Let’s see some First Nations/Native American actors in Legend of Korra: Book Two!
Something that really set Avatar: The Last Airbender apart from other Asian-based animated series was the show’s talented voice acting cast. As Asian American viewers, we particularly appreciated that the show cast so many talented Asian American voice actors, including Dante Basco and Mako!
With voice actors, there is a lot more versatility in casting because the actor is primarily providing the voice, not the visual character design. Fittingly, the voice cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender was diverse in many ways. That being said, it was still meaningful to see so many Asian American actors featured on the series, playing many of the Asian characters.
With the announcement that the next season of Legend of Korra will be set in the Inuit-inspired Southern Water Tribe, we know that the show will introduce many new Water Tribe characters. Just as it is rare for Asian American voice actors to have the opportunity to play Asian-inspired characters, it’s also rare for First Nations voice actors to have the opportunity to play characters inspired by their cultures. The talent is out there waiting to be discovered, and we look forward to seeing it showcased in Book Two!
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