Hi ! Renxkyoko Iglesias here !
I’m surprised I have not read any review of RWBY here on WordPress. Is it because anime fans are purists who do not want to acknowledge any anime -like shows as anime if they do not originate from Japan ? That’s an unfortunate attitude because RWBY is simply awesome, and in my humble opinion, has the most beautifully choreagraphed combat scenes, bar none. Yes, I say, bar none. Just check out the trailer.
RWBY ( pronounced Ruby ) stands for Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, 4 all-female members of a team that are studying to become Huntresses ( and Hunters ) at Beacon Academy, the most prestigious school in Remnant , located in Vale , one of the 4 kingdoms that make up the world of Remnant. Students at this school are trained to combat the malevolent creatures called Grimms . ( Check out Wiki for summary ).
RWBY is an adventure and fantasy series whose plotline makes sense, and , more importantly, is grounded on Remnant’s reality. At first, the 3-D animation of the characters made me a bit skeptical that the American developer, Rooster Teeth , could pull this off. The way the characters ” walk ” does look awkward, as if their feet do not touch the ground……and the eye movements leave much to be desired. Thankfully, the graphics got better. Besides, I didn’t expect the graphics to look like Unchartered 4.
One other thing that I love in RWBY is that it does not follow the anime trope of highly sexualized females, with jiggly , huge knockers, whose main objective is to get into the main guy’s pants. I don’t get that obsession, but well, whatever floats one’s boat. RBWY is only on Volume 4, so let’s see what happens. To date, there is very little romance in the series, and I am fine with that . I hope the developers don’t fall into the pit of fanservice, and start showing young , innocent Ruby’s underwear every time she is in combat .
This is all for now. I hope you can watch RWBY if you haven’t yet. You can actually bingewatch on Rooster Teeth’s YouTube channel. The first 2 volumes are on Netflix’s roster, though I’m not sure if it’s still there.
I rate this 9/10.
Bye for now and thank you for reading.