I never really got into anime in the way that a lot of other geeky kids did. Dragonball Z? Did not care. Pokémon? I watched the first season or two of the anime, but the video games were always first in my heart. Digimon? Yeah, no.
So, I was surprised in college to really get into the Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which borrows heavily from anime. It tells the story of an epic war fought by element-“bending” humans, a group of children who must save the planet, and some bizarrely cute hybrid animals.
On this episode of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b, I tasked Emily with watching the first five episodes of season one of Avatar: “The Boy in the Iceberg” through “The King of Omashu.” Join us!:
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If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can watch Avatar: The Last Airbender for free on Amazon Instant Video. You can also stream some episodes on Nickelodeon’s website (not all of them, like we said in the episode). Or, you can buy individual episodes from iTunes or Amazon for $2 apiece.
Oh, and probably worth noting: As is our wont, we get off on a lot of tangents. If you haven’t seen the Harry Potter movies or Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and you’re someone who listens to this podcast?! Really?), then mild spoiler warning for those works.
We’ll be back next week to finish our discussion of A Tale of Two Cities.