Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Thoughts on RWBY

I actually wanted to post this back when there were only 3 episodes out but... procrastination.

Anyway, RWBY is an anime style 3D animated web-series created by Monty Oum and produced by Rooster Teeth Productions. So far there's only 5 episodes of the 16 which are supposed to air. A new episode comes out every Thursday on Rooster Teeth's website and you can also watch them on YouTube but a week later. These are just my thoughts on the show.

Story: In the 5 episodes that we've seen so far we know that there is a school system where young kids and teens are trained to become Huntsman and Huntresses in order to fight monsters. Now the weapons that they use are insane and pretty darn awesome. There's a bazooka that turns into a baseball bat and a missile launcher, a spear that can turn into a rifle and a sword AND a foldable scythe which doubles as a sniper rifle! How cool is that?

In the first episode we're given a short backstory of the world the story is set in. The gist of it is that man was created from dust but dark monsters are trying to destroy man and his creations. Then there's this power called dust which is used by Huntsmen and Huntresses in fighting these monsters and keeping the world safe from the darkness.

I'm not sure if 16 episodes will be enough for the story that they started and the world that they've portrayed. Especially since episodes are really short, between 4 and 12 minutes each.

Sound: So far the soundtrack is awesome. There's not much I can say except that I love it and the epic music fits the show really well.

Characters: The voice acting in the trailers wasn't very good, it felt forced. But it's improved a lot in the episodes. The characters seem fun and quirky in their own way. They're interesting. It's still early and there hasn't been much character development plus characters are still being introduced.

Animation: The fight scenes are extremely well done. But the non action scenes, well... not so much. Maybe it's just me not being used to the animation style but they just aren't as smooth as the action scenes. Also there's that scene in episode one where the cookies seem to just vanish at the touch of Ruby's mouth.

Enjoyment: I really like this show so far. I'm definitely looking forward to more episodes to see how the story progresses and how the characters develop. It's an interesting series with awesome fight scenes and insane weapon designs.

On a side note I'm thinking about starting to review books and stuff (maybe some anime and manga) but I'm not sure weather to post in on this blog or create a separate one for reviews. Any thoughts?

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