I am making this clear now. I am a fan of Rwby. I love the show, the characters, world, and etc. Every time a new volume comes out I will always go to this site and revisit the seasons and watch them all. (And buy the DVDs. Btw roosterteeth can you make preorders for vol 4 please) It’s one of the reasons why I’m a first member. But revisiting the series again I have greatly notice stuff that I just can’t unsee. This is just me talking about the differences between volumes one to now which is volume four at this time. Some of this might sound harsh but it’s only out of love of the show and how it’s greatly improved since
Volume 1 of Rwby was a big game changer for Roosterteeth it brought a new crowd to the site and also something really different other than Red vs Blue which was more of a “guy” show. I was hooked on Rwby since the “Red” trailer showing Ruby Rose fighting a pack of wolves and being a badass. Watching the first season for the first time was amazing it was funny, has likable characters in it, and the action scenes where top notch. Most of the action scenes where made by the late Monty Oum. Which made watching every episode a joy. The man was a perfectionist and you can defiantly see it through the animation. It had a school yard feel to it which I’m always a big fan of. Defiantly added something new to the roosterteeth plate.
Watching Volume 1 again 4 years later you defiantly notice the flaws in animation. A lot of the animation is blocky at best or walking/running looks like they are skating on ice. Monty’s stuff is still top notch but you can tell the other animators were suffering you can feel it in the other scenes. I understand why it was the first time they did a real animated series with walking talking characters. No more using a controller to animate now they have computers, programs, and a whole team to work on it. Now characters actually have color in their skin, the lips actually match the words, and the walking looks legit now. They are improving and you can tell by every season. The writing defiantly saves it, I even noticed some things now that flew over my head the first time viewing volume one. The anime jokes have defiantly dropped since Volume 1. I can only think of two in Volume 4 alone. Which Now I don’t think they really need it anymore because the way the show is going and now they have rwby chibi. So it’s all good. Blake I felt was lacking as a character through Volume 1 until the last few episodes even then it still didn’t make her as likability as the other girls had. Now on Volume 4 she’s one of my favorite characters now, whoever animated the Blake Scenes on Volume 4 did an amazing job.
This is just my personal gripe of the show in general, but I wish they had one more season at Beacon. One more Season of school yard fun. Of the whole will they, won’t they, could they, and should they, type stuff. I been a fan of that for a long time and its only because the first season’s episodes were so good that I want more of that.
Rwby defiantly revolutionized web series today. Hell there is still nothing like it today. I am happy that this show exists. I’m happy that the people working on the show has improved greatly since Volume One. I’m Happy that volume one exists, without it there wouldn’t even be an essay of me talking about it. I just needed to get this out of my chest as a fellow rwby fan. Can’t wait for what come next!!