New Legend of Korra trailer goes live

Nickelodeon has released a new trailer for The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra.

I’ll be honest: I’m still a bit upset about the title – and it’s unlikely I’ll ever get over it. It’s just too silly. I cringe everytime I see it. Otherwise, I’m looking forward to the new show.

Its predecessor was one of the best cross-demographic American cartoon shows ever, and one of the most fantastic television fantasy series, so it has big shoes to fill. However, with many of the same people working on the show, it shouldn’t disappoint, as I’m already a fan of this character. Of course, I’m somewhat of a sucker for rebellious female heroes, which is all we really know about her so far.

In the 70 years since Aang’s original adventures, the world has become less mystical and more technological – seemingly having gone through an industrial revolution of sorts, creating a compelling combination of feudal Japanese with Victorianesque imagery. Republic City looks like a sort-of dystopian, industrial revolution era city, with just a touch of steam-punk. However, it has retained that world-of-pagodas look that made the setting so visually exotic in the first series.

Here we get to see that unlike in the previous series, the new Avatar is a sort of celebrity within a media which has a very modern sort of news media, as she appears to be speaking at a press event of sorts. It seems as though a portion of her challenge in this story will be to overcome her celebrity status, and make her own way as a hero in the public spotlight.

There is still no release date yet set for The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, but it will debut sometime this year, which likely means sometime during the fall.