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The Legend of Korra Book 2 Trailer Is A Thing You Can Now Watch


Just earlier today we found out The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun was cast in a special role for The Legend of Korra. And wouldn’t you know it, we’ve now received our first trailer for Book 2. And it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.

(via Geekosystem)

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  • Anonymous

    Welp that’s gonna be awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Aaaaah, I’m too old to get this excited about a cartoon!!!

  • Nick Gaston

    Nah. You’re only old when you CAN’T get excited about a cartoon.

  • Charlie

    Yay I love Korra soooo much. She’s a person not a ‘strong female character’

  • Anonymous

    Goose bumps. That animation…..beautiful.

  • http://nerdofalltrades.tumblr.com/ Angry And Yellow

    I wonder if the one long haired kid (kinda reminds me of Zuko w/o the scar) is the 1st Avatar. Perhaps “Spirits” isn’t just about the spirit realm, but the Avatar spirit itself.

  • Jamie Jeans

    I’ll give them credit for two things…

    1.It’s absolutely GORGEOUS animation. Top notch with some beautiful designs of the spirits.

    2. There’s only a few seconds of Mako in this, with the majourity of the time going to Korra, as it should since, you know… she’s the MAIN CHARACTER with her name in the TITLE.

    One thing I do have trouble with is that apparently, from what I’ve heard, they’re devoting two whole episodes to that guy that Stephen Yuen is talking about… two whole episodes out of a series of 14 that could be more about Korra and building her character and adding to the story.

    So unless the writing is top notch and isn’t done by Bryan and Michael, this show is gonna have to prove itself from the first episode onwards.

  • Jamie Jeans

    It IS the first Avatar… been checking out some of my friend’s pages on Tumblr and they got the word that that is the first Avatar and that they’re devoting two whole episodes to him. >_>

  • Ashe

    I can’t. I need. I need this thing. This is a thing that. I need. Gorgeous. Epic. Wow.

    Words. Happy, happy words.

  • http://nerdofalltrades.tumblr.com/ Angry And Yellow

    I don’t think it proper to think of the episodes concerning the 1st Avatar as being separate from Korra’s story, anymore than learning about Roku and Sozen during Aang’s story. The whole premise behind the Avatar is that they are CONNECTED, to everything, every person, everywhere, throughout time. Aang’s story was very much about the world and so to understand him we had to better understand the world he inhabited and how it came to be. Korra’s journey is much more spiritual in nature and as such, we have to dig deeper into the very essence of Avatarness.

    Further, Korra may be uniquely qualified amongst all the Avatars to embark on this type of quest. We don’t know much about the past lives, but Korra seems very different from the start given that she was a young child and able to bend 3/4 elements. Despite not being the most spiritually inclined, she may have the deepest connection to the Avatar spirit. Or maybe, she is evidence that after so many lifetimes and such rapid changes in their world (war, industrialization, etc), the Avatar spirit is broken.

    Regardless, the writers and creators have never disappointed me and I’m SOOOOOOO pumped about the next chapter.

  • Jamie Jeans

    Considering how badly Michael and Bryan screwed up in basic plot, pacing, inconsistent characterization, and a romance subplot written worse than Padme/Anakin Skywalker in the prequal series, I have little to no faith in the writing.

    So, to have the first Avatar’s story involved in Korra’s so as to explain what’s going on as done by those same writers just means that I won’t have much faith in this series doing as well as it could be. After all, this is a woman of colour with her name in the title and they bashed and beat Korra up so damned much it made me wonder just what in the hell they were trying to do.

    After all, there’s giving a hero a challenge, and then there’s the treatment that Korra was given at the hands of her creators, and it came off as Korra having learned or done anything on her own, and yes, I am including her having accessed her airbending in that.

    The ONLY sliver of hope is that I heard a while back that some of the writing team from the first series’ is coming back.

    But even then, that’s a sliver of hope…

    Also, it’s 14 episodes, as compared to the 24-26 (I can’t remember which off the top of my head) that Anng’s story had, and with three seasons to boot. When I look at how Michael and Bryan handled things in Book 1 of Legend of Korra, I am nothing but suspect as to the quality of the writing.

  • Brian

    “One thing I do have trouble with is that apparently, from what I’ve heard, they’re devoting two whole episodes to that guy that Stephen Yuen is talking about.”

    You say that like ‘The Avatar And The Fire Lord’ wasn’t the absolute highlight of season 3. And “Zuko Alone” and “The Beach” were great, too, despite containing no Aang.

  • Jamie Jeans

    Oh, they were great, to be sure, because at least they gave the other characters, the people opposing Aang, depth and character and showed us that they were people too.

    Something that Michael and Bryan forgot to do in Book 1 of Legend of Korra; good writing.

  • Sabrina

    They do indeed have a new writing team and while Mike and Bryan are still on board they are not writing this alone this time. Thank goodness. I don’t think Korra Book 1 was bad. I really liked the premise and new characters. But yes, some things weren’t done very well and they really could have needed someone to double check their scripts and plot-lines.

    ATLA had 20/20/21 episodes for Book 1/2/3 respectively.

  • Lady Viridis

    It looks gorgeous, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Korra… but… am I the only one disappointed that they’re apparently just abandoning that whole unresolved storyline of social unrest? I mean, yeah, they took down Amon, but the problem of non-benders lacking rights was not solved.

  • Seth Brodbeck

    I’m right with you on that one. The abrupt conclusion of Book One left a lot of unanswered social questions, because while Amon was manipulating the people for power, he still brought up real social issues. There’s got to be some lingering resentment at Tarrlok’s actions as well; you don’t impose a curfew and round up non-benders and expect them to forget it. Not to mention that Amon and Tarrlok’s downfall left power vacuums in both the city council and the criminal underworld.

    That said, the trailer includes some action scenes taking place in the city, so maybe we will see some of that in-between the spirit realm awesomeness.

  • Lady Viridis

    Indeed. Amon was going about things in a bad way, but he wouldn’t have gotten nearly so much support if there hadn’t been legitimate problems with the way non-benders are treated. Amon being revealed as a fraud takes him out of the picture… but doesn’t make the problem go away. The next charismatic leader who shows up and promises to make people’s lives better is going to cause just as much or more trouble.

    With Tarrlok off the city council, I suppose we can hope that Tenzin has enough influence to get a non-bender into his spot and possibly reorganize things so the non-benders have better representation, or there will continue to be protests and a lot of social unrest.

  • Lady Viridis

    Agreed. Korra had some great core concepts, but man, it was SUPER rushed and I think all the teen romance really took away from the main plot because there was just not enough time for it. I had really hoped to see a better character arc for Korra herself, too– losing her bending at the halfway mark would have forced her to really focus on her weaknesses and connect with her spiritual side. Instead, we got a rushed climax and a deus ex machina fix. :/

  • Anonymous

    OMFG WOW. I NEED NOW

  • LifeLessons

    Personally I doubt it is done. I feel like they will revisit it and that it is part of the world’s story. Only now we look at Korra. Just my thoughts. I mean, I hope they go back to the political bit!

  • LifeLessons

    Squee.

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    It’s not done, there’s some stuff to do in the South Pole, but they are going back to Republic City.

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    It’s not done, there’s some stuff to do in the South Pole, but they are going back to Republic City.

  • Anonymous

    So excited… Though Im wondering about Korras relationship… hows that going to play out? And Kudos for Asami not being an idiot, and not being stuck up.

  • Nicholas

    While I do hope the unresolved issues of season one will be addressed, I’m also looking forward to seeing the world outside of Republic City.

    Also, that trailer was damn gorgeous.

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