The Dragon Prince was released recently on Netflix. With new Netflix Original shows arriving every week, it’s really hard to keep up with everything. But I think this Avatar: The Last Airbender spiritual successor might be worth your time.

The Dragon Prince: Storm Dragon King

Every once in a while, I post a review or my first impressions on a new Netflix Original. After The Hollow, Final Space and Disenchantment, it’s time for a new cartoon that’s being labeled as an Avatar spiritual successor. It doesn’t have element benders, but it has magic, dragons, elves and a world in the brink of an all-out war.

The Dragon Prince: Two human princes who forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.

The first thing that you’ll notice is that it looks beautiful. Although the animation style is not my favorite, I can’t deny how good it looks on the TV. Also, the character designs are good and varied. But as a downside, I must say that the animation per se has a big flaw: it’s not fluid. Many times, seems that the character animation is running at 10 frames per second, or that something went wrong during the rendering process.

The Dragon Prince: She didn't nail it, but nice try
She didn’t nail it, but nice try

The story and characters are SO cool that I truly believe this is an Avatar spiritual successor. It has the same main elements and character focus during a war time in a magical land. Our main characters are different from each other and not shallow at all. Also, we have Bait, which is not Appa, but serve for the same purpose as the lovable mascot.

The Dragon Prince: Callum and Rayle had great times. Nice memories, right?
Callum and Rayle had great times. Nice memories, right?

I can’t talk much without telling spoilers, but what I can say is that I’m truly eager to know what they have in mind for the upcoming seasons, and that I hope that we get another 5 or 6 of them.

You can watch The Dragon Prince on Netflix (of course)!

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