random observations about the Legend of Korra opening
- KYOSHI, ROKU, AANG, KORRA
- I really love how Tenzin is the one doing the opening narration, not only because he talks about Aang as his father, but because he’s inherited Katara’s narrating role as her son.
- All the title cards are flipped, which is funny to me because I used to read flipped scanlations, and so now my brain keeps unconsciously flipping the action
- Holy shit, the animation!! But most of all I really like how the improvement emphasises the distinctive style of all four bending styles.
- The skyline of of the city does twisty things to my heart
- Comparing the Avatar cycle to the cycle of the seasons was lovely and neat and I really liked it a lot.
- That sepia portrait with all the former heroes on it
- SOKKA AND HIS SWORD AND SUKI IN FULL WARRIOR GARB
- everyone looking cool in that portrait generally
- that bay where the city is… I keep thinking WE MUST HAVE PASSED IT IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW WHERE IS IT
- crap that is a really really really really big city i mean I know omashu and ba sing se were big but shit this is big and sprawled out and guh (it feels to me that Omashu and Ba Sing Se at least looked somewhat contained in their walls, but this city isn’t)
WAIT, the opening is out? Where? /perpetually out of the loop
I AM ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE KYOSHI AND YES THAT PORTRAIT AND OMG.
I’ll admit that I didn’t watch the series originally - I ended up watching it just because the artwork for Korra looked so awesome (brown girl! with distinct musculature! kicking ass!) but I ended up loving it a lot and fjfeksesl too excited to be coherent.
I’m okay with the original cast being gone, but if we get to see any of them as old people, I want Sokka and Toph the most. Because that would just be plain hilarious.
Come and join us in the Army of the Blind Queen of Omashu!
I’m SO excited about how metalbending is totally a thing in this story, and Chief Bei Fong. And I hope hope hope we get a whiff of Ty Lee in it, too, and descendents, maybe, of the Kyoshi Warriors she taught chi-bending lessons to…