The Legend of Korra: Season 1 (2012)

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Critic Consensus: The Legend of Korra expands the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender with narrative substance and crisp animation -- and progresses the drama and action with a female lead.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2012
2
Air date: Apr 14, 2012
3
Air date: Apr 21, 2012
4
Air date: Apr 28, 2012
5
Air date: May 5, 2012
6
Air date: May 12, 2012
7
Air date: May 19, 2012
8
Air date: Jun 2, 2012
9
Air date: Jun 9, 2012
10
Air date: Jun 16, 2012
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Critic Reviews for The Legend of Korra Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Maybe having a 17-year-old girl run the world isn't as weird an idea as it sounds. In The Legend of Korra, it's sure entertaining watching her learn how.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

[Avatar: The Last Airbender was] three seasons of dense mythology, solid comedy and amazing anime-inspired animation, followed up by "The Legend of Korra," a spin-off series which proved even more intriguing and progressive.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

I've honestly loved that Korra was willing to go to continually sadder and harder to deal with places all season long.... sometimes, things suck and that's the way life is.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Continuing in the tradition of epic fiction established in Avatar: The Last Airbender, this series boasts a surprising level of substance for an action cartoon.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm pretty sure Naga is the most impressive character in this show so far.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

I found the season to be a delight to watch. The animation from Studio Mir is crisp, clean, and has a wonderful atmosphere.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The Legend of Korra, another slick-looking, anime-informed concept,... this [series] represents a bit more ambitious storytelling for older kids, and perhaps a few adults with the geek gene.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For both newcomers and fans alike, Season 1 gave us a memorable journey with dramatic highs and plenty of good-natured humor to back it up.

Sep 20, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

[Non-benders vs. benders] seemed like the most interesting out of all the arcs.

Sep 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Its finale, in which Korra walked into the sunset not with any of the male characters she'd known throughout the show, but with her female friend Asami, was nothing short of groundbreaking for a franchise aimed, nominally at least, at kids.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Legend of Korra: Season 1

ChristopherH

Super Reviewer

Beautifully animated and surprisingly gritty, The Legend of Korra starts off with a bang - and setting the bar high up for animation with a dark storyline, great additions to the mythos and memorable characters.

MatthewM

Super Reviewer

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