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Avatar: The Last Airbender Fans Just Got Some Great Netflix News

Fans of the action-packed world of Nickelodeon's animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender rejoice, because the show's lauded sequel series is soon to join its predecessor in the land of streaming. That should hardly be surprising news, as Nickelodeon's animated smash has been a regular fixture in Netflix's Top 10 ratings since it made its way to the streaming platform in mid-May. 

For those who aren't yet among Avatar: The Last Airbender fandomthe original series began its three-season run on Nickelodeon back in 2005 and followed the story of Aang, a preternaturally gifted youngster tasked with using his unique ability to harness all four elements (water, fire, air, and earth) to restore the peace between the elemental nations and save the world. Avatar: The Last Airbender ended its Nickelodeon run in 2008, but remains one of the network's biggest hits and has inspired one of the more fiercely devoted fandoms in anime history — even in spite of the tragically misguided big-screen adaptation from M. Night Shyamalan in 2010.

Misfire aside, much of the Avatar: The Last Airbender fandom has already binged and re-binged the series' best episodes since it hit Netflix back in May, and are pretty much guaranteed to make the sequel series The Legend of Korra as big a hit when it makes its Netflix premiere in August. 

Korra will soon be kicking butt alongside The Last Airbender on Netflix

The Legend of Korra will begin its Netflix run on August 14th, with the streaming giant recently confirming that date via a cheeky, Korra-centric tweet. As was the case with Avatar: The Last Airbender, it appears all 52-episodes of The Legend of Korra will hit the platform on same day, so all you super-fans can go ahead and start planning your super-Korra marathon.

If you've yet to join those ranks, now's the time to get on board, because many believe The Legend of Korra outdid its wildly popular predecessor in more ways than one. That has a lot to do with The Legend of Korra being a little more action-forward than Avatar: The Last Airbender, largely because the Avatar at its center is more of the "kick ass now, ask questions later" mentality than Aang. What's more, The Legend of Korra, which begins 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, features the voices of known quantities like Janet Varney (You're The Worst), Jeff Bennett (Johnny Bravo), J.K. Simmons (Spider-ManWhiplash), Aubrey Plaza (Legion), Kiernan Shipka (Mad MenChilling Adventures of Sabrina), and more.

More than just a straight-up anime-action spectacular, The Legend of Korra was also known for its focus on sociopolitical strife, tackling head-on complex issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Needless to say, those issues are still more than topical in the current landscape.

You can experience all the action, adventure, and thought-provoking thematic content starting on August 14, when The Legend of Korra joins Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix.