Co-creators, Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino, have confirmed that the American TV series ‘The Legend of Korra’ main characters, Korra and Asami, are in love and are in fact a lesbian couple.
Fans have long suspected that the series was moving towards a lesbian romance between the best friend, with their closeness and strong bond a central theme for the show.
Co-creator, DiMartino wrote on his Tumblr page:
“Over the years we’ve heard from numerous fans, in person and online, how Avatar and Korra have influenced their lives for the better or helped them overcome a life struggle or setback. I am always humbled when people share their personal stories with us and I am grateful that my love for telling stories has been able to help people in some small way.
So while Avatar and Korra were always meant to be entertaining and engaging tales, this universe and its characters also speak to the deeper humanity in all of us, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, culture, nationality, or sexual orientation.”