The wait is over! Back in December, I told you about the release of The Legend of Korra – The Complete Series Limited Edition Steelbook Collection, and that day has finally come. We were able to request a review copy – so let’s talk about it! (full disclosure – I did enlist the help of my daughter-in-law, Ashley, as she is a big fan of the show. Opinions and thoughts are hers)
I am so excited to share my thoughts about The Legend of Korra with you. The steelbook collection is beautiful. I am in love with the artwork from Caleb Thomas. Each book features a different element: Fire, Water, Earth, and Air.
The Legend of Korra encapsulates all of the life lessons and the worldly struggles that we learned in Avatar: The Last Airbender (the first series) and brings it to a more mature audience, almost as if The Legend of Korra grows up with the people that watched the original Avatar: The Last Airbender. Just as the original fandom grew up, so did the show.
Are you considering watching this show with your children? Or maybe you have a young child interested in this show? In my opinion, this is a show for all ages, but if you have an interested viewer on the younger side, I highly recommend starting with Avatar the last Airbender first. You might want to take a quick glance over the Legend of Korra before letting the younger ones watch it. The Legend of Korra series has a bit more violence as compared to its predecessor.
I’m doing a lot of comparisons between Avatar and Korra. The one thing The Legend of Korra does not lack is the same strong character types and immersive storylines that we were introduced to from Avatar. It’s relatively easy to get sucked into the goofy nature of Bolin, the cool demeanor of Mako, the industrial and tech savvy ways of Asami, and of course the stubbornness and strong willed personality of Korra. We may trade one Team Avatar for another, but it doesn’t stop it from feeling like family and like you’re returning home.
Let’s talk about the incredible bonus features offered in this collection. There are many to choose in this large collection, so I will share a few of my favorites and what I thought about them.
If you’ve already seen the show once before, the audio commentary gives it a fresh new take. I enjoyed listening to the creators of the show and Janet Varney, the voice of Korra, talk about the impact of the show and what influenced the paths they went down when writing out the Legend of Korra.
The Legend of Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part I & 2” is a fun approach to modern-day interviews, but instead of the actors themselves, it’s puppets! These puppets are answering very common interview questions while adding a comical spin to it.
Another great bonus feature is Creator’s Favorite Scenes. Watching the creators favorite animatic scenes give an interesting new look because they share the storyboard ideas as the actual scene is going on.
The Re-telling of Korra’s Journey is a quickly summarized recap done by Tenzin, of the entire first season, taking integral moments from each of the episodes and telling Korra’s story in a quick fashion.
The Spirit of an Episode gives a more in depth look at season 3. We are introduced to new bending and the return of a rare form of bending we saw once in the original series. Getting to hear the directors and assistant directors thoughts on the episodes they worked on gives a deeper insight to the importance of all of the details put into the show.
Overall, I was very pleased with The Legend of Korra – The Complete Series Limited Edition Steelbook Collection. This is perfect for any Avatar or Korra fan. Be sure to look for this collection in stores now. You will not be disappointed!
The Legend of Korra – The Complete Series Limited Edition Steelbook Collection Details
The spirit of the Avatar lives on in the complete series of The Legend of Korra. Relive every moment from all four books. From meeting Avatar Korra, a teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe, in Book One, to opening the spirit portal and entering a new age where spirits and mankind coexist in Books Two and Three, to embarking on a journey of self-discovery and restoring balance to the Earth Kingdom in Book Four, fans won’t want to miss a second of air, earth, water and firebending in this complete collection!
Book One: Air
Season 1 – 12 episodes – Aired 4/14/12 – 6/23/12
Book Two: Spirits
Season 2 – 14 episodes – Aired 9/13/13 – 11/22/13
Book Three: Change
Season 3 – 13 episodes – Aired 6/27/14 – 8/22/14
Book Four: Balance
Season 4 – 13 episodes – Aired 10/3/14 – 12/19/14
Audio Commentary (episodes 101-112)
The Legend of Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part I”
Creator’s Favorite Scenes: Animatics
Welcome to Republic City
The Revelation (2)
The Voice in the Night
The Spirit of Competition (2)
And the Winner Is…
When Extremes Meet
Turning the Tides
Audio Commentary (episodes 113-126)
Rebel Spirit Scene 1
Rebel Spirit Scene 2
The Southern Lights Scene 1
The Southern Lights Scene 2
Civil Wars, Pt. 1
Civil Wars, Pt. 2
Beginnings: Part 1
Beginnings: Part 2
A New Spiritual Age
Night of a Thousand Stars
Light in the Dark
Kindred Spirits: Tenzin’s Family
Inside the Book of Spirits
The Re-telling of Korra’s Journey
Feuding Spirits: Korra’s Family
Book Three: Change
Audio Commentary (episodes 201-213)
The Spirit of an Episode
A Breath of Fresh Air
The Earth Queen
In Harm’s Way
The Metal Clan
The Terror Within
Long Live the Queen
Enter the Void
Venom of the Red Lotus
Book Four: Balance
Audio Commentary (episodes 214-226)
Kuvira vs. Prince Wu
Republic City Hustle: Parts 1-3
The Legend of the Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part II”
Legend of Korra: New York Comic-Con Panel Featurette