If you, like me, are an Avatar: The Last Airbender devotee who has apprehensions about the forthcoming live-action adaptation, hereâ€™s something to ease your worries. Re:Anime, a production company â€œby anime fans, for anime fansâ€ that puts together recreations of famous anime scenes, is branching out slightly to take on A:TLAâ€”and, from the look of these set photos, itâ€™s going to be incredible.
Per Re:Animeâ€™s YouTube page, the company was created in direct response to Hollywoodâ€™s misrepresentation of their favorite showsâ€™ characters and cultures. And in what looks to be this recreation of Azula and Zukoâ€™s fateful Agni Kai, theyâ€™ve certainly rectified at least the visual mistakes made by M. Night Shyamalan in his less-than-satisfactory attempt to adapt the story for the big screen.
Nikki SooHoo and Yoshi Sudarso are dead ringers for Azula and Zuko. I keep a pretty close eye onÂ A:TLAÂ cosplayers at cons, particularly the ones who take on Zuko, and I canâ€™t help admiring the makeup work here on the scar. Even their respective expressions are perfect here.
The interpretation of Katara is a bit looserâ€”where are your hair loopies, Katara?â€”but Yasmin Kassim is definitely making it work.The trailer for the recreation drops this coming week. Weâ€™ll keep you posted on how awesome it turns out to be. But what do you think so far? Apparate your thoughts in comments below.
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