RWBY Volume 2 premiered just a few moments ago and it was amazing. So much awesome packed into such a short period of time was just mind blowing. Monty Oum has outdone himself this time. Not only was the animation a bit smoother but there was more detail in the world and background characters than in the previous volume. Despite the more laid back school environment this episode managed to deliver on the action right off the bat and still brought the laughs too. We also weren’t left hanging as far as plot development. We got to meet new characters Emerald and Mercury who are apparently with the White Fang, which will likely be the main antagonist this season and are allied with Torchwick. We also got to see more of Cinder and get more insight into here character.
We also go something that we’ve been waiting for since the first volume, RWBY vs JNPR. Even though it was just a food fight, it was the MOST EPIC FOOD FIGHT EVER!!! I’m not kidding… it was the best fight I think I’ve ever seen. The thing is we also got an understanding of who would win a fight and who counters who. The winner of that fight by the way was Ruby…. not Team RWBY but Ruby… she sweeped Team JNPR for free…
I really like the jokes the made in this episode. Ruby actually made a reference to Nixon if you can believe that. I think since this season will be more political than you may think that we can expect more jokes like that. I feel like the series is moving in the direction of Gundam from a story standpoint, young people thrust into war and some larger messages and issues being conveyed as a result. Ruby has already established a few very powerful themes despite it’s light hearted surface, loss, discrimination, loneliness, ideology and living up to a legacy, among others. I expect great things from this series and I don’t think Vol 2 will disappoint. This episode gets a 10/10. Watch it 3 times at least.
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