regardless; some fantastic news to probably none of you: There is a sequel to Avatar: The last air bender cartoon. It's called the legend of Korra. It aired in april and just finished the first season (12 episodes) late last month.
It's supposed to take place something-80 years after the end of the book of fire with Korra being the next avatar. From what I've seen so far it has been getting fantastic reviews so I definitely can't wait to check it out.
Avatar: the lat air bender was great even for being an american cartoon aimed at a young demographic. It was supposed to be for 7-11 year olds. Funny how something like that ended up being such a huge hit for all ages. Because of that I can't wait to see how they went about setting up this sequel. since they're aware of their larger target audience I wonder if they'll add more mature themes to it.
And since I'm on the topic I might as well post a few suggestions to check out. These are a few of the better anime I've watched recently (since the last post about this topic however many months ago):
1. Chrome Shelled Regios-- This was an interesting take on the future of a world being over taken by aliens. For the most part, it was quite enjoyable and worth checking out. Has some pretty decent action sequences.
2. Skip Beat!-- I've said it in the past but I'll say it again, I normally dislike slice of life anime. It's just not what I look for when I watch it. This one however kind of impressed me. I'm not 100% sure why (as is when i actually enjoy a slice of life I'm generally miffed at the notion of the genre so It's always unclear why I some times like one) I can't compare the reasoning to Beck since Beck had a fantastic musical story line and made the genre more toward music than slice of life. I'm getting carried away here, so...
3. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit-- I'm only on episode 12 of 26, but I wanted to suggest it anyways. It has a strong 90's feel even though it premiered in 2007. And that's a good thing in case you didn't know much about modern anime. The art is fantastic and the animators did a wonderful job on this one. So far even before getting half way through, I can see this anime becoming one of my favorite. From the pacing, and how the story has been progressing I have little doubts about it ending well. Oh and I should add, I'm watching the dubbed though it's not that I had a choice since I'm watching on netflix. I suppose I could go to animefreak for the subbs and check it out, but I don't need to. The dubbing for this is fantastic. I can't recognize any of the actors and i even went through the list and don't recall any of their names. That ended up being wonderful since the same voice used in many anime can ruin characters *cough* Greg Ayres *cough* (ever since evangelian.... >.> the only redeeming factor for him is the fact that he did a killer job in Beck..) but all fresh new voices and a superb job at that plus the awesome art makes this very easy to enjoy.
/end nerd mode.