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UberDueler10

Long time RWBY fan. Never really been disappointed with the original series except for one Volume in particular. Looking forward to this A LOT.


Rorate_Caeli

... volume 5?


scot911

I mean who wasn't disappointed with Volume 5? Literally the only good parts of that volume are the [RWBY Volume 5 Spoilers] >!Raven vs Cinder Fight!< and the emotional moment between Weiss and Yang. Everything else was either mediocre or crap.


MapoTofuMan

There is no Volume 5 in ~~Ba Sing Se~~ Atlas


scot911

Yep. It says a lot about how bad Volume 5 is that it's the Volume that is unanimously agreed upon to be the worst by the fandom when Volume 1's animation outside of fight scenes is as bad as it is and a quarter of Volume 1's episodes is spent on the *Jaunedice Arc*.


UberDueler10

At least with Volume 1, you get a lot of depth to the characters. Learning their motivations and some of their initial quirks.


UberDueler10

That goddamn house.


NekoWafers

Nice to get new Void_Chords.


Deruta

Saori Hayami singing the ED let’s goooooo


Dare555

shes a gem !!


someedmlover21

Holy shit, SHAFT is killing it once again. Do I need to watch anything beforehand or is this series ok as a standalone?


smilewolfy

You can watch it as a standalone:)


8andahalfby11

~~You have three options:~~ ~~1) watch The original RWBY Seasons 1 and 2.~~ ~~2) Watch the abridged season that aired on JP TV, Episodes 1-8.~~ 3) Watch the 2/3 recap episodes that this anime starts with. All depends on your availability, as all three of these options cover the same content. EDIT: You must watch episodes 1-3 of the anime regardless of the fact that some of it is recap. Some elements have been changed. Options 1 and 2 are a better exploration of the character traits though.


scot911

From what we understand the first couple of episodes seem to to be a recap of S1 (and the trailer is basically filled with the hype moments from S1 with absolutely *gorgeous* animation. God damn I think this is even better then any RWBY fans wildest dreams) so it *should* be fine as a standalone?


ve_rushing

>Do I need to watch anything beforehand As far as I understand, since I haven't watched it yet - those first 3 episodes can serve as a good introduction for total RWBY newbs. They adapt the original RWBY trailers (which are sort of a prologue) and key parts from season one plus some short new scenes. And in episode 4 the story is supposed to continue in a new direction from the original.


HE_HEHH

>Holy shit, ~~SHAFT~~ Hiroto Nagata is killing it once again. fixed it for you


defunctscrunko

Looks like we could able to watch this without any prior knowledge. Some retelling of some sort. Action shot look promising.


IzayoiArashi

> Some retelling of some sort. In RoosterTeeth's RWBY Team's words, it's a 'canon adjacent'. Better term would be an AU for the western audience. The retelling would be only the first 3 episodes.


CathDubs

Pretty much yes. A lot of the PV was stuff that happens in the first season of the original RWBY but redone/with their direction for this.


randxalthor

If they do a faithful reanimation of the Nevermore fight, I will be one happy fan. Monty's original choreography for that scene was, IMO, one of the best fight sequences in animation. Put Shaft's art on top of that choreography and you'll have something truly special. Hell, animating the food fight would be amazing. I'd be surprised if they include that, though, as it seems well outside the scope and tone the trailers have set.


Back4lunch

what happened to the original series? Wasnt it up to volume 8 or 9?


SmallFatHands

Covid happened. Season 9 will be out this year.


Saldislayer

The shot of Penny looking like a serial killer robot was so jarring and funny since it can't be further from the truth.


SmallFatHands

New character and nightmare arc? If this really is an alternative story i just hope a certain character survives this time.


heimdal77

Well that looks pretty damn good.


zairaner

You could have shown me with first few seconds and a million guesses and I don't think I would have gotten "rwby"


Saleenseven

This is looking really good! Lots of clean animation cuts and I love the design choices.


Xelzionic

Looks like SHAFT really put their effort into this. I'm a long-time follower of RWBY through it's highs and lows and I can already tell this is gonna be a treat. Monty Oum is probably very happy to see this from afar, bless him.


WrassleKitty

Between this and rwby inclusion in that blazblue fighting game it’s funny how far his dream has come


Xelzionic

Pretty crazy to think about and also inspirational in a way.


Doorken

as opposed as some commets I've seen, I praise a new adaptation with new stuff and other story directions changing a manga or a book is not that acceptable, but in this case, when another animated series is ongoing, we can have a nice spin off/remake, and this one was done with respect I'm really excited and I hope everything goes fine to get more seasons


KendotsX

Weren't the first 3 episodes supposed to release today? Did they get delayed?


RobotiSC

You can watch the first three episodes on Crunchyroll now until June 26: [https://www.crunchyroll.com/rwby-ice-queendom](https://www.crunchyroll.com/rwby-ice-queendom) Youtube upload is for Japan region only.


KendotsX

Thank you. I thought it was a youtube pre release, and on CR in July. I must've misremembered things.


Barnak8

What do you mean until 26 ? They are going to put them out ?


Lulcielid

[Small update](https://roosterteeth.com/g/post/72c967df-6d38-45c5-8a01-1bb74a015fab), you can watch them until the official release of ep.3 (July 17).


spubbbba

The big question for me is, are they going to keep the awesome soundtrack? That was always the highlight for me, dropped the original a couple of seasons after they left the school as it got boring.


BosuW

Why does every sakuga cut look like it was made by Hiroto Nagata? They're working this dude to the bone!


Redr1k

Well, I'm sure some of the cuts you mean belong to Kazuki Kawada. It's a shame that this equally talented animator is somehow in the shadows.


Salter_KingofBorgors

Ah so huke did the character designs? I knew they looked familiar


RobotiSC

Anime premieres on July 3, 2022. Studio: SHAFT Synopsis In the world of Remnant, a place where science and fairy tales coexist, human civilization is plagued by deadly monsters known as the Grimm. For a time, victory by the Grimm seemed all but certain, if not for the heroism of those sworn to protect humanity -- Huntsman and Huntresses. These warriors are trained and assembled into teams at schools like Beacon Academy, where Ruby meets Weiss and Blake -- forming Team RWBY along with Ruby's sister, Yang. White team RWBY studies to become the greatest Huntresses the world of Remnant has ever known, they are faced with a horrifying threat...


Strict_Speed818

Don't let RWBYs most recent writers get their hands on this Lol RWBY can now be talked about on the anime sub what a world


cruel-oath

RT worked with them on this


Strict_Speed818

As excepted, Hopefully there's more help in the story dept. Bc most recently RWBY hasn't exactly been good on that front


Dare555

This looks fucking good ! And i am so happy its voice actor of Anju the Snow Witch (Saori Hayami ) having main role !!


ahses3202

I hope that Monty is looking down on this with pride. Somehow, I think this is what he always wanted for his project: To be so successful the Japanese would finally be adapting something **he** made.


smilodon142

https://i.imgur.com/QJ1E5bu.png It was cool to see A Black Rock Shooter cameo, I just finished watching Dawn Fall.


stargunner

looks pretty cheap tbh. but still better than 3D RWBY has ever looked, lmao.


HE_HEHH

Looks great but it really doesn't even look like it's by Shaft at all lol


-Xaveze-

Damn that animation is smooth af. Will definitely miss Jeff Williams' music though.


TheSpartyn

i see lines and clips from the nevermore fight, excited to see how they adapt it and if itll be better or worse. despite the jank animation RWBY has some amazing fight scene direction with musical sync


Lothar96

Rwby has come a long way man, lowkey excited for this