I do recall when Avatar: The Last Airbender premiered on Nickelodeon many years ago. I saw it as “American anime” and cringed a little. But after hearing so many people appreciate the series, I actually was excited to start this series so late.
The story is set in a fictional world ruled by four different types of people. Their strongest warriors can either change the elements of fire, water, earth, or wind. After 100 years of War, the Fire Nation appears to be victorious in their conquest of the whole planet. The only person who could bring balance to the world is the Avatar, the only person who can master all the elements instead of just one. But he disappeared about a hundred years ago.
Katara and her brother Sokka of the Water tribe find a mysterious boy named Aang encased in thick ice. The boy is the last Airbender as his kind were victims of genocide by the Fire Nation. Turns out he’s over a century old but mentally and physically he’s just a kid.
Aang happens to be the missing Avatar. The exiled Prince Zuko wants to capture him to bring him to his father so he can return home with honor. But he won’t be able to capture the Avatar without a fight. But Aang must master all the elements to stand a chance against the Fire Nation.
Overall, I really have enjoyed Avatar: The Last Airbender in its first season. Though it plays it safe and it’s rather light-hearted but I hear that changes later. I really liked the character General Irho as he was hilarious. The humor I think is the best thing about the show’s first season.