The Legend of Korra: Season 1, Episode 1

Welcome to Republic City (14 Apr. 2012)

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Korra, the new Avatar, travels to Republic city to start her Airbending training.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Korra (voice)
Tenzin / Additional Voices (voice)
Lin Beifong (voice)
Amon (voice)
Pema (voice)
Jinora (voice)
Ikki / Additional Voices (voice)
Logan Wells ...
Meelo (voice)
Cora Baker ...
Young Korra (voice)
Lieutenant (voice)
Naga / Oogi / Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)


Korra leaves the safety of her home and travels to bustling Republic City to begin her airbending training. Once there, she is shocked to find a big city full of dangers, including criminal bending gangs and a vocal anti-bending revolution. Written by Nick

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"Naga", Korra's animal companion, means "Dragon" in the Malay/Indonesian language. See more »


Jinora: Gran Gran, I've been reading all about your old adventures. I've been dying to ask you, what happened to Zuko's mom?
Katara: Well Jinora, its an incredible tale...
Ikki: GRAN GRAN! you look old. How old are you? And why is it so cold in the South Pole? Can we make a campfire, and all huddle around it, and tell scary stories, and make snowmen? And then can you make the snowmen move with waterbending and chase us? Wouldn't that be fun? Huh! Wouldn't it?
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New Avatar, New Metropolis
15 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The wait is finally over! Korra, from the Southern Water Tribe is the new Avatar and is ready to take on the world! Set in Republic City, sort of a 1920s New York City type place with Asian culture/influence, Korra discovers the world is not what she thought it was and wants to help ease tensions between Benders and Non-Benders.

Tenzin, the son and Air-Bender of Aang is introduced as a serious, but kind man along with his pregnant wife and three children, who provide us with some well-needed laughs in this more serious version of Avatar.

Korra gets herself into trouble and resists arrest, showing her naivety, but we get to see Lin Bei Fong, the daughter of Toph as a result.

The modern city with automobiles was a turnoff for me as it was to others I know, but after watching a few episodes, I've learned to accept this new environment even though it lacks in the mysticism that made the original Avatar so great.

Overall, I score this episode a 6/10. It didn't "wow" me like I hoped and the humor was lacking, but the artistry is terrific and the story-telling is adequate. Rock-on, Korra, Rock-on!

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