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Most western animation for children is, to put it simply, really wretched. At best, it's tolerable.

But a shining exception would be the tale of the Avatar of all four elements, and to restore the balance in the world. "Avatar The Last Airbender - Book 1" serves as a solid first season to this series, with its colourful world, vivid action and complex characters. It may be aimed at kids, but it's a solid enough series to be enjoyed by any age.

South Pole Water Tribe siblings Katara and Sokka stumble across a glowing iceberg, with a young Airbender boy named Aang (and his flying bison) sealed inside. All Airbenders were killed long ago by the Fire Nation -- and Aang is the Avatar who mysteriously vanished a century ago, and is the only hope against the Fire Nation.

Unfortunately, a Fire Nation prince named Zuko has been wandering the world in search of Aang, and agrees to let the Water Tribe alone if Aang surrenders. Katara and Sokka manage to rescue their friend, and since Katara isn't experienced enough in waterbending to teach Aang, they set out for the North Pole to find a waterbending master -- with Zuko and his cruel rival Admiral Zhao in hot pursuit.

Along the way, they encounter hurricanes, woman warriors, a loopy old king who seems very familiar, a Spirit World Beast, pirates, teenage rebels, two tribes locked in an eternal feud, a mysterious blue masked man, fortunetellers, a rogue Firebender, and an Air Temple turned into a steampunk city. But when they arrive at the north pole, Aang and his friends find that their time is running out...

The highest compliment I can pay "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is that it's like a thoroughly solid action/fantasy anime. It's graced with good writing, excellent animation, and a general look drawn from Asian and Inuit cultures -- not to mention different civilizations clashing against the steampunky armored tanks and ships of the Fire Nation.

That isn't to say that it's all grim and serious -- it's quite the opposite. Lots of amusing dialogue ("I'm too young to die!" "I'm not, but I still don't wanna!"), slapstick, and flashy fights involving eruptions of fire, swirling water and blasts of air. It all culminates in a brilliantly epic clash, which wraps up the season nicely while leaving the way open for Aang's next lessons.

Aang is a kind and selfless kid, but still a kid -- plenty of turmoil over his role as the Avatar and his past mistakes, but he's still down-to-earth and sometime spacey. Katara and Sokka make good companions -- a sensible, short-fused girl with waterbending powers, and her reckless, courageous brother. And though he's technically a villain, the scarred, exiled prince Zuko is a brilliant anti-hero. And his lovably pervy uncle Iroh makes for good comic relief ("I'm certain you bathe regularly"), but there are hints that he's much more than that.

The special edition is being released in time for the live-action adaptation, and it adds a sleek blue "book" case with silver detailing. There are going to be seven discs instead of the usual six, with extra stuff -- an exclusive documentary, a paperback companion for artwork and designs, and so on. This could be worth it if you're just discovering "Avatar," but I wouldn't advise buying it if you already have the regular "Book 1."

"Avatar The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 1" has a few initial wobbles, but quickly blossoms into a brilliant little show. Definitely worth seeing.
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Most western animation for children is, to put it simply, really wretched. At best, it's tolerable.

But a shining exception would be the tale of the Avatar of all four elements, and to restore the balance in the world. "Avatar The Last Airbender - Book 1" serves as a solid first season to this series, with its colourful world, vivid action and complex characters. It may be aimed at kids, but it's a solid enough series to be enjoyed by any age.

South Pole Water Tribe siblings Katara and Sokka stumble across a glowing iceberg, with a young Airbender boy named Aang (and his flying bison) sealed inside. All Airbenders were killed long ago by the Fire Nation. You guessed it (and so does Katara): Aang is the Avatar who mysteriously vanished a century ago, and is the only hope against the Fire Nation. And, uh, he's a total goofball.

Unfortunately, a Fire Nation prince named Zuko has been wandering the world in search of Aang, and agrees to let the Water Tribe alone if Aang surrenders. Of course, Katara and Sokka set out to rescue their friend, and since Katara isn't experienced enough in waterbending to teach Aang how to do it, they set out for the North Pole to find a waterbending master.

Along the way, the three friends encounter hurricanes, woman warriors, a loopy old king who seems very familiar, Aang's ruined temple, a Spirit World Beast, a waterbending scroll, pirates, teenage rebels, two tribes locked in an eternal feud, a mysterious man in a blue mask, fortunetellers, a rogue Firebender, and an Air Temple turned into a steampunk palace.

But through the journey, Aang is confronted by the vast changes from the last century, and they are constantly attacked by the desperate Zuko, and his arrogant rival General Zhao. And when they arrive at the icy citadel at the North Pole, Aang finds that saving his friends may be far more difficult than he expected...

The highest compliment I can pay "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is that it's like a thoroughly solid action/fantasy anime, with lots of elemental fights. Though it starts off on a typical quest, it's graced with good writing, excellent animation, and a general look drawn from Asian and Inuit cultures.

Though most of "Book 1: Water" is made up of one-episode stories, the writers nevertheless weave subplots through it. The world itself is a simple but well-realized one, with different civilizations clashing against the steampunky armored tanks and ships of the Fire Nation. Assassinations, captures, escapes and spiritual journeys are all interwoven into this story.

That isn't to say that it's all grim and serious -- it's quite the opposite. Lots of amusing dialogue ("I'm too young to die!" "I'm not, but I still don't wanna!"), slapstick, and flashy fights involving eruptions of fire, swirling water and blasts of air. It all culminates in a brilliantly epic clash, which wraps up the season nicely while leaving the way open for Aang's next lessons.

And they do a good job with the characters -- Aang is a kind and selfless kid, but still a kid. He has plenty of inner guilt and turmoil over his role as the Avatar and his past mistakes, but is still down-to-earth enough to tell an amazed fortune-teller, "Yeah, yeah, I knew that already. But did it say anything about a girl?" Katara and Sokka make good companions -- a sensible, short-fused girl with waterbending powers, and her rather reckless, courageous brother.

And though technically the antagonist, scarred teenager Zuko also is worthy of note -- as the series winds on, we see how desperate he is to regain his lost honor, and the horrible event that led to his exile. He's the exact opposite of the nasty, proud Zhao -- and his lovably pervy uncle Iroh makes for good comic relief ("I'm certain you bathe regularly"), but there are hints that he's much more than that.

"Avatar The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 1" has a few initial wobbles, but quickly blossoms into a brilliant little show. Definitely worth seeing.
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le 15 juin 2015
We all recently watched the movie version of series 1 and wanted MORE Avatar, but the movies are not being made fast enough to satisfy us. Then I remembered watching the animated series when the kids were babies.

We have just finished watching this animated series 1 as a family that includes 9 and 8 year olds.

It is a quirky show with modern humour embedded in a story with an ancient times atmosphere. For example, jokes about Boomerangs and Kangaroo Island were uttered. The story pre-dates the world-wide discovery of these things, but it doesn’t matter. It is all in good fun, the kids understand it, and laugh out loud a lot. It engages us adults as well. The kids get excited when they recognize the elements of the story adopted by the movie, and the changes interest them without disappointing them.

It is a bit of an adjustment at first, because the characters and mood differ slightly to the movie, which was rather serious and dramatic. I don’t recall the movie Avatar boy smiling at all. The animated Avatar cracks jokes and makes childish mistakes (as he should, since he is a child). And Sokka is a bit of a buffoon in the animated series, but we watched him growing and transforming with each adventure from immature boy to warrior like the one in the movie.

The rating given is my children’s, but my husband and I wholeheartedly agree with it. If you want an adventure that builds up in complex layers that are intriguing to young and old, you’ll get that here. It is serious and peppered with clever and some slap-stick humour that pleases all.

Series 1 is about Water. Can’t wait to see series 2 about Earth. This is not part of any Hollywood movie I know of yet, so it will all be surprising and new.

I highly recommend this series.
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RÉVISEUR DU TOP 500le 22 avril 2014
Avatar, like many cartoons (*cough* Totally Spies *cough*) tries to make itself look like an anime. Usually when cartoons do this, they end up looking like wannabes. But Avatar does an amazing job of getting inspiration from anime and the Japanese and Chinese cultures. If Avatar actually *were* an anime, it would be my second favourite after InuYasha.

I was watching TV at my Baba's (grandmother) place when Avatar was introduced to the public for the very first time (at least in Canada.) I believe I was 12 at the time. They introduced Avatar with a special two-episode preview. I couldn't tear my eyes from the screen. Not since InuYasha had an animated TV show grabbed my attention, killed me with curiosity and made me care about the characters so much in just episodes. Avatar is an amazing animated series. By far one of the best to ever be created by the Western World. The plot, the story, the adventures, the characters, the travelling, the humour, the heart-break...it's perfect. I absolutely love this show and recommend it to anyone who loves anime.

Favourite Characters: Aang and Zuko
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le 6 février 2013
What more can I say that other reviewers haven't already. Personally, I absolutely love this entire series. The variety of tones for each episode is exciting. Some episodes are deep with meaning, others are creepy, while still others are big, goofy,fun & even funny. The story arc from start to finish is captivating with a satisfying finish that doesn't leave you with your eyes rolled up in to your head.

Each of the main characters have immensely satisfying personal journeys (good and bad). Oh, & did I mention the fight/bending sequences are mesmerizing & occasionally spectacular to watch? This show was clearly made by people who cared very deeply for this entire world. There is so much thought & imagination that goes in to every detail. The story's unique, but is kept refreshingly simple & resists the urge to throw too much lore at the viewer. Above all the hype, I found the most appealing part of this show to be the characters and their relationships with each other. One could look at this show as one great big colourful, well written book.
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le 12 juillet 2010
Ever since I completed this series I knew that I would be purchasing it for rewatching purposes. This series has amazingly fleshed out characters with believable motivations who evolve believably throughout the series, is brilliant and introducing natural moments of humor and most importantly has continuity that builds on itself and really sets this universe apart even among other well written shows (comparably in my mind to Terry Pratchett's Discworld.)

This first book sets the foundation for the other two, and while I prefer the last two seasons more as the characters have mastered more interesting skills, I can see myself rewatching this season many times.
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le 29 octobre 2013
Amazing series, I had watched this 5 times over. It has a great sense of humor, and always has me on my toes. Even after rewatching the series I laugh just as much as I did the very first time I watched it. I am in my 20's and it still appeals to me, so it is not just for children (although it is a great collection to add for your child)

The story is based around The Avatar who was encased in ice for a hundred years. Watch Katara, Sokka, and Aang's journey protecting the world from the fire nation.

I highly recommend this to anyone, who has not seen the show yet, or ever has. Adding this to your collection is a great choice.
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le 16 janvier 2011
Despite the bad review I recently watched the last airbender movie, and I really liked it. I couldn't understand the bad reviews, but they all seemed to be comparisons with Avatar the animated series. So I bought a copy of book one and went through it like nothing. I then went through books two and three. All I can say is it was an amazing series. I went back to the movie and was disappointed just like the reviews, the series was just so good. I would definitely recommend it to anyone, but would also recommend that the movie is watched first to avoid the disappointment. Happy watching!
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le 16 avril 2013
I watched this series when it was airing live on TV a few years ago and I loved it so much. I was very sad when it ended so to have the show on DVD is awesome. Now I can get my avatar fix anytime.

This is the stunning debut to one of the most loved animated series (in my opinion) those of us who love it love it fiercely. A TV show is always better on DVD then when you have to wait for a new episode each week. I'm happy to binge on Aang and the gang and get lost in their amazing world that's so rich and beautiful.
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le 16 janvier 2011
As the first complete book out of 3 for Avatar - the Last Airbender, it is full of wonders and surprises and fun to watch! Although the pictures in this book are not of the same quality and sophistication'as those in the last two books, I have to admit some pictures are very artistic and beautiful. The story itself is amazingly attractive and provides good educational materials for kids on things like friendship, discipline, resolution, and hard work.
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