RWBY: Volume 1

 (252)7.91 h 54 min201313+
A young hero, an exalted heiress, a troubled rogue, and a party girl... These are the four members of RWBY, a team brought together and trained for the sole purpose of combating the rampant evils that plague the fantastic world of Remnant.
Directors
Monty Oum
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Barbara DunkelmanGray G. HaddockShannon McCormick
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AnimeAdventureAction
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English [CC]
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Jen TaylorLindsay TuggeyArryn ZechKara Eberle
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B.rileyReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsOpen mind
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I started watching this after Hunter X Hunter and did not have high expectations; however, knowing Red vs. Blue I decided to give the show a chance. Volume 1 was nothing amazing, but there were a few moments that made me laugh and kept me interested enough to move onto the other Volumes. I must say that like any series it starts off slow and picks up steam from there and you should not make a decision until Vol 2 is complete. As for those that hate the animation, well that is just preference, and you can't ding someone for their tastes. I enjoyed each of the voice actors and what they have brought to the series so far. In conclusion, I am no anime snob but this is an interesting story and I am looking forward to seeing what happens with the characters.
19 people found this helpful
L. B. MercerReviewed in the United States on July 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsRed Like Roses
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I was introduced to this series by Caleb doing a rendition of Red Like Roses. I figured any anime that produced a song of such caliber couldn't be bad. I giggled at the early anime graphics, but if you're gonna hate such a great story based off a start up company doing...ahem...start up anime graphics, then you just are a graphics snob. It's along the same lines of liking a song, but you don't understand the lyrics, or being "that guy" that only watches movies but never reads the book.
That said, RWBY is easy to love and with every volume, the story gets more detailed and the graphics get better as the years went by. If you're going to compare original source startup anime to South Park...I mean...you don't belong here. If you gave up after 5 minutes, you missed out on an amazing journey. If inclusiveness had A POSTER CHILD, this series would be it. RWBY reminds me of Doctor Who before it was destroyed by the White Fang. If you know what Trock was, you'll love this series. It shows masculine, feminine, and every flavor inbetween without preaching hate. It doesn't shame you for being, it includes you. Left, Right, Up Down, Sideways, Furry, Good, Evil, Chaotic Neutral, Young, Old. This world they created while full of strife has portrayed that life has meaning. That Love has the ultimate meaning. All the while, it doesn't get stale..because DEATH has meaning. Characters die in this anime, sometimes gruesomely. This is A WINNER as far as I'm concerned. I'm also obsessed with Ruby and Stormcrow.
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WHO ReviewerReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsWhy?
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... I love anime. I have been a fan since the 80's. This "appeared" like it might be something along those lines and as it turns out... it isn't. The art work looks like it was produced on MS Paint (I've reproduced it IN MS Paint... so argue all you like, but that is the quality of this animation). South Park provides a better visual venue. As far as everything else... well, How do you rate a dinner where upon sitting down to eat you are poked in both eyes by the chef and THEN served your meal? I mean, this isn't audible, I'm not listening to a story... I'm watching (or trying to watch) one. So, would you rate the meal? Would you even eat it? I suppose on some level, someone, someplace (that isn't being paid) enjoyed this film (and lawdy lawd... they made SEQUELS???... why?). To you, kind person, I say "that is great!". Everyone can like whatever they like and that is why life is so great. I'd also like to tell you, you have terrible taste and thanks be to all that is, for not being you. Best!
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsNice
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Its funny. The CGI leaves a bit to be desired, but it doesn't really take away from the show in an absolutely disparaging way. I think its best trait is the harmless humor. In this day and age, a lot of our humor is sarcasm, demeaning, or not appropriate for all ages. RWBY showcases G rated humor along with interesting characters that grow as time goes on, good (like, amazingly choreographed) fight scenes, well placed music both in theme and note, and important moral problems like peer pressure or racial issues with a good storyline.
7 people found this helpful
maxblockmReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat story, hilarious, don't let the beginning stop you.
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Yes, the art is on a beginners budget, but it's very funny, and the beginning of a great story. Great music too. Season 2 is really funny, with a bigger budget on animation and all around. Season 3 has even better art/animation, and the story takes a deeper and darker turn. Watching Season 4 next!
8 people found this helpful
WILLIAM P. customerReviewed in the United States on May 26, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsIt alright for what it is trying to be.
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I have to ask if this was originally done in an episodic format because the story here is done in several arcs, some of which are good and other are really bad. The captain blonde mcdoffus arc is the worst of them and drips with old cartooniness and "moral lesson of the day" type of shows. The character himself is so grating to listen to, when the others are fun around him.

Overall think of this as something like the old action cartoons and anime of the 80's, 90's and early aughts. It seems someone on the character design team must have watched some Nanoha, because there is a lot of similar styling to the weapons and gadgets with a new twist. It a decent time filler.

Also, in case it bothers some people, the animation quality varies a lot. Some scenes are well done and others have really sloppy dubbing and texture muddiness to the CG.
ChrisSherrillReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsNot for me
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RWBY: Vol1
I suppose this is the evolution of Saturday morning cartoon fare. Flimsy plot, average dialog, not very good voice actors. Though not up to the level of modern Anime, it looked to be crafted with a degree of skill, and I’m sure it has a following. I’m just not one of them. I gave up after fifteen minutes.
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landonReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsOH MANNNN
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Oh man i love it! This was the first anime I watched as a reccomendation from a friend. I am rewatching it for nostalgia and MAN is it filled of it. I love the music and the design. The animation is so beautiful and simplistic yet so grungy and detailed. Its so beautiful and easy to enjoy and follow. I started this when I was and I am still enjoying almost 5 years later. The story is a little slow at first but gets amazing. It has twists and arks that make perfect sense to the story. It's so gorgeous in writing and in art style. I can understand how it won't be enjoyable for everyone but just try to give it a chance. It's worth the watch and so many more. The soundtrack is absolutely stunning and is amazing throughout the series. The voice actors chosen did an incredible job and are I am so impressed with the emotion potrayed. I may be personally bias because of the memories attached to it, but I still think that this is an incredible series.<3
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