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Avatar The Last Airbender – The Complete Book 1 Collection

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Book 1: Water, Vol. 1
Mysterious, visually beautiful at times, and surprisingly funny, Avatar: Book 1, Volume 1 is the exciting story of Aang, a 12-year-old reincar… More >>

Avatar The Last Airbender – The Complete Book 1 Collection

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In a world where the airways seem to be ruled by uninspired and badly dubbed anime, Nickledeon has created something truley amazing. A show that both kids and adults can enjoy, complete with tremendous voice acting, fantastic animation, good music, and awesome execution.

Season One of Avatar begins with a war going on between nations who control different elements through techniques called ‘bending’. There’s the Fire Nation, which, under Fire Lord Ozai, is attempting to take over the rest of the world. The Avatar, the only one who can control all four elements, is supposed to stop power imbalances between the nations, but the war started 100 years ago and the Avatar hasn’t been seen since. And with the airbenders already wiped out and the water tribes being composed of tiny populations, only the great Earth Kingdom remains intact.

What makes this show great is a combination of character and plot. The characters aren’t stereotypical. They act in predictable ways sometimes, but then there are episodes that really show their deeper sides (The Storm, The Fortune Teller, and The Blue Spirit are all examples of this.) The story focuses around the main characters Sokka, Katara, and Aang, the Avatar (returning to the world after being incased in an iceberg for 100 years.) There’s also the Fire Nation’s General Iroh, Price Zuko (a banished prince trying to regain his honor by capturing the Avatar) and Admiral Zhao. However out of these characters only Admiral Zhao seems truley evil. Zuko and Iroh however are in the gray.

There’s some fantastic fight scenes in this series. The Blue Spirit, Jet, and Bato of the Water Tribe are all episodes with incredible choreography. Animation is top notch. There was only one episode where it went down a little. And finally the Season Finale is really well done and filled with mythology about the spirit world which the Avatar must learn to communicate, as well as he must learn to master the four elements to defeat the Fire Lord.

As good as Season One is, it’s inferior to Season 2. If you thought that the Earth Kingdom was portrayed as the good guys and the Fire Nation are the only ones with bad leadership, Season 2 may change your mind. However as a first season of a show Avatar succeeds incredibly well. Recommended to people of all ages. There’s some corneyness in a few episodes, but the series does a great job of catering to all ages.
Rating: 5 / 5

Nick cartoons have really gone downhill lately, EXCEPT for the Avatar. It’s an excellent, extremely well-written, beautifully animated series that is very engaging, dramatic and funny all at the same time. It is clearly well-researched, and serves up lots of Asian wisdom, not just a lot of silly platitudes. I love this show. Hurray for the AVATAR! I can’t wait to buy the complete series as a Christmas gift for my kids (and me!)
Rating: 5 / 5

Wow, this is seriously the BEST show on television right now. I’m over 30 years old and I get more excited about a new episode of Avatar than I do about Lost, Smallville… ANY other show. I am a big fan of animation, and Avatar is like a breath of fresh air. FINALLY there is an animated show on television which is intelligent, exicting, humorous and surprisingly emotional. (I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve gotten teary-eyed watching it!) Yes, it’s THAT good.

The animation is wonderful and the characters are well devoloped and engaging. The martial arts are fantastic to watch. The storyline is incredible – the writers for this show have a clear vision and every episode is linked. (Even now when I watch Season 2 characters from Season 1 will unexpectedly show up.) This is the only show on TV where you KNOW every episode is going to be pure gold.

Please don’t underestimate this show because it’s on Nickelodeon or you might think it’s for kids. It has so many levels that it appeals to everyone. One episode and you’ll be hooked – TRUST me! 😉

Rating: 5 / 5

Wow. I just bought this blind after reading a couple reviews on here and I will say this: it absolutely blew me and my girfriend away. And we’re huge animation geeks…not always easy to please. Watched the whole box set in 2 nights. She’s keeping it so now I have to get my own copy.

Great art/design, beautiful animation and color, realistic and thinking characters and a well thought out story. Great voice actors also. I noticed Andrea Romano of Batman: TAS fame is in charge of voice casting so it’s bound to be good.

See, this is what we get when a network like Nick takes a chance and does something daring and different. Not since Zim has Nick done something even remotely innovative and different. Same old kiddie crap in my opinion. I realize it’s their bread and butter but thank goodness theyre finally doing another Friday night type of show for an older crowd (Oh how I miss Invader Zim). Good for them….now do more, Nick!!

This is right up there with Venture Bros, Teen Titans and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends as my current favorite toons in production. Although all of these are quite different I will say.

I would also recommend this to any fans of Samurai Jack as well.

R.I.P. Mako. (voice of Uncle Iroh on Avatar; Aku on Samurai Jack)
Rating: 5 / 5

I may be biased from the cartoons I watched while growing up, but it seems like nowadays cartoons are just lacking in quality. I changed that opinion, though, once I saw Avatar.

The show draws on Chinese culture and mythlogy and is drawn anime-style, which means that each episode is a visual feast. But what really drew me was the characters. Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Zuko, the main characters, are easy to gain affection (and sympathy) for, and even the minor characters that appear for just an episode have depth.

The story is both serious and funny, a combination that could appeal to both children and their parents. I recommend this especially for people who want a cartoon that goes beyond slapstick stupidity, and I’m already looking forward to the next season!
Rating: 5 / 5

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