RWBY Volume 1 Review

RWBY Volume 1 Blu Ray Review



Story Synopsis
A few months ago I did a post about my favorite web series that were on YouTube. One of those shows were RWBY from Rooster Teeth. The story follows students at a school training to be hunters of the supernatural. The best way to describe it would be Harry Potter meets Bleach (the anime). The story's action sequences are influenced by anime. The creator/director is Monty Oum and he is known for the Dead Fantasy series as well as Haloid (check those out when you have a chance). Volume 1 chronicles the characters first semester at Beacon Academy. The story has equal parts action, comedy and drama and I was never bored watching the film.


Animation
The animation on the series is fluid and really compliments the action when it ramps up. I thought the character designs were great and detailed well. I have to admit I am a bit biased as I am a fan of art and anime and enjoy different styles of each.



Features
On YouTube every episode was of varying length and some people had issues with that as each episode left you wanting more and more. For the Blu Ray the episodes were combined into a movie format. Personally, I like watching it as a movie, it just feels right. There is an option to watch it episodically as well if you prefer to watch the series in that manner. The Blu Ray also has trailers and production diaries, your standard features.

For Parents
Outside of the fighting, there isn't anything bad in the movie. The characters do kill monsters but it isn't bloody at all. If you wish you can always check out the series on YouTube to see if it is something that you approve of.


Verdict
I enjoyed Volume 1 and is a FULL PRICE for me. I am looking forward to Volume 2 and rumor has it that it starts in July.



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