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  • Actors: Barbara Dunkelman, Lindsay Tuggey, Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech
  • Directors: Monty Oum
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: DOCURAMA
  • DVD Release Date: November 12, 2013
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DP4YC7U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,579 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From the creators of smash hit Red vs. Blue comes RWBY, a visually-stunning and hotly anticipated new anime series. 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.


RWBY (2013) is an anime-styled American web series from Rooster Teeth Studio; its title comes from the initials of the four main characters: Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang. Ruby Rose is an eager, weapon-wielding 15-year-old who's about to enter the Beacon Academy to train to become a huntress, a warrior who fights the evils that plague the world of Remnant. She's put on a team with three other standard-issue young women: spoiled, self-assured Weiss Schnee; intellectual Blake Belladonna, who hides a dark past; and enthusiastic, supportive Yang Xiao Long. The uneasy quartet and their friends from other teams are soon training to handle weapons, carry out missions, slay monsters, and function as a team. As RWBY was created for the web on an obviously limited budget, the animation and designs are minimal at best. Secondary characters appear as black silhouettes and important actions often take place off camera or behind a screen of dust. The episodes only last 16 minutes, including the opening and closing titles, which may be a more awkward length to direct than the standard half-hour. Sometimes too much action is crowded into too short a space; other episodes end before the story reaches a satisfactory conclusion. But the biggest problem with RWBY isn't the minimal animation or erratic storytelling, but an utter lack of originality. Although director-cowriter Monty Oum begins his commentary talking about "stories I always wanted to tell," he and cowriters Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross borrow pretty much everything from various anime shojo adventures, boarding school training series, and adventure quests, including Naruto and Fairy Tail. Like Avatar: The Last Airbender, RWBY was created by American artists trying to capture the excitement and appeal of Japanese animation--but with notably less success. (Not rated; suitable for ages 10 and older: cartoon violence, violence against women, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

Customer Reviews

I fell in love the moment I began to watch it for the first time.
N7 Mari
It has great voice acting, excellent animation and plenty of character devolopment with the occasional awesome fight scene mixed in.
The show was so good that I just had to own it and if I still had any money left I would absolutely get the soundtrack too.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 52 people found the following review helpful By DKB on October 27, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Rwby's Pros out way it's cons and it's only getting better.

Music:Top notch, Jeff Williams delivers and even if you despise everything else it's soundtrack is incredible.

Action: Monty Oum's bread and butter and it shows. Excellent fight choreography and clearly Monty and the laws of physics had a falling out at some point because Rule of Cool is in full effect and it's all the better for it.

Story: So far, nothing we haven't seen before, school for fighting monsters, creatures of darkness, If you are into any type of fiction then you've seen the premise. That said, it's way to early to be certain of where it may go and with multiple seasons confirmed there is ample time for them to subvert there premise or introduce more original plots. Also, it needs to be said that even if they don't do that, not having an original premise is NOT automatically a bad thing. If it's executed well that's all that matters.

Animation: Needs work, outside of fight scenes it tends to be awkward and objects tend to clip. Lip sync needs work but has gotten better from the first episode. If it follows the pattern RVB did then we can probably expect to see them improve over time.(Compare RVB Season 8's CGI to Season 10's)

Voice Acting: Better then the Black and Yellow trailers would have you believe, much better, but not perfect, most of the principal cast are new to voice acting so there delivery can be somewhat stiff and lack emotion, but again from the trailers to episode 1 to episode 8 you can hear the improvements.

Overall: it still needs work, but know new show doesn't. Flaws in animation and some amateurish voice acting don't take away from the Incredible music, awesome action and so far, a likeable cast of characters. It will fix what is not great in time and like I said its already only getting better.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By LightPhantom742 on October 26, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Rwby seems to get a lot of attention from individuals who are fans of either Rooster Teeth or those who enjoy anime. The action sequences are amazing which isn't surprising given Monty Oum's involvement. The music for the series or at least the released songs are in my opinion the best music Rooster Teeth has released. The show gets a lot of crap for the animation style or the character portrayal. Personally neither of those bother me though. The animation style is sub par by most individual's standards but the show isn't going for realistic or high tech displays. It is made in a very rounded and cartoonish style but its still high quality of that style. I think some people tend to forget that shows and especially animation carry a level of art or how they want to be seen to the table and this shows style simply isn't for everyone. The character portrayal issues I can get behind a bit more. The dialogue can be cheesy at times and some of the characters seem rather flat but I can get past that with the more developed characters.

So the action and music are solid, personally I also enjoy the art style, characters leave a little to be desired at times, and as some other reviewers mentioned some of the episodes can be a bit bland. Ultimately I think the series would be better done as a movie or full length show with fewer episodes. I enjoy the show and I'll be buying this since I enjoy it and also to support Rooster Teeth. If you aren't sure about the show or whether or not to buy this watch it online first. They have it on Crunchy Roll, Youtube, and Rooster Teeth's site. The pilot is good, episode 8 is my favorite so far for action, episode 10 is probably the best display of good character portrayal/development, and I'm looking forward to the Volume 1 finale which will probably be on Nov. 7th as it should be another long episode like 8 and probably have some good action.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Yin Fu Lin on November 14, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
First off, here's what's on the DVD:

***Watch as movie
***Scene selection
***Watch by episode (actually no different than scene selection). Also note that the DVD is split into "chapters" instead of episodes (the format that it's in online). For example, episodes 4 & 5 (The First Step part 1 and 2 ) online are instead combined into a single chapter on the DVD.
***More from Rooster Teeth (previews of other RT products/shows such as Fails of the Week, Slo Mo Guys, etc). Nothing new basically.
***Special Features. This includes:

+++Director's Commentary (with Monty, Kerry, and Miles). Monty is the creator of the show, Kerry and Miles are directors/writers for the show (although Miles voices Juane as well)
+++Cast Commentary (with Lindsay, Kara, Arynn, and Barbara who voice Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang)
+++RWBY Cosplay (2.5 mins of 4 cosplayers talking about cosplaying)
+++Behind the Scenes (7 mins. Not that different from what you see from interviews they do)
+++Fan Art (4 mins. Miles and Kerry just talking about how appreciative they are of some fan art they get. They show a bunch of fan art on screen)
+++All 4 Trailers

I DID NOT find any closed captioning, which is a major letdown. Anyway, I felt as if the only thing worthwhile about the DVD was the cast and director's commentaries. If you're looking to buy the DVD for the special features, I'd advise against it (go to youtube and download all the episodes instead if you want).


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