4 Shows To Watch If You Loved ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ | ft. diverse animated shows on Netflix

Hey everyone!

 A lot of you have probably seen Avatar: The Last Airbender since it came on Netflix back in June. It’s already broken several records and is the show with the highest number of days on the Top Ten list- I believe over fifty days! Which is crazy, and definitely well-deserved.

(to my credit, I liked avatar before it was trendy. but still. 😂)

During my collab with Sophie, I made her watch Avatar because it’s amazing (here’s the link to my post, her blog is currently down for some reason!) and she obviously loved it as well. A lot of us have watched ATLA and after watching it, craved some more of the magic that’s in that TV show. It took me several months to find great TV shows with some of these qualities, and I thought I’d share it with y’all too, so you don’t have to suffer like I did. 😭

Also, all of these are diverse shows! These are all shows with BIPOC and some also have LGBT representation. They’re also directed to a younger audience, which means that there are no adult themes and all of these are also animated, which is great because animated shows are so underrated! 😉

P.S. These are all available in USA Netflix and I’m sure some others are available in other countries as well!

divider_oneinamillion

1. The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra Coming to Netflix in August – /Film

Yes, technically I’ve mentioned this before in previous posts, but it was added to Netflix about a month and a half ago and deserves a second mention! LOK is the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which makes it the most obvious choice if you’re looking for another show that’s similar to ATLA. It follows Korra, the avatar after Aang, as she saves the world and masters the elements through four seasons. It’s not the same as ATLA but it has its own charm and I promise it’s worth a watch. It’s a little more mature than ATLA, though- I’d recommend it for 11+ rather than ATLA’s 7+, but I supposed everyone reading this is probably over that age 😂

How it’s similar to ATLA:

  • Similar worldbuilding because it’s located in the same universe
  • Bending!! 🥰
  • Art style is gorgeous as well
  • Amazing soundtrack
  • Diverse cast with BIPOC and LGBT representation

divider_oneinamillion

2. Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts

Kipo & The Age of Wonderbeasts Trailer Teases Netflix ...

I’m not finished with Kipo, but I’ve got to say that it’s an absolutely charming show! The show follows Kipo, Dave, Benson, Wolf, and Mandu (who’s basically Kipo’s pet) in a somewhat post-apocalyptic or dystopian environment with ‘mutes’, AKA animals but different (and a lot of them can talk) and where humans were pushed underground in burrows to survive.

Kipo is a burrow girl but she lost her way home and is now trying to get back home with the help of her new friends. Benson and Wolf are humans (yes, Wolf is a human, deal with it) but Dave and Mandu are mutes.

Anyways, I find the world very interesting and engaging! Because this is a kids show, they don’t go into depth about how the world came to be, so it can be assumed that either this is dystopian or the world has always been like this.

How it’s similar to ATLA:

  • It has beautiful artwork
  • There’s a common and underlying theme of found family
  • Two animals (get it? Appa and Momo? Dave and Mandu? XD)
  • Some characters have magical abilities! Not bending, but still really cool.
  • Diverse: MC is Blasian and queercoded, side characters: Black gay boy, Black queercoded girl, and… two animals 👀
divider_oneinamillion

3. Glitch Techs

glitch techs picture

Glitch Techs is a super cute and funny kiddish animated show which follows Five and Miko, two really good gamers who discover that games have ‘glitches’ which come to life as part of the game and that glitch techs are responsible for fighting them. It’s surprisingly really good and I personally loved it!

As someone who isn’t a huge gamer but is really fascinated with gaming fiction and reading about gaming worlds, I loved this and it warmed my non-gamer heart 😂 Also, Five and Miko are really good characters and most of the supporting cast are also really fun to watch.

The art/animation is clean and cute and as someone who would love to get into digital art but never has the time OR the talent, it’s really fun to see.

How it’s similar to ATLA:

  • okay maybe I’m reaching a little 😅 but it gives off atla vibes!
  • miko reminds me a lot of aang, my sweet little babies
  • ally (miko’s pet glitch) = appa? maybe? hm
  • MC Five is hispanic and MC Miko is Asian. SC Zahra is Muslim, Hameesh is Indian, and Mitch is Black.
  • it just gives atla vibes okay??

4. She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power review: Netflix ...

If I’m being completely honest, I haven’t seen She-Ra yet 😅 but it’s next on my must-watch list! let’s ignore the fact that I haven’t read a book in a month but I’m watching Netflix okay? I truthfully don’t know much about it, but I do know that it is a ~sensation~ and it took the internet by storm. I also know it’s fantasy and Catra (whoever she is- I think the blonde one) is 7 feet tall. And that she and Adora (is Adora the one on the left in the picture I added?) have an amazing romance.

Yeah, maybe I should let the people who already know it explain 🤪

Soldier Adora finds a magic sword- and her identity as the legendary hero She-Ra. She joins the Rebellion, but her best friends stays with the evil Horde.

Uh, so that didn’t clear a lot of things up but it looks like this is a friends to enemies to lovers situation!! Best trope ever 😍

How it’s similar to ATLA:

  • well, Netflix recommends it next to Avatar,,,
  • and it’s a diverse animated show!!
  • and it has friends to enemies to lovers 😍
  • and apparently it gives off atla vibes (whatever that means. you’d know if you watch atla) although I don’t really know because I haven’t watched it 😅
  • representation: BIPOC characters and sapphic main romance

divider_oneinamillion

Thank you for reading this post! I hope that if you loved Avatar, you’ll love all these shows as well.

If you’ve watched any of these shows, let me know how you liked them! Are there any other animated shows on Netflix that you recommend?

P.S. For some reason, I kept procrastinating on writing this post?? It’s been in the works for two weeks now… it was supposed to go up a week ago 😅 but happy September!

26 thoughts on “4 Shows To Watch If You Loved ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ | ft. diverse animated shows on Netflix

  1. I finished She-ra recently! Aditi you have to watch it it is so so good 😭 Like I would say the first season is enjoyable but a bit meh but then the seasons after that just get AMAZING. (Also, Catra is the one with kitty ears! Adora is the blond one.) Anyway, the queer representation was just *chef’s kiss* I can’t believe we finally have a problematic queer main couple in a kid’s show, and wlw no less. It made me so happy.

    Also, this doesn’t have Avatar vibes at all, but if you’re looking for a tv show about QPOC, The Untamed is a really good Chinese drama! There’s no explicit romance because of censorship from the Chinese government, but the show manages to be really, really queer all the same. It was based on a Boy’s Love novel and you can really tell that everyone involved tried their hardest to make it as queer as they could without running afoul of censorship laws? I don’t know if I’ve recommended the show to you before, so sorry if I have, but you can find it on Netflix!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. *I mean problematic in the ‘weird enemies-to-lovers relationship’ kind of way, just to clarify in case it was unclear what I meant. I have no idea if it was unclear, but sometimes the way I talk makes absolute sense to me and no sense to anyone else? So just in case
      But yeah, it was a pure kind of problematic lmao

      Liked by 1 person

    2. OH THAT’S AWESOME TO KNOW!! I’m so glad that I have another great series to look forward to! (OHH okay haha for some reason the kitty ears one fELt like an adora ?? idk hahah). I agree that queer relationships are expected to be perfect otherwise they’re ‘canceled’ but straight relationships can be ALL KINDS OF TOXIC AND THEY’RE JUST ALLOWED but problematic relationships

      Like

    3. OH THAT’S AWESOME TO KNOW!! I’m so glad that I have another great series to look forward to! (OHH okay haha for some reason the kitty ears one fELt like an adora ?? idk hahah). I agree that queer relationships are expected to be perfect otherwise they’re ‘canceled’ but straight relationships can be ALL KINDS OF TOXIC AND THEY’RE JUST ALLOWED but problematic relationships aren’t my thing haha.
      Ooh, thank you so much for the rec!! Is it on Netflix? Oh yay it is!! ❤
      (also i accidentally sent this before i finished the message!)

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I actually don’t watch many animated shows on Netflix but I guess I really should cause, it looks like I’m missing out on a lot 😂 My friend is also obsessed with Avatar and has been trying to get me to watch it since forever and wow,being on the top ten for roughly 50 days is a big deal! Most shows and movies only stay like a week or two 😂
    Thanks for sharing and happy September to you too! I’m waiting for the fall weather to kick in, lol.

    Like

  3. Ahhh I love this post! And as someone who was writing ATLA fanfiction in 2009, I definitely relate to your feeling of “I liked it before it was cool!” even as I’m delighted that so many people are discovering it for the first time.

    I love Legend of Korra! Korra herself is one of my favorite TV characters of all time, and the show has so many wonderful characters and action scenes.

    And She-Ra!!! I watched the entire show in less than two weeks a few months ago, and the whole time I was thinking about how much it reminds me of Avatar. Alskfjsl I won’t spoil anything for you, but you’re in for a great journey with this show 😀 Plus, truly the best friends to enemies to lovers romance of all time!

    I definitely need to check out these other shows too. Thanks for the recommendations! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Woah, that’s a WHILE ago- you were an actual OG fan! I was… a toddler then… 😅 but I got into ATLA in 2015 ish so it was still before it was cool lol. I’ve written some ATLA fanfic too! But a lot more recently XD.
      I love LOK too! All the Korra slander is sad 😦 the poor girl doesn’t deserve all the hate she gets. And I adore Korrasami ❤
      Oh that's crazy! I'm definitely looking forward to starting She-Ra ! My little brother has been bothering me to watch with him lol.
      Thank you for commenting!!

      Like

  4. SHE POSTED
    and yes I’m late shhhshshhshs

    I don’t really watch a lot of animated shows? If any?? Idk I’m trying to work my way through some of the Netflix classics at the moment so I’ve stopped exploring more for the moment 😪

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s