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"It's a big concept in Eastern philosophy. The idea of change, and this notion that nature is always changing and that's the only constant, that sort of principle. So we were attracted to it for that reason, and as Mike described, it's about dealing with the changes that happened in the world after Harmonic Convergence, so it seemed to fit."
Bryan Konietzko explaining why Book Three is titled Change.[1]

Book Three Change poster

The promotional poster for Book Three: Change that was given to fans during the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con features Korra, Opal, and Kai in the foreground while Zaheer and his companions loom in the background.

Book Three: Change () is the title of the third and penultimate book of The Legend of Korra, which ran for a total of thirteen episodes.[2] Set two weeks after the end of Book Two: Spirits,[3] the nomenclature refers to the changes induced by the energy shift of the planet due to Harmonic Convergence and Korra's battle with the Dark Avatar.

As of May 8, 2014, the animation for Book Three had been completed by Studio Mir.[4] Production work for Book Three was officially completed on June 3, 2014.[5] The book debuted with the first three episodes airing on June 27, 2014. On July 24, it was announced that following the airing of "The Terror Within", the remaining five episodes of the book would be moved to online releases, including Nickelodeon's website.[6] Afterward, the book concluded with the release of the last two episodes on August 22, 2014.

Chapter Episode Episode name Airdate
1 27 "A Breath of Fresh Air" June 27, 2014
2 28 "Rebirth" June 27, 2014
3 29 "The Earth Queen" June 27, 2014
4 30 "In Harm's Way" July 11, 2014
5 31 "The Metal Clan" July 11, 2014
6 32 "Old Wounds" July 18, 2014
7 33 "Original Airbenders" July 18, 2014
8 34 "The Terror Within" July 25, 2014
9 35 "The Stakeout" August 1, 2014 (online)
10 36 "Long Live the Queen" August 8, 2014 (online)
11 37 "The Ultimatum" August 15, 2014 (online)
12 38 "Enter the Void" August 22, 2014 (online)
13 39 "Venom of the Red Lotus" August 22, 2014 (online)

Trivia

  • Due to Nickelodeon shortening the series' screentime, Book Three episodes are twenty-two minutes long, down from twenty-three minutes as in previous books.[7]
  • On June 8, 2014, episodes three through six of Book Three were accidentally leaked on the Mexican Nickelodeon website, MundoNick.[8]
    • The leaked episodes prompted the production team to release an official trailer for the third book on June 11, earlier than originally planned.[9]
  • On August 7, 2014, the tenth episode of Book Three was leaked as well.
  • Book Three: Change is the only season in the entire Avatar franchise in which Katara did not appear.
  • Book Three: Change ends with the Avatar substantially wounded, much like Book Two: Earth of the original series. It also parallels Book Three: Fire in the fact that both end with a ceremony and the imprisonment of the primary antagonists.

References

  1. Christopher John Farley (November 22, 2013). The Legend of Korra Creators: Writing Pretty Much Done For Final Book in Saga. Speakeasy. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved on November 22, 2013.
  2. Bryan Konietzko (July 12, 2012). Bryan Konietzko announces new books. Tumblr. Retrieved on July 12, 2012.
  3. Hedrick, Tim, Hamilton, Joshua (writers) & Heck, Colin, Zwyer, Melchior (directors). (June 27, 2014). "A Breath of Fresh Air". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 1. Nickelodeon.
  4. Ebonynightwriter on Tumblr (May 8, 2014). Studio Mir's Facebook replied to two fans' questions.... Tumblr. Retrieved on May 12, 2014.
  5. Michael Dante DiMartino on Tumblr (June 3, 2014). Today we finished the final sound mix of Book 3 at Levels audio.... Tumblr. Retrieved on June 4, 2014.
  6. Book 3 Moving to Digital Release!. Korra Nation (July 24, 2014). Retrieved on July 25, 2014.
  7. Michael Dante DiMartino (June 16, 2014). WRITING THE SCRIPT. Wordpress. Retrieved on June 16, 2014.
  8. Bryan Konietzko (June 10, 2014). Bryan Konietzko addresses episode leaks. Tumblr. Retrieved on June 11, 2014.
  9. Bryan Konietzko (June 11, 2014). Bryan Konietzko on the official trailer. Tumblr. Retrieved on June 11, 2014.

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