The Spoiler-Free Beginning
In another world, called Remnant. In said world, there are kingdoms. Outside the kingdoms, there are creatures called Grimm, who are incredibly dark and choose to eat humans. Huntsman and Huntressess, and they have semblances which is like a superpower fight these monsters. Also, there is something called dust. Dust are powerful jewels representing the elements. There are also another race called Faunus. They are humanoids with physical animal traits.
Ruby Rose is a 15-year old girl who wants to be a huntress, but she wasn’t allowed to go school to be a huntress because of age. She fights a group of robbers who are trying to rob a dust store and the headmaster (Ozpin) and another teacher (Glydna) for Beacon Academy, a school for huntmen and huntresses sees how good she fights, while they were helping Ruby, and they let her in.
At the school, she is with her older sister, Yang and within the first day, they meet a boy named Jaune, two girls; Weiss and Blake. Then there is an initiation, where you are partnered up with the first person you make eye contact with. Yang is partnered with Blake. Ruby is partnered with Weiss, the two who didn’t like each other. Jaune was partnered with a champion fighter named Pyrrha.
Within the partners, two sets are put together. Yang and Blake & Ruby and Weiss are made team RWBY, Ruby being the leader. Jaune was made leader of team JNPR with Pyrrha, and a pair of two old friends named Ren and Nora.
The story follows mostly team RWBY and team JNPR as they live life as training huntsmen & huntressess and fighting Grimm monsters.
The world of Remnant is a world that is very chaotic. It could be a world that is early in it’s civilisation, but they already had a great war that threatened individualism. After the war, the school for huntspeople was created. Also, the “Color Naming Rule” was created, all people and teams need to be named in relation to a color, because of indiviualism was threatened. SEE BELOW.
The character of Ruby is such an interesting character who looks innocent but she is able to make brilliant fight plans, and fighting style. One great moment on the show was when she was geeking out about what weapons people have, despite having one of the most powerful weapons in the world. But Ruby is in a way, a moral compass and she is a great leader. She has a scene where she talks to Jaune about being a leader, where she gives Jaune a good speech about giving him hope with being a leader, only a few hours after losing her confidence but having a good talk with Ozpin.
Weiss’ character is a hard character to watch for the first few episodes, but she becomes an interesting character. She seemed like a foil to Ruby, until a professor talks to her to help her realize that she can believe in Ruby as a leader, which is a touching scene, and then she becomes a cool character. Her treatment towards Faunuses is hard to get through in the story at the end of volume one.
Blake is the most calm character of the story and she is shy and unwilling to go to the dance. Additionally, she runs when she gets too frusated. Blake may be the least talkative one of Team RWBY, she has some humor to her. She has even stronger beliefs then Ruby, which is explained. Blake is a very mysterious character for the first volume, but RWBY becomes as much as her story then Ruby’s story.
Something that annoys me about how Yang is shown, is that the voice of Yang is Rooster Teeth podcast regular, Barbara Dunkelman who makes a lot of puns on the podcast, but there are little references to that except for complaining about others’ puns. Despite that, Yang is a funny character. She is the happy peacekeeper of Team RWBY. She is the most socially adapt person on the show, and she’s the nice one. She sees fun in everything, like the food fight in the beginning of Volume 2 (which is the funniest RWBY scene.) Yang in a way is the mother of Team RWBY.
Jaune started at Beacon as puking on the plane over and being the least confident person at school. He is then pushed into leadership of Team JNPR. Jaune is the kindest person and he is as Yang is to Team RWBY, Jaune is Team JNPR. Eventually, Jaune begins to build confidence with help of his teammate, Pyrrha.