It was made by a japanese fella so it's an anime, simple as.
And Aeon Flux is manhwa
Not an anglo so I'm not autistic about categories.
I dislike Rooster Teeth as a company, was always indifferent about RWBY but RIP Monty.
It's basically an anime because it's made bya a jap with weebs as his assistants, it's more than an imitation of japanimation style/jokes like ATLA has.
As a show/anime it's alright, not my favorite, but the memes and fanfiction are fun.
How did machinima become anime?
rwby was made in poser originally so its not machieama
>>8847>final panel is autistic screeching
Classic RWBY memes.
I find RWBY to be largely boring despite its interesting ideas. Ironically like Fairy Tail however, its rather ripe for fanfiction crossovers. >>8785
Imma be honest… who gives a damn? It follows anime aesthetics, it's in this board, ergo anime, no need to be technical.
The way they do the white fang is such a lib take. A completely discarded subplot. And after The fall of Beacon
Ruby basically gets fucked over as a character. White Fang is done poorly but not inaccurately. It's supposed to be a rebellion but it just acts like shit a lot of the time. What they really don't explore is WHY there is anti-faunus sentiment. They're not that fucking different and if the cultures evolved at similar times and close proximity there ought to be no racist concepts in it. There's a reason why Orcs and elves are portrayed as very different in physical and cultural aspects to humans. >inb4 "but black racism"
Racism towards black people did not just arise because "dem negros are too dark skinned" But because of a multitude of reasons - cultural differences, stage of socio-economic development differences, etc. After modern chattel slavery and modern politics took the stage and people were already used to racism as a concept, THEN we get discrimination solely because of skin-color (and the associations that come with them). The same applies to Faunus, except more so, they didn't randomly arise on another continent away and get discovered by humans, they arose WITH humanity, so where did the racism come from? IMO they should have made a much stronger emphasis on animal traits (a la Monster Girls).
Miles and Kerry said themselves that they couldn't accurately write discrimination because they were white males and didn't know how to properly represent the oppression of minorities, but really it’s just laziness on their part. Being a "White Male" has nothing to do with it. Irish were an oppressed minority in the British Empire, and I've sure as hell read some good depictions of minority oppression written well by whites (To Kill a Mockingbird anyone?).
Adam was definitely nazbol. The White Fang's violence over-all isn't the issue, but Adam's portrayal seemed to make him a borderline sadist because "muh villain!!!". I'd be ok with him being a sadist, what I can't stand is that he went from extremist leader of a terrorist group to stalking, abusive ex-boyfriend. I'd say his character is too irrational to be the leader of a revolution ever, but he's the villain of a badly written cartoon show. They made him a sadist because it's the only way for the writers to show he's the villain since everyone who watched the show came to realize White Fangs are in the right (did they seriously expect people to sympathize with a corporation that uses slave labor just because the heir of said corporation is one of the main characters?).
But then Edgy Sadist Adam only made him cooler, so the writers to decide to make him even more obsessed with Blake. I'd have preferred a more level-headed villain, but heh, it's still a lib show that makes a horrible job in portraying minorities. I'm more surprised there aren't any money obsessed not-jews in Remnant. Then again making Adam a sadist is a bit of a libtard thing if you know a lot about the liberal mindset. Liberals dont think that people who hold beliefs outside "Muh window" are acting rationally or in good faith and are just acting out their personal problems on society as a whole. Obviously this actually does apply to some people (/pol/yp's) but not pro-civil rights revolutionaries. Also making Adams ideology that he wants to murder all humans indiscriminately makes him more like Idi Amin then say Mandela, Malcolm or MLK jr.
This is a fairly common sentiment too: https://old.reddit.com/r/RWBY/comments/b4a21i/adam_was_always_a_flawed_character/
For the first 3 seasons, RWBY was dumb fun with a bit of intriguing, mysterious, promising worldbuilding. Then it got loathsomely slow and self-serious with at least 2 major plotholes and out of character moments an episode. The worldbuilding was largely squandered or retconned. I finally dropped it because it just got just too retarded. Later seasons RWBY is fractally, holistically flawed. It's the anime equivalent of The Last Jedi. You cannot fix any one flaw because every flaw depends on every previous flaw, which intersect to create a resulting even greater flaw. Attempting to "fix" it would create something so drastically different as to bear no resemblance.
>Adam was definitely nazbol. The White Fang's violence over-all isn't the issue, but Adam's portrayal seemed to make him a borderline sadist because "muh villain!!!". I'd be ok with him being a sadist, what I can't stand is that he went from extremist leader of a terrorist group to stalking, abusive ex-boyfriend. I'd say his character is too irrational to be the leader of a revolution ever, but he's the villain of a badly written cartoon show.
IMO, Adam has barely any characterization before he becomes "el nightmare ex". He's just a generic edgy cool dude. You can infer that he might be an activist/driven revolutionary from his social position, but you can't really see it because he has like 5 lines of dialogue in the first 3 seasons. I was actually surprised when I first came across the "Adam is Lenin/Fred Hampton!" take, because I didn't recognize that as what the writers were trying to do with him. I really feel like people are reading what they wish they saw into him, which, I completely understand as I wish they had gone much further in that direction.
>I'd say his character is too irrational to be the leader of a revolution ever, but he's the villain of a badly written cartoon show. They made him a sadist because it's the only way for the writers to show he's the villain since everyone who watched the show came to realize White Fangs are in the right (did they seriously expect people to sympathize with a corporation that uses slave labor just because the heir of said corporation is one of the main characters?).
Correct. The need to spell out everyone and everything as explicitly good or explicitly evil is a pervasive problem with the Miles+Kerry's writing and screams immaturity.
Yep, I honestly think that RWBY started off with some really good concepts and new takes on "le magical girl fighting team" idea (such as the concept of Aura, which acted as a plausible excuse for characters to survive otherwise impossibly fatal attacks) and then just ruined it because they had no long-term plan after Beacon's Fall
. This really shows in fanfictions, where people can sometimes really expand and remove the initial flaws and so prevent that "Last Jedi"-tier muckup you described.
I keep watching it because it's like watching a trainwreck, but I honestly can't recommend it to anyone. There are so many dumb things, it's like the writers have no idea how to do their job.
Speaking of Adam and White Fangs: I always thought it was weird that Weiss, a porky racist, never apologized to Blake for her racism. Part of Weiss growth as a character is that at some point she realized that racism against faunus is wrong and that maybe if she wasn't part of the fantasy equivalent of a Virginian landowner, no faunus would have attacked her family business. I guess it's a bit awkward to say "Hey Blake, sorry for being racist and for using your kind as cheap labour", but still.
Another weird thing is the secondary villains are the White Fangs, a group that fights for the rights of faunus. They want to make a point how racism is wrong, yet when the main characters aren't busy killing monsters they beat up faunus who dared to attack a corporation that uses them as slaves. What RWBY is showing isn't exactly subtle for Americans and for people who know a bit of American history, but the writers are handling it with the usual "the path to hell is paved with good intentions" bullshit: sure faunus are oppressed and stuff, but maybe they should fight it with online petitions instead of taking up arms to fight those who work them to death. Oh and the fact that Huntsman are basically supercops doesn't help. No character is really bothered by racism against faunus, with the exception of faunus and maybe their human friends.
Adam was supposed to be an edgelord who wants to take revenge on humans, but it was later rewritten as a stalker obsessed with his ex. The more fans thought that white fangs were right, the more the writers tried to paint them as stupidly evil. And let's not talk about the lesbian faunus who was in love with Blake…
>>9871>Weiss, a porky racist, never apologized to Blake for her racism
I'd reckon because that would be even more hollow and cartoonish, than them instead simply becoming friends. >the lesbian faunus who was in love with Blake
Oh no, not that…
To me it seems they simply swept under the rag the fact that one of the titular protagonists was racist.
Well not really, Weiss herself wasn't racist so much as her Father and his company. Regardless of her attitude, she was raised a snobby rich girl which is where most of her prissiness comes from. It's less her character being racist and more the writers not having her address and confront anything about the company, they didn't even pull an Asami Sato situation.
In the first season, before Blake reveals she's a faunus, Weiss said a lot of racist things about faunus like how they're terrorists, how she doesn't trust them and so on. Is it because she was born into a porky family that exploits faunus? Of course, and she eventually realizes she was wrong, etc. The point is she never apologized to Blake, you might say it's not necessary to do it because they're now bros 4 life, but I think even a small "Hey Blake, sorry for being a cunt" would have made a difference. Is it cheesy? Is it clichè? Maybe, but it'd fit the show. > It's less her character being racist and more the writers not having her address and confront anything about the company
And in the latest season she used her company's unlimited power FOR GOOD. Checkmate commies!
>>9892>company's unlimited power FOR GOOD. Checkmate commies!
based and wholesome
>>9899 >Hurr muh charity!!!
Begone filthy capitalist
For real though I haven't actually watched this show so I won't judge too much but I think the racism against people with animal ears thing is one of the most hilariously stupid ideas I've ever seen in this kind of work
>>9900>Hurr muh charity!!!
I didn't say charity
I said based and wholesome owo
it like da fire emblyums
It's even worse if you watch it.
I absolutely LOVE Salem's character design but I'd rather not watch the thing.
Didn't RWBY come out before Fire Emblem?
Never mind, I'm a dumbass, Nobody talked about Fire Emblem until recently when a lot of rule34 started popping up on Twitter in the past year, so I assumed it was new.
>>9908>The plot was obviously an afterthought.
lol yes, they never properly explained dust.,
Semblance either. I also hate how when magic was introduced it was treated as this completely different thing in a world where everyone and and their dog can have any superpower under the sun.
Actually I liked that Magic was differentiated from Aura and Semblances. The latter seems to be pretty obvious to me; everyone has an aura, it's the same thing, a Semblance is a soul's individual ability, that distinguishes it's soul from others. Those who are similar (or maybe related) will have similar semblances.
That too, and some of them are simply absurd. For example, Qrow and Clover have a semblance that grants bad luck/good luck. This means they have a reality altering
semblance that's able to influence things to go in their disfavor/favor, which is, in theory, very powerful. Of course since nobody wants to see Qrow slipping on banana peels all the time, the semblance activates only when the writers think it's convenient which is extremely lazy.
I thought they said that Qrow's bad luck only affects people around him (thus him being a loner)
Yeah, he still occasionally makes Manwhore videos but his other stuff is pretty good too.
Kek, a blast to the past this is
>>9805>Miles and Kerry said themselves that they couldn't accurately write discrimination because they were white males and didn't know how to properly represent the oppression of minorities
What, they couldn't pick up a fucking book?
>>9901> I think the racism against people with animal ears thing is one of the most hilariously stupid ideas I've ever seen in this kind of work
I could see it being a thing in a world where you have these fucked up monsters running around. Even without that, if you've got capitalism, you're going to need a section of the workforce to hyper-exploit, ala the Irish, Africans, Jews, etc. I could see some rich, powerful people choosing the faunuses as that, making the argument that their animal features made them sub-human, and thus okay to exploit. Or if they had some kind of connection to the monsters (Hollows?), or were scapegoated as such.
But yeah, people not liking them just because they have cute anime ears or tails or whatever? No, not really. I mean, just look at Blake, a stereotypical kawaii-nekojin waifu. I find it extremely hard to believe that anyone's going to discriminate against that. Enslave and make into harem fodder? Sure. Make sit at the back of the bus? Not so much.
I've only seen the first season though because that's all that's dubbed in Japanese and I can't stand the English voices.
like I said later in the sentence, yes - it's literal laziness on part of them, as well as a convenient cop-out if someone dislikes some detail about it. >>9952>I can't stand the English voices.
Really? I get Sub is usually better than Dub, but I found the show to have reasonably good voicing, especially later as the team grew in experience.
Faunus are badly done in general: what's the point of having two sets of ears like Blake? Horns and tails are alright, but two additional ears? What's the point? I guess it was hard to hide Blake's real nature in S1 if she only had her cat ears, so now almost every faunus has both human and animal ears.
See >>9913 >>9957 >2 pairs of ears
Yeah that is anime tier dumb stuff
The voice acting wasn't universally terrible but Ruby's was especially grating to me.
TBH Ruby didn't annoy me, but the side characters and mooks often had annoying voices, like the bad German accent mook from episode 1 of Season 1.
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