Korra Book 4- [Balance] [Rant/Review/First Impression]

Hello guys.

This post was supposed to be out last week, when the first episode came out…but I got a tad bit too lazy and that is the reason as to why this is only being published now.
If you haven’t already noticed yet… Korra Book 4 is now out and therefore Season 4 is now being aired in the US.

Of course, as all of you are aware, I am a huge fan of the Legend of Korra series and for me this is heaven! This is bliss!
Although my first impression of this new series may not have been a very good one.


Okay, so this book is called Balance… and honestly the name, to me personally, does not make any sense. Because this book is anything BUT balance. In fact, I think they messed up the whole name order thing. Book three should have been named ‘Balance’ and Book 4 should have gotten the name ‘Change’.
So far, Book 4 has been nothing BUT change. Everything is changing! From half the characters’ hairstyles to the role reversals. It’s not the same anymore and I’m not just talking about Mako’s and Bolin’s hairstyle.

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Let’s just take this back a little okay? So this series is now set three years after the end of Book 3. And to me, that’s already a pretty big jump. Three years! THREE!!!
How could they skip that far ahead into the future? That’s a really big jump!
Of course, this was my reaction after the first episode and before episode two was even released.

So far, in episode one, we can all gather that Asami’s business is booming, Mako’s career as a detective isn’t doing so good since he’s basically babysitting a spoilt prince, Bolin’s a do-good follower under Guvirea’s (Don’t care if I spelled her name wrong, probably did though..) evil command, by the way Guvirea (Again, evil people don’t need their named spelt right! >-<) is evil (She’s threatening all the good people in the Earth Kingdom to give her all their power in exchange for their safety) to be completely honest, I already called it at the end of Book 3,  Tenzin’s three kids are growing up so fast…they’re almost losing their cute touch and Korra’s  just a hot mess right now. Even though I really really love her new hair.

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From all that information up there, you can also tell that it’s a lot to take in.
And honestly, it just left me bewildered.

Thought after episode 2 of this series was released, things kinda calmed down for me and now it’s kind of easier to accept all the changes. What I love about episode 2 was that it was all completely centered on just Korra. And I really needed that. After all, the first episode was about everyone EXCEPT Korra and Korra’s like the best bit. Besides from Bolin and all.

In Episode 2, they talk about how life was like for Korra in the last three years and how she’s been undergoing rehabilitation and all that good stuff since she’s been stuck in a wheel chair ever since that battle with Zahir.
Korra is also still quite traumatised after she almost lost her life as a result of that battle and  it’s resulting in her having very realistic hallucinations.

However, the best bit of that episode was the ending where she bumps into Toph.
This was just the cherry on top of a sundae for me. If you’re not already aware of it, I am a huge fan of Toph, she’s my favourite character of the whole Last Airbender series. And I can’t wait for episode 3 to come out now since Toph is now in the picture. Especially since I thought she had already died! Though I did still have some hope left within me in Book 3 after there was some talk that Toph just went into hiding.

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Also I really can’t wait for Toph to work her magic because obviously Katara just can’t get the job done. Come on! I mean it’s been three years! And all Katara has done is just convinced Korra that those hallucinations are all in her head. Of course, Toph is going to save the day because Toph is the absolute best female character there ever was in this whole AVATAR series!

You know what would be even better than this? Having Toph and Zuko meet again, cause believe it or not I swear Zuko is the father of one of her daughters. Why do you think it’s been so hush-hush?

Anyway, I can’t wait for the next episode to come out and I hope that season 4 will be as great as ever!!

Share your thoughts on this series too and let’s see how this goes!


The Legend of Korra Book 3- Review.

Big News!

If you have not already heard…The Legend of Korra Book 3 has finally been released. They decided to release this season earlier than planned because apparently some ‘die-hard-fans’ were already starting to get their hands on Book 3.

I wish I could say that I have been waiting for this day for my entire life but that would be a lie. I have however, been waiting for this day for  the entire week! It was released last Friday in the US, which would be today from where I’m from. (Australia), so I only just got my hands on it today!

So far, 3 episodes have already been released! It seems that this was supposed to be the special sneak peek at Book 3. Hopefully, they’ll continue to steadily release a new episode each week.

Of course, I’ve already watched all three and honestly, there are still really awesome things going on in this series. Heck, I think that I might even enjoy Book 3 more than I enjoyed Book 2. First, I want to talk about the romantic side of this series, nothing extreme is really going on with the romance section here. Aside from the after effects of the ‘break-up’, you know the awkwardness however, it’s mostly just Mako being way too overly sensitive about the whole thing.

But I guess I’m pretty relieved that nothing big is going down between that dynamic love triangle because after that emotional roller coaster at the end of Book 2, I don’t think my heart can handle anymore trauma. Aside from the crazy love triangle, Jinora might have a new love interest, his name is Kai, he’s around her age but he’s an outlaw orphan kid that just developed new air bending skills.

I know what  you’re thinking…

“There are actually more air-benders out there aside from Tenzen and his kids?!” Why, yes. In fact, Bumi, Tenzen’s awesome crazy non-bender brother started being able to airbend. Apparently  this is one of the side effects from the two portals opening, people start developing airbending abilities. Which is a giant relief because honestly, that means that airbenders can finally marry other airbenders without it being all incest and such.

So now the general outline of what Team Avatar is doing right now is that they’re rounding up all the new airbenders, they’re going to train them and take them all to live as nomads in the Northern Air Temple. The new airbenders are not being very cooperative however, since they don’t actually want to have the ability of airbending. Ungrateful of what? I would love to be an airbender! But let’s not get off track.

However, the only airbender that Team Avatar has been able to recruit is Kai, the thief boy. Which is not really going very well since all he has done so far is run away and steal goods from random citizens, which includes Mako and Bolin as well.
Speaking of Mako and Bolin, while they’re in Ba Sing Se, they lose their way, thanks to Kai and they bump into their uncle who invites them in to meet all their relatives. So things are going pretty well over here.

Also powerful criminals are slowly breaking out from their prison cells which calls for Fire Lord Zuko to make his grand appearance in The Legend of Korra. Which honestly, if you ask me, is about bloody time he did. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty shocked. I seriously thought that he was already dead, due to certain rumours but I’m glad that he’s still alive. They did have to change Zuko’s voice actor though, same as they did with Aang because they couldn’t have Dante Basco playing the voice of a 80-something year old man. Which makes sense, plus Dante Basco is already playing the voice of his grandson, General Iroh.

I think that’s it for me so far.

I really look forward to the rest of Book 3 and we’ll see how it goes.