Yet I see spoiler after spoiler in my dashboard?
And I’m the TROLLMASTER?
See, this is why we’re a spoiler free blog.
And we shall all remember this day as the day sifu-kisu truly entered our tumblr fandom world and followed many quality blogs back. Blessed be this fandom- full of ships that will not sink, the fluffiest fluff, the smutiest smut, and all the feels a fandom can contain.
You guys are making me dizzy:))
Sifu Kisu — ships Makorra but isn’t weird about it.
THE LEGEND OF KORRA PREMIERE PARTY, APRIL 14th, 2012
Sifu Kisu (traditional martial arts consultant), showing you his serious side.
Every single element in Korra is a massive team effort, with that said my input into the show is microscopic. I show up for a few hours each episode to talk with the Directors in order to help them manifest their ideas. I’m filmed from various angles for reference and then my part is done. I come back occasionally to help tweak it to perfection but after I leave is when the real work begins. A giant team of very talented artist monkeys draws and draws and draws until they are exhausted, then they are feed super radioactive bananas and forced to draw until their monkey paws bleed.
There’s more, much much more it’s a dark and scary process, but I have been sworn to secrecy and threatened with painful punishments….
(did I answer the question?)
OMG there are chimp sounds coming from outside my window!
Sifu Kisu, the consultant of all things traditional Chinese martial arts on Avatar and Korra is on Tumblr too! As you can see here, and in his blog posts, the man likes SWORDS! And he knows how to use them.
It was the summer of 2002, once Mike and I had entered development on Avatar with Nickelodeon, that I found Sifu Kisu while researching teachers of Northern Shaolin kung fu in the LA area. I became his student, to learn more about kung fu for myself as an artist and animator, and to vet him as a potential consultant. Rather than merely copying moves from movies, Mike and I wanted to tap into the martial arts for the show on a deeper level, so we knew we would need an expert. Sifu Kisu proved to be able to use his vast knowledge and experience in the traditional arts in a creative way. He consulted on an early pencil test, then the pilot, and the rest is history…
Back in the day…
Plugging Sifu Kisu’s blog!
Sifu Kisu, martial arts expert and and consultant on Avatar: the Last Airbender and Avatar: Legend of Korra.
Avatar: The Legend of Korra Kicks It Old School
Martial arts expert and consultant Sifu Kisu will return to aid production of the Avatar: The Last Airbender follow-up mini-series The Legend of Korra.
Those who love the detailed, accurate and fast-paced martial arts action of Avatar: The Last Airbender needn’t worry about a drop in quality in the upcoming mini-series Avatar: The Legend of Korra, as we’ve learned from A:TLA Online that martial arts expert Sifu Kisu will return as a consultant!
In addition to Sifu’s extensive past credits with other martial arts related series like Charlie’s Angelsand Power Rangers, the Northern Shaolin master served as the inspiration for Sokka’s own sword-fighting master, Piandao.
Kisu joins other returning production crew such as storyboard artiosts Joaquin Dos Santos and Ian Graham, voice actor Dee Bradley Baker (Momo, Appa, most of the Insane Avatar Animals), and of course series creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, with whom we had a chance to speak with at Comic-Con 2010.
Keep it here for all the latest details on the twelve-part mini-series, as we continue to get psyched forThe Legend of Korra, and chime in below with your thoughts!