I know what happened to Zuko's mom:
I'd like to see what happened with Zuko's reign, but I hope he's not still alive.I hope that Zuko is still around, if only to see how he has handled being the Firelord in this new age, and it would be weird to see Azula outlive Zuko given her state at the end of the series.
And eh, I don't see why Azula couldn't outlive Zuko just because she went crazy. For me, I think it would just be more dramatic/interesting to see what Azula's up to now than it would be to see what Zuko is up to now. Plus there'd be a nice parallel with Zuko, Toph and Aang's sons all being important characters. (And if Kya gets involved at any point in the story more, then Katara's daughter as well.)
I'm not totally against the idea, my first thought when I found out about the series was "what is Zuko up to?". And I admit he's probably one of the more likely characters to appear in the flesh. I just think having a character who'd be that friendly with Korra in that powerful a position is problematic dramatically. And there's lots of things that could be fixed just by calling up Zuko if he is Fire Lord.
When we actually get around to the plot that is, I'm hoping things progress beyond 'Korra wants to be a pro-bender and isn't very good at airbending, Tenzin disapproves'. That's good for now of course, and that's an oversimplification but I do hope it develops into something more on the scale of the war we got in the original series.
It wouldn't surprise me if there were some flashbacks towards the end of the first season. I doubt we'll have to wait until season 2 to see Korra start to interact with Aang, Roku and Kyoshi.It wouldn't suprise me if there was a flashback episode in the second season
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While it would be more dramatic to see what Azula is doing, I'd personally prefer that she doesn't outlive her brother. I guess that would have been more accurate to mention earlier. I'm probably biased since Zuko is my favorite character from the original series, so I was hoping that he would still be around for a cameo or two in Korra. That would be a nice parallel with Zuko, Toph and Aang's children being important characters.Originally Posted by Aldrius
I'm not sure if they could solve a lot of things by calling up Zuko. We don't know how much control/power the Fire Nation has in this new world, or even just in Republic City, so if Zuko is still the Fire Lord, he may not have the authority to prevent or solve a lot of problems.Originally Posted by Aldrius
I'm sure that they'll have a more serious and intense conflict for the series as the season progresses. The promos I've seen leave the impression than the revolution will become pretty intense for Korra and her friends.Originally Posted by Aldrius
Toonzone's GWOtaku and Lelouch chime in with their reviews of the two premiere episodes:
GWOtaku: "The Legend of Korra" Recaptures the Avatar Spirit
Lelouch: "The Legend of Korra" Series Premiere- The Legend Continues to Impress
I'm just going to put this out there. Every time I think of Bolin, it's really hard for me to not think of Miura from Bakuman. I mean, the designs are not exact, but there is some similarity between them.
I've only seen the first episode, but it's looking good and I'm eager for more. I'm not crazy about the somewhat "Adult Swim anime" feel and I wasn't sure about the jazzy, more technological advanced setting, but I think I've warmed up to it. And the music is very good, better than the old series!
I'm kinda having a hard time seeing Korra as the Avatar though; I guess Aang was such an iconic image with the "bald kid with an arrow" look, but Korra just looks like Katara with more muscle. Her personality is OK though. She's like a combination of Katara, Toph, and Sokka.
Really liked the start to Korra. Two episodes in and I already like the gal. Tough, ready to satisfy her curiousity of the world, out to do the right thing, yet despite her training and status, she still has her own shortcomings that makes her endearing. I know it's early, but I hope this can be a sign that female leads in action show CAN work thru Korra.
Anyways, it's nice that the first two episodes pretty much were more focused on setting the audience up for what kind of new world this is 70 years later, rather than just throw us straight into the main plot. Pro Bending also looked so fun. Somehow I get the feeling we won't be seeing to much more of it later though.
I enjoyed seeing Katara and that Toph's daughter is the head of the "Police" in Republic City. Tenzen I liked as well. Anyways, I'm just writing what's coming to mind right now. Maybe I'll post again after rewatching it and after had more time to digest it. But so far, I like what I see.
What has my attention in Animation RIGHT NOW:
Hunter X Hunter (2011), One Piece, The Legend of Korra, TMNT (2012), Teen Titans Go!, Magi 2, Kill la Kill, A Certain Scientific Railgun
So far... So awesome!
I was worried this series wouldn't compare to its amazing predecessor, but after watching these first two episodes, I can see that the producers didn't skip a beat; Other than the gap in time and the introduction of all new characters, this series convincing continues as if it's the very same series we left off with. Like Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra has the same great level of design, animation, writing, direction, voice acting, music score, martial arts choreography, action and humor. Let's just say, I'm totally satisfied. I can't wait to watch more!
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