The Legend of Genji is a volunteer-based, multimedia fan project to create a new, web-based Avatar series. This is an unofficial project and is not affiliated with the original creators. Through our own story, we aim to bring the original series to a new generation of viewers and create new, exciting content for longtime fans of the original series.
Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are two shows that revolutionized the way many Americans view cartoons. Borrowing themes and animation styles from Asia, creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino pushed the limits of mainstream television to create a children’s show that challenged young viewers to consider complex themes and ideas like egalitarianism, theocracy, terrorism, and globalization. The franchise emphasized equality, diversity, and athleticism, and it has attracted millions of fans of all ages for its sincerity and depth. The never-ending reincarnation cycle of the “Avatar” character allows fans to imagine the next chapter in the story. Even though the official series has ended and the creators are moving on to new projects, fans around the world continue to explore this fictional universe in fanfiction, art, comics, and independent animation. Reexamining the show’s world space is not only an exercise in imagination and story-telling — it’s an opportunity to navigate real-world issues and reinvent world history.
The Project’s Vision and Mission: