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James Shigeta, Actor, 1929 - 2014

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Actor James Shigeta passed away on July 28, 2014, in Hollywood, CA, at the age of 85, due to pulmonary failure. Shigeta was born in Hawaii but first became an acting and singing star in Japan in the 1950′s while taking Japanese language lessons. His fame in Japan ultimately led to appearances Las Vegas, and […]

The Legend of Korra - "The Terror Within" - Episode 34 Recap

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Team Avatar suspects a traitor in Zaofu when Zaheer’s group breaks in. Zaheer’s team finally reach their destination, sneaking inside Zaofu to capture the Avatar. They nearly succeed until Pabu catches them in the act, alerting Bolin and the others. The fight between Zaheer and Korra’s team (with a batch of Metalbenders on the latter’s […]

The Legend of Korra - "Original Airbenders" - Episode 33 Recap

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Tenzin must train the new Airbenders, but he is constantly frustrated at their lack of enthusiasm, Bumi especially. In the beginning, The Legend of Korra established the only Airbenders left is Tenzin and his family. I assumed that would be all there was to it and that any future Airbenders would likely be the byproducts […]

The Legend of Korra - "Old Wounds" - Episode 32 Recap

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Lin is forced to confront her past. Meanwhile, Suyin teaches Korra metalbending while a dejected Bolin watches in envy. One of the scenes in “Old Wounds” has Lin butting in between two relaxed Zaofu guards, criticizing them for their lethargy. Neither of them is under her command and she has no reason to boss them […]

The Legend of Korra - "The Metal Clan" - Episode 31 Recap

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Team Avatar ventures off to the Zaofu, home of the Metal Clans after receiving word of another Airbender in the midst. At the same time, a reluctant Lin is forced to confront her past. I dig Lin. I like her no-nonsense attitude and her flexibility in spite of her position as a member of the […]

The Legend of Korra - "In Harm's Way" - Episode 30 Recap

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When Team Avatar discovers the Earth Queen had been kidnapping Airbenders in secret, Korra vows to free them all. With confirmation that the Earth Queen is kidnapping Airbenders, our heroes take it upon themselves on a grand search around the kingdom. Lake Laogai seems to be the perfect step to start looking and it serves […]

The Legend of Korra - "The Earth Queen - " Episode 29 Recap

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With Korra banished from Republic City by President Raiko, Team Avatar takes it upon themselves with a new mission: find the Airbenders reported throughout the Earth Kingdom and ask them to join in rebuilding the Air Nation. Several unsuccessful trips and one recruit later, our heroes arrive in Ba Sing Se. In Avatar: The Last […]

The Legend of Korra - "A Breath of Fresh Air/Rebirth" - Episode 27 / 28 Recap

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When we last left The Legend of Korra, our eponymous hero struggled between the Northern and Southern Water Tribe as the two nations engaged in a civil war triggered by her power hungry uncle, Chief Unalaq. He later teams up with Vaatu, the spirit of Darkness, to become the Anti-Avatar, nearly bringing an eternity of […]

Dark Horse and Nickelodeon to Produce More "Avatar," "Korra" Merchandise

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Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon are expanding their successful publishing partnership of comics based on Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra to begin selling merchandise based on the two shows starting in May 2014. Among the merchandise being planned are limited-edition statues, figurines, busts, plush figures, drinking glasses, cups, coffee mugs, coaster […]

"The Legend of Korra": Recapping Book 2

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Looking back, I don’t really know how to feel about Book Two of The Legend of Korra as a whole. I supposed I’m mixed, but the ending makes me reconsider things because it’s just so magnificent.  Book Two is better than Book One. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed the Benders vs. Non-Benders equality […]

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