Avatar: The Last Airbender co-creator Bryan Konietzko is opening up about the impacts that anime had on the program. Following the story of a little kid who finds that he has the power to flex all 4 components, Avatar: The Last Airbender gets 100 years after the kid, Aang, flees and traps himself in an iceberg. By the time Aang masters the 4 components, he needs to conserve the world from the genocidal Fire Nation and construct much better relations in between countries.

The program’s resemblance to anime has actually typically been mentioned upon, however Konietzko made it clear in an interview with the Avatar: The Last Airbender YouTube account that anime played a substantial function.

While the backgrounds for Avatar: The Last Airbender were influenced by a Studio Ghibli guideline, the total instructions of the program was drawn from anime. Where Western animation depended on episodic designs, anime chose the arcs that Avatar: The Last Airbender accepted. Check out Konietzko’s quote below:

“We wanted to create a story that we hoped would have a shelf life. You’re not just being entertained and distracted for 22 minutes. Let’s not have that reset button. Let’s let the characters grow. Let’s have an arc…But when we’re talking about deep, long form storytelling, we didn’t create that. It was something we as Western viewers, we were just craving that. If you were watching anime, that was just normal. If you were only exposed to American animation at that time, yeah, that probably felt pretty fresh. That’s probably why we had a lot of adult viewers, and people who weren’t even usually into animation. I’ve always described Avatar as an homage, a love letter to Japanese anime. But we were always conscious that we weren’t trying to pass it off as a counterfeit. I didn’t want to just copy what we were seeing and what we thought was cool. How could we make something from the heart that was authentic, but was also wearing our inspiration on our sleeve?”

How Avatar: The Last Airbender Is Continuing After Korra

An older Aang talking to Korra in Avatar: The Last Airbender

After completion of The Legend of Korra, the future of Avatar: The Last Airbender appeared restricted to comics connection for several years. Now, situations have actually altered as Avatar Studios starts to branch off into other mediums completely. Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s future is now as intense with a brand-new program, function movie, and a Netflix live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender adjustment en route.

The Netflix adjustment is presently slated to follow the very first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender, as the initial members of Team Avatar work to bring Aang to the Northern Water Tribe, while Zuko chases them throughout the world. With a huge spending plan, a varied cast, and returning stars, the series prepares to keep closer to the program than M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender film formerly did.

For the brand-new animated material, The Legend of Korra is getting a follow up program, as Avatar Studios is establishing an untitled animated series following Korra’s follower, an Earth- benderAvatar Konietzko is likewise thrilled for the Avatar: The Last Airbender film, which is anticipated to follow an adult variation ofAang With a lot material on the horizon, Avatar: The Last Airbender is looking more alive than it has in years.

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