*:・゚✧Anime Spotlight: RWBY Volume 1

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The future-fantasy world of Remnant is filled with ravenous monsters, treacherous terrain, and more villains than you can shake a sniper-scythe at. Fortunately, Beacon Academy is training Huntsmen and Huntresses to battle the evils of the world, and Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are ready for their first day of class.

From RoosterTeeth

Genre Action, Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Science Fantasy
Created by Monty Oum
Written by

  • Miles Luna
  • Kerry Shawcross
  • Monty Oum
Directed by

  • Monty Oum (Volume 1–2)
  • Kerry Shawcross (Volume 3–current)
Theme music composer Jeff Williams
Composer(s)

  • Jeff Williams
  • Steve Goldshein
  • Alex Abraham
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 48

I’m not going to be saying if this is anime, or debating the semantics of anime, go ahead if you want to, but I don’t really care as long as I can watch~

This is the introductory season, we get to meet all the characters one episode at a time, good and bad, the world and its terms, and get an inkling of what’s on stake. We also get to see the teams emerge, their issues and resolving to get a stronger bond. A bonding season, you could say.

One of the things that attracted me to this show was that it was made by Monty Oum, rest his soul, maker of the Dead Fantasy which I love and felt sad it couldn’t be finished by him, another was that Pink and Lilli kept talking about it. Talk about one show enough with me and you’ll end up convincing me to give it a shot /winks suggestively xP

Coming to this show was jarring for multiple reasons. First was the English voices, I’m not used to them aside in cartoons. Second, the 3D graphics. Third was that the show starts kinda weirdly, it half plomps us in the middle of the story and tells us to figure it out, and in the other half slows down and barrel disposes all the exposition :”D

After I got used to the 3D, which is really good!, the English voices, also really good!, and the show started picking up pace, I must say I got quite hooked. Not to the fever point I’ve seen of some die-hard fans, but it’s definitely fun and super enjoyable. My favorite parts are the comedy scenes and the kickass battles. Monty Oum showed he could epic battles in Dead Fantasy, and he definitely demonstrated it here again, claps and props to him and all the team at RoosterTeeth that got involved in this show!

There’s not much that can be said, since this is a “meet the characters, the world, their relationship” type of season, there isn’t too much plot, it’s more of a setup, but definitely a good one. I ended up wanting to continue to Season 2, which is where, hopefully, the setup will blast open into non stop epic badassery. Or something of the sort xD

The episodes are also pretty short, good or bad things depending on tastes, to me they felt pretty good since I like quicker things. One thing can be said is that every episode is never dull, there’s always some action, some comedy and engagement between the girls, and occasional dude, yes GASP, this ain’t an all girl show and there’s plenty of focus on guys too. They’re hot and good looking too, specially undressed /winks ;P

I’m curious who has seen this, and what they’ve thought of it. Did the English voices put you off? Maybe the 3D graphics? Or maybe you liked all those? I’m curious, so tell me all!

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8 thoughts on “*:・゚✧Anime Spotlight: RWBY Volume 1

  1. I wanted to write about RWBY somewhere between this month and next month xD you got to do it first haha! it’s such a good series and I’m eagerly waiting for Volume 5. My favorite Volume so far could be Volume 4. There’s a jap dub of RWBY made by Japanese fans if Im not mistaken in case you dont like the English VA.

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    • Ooh, do it! I’ll look out for your post about it then 🙌🙌
      Nah, I like things in their original language the best, dubs have to be real good/as good as original for me to go along with it.
      Plus I’ve gotten fond of the English cast~
      I still only watched to volume 2, need to start on volume 3 aaah 💦💦💦

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  2. I’ve wanted to watch this show and wasn’t sure what is was about so thank you for your thoughts! Have a great week!

    -Luna 🙂

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  3. I’ve seen all 4 volumes! Each volume gets better and better it’s awesome.
    When I first watched vol.1 for the very first time it did ‘throw me off’ a little. Not in a bad way though. But it was due to the 3D and a little of the English dub.

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