One Avatar: The Last Airbender fan animated opening has given the series a long overdue incredible anime makeover! Avatar: The Last Airbender has been at the center of a lot of debate over the years as fans have wondered whether or not it could qualify as an anime due to all of the influences it wears on its sleeve. The anime umbrella has widened over the years to include it, but it was a fierce one back then. But fans have offered some great fully anime takes on the franchise that have really pushed the argument to the next level.
Now there's an even better argument for Avatar: The Last Airbender being an anime series as now it's gotten the anime opening it deserves! Artist atenahena has proved that the series is not only a great inspiration for an anime opening with their take on it (using Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic's first opening as a base), but still continues to have some of the most iconic characters in the animated world! You can check out a tease of it from @atenahena's Twitter below and check out the full opening above!
Avatar: The Last Airbender is such a hot ticket franchise that while its animated run is over following The Legend of Korra sequel series, the series is still inspiring new projects such as tabletop games and more. One of the most curious is a new live-action series being produced for Netflix. Following original creators' Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko's public exit from the new adaptation last year, the series has reportedly hired a new showrunner.
While we have yet to get concrete details for Netflix's new live-action project just yet, rumors and early reports from the production suggest that the central ages of the series' characters like Katara and Sokka would be changed for the new series. Fans have not responded particularly kind to this idea, but at least fans can keep the original spirit of the series alive with fun new takes on it like this.
Would you consider Avatar: The Last Airbender an anime series? If so, would you want a proper anime opening theme sequence? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!