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RWBY web series provides unique plotline

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By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

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Created by the late Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth, RWBY (pronounced “ruby”) is a web series that recently made it’s way to Netflix. Initially designed to promote Poser Pro 2014, the show has evolved into one of the most enjoyable web series ever created.

RWBY takes place in the world of Remnant, which is chaotic. Creatures called Grimm run wild, entire cities have been destroyed and every single weapon is also a gun (including nunchucks). There are people who train themselves to fight these monsters who call themselves Hunters. And there’s no better place to learn how to fight monsters than high school.

The story follows Ruby Rose (Lindsay Jones), an aspiring Huntress recently accepted into Beacon Academy. She gets put into a team with her sister, Yang Xiao Long (Barbara Dunkelman), along with Weiss Schnee (Kara Eberle) and Blake Belladonna (Arryn Zech). The four form Team RWBY.  This is actually one of the most interesting aspects of the show, which is that the main protagonists are all female. It’s a breath of fresh air from many shows where there’s an overabundance of male characters.

Ruby and her team began to discover a conspiracy involving a rebel group called The White Fang, but can’t figure out what exactly the endgame is. As all of this is happening, the annual Vytal Tournament is set to take place, meaning that people worldwide are able to see calamity that’s about to occur.

Every character has a well defined personality, which is bolstered by a stellar voice cast. There were several I emotionally invested in, and when they had awesome moments during fight scenes, I found myself cheering for them.

These fight scenes are the most exciting part of the show, largely because of their creativity and how fluid they are. Nothing seems choppy: no two characters have the same weapon, which keeps things interesting. There aren’t many shows where someone fights with a hoverboard that transforms into pistol swords.

The soundtrack is top notch as well, with huge variety, ranging from pop to soft metal. “I May Fall” is a hard rock duet with inspiring lyrics, while “Mirror Mirror” tells the story of a life spent in isolation through usage of heavy strings. It ties the show together nicely.

There’s nothing bad to say about RWBY. It’s an amazing show in every single aspect. Great writing, an intriguing story, beautiful fight scenes and a memorable soundtrack make RWBY a must-watch.

5 stars

 

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