person. He would rather goof off and do things fun before getting down to business. Though, he is determined to protect his friends and save the world.

Bending: Aang didn't master all the elements. Firebending is pretty difficult for him. For advanced bending, Aang can freeze water, but he cannot bend metal like Toph or shoot lightning like Zuko.

Korra

Korra
Korra

Personality: She is the opposite of Aang. She's blunt, aggressive, and a bit hotheaded and rather use action to solve her problems.

Bending: Unlike Aang, she pretty had every element under her belt except for air. Due to her personality and fighting style, she cannot master airbending well or tap into the Avatar State. She does not have a strong spiritual self like Aang does. In advanced bending, Korra does not have any skills.

I'll leave it at the point.

Who is the better Avatar? We can talk about character wise, strengths, and more .

Thank you for reading this blog.

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After the season 1 of Legend of Korra has grossed in an average of 3.8 million viewers, Nickelodeon has officially contracted 26 more episodes. They assumed that these episodes will be split into two books. The original contract for the television series has not ended yet since Nickelodeon signed for 26 episodes which 14 already aired in Season 1, Book 1 (April 14, 2012 - June 23, 2012). The remaining episodes will premiere in 2013 as Season 1, Book 2 to finish the original contract.

The Legend of Korra (2012)
The Legend of Korra (2012)

For those who are new to Legend of Korra, here is a synopsis written by Wales.

Synopsis

Seventy years after the Hundred Years War, Avatar Aang has passed on and the time has come for the new Avatar to be selected. Finding a young waterbender named Korra, it is evident she is the new Avatar as she sets off to begin her training of the four elements. Already having mastered fire, earth, and water at a remarkably early age, she has one element left to master: air. With a mass shortage of airbenders in the world, the responsibility is left to a man who knew Aang too well: his youngest son Tenzin. However, Tenzin cannnot train Korra in the South Pole so she must relocate to Republic City; the iconic city Aang and Fire Lord Zuko created to be a center of peace in the world between benders and non-benders.

However, Korra quickly discovers that beneath the beauty of the city lies the underbelly of crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to tear republic city apart. Knowing that her responsibilities involve keeping the city peaceful, she discovers new allies in the form of pro-bending brothers Mako and Bolin and an even greater threat than she ever could have imagined. The leader of The Equalists, Amon. Behind the mask is a scarred man who has a power that makes even the quick tempered and fierce Avatar crumble to her knees.

Sources

Thank you.

Avatar Wiki Team

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Welcome everyone to the Avatar the Last Airbender wiki project where we have a spectacular team working on it last month. After the Legend of Korra season 1 ended, some of the wiki editors join up to make the wiki pages for the first Avatar series better.

Wiki Team

Wiki EditorDescription
FoxxFireArt
FoxxFireArt
FoxxFireArt is the top wiki editor in Anime Vice, a mod at Anime Vice, and a freelance graphic artist. He is the author of the community spotlight pages where he promotes the wiki pages, blogs, and reviews of the community. Also, FoxxFireArt is known for his wiki work on One Piece, Code Geass, High School of the Dead, and others. In terms of wiki editing, his strengths are balanced between different wiki pages.

He's the supervisor of the Avatar series wiki project and creates many necessary pages.
Wales
Wales
Wales is a veteran wiki editor and a young teacher. In addition to wiki editing, Wales also reviews anime and manga in his spare time. He is known for his wiki work in Eureka Seven, Legend of Korra, Bakuman, and others. In terms of wiki editing, his strengths are also balanced, and he is more geared towards working on character wiki pages.

He's the Ace Captain of the project who does characters and the 2nd season of the series, Book: Earth.
Takashichea (AKA Taka)
Takashichea (AKA Taka)
I'm Taka, a wiki editor, an Admin at Sket Dance Wikia, and a college student. I'm proud of my wiki work in Fairy Tail, Sket Dance, Shaman King, and others, and I enjoyed writing weekly reports to promote my team's works, news, and other special blogs. In terms of wiki editing, I'm more of an episode specialist, but I can work on any other types of wiki pages.

I'm the First Mate of the project, and I'm in charge of Book: Water, the first season of the series.

We welcome anyone who is willing to follow the wiki style on the project. Feel free to ask us. We'll help teach any new wiki editors who want to help out.

Goals

  1. To complete every episode with a synopsis, full plot summary, characters, image, and every associations added.
  2. To format and complete every character page. For minor characters, story arcs and creation is only needed.

New Wiki Pages

I will publish another blog for the new wiki pages using Daniel Newton's format. I just list a few for now.

Thank you.

Note: I wanted to use Daniel Newton's formal wiki project, but it didn't have a strong team component.

New Wiki Tasks

  • Katara - Wiki Formatting - Taken by Taka
  • Aang - Story Arcs
  • Azula - Formatting and Making an Article

Past Wiki Tasks

FoxxFireArt created these wiki tasks. Please check them out.

Thank you everyone. We hope to make these wiki pages the best.

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Welcome everyone to the Legend of Korra discussion! I hope you enjoyed Legend of Korra series and its finale last weekend.

Today, I'm doing something different instead of going over what was good and bad. I will introduce two stellar reviewers of Anime Vice who have already reviewed this series, Wales and ElfenLied1012. They both had opposite views of how the Legend of Korra series performed.

Here are their reviews and a brief info about them if you haven't met them yet. Please enjoy their reviews and thoughts on the Legend of Korra.

ElfenLied1012
ElfenLied1012
ElfenLied1012 is a well known reviewer in Anime Vice with 29 reviews; he has a bubbly and kind personality who just got back to Anime Vice this summer. He is doing lots of reviews as well as engaging community members in the forums and welcoming new people to Anime Vice.
In her review and blog, He has rated this season with 4.5 out of 5.
Note: After talking to ElfenLied1012, it's the male account who's working.
Wales
Wales
Wales is a veteran wiki editor who has been working on the Legend of Korra wiki project and several others, and in addition to wiki edits, he has written a couple of reviews. Wales is known for busting out articles on a wide range of different wiki pages from episodes to characters. This is rare since most wiki editors who are mostly specialized on one type of page.
In his review, he has rated this season with 3.5 out of 5.

Questions To Think About

Before you guys and gals go, here are some questions for you take as you read their reviews.

What do you feel about Legend of Korra? Where did they perform well and poorly in? Did it live up to its predecessor? How was the season one finale overall?

Which reviewer do you find that you agreed or disagree? Have fun, everyone!

Let's kick the Legend of Korra discussion up a notch!

Thank you everyone! Please support the wiki pages. The Legend of Korra wiki editors are on their A game.

Note: Despite that Legend of Korra is an anime or not, I did this to get in theme with the other anime wrap-up projects: Beelzebub, Guilty Crown, Sket Dance, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead, and others that haven't been posted yet.

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to the first blog of the Legend of Korra reports. I decided to titled it as discussion. Let me know if there's a better title until we catch up to the current episode and we call this Weekly Legend of Korra.

This blog is dedicated to the fans and wiki editors who are working on Legend of Korra. Please everyone give them a round applause to the wiki editors. Let's go over the first two episodes.

Plot

Episode 1: Welcome to Republic City

Forty years after the death of Avatar Aang, the new Avatar was discovered in the South Pole; a waterbender named Korra. Displaying talents at an early age, she is sent to train for her life to become the Avatar of this cycle. With three elements down and one left to master, Korra must turn to a master who can help her realize her potential and carry on the legacy of Aang.

Episode 2: A Leaf in the Wind

As Korra grows accustomed to life in Republic City, she begins training to master the art of airbending. As challenges mount for her in her new environment, Korra becomes enamored with the latest sport: pro-bending. Tenzin tries to keep her on the right path but the two continue to fight until a realization is made that causes everyone to see things in a new light.

By Wales

Discussion

What did you guys and gals find good and bad? What things did you miss from this Avatar the Last Airbender series that this show lack?

Good

  • Refreshing Changes: Korra is a strong female protagonist who is the opposite of Aang. She is a bit brash, reckless girl who fights rather than run away.
  • Pro-bending: Legend of Korra brings some action with a tournament that pits three bending disciplines together.
  • Legend of Korra's sense of humor is just bright as its predecessor.

Bad

  • The transfer between two series is pretty rough. For those who have not read Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise, the questions that are left unanswered still remain elusive in the first two episodes. Viewers do not have a chance to hear Katara's story on Zuko's mother. Don't worry, the show will fill some gaps as it progresses.
  • In ElfenLied1012's review of Legend of Korra: She and fans talk about how the setting in Legend of Korra lacks the sense of exploration and experiencing different cultures, philosophies, and different martial styles. There are more things she points out. Please check out her first impressions.

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Wiki Progress

Wales has finished plot summaries for episodes 1 through 7 with Toxin45 adding associations. In the character department, Wales did an outstanding job in the characters. He completed origin through powers sections for Korra, Tenzin, Amon, Lin Bei Fong, Lieutenant, and Bolin. Egan and Toxin45 are also adding associations to the characters. Most of the characters have more their origin and creation sections completed. Please check out the wiki articles on the characters.

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