RWBY is an animated series created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. Set in the fictional world of Remnant, the story follows the lives of four girls who wish to become Huntresses. A job that entitles going to school, getting your own combo magical weapon, and defeating evil creatures called Grimm. If you enjoy a show that starts off seemingly light hearted and cute and then becomes rapidly darker by the second RWBY is for you. As it features a girl who deals with racism (speciesism?) and her ties to a radical cult. A girl who is a black sheep in her well off bureaucratic family. A girl who balances being an older sister and a child abandoned by their crazy mother. And lastly, a girl who is annoyingly peppy while shouldering the fate of the world on her red hooded shoulders. Don’t worry though. All the other characters have equally tragic back stories and a talent to balance it all out at the end of the day.
3.5 / 5
* I am super picky about animation. Probably more then I should be. I love the show and the animators did a great job, but a part of me wishes it could be done in a slightly more classic style of anime animation – even if that isn’t necessarily the point of the show. Also, sometimes the buildup drops off for awhile for me.