I love it!! I was a little nervous when I first heard about a sequal but it's turned out great! I just adore Tenzin and his little bursts of emotion beyond his calm exterior and Korra is turning out to be a great female lead. Of course, the animation is quite lovely in most places. They really put a lot of effort into the spinning of the air boards. I also really like the music. It stands out way more than the music from the original series. I have such high hopes for this new show!
One thing that kinda made me sad but I understood why was that the show was animated in S.Korea. When I heard that I kinda wondered why they wouldn't animate it here and give American animators jobs but then I wondered do we even have studios that are qualified for this kind of t.v. animation? Or was it a financial decision? Or even a stylistic decision?
Watching it now..... dat animation.....
Just some background on the series in general. When the original show was first pitched the creators actually wanted Japan to animate the show, but Japan wanted nothing to do with it. So it went to this S. Korean company who also animated Boondocks.
By the way, even if a Japanese company took the show, it wouldn't be uncommon for them to outsource it to Korean animators as well.
Outsourcing animation has been going on for quite a long time.
OMGGGGG THANK YOU ARSHES THANK YOU i had not known it was online until i saw this and i just watched it and it was so amazing omg omg omg
I loooove how the setting and premise are different, instead of playing it safe and boring. And Korra is so awesome. Omg. so exciteddddd
Here's hoping they release another art book for this series. The previous one is one of the best art-of books I've ever seen.
Google Korra Nation
Yeah I'm getting the facebook page as well, I guess it's one of those regional redirects.
http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:c...ck.com:1114415 was the direct link to the video as far as I can see.
The production was pretty good. Looks way better than most of the derivative stiff japanese cartoons that pop up every other day, so really doesn´t have anything to envy to anime at all. The action scenes are definitely worth a watch. The anachronistic world feels just a little bit forced, would be nice that all the designs would blend better with one another, but still looks very well constructed.
Its cool that women have positions of power in their universe and excel at stuff without a pronounced cleavage, just hope it doesnt get pushed too far into something condescending, then it just becomes another 90´s cartoon that misses the point by trying too hard, Captain Planet style.
You know it's pretty unfair to have a facebook campaign that is pretty international then tell people outside the US "oh hey thanks for the like but you're not included now"
Sending in the red coats.....
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A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
Eh Personally I like the feel of the setting. imo It feels like the natural history and how it would develop with tech + people with superior abilities to control elements. Society which was scattered between kingdoms and races came together used all their elemental abilities, the discovery of metal bending even, which drove a tech boom. A lot of tech can develop in 70 years. Think 70 years back from today..... ... then add in if people could control elements lol.
I was able to watch it using this http://download.cnet.com/Easy-Hide-I...-10714026.html. It works if you click the direct video link. It's only a free three day trail, but should be enough to watch the episode...
Great score, use of said score, animation, choreography, world-building, character development... I am pretty excited! I was especially amused that they teased us about Zuko's mom ("What happened to Zuko's mom?!" "Oh, that's an exciting story--" [gets cut off]). I have the feeling that that's either never going to be answered or it'll become a running gag.
Alas, I'm gonna be in Canada for a month starting April 11. Augh. Hopefully I'll be able to catch it online somehow.
I'm planning on watching the new Korra episodes as soon as my wife and I get some free time together (we work opposite schedules this week.)
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And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
Yesssss! I freaked out when I saw this thread. Watched LoK this morning and I was one happy soul.♥ I was really impressed with the animation. Not really into the whole bender-sports theme buuuut whatever, I'm sure many other viewers will enjoy it. Excited to see how the story develops.
This is painful. Anyone have ideas where people from outside the US can watch it?
The premiere was great. I love the characters, art direction, animation, and voice acting. I love everything about it. I don't have a single substantial criticism. This show has integrity and a great message that flows effortlessly in the writing, an exceedingly rare quality in children/teen programming.
LeSean Thomas, a producer at Titmouse, said that the animation is done is South Korea partially because they work three times as hard as Americans for less pay (so basically get exploited) but also because not enough Americans have the skills to animate like this anymore. That's why he went to South Korea for 3 years to work in their industry because he knew it would teach him things he couldn't learn elsewhere. And it payed off, because LeSean's work is awesome (he did storyboards for the first season of Legend of Korra).
I waited so long for this and hyped it up so much. Somehow, it still managed to meet my expectations.
It's such a fascinating world and I really want to see some ignored aspects get more light. Metal bending is cool, but will blood bending make a return? Maybe there are hospitals with specially trained water bender healers, or a race of sewer benders under the city like the swamp benders (only less fortunate).
As well with the loose ends like Zuko's mother and Azula's escape. Plenty of chances for side stories.
So much excite for this.
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