Avatar: The Last Airbender might have been a kids show but it featured an amazing world, fantastic fully realized characters and an epic hero’s journey story that spanned three full seasons.
Last year we got a follow up in the form of The Legend of Korra which followed the successor to the main character in The Last Airbender on her journey to take up his mantle. It was, in a word, great. So great in fact that what was originally intended to be a 12 episode mini series has been expanded into a 4 season 52 episode show.
The second season, “Book Two: Spirits” now has a trailer and it is bloody gorgeous. Let’s watch!
This is a kids show airing on a kids network but mark my words, it’s one of the most solidly made animated shows I’ve ever seen. It has adult themes and situations and rarely ever compromises that for the sake of its younger audience.
Plus, the world is gorgeously designed and the animation is simply beautiful (particularly the fight animation).
If you haven’t seen the original series it’s available on Netflix so I suggest you give it a look. Season 2 of The Legend of Korra premieres in September of this year.