Mini-Interlude 9 – The Team
Oh sure, the Jerkin is cute now. Wait until it gets bigger again.
Heretical Edge and Summus Proelium
Please note that the following commissioned mini-interlude takes place before the events of the current arc, during the week between Thanksgiving and the trip to the hospital.
“Do we have to do this out here?” Sands groaned the question as she and the rest of their team, plus Shiori, walked along the beach far away from the rest of the school. “I already promised not to say anything about the… you-know-what.”
“He has a name,” the Asian girl pointed out a little primly. “It’s Choo. And trust me, Sands, you are gonna love the little guy if you give him a chance. He’s so adorable.”
“Yeah,” Sands grunted. “An adorable little murder–” Stopping herself, she breathed out hard. “Sorry.”
Shiori flinched noticeably, but shook her head. “It’s okay. I know you’re trying. And at least you’ll remember to keep him a secret.”
Ouch. Sands didn’t even have…
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RWBY Season 3 – Episode 11
Okay, the chapter starts with Ruby kicking ass and taking names, only for Neo to show up. Blake fights Adam, who is creepy and intends to make her suffer, and the rest of the teams fight against a bunch of Grimm and rogue robots and get their asses kicked. Velvet gets her chance to shine by showing off her Semblance, which allows her to copy the abilities of the people she takes photos of, until she gets blindsided by a paladin and Weiss manages her summoning of a knight’s arm and sword.
Back with Ruby, Roman and Neo are beating her senseless until Neo screws up and gets her parasol opened, sending her flying away while a Grimm suddenly eats Roman. Qrow and team Cardinal work with Ironwood, who is a cyborg as it turns out. Jaune and Pyrrha head to the vault while Adam continues to beat down Blake until Yang shows up. Then Cinder kills Amber with an arrow through the heart, Adam stabs Blake and cuts Yang’s arm off, and Ozpin tries to deal with an empowered Cinder.
Okay, review time.
Well, damn. It’s gotten really dark. Adam is a yandere, like Beast from Beauty and the Beast turned into an abusive asshole driven mad by his love abandoning him and can apparently cut through Aura like fucking butter. Ironwood is basically Robocop, and Cinder won. On the negatives, Roman shouldn’t have died by being eaten of all things, Jaune had one job and he failed at it by not looking towards the entrance, and while I liked the reveal of Velvet’s Semblance, I don’t really like that she was blindsided because people were just staring at her and not the giant robot next to her, or the fact that Weiss got her power-up by saving someone she hardly knows. It should have been one of team RWBY or Neptune.
Episode gets a 4 out of 5, because despite the negatives I liked it.
RWBY Season 3 – Episode 7
This episode starts with a flashback to Cinder recruiting both Emerald (a thief with the ability to influence minds into hallucinations) and Mercury (who it turns out had an assassin father and prosthetic legs), with Roman being briefly heard before they go to see Adam about getting some men from the White Fang. He refuses, so they go and attack the Fall Maiden. Credit where its due, this probably was the best showing I’d seen and if not for the fact that she kicked up dust when she attacked, it would’ve ended a lot sooner. Anyway, she gets shot in the back, drained by some sort of bug Grimm linked to Cinder, and Qrow, once more, comes to the rescue by severing the link between her and Cinder, the latter of whom fled since she got most of what she wanted before going back to the White Fang and making her offer again… under threat of death.
In the aftermath of the last episode, we see that Yang’s attack and the resulting panic ended up luring in enough Grimm to start a mess of problems, it was a set-up by Cinder and Emerald, and Mercury is doing just fine. Bastards.
So, I liked the episode. I figured Mercury had some abuse issues by his comment with his dad before, but I didn’t know he killed him. I liked short-haired Cinder pulling that bow and sword accord act. The only thing I hate is that Yang and Ozpin’s reputations are going down the tube because of this, and hope that she kills Mercury and Emerald for it.
RWBY Season 3 – Episode 5 and 6
Okay, running late for this week so I thought I’d cover last week’s episode on top of this one.
Season 3, Episode 5 – Never Miss A Beat
This episode starts with Penny and her teammate (who honestly doesn’t have much of a personality beyond being a strictler for rules) stomping two minor members of Cardin’s team before Penny tells Ruby she wants to go to Beacon, which Ruby notes isn’t liekly with the leash Ironwood has on her. Then Weiss and Yang go against a pair from Atlas, one of whom has a minor grudge against Weiss for her father’s actions, and the others who is a basically a troll. The two work together to harass the pair until they split Yang and Weiss apart, with Neon Katt being too quick for Yang to land a decent blow and the Jazz magician using a sentienal approach to handle Weiss. Ultimately, Weiss has to throw both herself and the Jazz dude into a Lava Plume to weaken him enough for Yang to take him and then Neon out. As the Episode ends, Cinder gets her hands on Penny’s schematics and possibly control over her, while Ozpin has called Pyrrha up to his office to be the next guardian.
So this episode was… mostly set up for the next. The fight was subpar, but I did like the music. The real meat comes at the end, where we see two different plots unfolding, which I will go into next.
The episode starts with Pyrrha being called to Ozpin’s office. To summarize the entire thing, there are four women who have so much power they embody the seasons and the current Fall Maiden, Amber, was attacked by Cinder and had half her power stolen. Pyrrha is who they want to replace her before she dies, but to do so they’ll have to literally shove her Aura and Semblance into the younger woman, which they admit they don’t know what will happen to her.
Then we get to the first round of the finals and have Mercury vs Yang like the openings have been promising forever. These two go at it hard right until Yang goes Super Saiyan on his ass. Unfortunately, after she stomps him, Mercury cheats like a little bitch and makes it seem like Yang broke his leg unprovoked with either Neo or Emerald’s help and get her arrested.
I liked the exposition in the chapter and foreshadowing, but screw you Cinder and Mercury. She earned that win and you took it away… and if all it takes is a little panic like that to incite the Grimm, it’s a miracle these kingdoms hadn’t been overrun by now.
RWBY Season 3 – Episode 4
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The episode starts with Coco and Yasuhashi against Emerald and Mercury. To say it was a curbstomp battle is an underestimation, but it was. Mostly I blame the fact that they chose the slow tank and the long-range fighter against the quick close-range fighter and assassin. That was a poor match-up and the villain duo are clearly experienced mercenaries, so that beating was legendary with amazing music.
Then we get shots of Qrow with Ruby and Yang, and Weiss with Winter. These two family moments essentially give us more insight into how their home lives and their thoughts, ultimately revealing that Weiss wants to move under her own power and likely has trauma due to her encounter with the knight, and that Qrow is looking at a bigger picture.
AMV Recommendations 2
These are AMV’s that I recommend watching. If you like any of them, give them a like or leave a comment on Youtube and recommend them to your friends. Seriously.
I’ve been enamored by the plot of FFXIV Heavensward so I decided to go find an AMV and stumbled over this amazing one.
[Freezing] Shatter Me
Would you believe that Freezing has a plot beyond the gratuitous fanservice? Well neither would I, but I did find this action AMV.
[To Aru Index] Power of Insanity
Accelerator is pretty insane, as evident in this video of his badassness.
[To Aru Railgun S] Misaka vs Team ITEM
Misaka vs Team ITEM in this decently long AMV. The music is wonderfully in time with the footage.
[DanMachi] If I Lose My Life
DanMachi’s final battle in AMV form.
[Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry] Fly On the Wall
The battle that set the pace for this anime.
[Rokka No Yuusha] Animal
I wouldn’t call him the world’s strongest, but the dude has moves.
[Dragon Ball Z] What We Don’t Know
Apparently every Saiyan can go SSJ3 & 4.
[RWBY] Pyrrha Nikos – A Place For My Head
The War Goddess.
[RWBY] Team JNPR Tribute: “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”
Simple but effective AMV to show progress by Jaune
[Hunter x Hunter] First Time of the Year
I’m ashamed I forgot about this series
[The Devil is a Part-Timer] Save Yourself
For a silly premise, this looks decent
[The Devil is a Part-Timer] You Don’t Know Anything
Same as above
RWBY Season 3 – Episode 3
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Weiss runs with Ruby in tow to meet her sister, Winter, who seems like even more of an Ice Queen than her at first but is clearly concerned about her well-being. Their reunion is cut short when Qrow shows up and calls her out on showing up, picking a fight she quickly obliged in. We then get an awesome action scene of the two of them wrecking Beacon’s Courtyard in an awesome fight until Ironwood shows up to drag them both off after Ruby says hello to her uncle and Penny.
In Ozpin’s office, Qrow gets on Ironwood about bringing in the military, but he states he did it to show their enemies they aren’t afraid and they’ll protect them. Ozpin points out it also brings questions of what they are defending them against with such a large force. We then see that Cinder is unconcerned with his appearance as she arranges the next match.
Qrow is a constantly sloshed troll of a cool uncle… he’s a freaking DMC character and I love him for it. Winter was basically an older Weiss, but I’m wondering what the past is between her and Qrow cause they went at it hard real fast. It was cute seeing the RWBY girls cheer on their relatives too, no wonder they became so skilled when they have great role models to look up to.
We also gain more intelligence on a conspiracy for the benefit of mankind and see they all have everyone’s best interests in mind, so it’s a good episode that combines plot and action.
RWBY Season 3 – Episode 2
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The Match starts and once again we see that Pyrrha is in top form as she manages to fend off her attacker while the rest don’t fair as well with a sniper in the trees. Ren gets shocked by a cattle prod (which is easily the most surprising weapon in the series from being so bland, if practical) and when the guy tries to do the same to Nora he learns that her Semblance lets her absorb and use electricity so he was screwed.
Jaune then sent her to the mountain to do a Thor impression while Ren distracted the Sniper and Pyrrha blocked a shot meant for her before she pretty much destroyed the section of the forest the sniper was in and then came down to knock the rest back. Unfortunately, because they didn’t agree on a team attack name they get bogged down by the conversation until Jaune just has Nora hit them with her hammer and wreck all of them at once.
We then cut to Qrow getting sloshed and jaded before we get an all-girl team against Sun’s all-guy team. Neptune’s flirting gets Weiss angry and then he retreats to the enemy side because he’s afraid of the water. The fight starts and one of their teammates gets immediately thrown out of the ring by a tornado before Sun puts that bow staff to good use and take one of team Indigo down.
Then the pirate-looking dude not only swashbuckles on top of a mast but has a hookshot in his gun that he uses to rope the girl he knocked down and use her as a counterbalance. Then he gets hit in the nuts and goes down, so Sun tells Neptune to stop being useless. Neptune electrocutes the water they were standing in and Qrow leaves as someone important to Weiss arrives, probably her sister.
So, Team JNPR has improved but they’ve still got kinks they’re working out, Pyrrha is still MVP, and Nora is the Mighty Thor. Team SSSN is basically all fun and huge dorks, though the fact that someone named Neptune is afraid of the water is just hilarious and sad at the same time.
RWBY Season 3 – Episode 1
Even with Monty Oum’s tragic passing, the folks at Rooster Teeth were still able to continue the RWBY series thanks to the notes he left behind. Once more, I’ll do simple a simple summary on the show and give you my opinion on it, but I recommend you go watch it on their website.
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To begin, the video opens with Ruby at her mother’s grave and telling her about all the adventures she’s gone through at Beacon to this point before returning in time for her team’s match. Needless to say, they win it and decide to get a meal to celebrate, only Weiss’ credit card was declined for some reason. Luckily Jaune’s team showed up and decided to eat with them, where we learn that Ren and Nora are apparently orphans and Jaune still has some self-esteem issues, but they wish them luck regardless.
Emerald’s team also passed their match, with Neo in disguise and curb-stomping some poor chump, and because of how the Tournament is structured Yang and Weiss will be heading to the next match instead of all four of them. With that information in mind, we come to a close as Team JNPR takes the stage for their next match.
[UQ Holder] Kuroumaru’s Woes
Another Tribute Video to UQ Holder
Summary: Trapped in a body that will never age and cast out of his home, Kuroumaru joins UQ Holder alongside Touta Konoe. As their bonds grew closer, so did his feelings. But he didn’t which path to take, whether to become a male and stand by his side, or become a female and fall in love with him.
This is his story. And these are his woes.
[UQ Holder] Santa & Sayoko Tribute AMV
I got bored and made an AMV to UQ Holder’s Santa Sasaki & Sayoko Minase.
Summary: Eight years ago, Santa met Sayoko and was murdered by other students. Sayoko brought him back as a ghost. In the present we see him hunting bullies when UQ Holder comes in to stop him, until it’s revealed that he had died and forgotten that fact. Sayoko then enacts her plan, turning the campus into a zombie-infested land of death as she takes out the immortals one-by-one, until it’s up to Santa to stop her. He does so, only to have her return to normal as she passes on, and he becomes a member of UQ Holder.
Next up: Kuroumaru Tribute
These are AMV’s that I recommend watching. If you like any of them, give them a like or leave a comment on Youtube and recommend them to your friends. Seriously.
Curse of the Valvrave
Possibly the best Valvrave AMV I’ve seen, this video instantly captured me after I took a moment to go back over the series. I still think the ending was as bad as Code Geass, but I don’t hold that against this work of art.
Spice and Wolf AMV – Thousand Years
A great Spice and Wolf amv centered around the central characters, it’s slow-paced and basically showcases the relationship between Lawrence and Holo.
SAO 2 (GGO) – Crush
I find myself fond of this AMV because of interspersed action sequences and the drama that unfolded in Sinon and Kirito’s lives… plus, watching the actions scenes as the music swells at the dramatic moments is awesome.
I See Fire – Dragon Age GMV
This video makes my heart tremble, descriging the trials and tribulations of the Grey Wardens during the Blights. Those lives lost, the sacrifices, and the unity of races to defeat a common enemy. This is a powerful video.
Monolith Code – Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Okay, this one covered the Monolith Code event for Tatsuya’s team, which I enjoyed and considered the high point of the series.
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei – My Demons
This covers a great deal of the series events, and the action and music are wonderful woven together in a way that I can truly appreciate. In fact, I liked the whole concept of the series with the exception of the incest subtext (in my opinion, either they go all-in or not at all), and the fact that Tatsuya was god-magician for all intents and purposes. I could get behind most of his powers, even the self-repair, but when you can raise the dead and use things like Material Burst with little problem in this sort of series, you’ve crossed the line. Sure, they say he has weak technical skills and feels the pain of those he heals, but honestly none of that slowed him down in the slightest.
Tokyo Ravens – Desolate World
Great video about the series, it has the high points for all the major characters, including Jin Ohtomo, who has earned the badass teacher seal of approval in that episode when he and Douman went toe-to-toe. He and Toji deserve their badass credits.
Broken Promises – Tokyo Ravens
Another great Tokyo Ravens AMV where the music matches the sequences. It’s a bit rushed to keep it in time with the music, but it mostly centers around Kon, Harutora, and Natsume, showing their sacrifices for one another. And the ending is especially touching.
Magical Mystery World – Negima
A Negima AMV centered around the time they entered through the gateport, mostly action and beautiful in every sense of the world, the only real crime is that they didn’t animate that Rakan Fight.
[Dragon Age GMV] I See Fire
I See Fire Dragon Age GMV
Respect to the Grey Wardens, Legion of the Dead, the Soldiers of Ferelden, and everyone else who fought the Blight. If you don’t feel anything when you watch this you are a Darkspawn and have no soul! Share and reblog this video!
Here’s to Inquisition coming soon!
RWBY Season II Episode 12 (Season Finale)
The video picks up with Jaune getting Ruby’s call that didn’t go through only for the team to change course to head to the city when the sirens go off while Cinder mentions the plan was too early. RWBY is surrounded on all sides by Grimm and basically decide to cut loose like they’re in a FPS until Jaune and his team get there, with Jaune basically lucking into his first win when Sun and Neptune and… well, everyone else arrives.
Cinder has Emerald and Mercury maintain their cover by joining in before Team CVFY shows up and Coco basically takes the show as the ultimate badass. Then we get Oobleck, Port, and Glynda putting things back into place and wrapping up as Roman finally gets caught (and doesn’t give a damn because he knows he’s getting away). Afterwards Team RWBY reflects on everything and Ozpin basically gets talked down to by his bosses because Ironwood is a sellout who thinks he brought it onto himself before having a little talk with Roman, who only laughs.
Yet, somehow, Cinder calls it a successful day as Adam shows up and credits roll. Afterwards Yang meets the woman in the mask to see she looks like her with black hair. I’m guessing her mother.
I’m conflicted. On the one hand it showed Team CFVY’s moves, especially Coco’s, but it suddenly made what was their darkest hour look like nothing special. I was expecting death and them pulling a win from what looked to be the jaws of defeat. Not eight minutes of a one-sided slaughter. Even the first season finale was more intense.
I must painfully give it a 3 out of 5.
RWBY Season II Episode 11
The video opens with Roman playing with Rose, before she tries to run and he reveals that cane has a hook-shot to reel her in. Before he can get any further in his interrogation her friends come and he tells them to kill her as she tries to make a break. Long story short, they get into a game of train-top leapfrog to get away from bombs and then a fight with a bunch of mooks as its revealed that the train-bombs are creating openings for Grimm to get into the city.
They split up with Weiss, Blake, and Yang to stop the bombs while Ruby and Oobleck go out to stop the train. Yang gets into a fight with Neo, which starts one-sided… by which I mean Yang got messed up. Weiss, on the other end, gets into a fight with an Elite Mook using a chainsaw who has a hard-on for killing Schnee, and Blake gets into a fight with Roman and showcases the use of a dust cartridge Weiss gave her to make short-work of him.
Weiss seems to have the advantage in her fight as she’s faster, and by which I mean she pulls some Sonic the Hedgehog moves. But he’s stronger and takes the blows before grabbing her and getting ready to saw her in half. Yang, on the other end, gets tossed around by Neo’s more passive style and goes down.
So Roman, being the only one who lost, tries to lecture Blake on she would never be accepted as Weiss gets knocked into her cart and she knocks him out to save Weiss. Neo’s getting ready to stab Yang when some ninja woman comes out of nowhere and Neo runs away before the woman opens some kind of wormhole and escapes as Yang comes to.
Oobleck and Rose do much better, but he tells her to go ahead while he and the dog handle things in the rear. They see that it’s a dead end at the train stop and Weiss tries to protect them, but in the end the train crashes and brings with it a ton of Grimm to swarm the helpless population.
Damn, this episode was hardcore to a whole new level. While the samurai-ninja woman came out of left-field, the rest was a brutal and harsh affair that I had to admit the bad guys won. 5 out of 5.
RWBY Season II Episode 10
It opens with Ironwood looking out in the distance at night until Glynda comes out and, contrary to her previous interactions, gives him a pep talk about trust after complimenting him. We then cut to RWBY, with the others faking sleep until the professor is asleep before they contemplate the meaning of being huntresses. Weiss admits that her father is a corrupt executive and being a huntress is a way to redeem her family name, Blake joined Beacon after realizing that White Fang went off the deep end but she doesn’t know what she’s going to do afterwards and runs from challenges, and Yang just goes with the flow and loves adventure. So Ruby is the only one who really joined simply to be a huntress while the others see it as a job.
Later on Zwei wakes Ruby up to go potty when they run across White Fang members patrolling and Ruby and the dog chase them before falling into a literal pit trap into the enemy territory and getting knocked out and the dog fetches the others. The White Fang members take her to Roman, so she’s screwed, and Oobleck goes on a lecture about the underground village where bad stuff happened and he whips out his weapon and tells them they need to find Ruby.
It’s 5 out of 5 obviously.
RWBY Season II Episode 9
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Words of the wise…
Umm, well the team is stuck with Dr. Oobleck while the others go elsewhere and the professor takes them to a region that’s just outside of Vale where they were trying to expand once but the Grim overran it so they had to wall it off. They meet with a whole pack of Ursa not two minutes in and the dog gets found out not one minute before then, but his sense of tracking might prove useful so he stays.
The girls handle most threats as they come in, but Yang states she wanted to see Oobleck in action. He basically tells them that not all missions are violence and then grills Yang on why she truly became a huntress. She confesses she’s a thrill-seeker and if she helps people it’s a bonus. Weiss sees it as her duty for being part of her family, while Blake sees there’s too much wrong in the world and someone has to stop it even though she hasn’t figured out how.
With Ruby he takes her off while telling the other three to set up camp, before showing her a herd of really big Grimm and tells her that not all Grimm are mindless and those that are so powerful they’ve lived for centuries and learned, but are waiting for something. Ruby then asks why he wants to be a huntsman, and he states that he sees lives that could have been saved in the ruins and by teaching the next generation he’s giving them power and can save more lives than with a weapon. The questions he asked the rest still makes them ponder about it, but they notice he never asked her why she wanted to be a huntress.
Well, I wanted to see more action from Oobleck, but he makes a fair point and we learned more about the characters and Grimm…
4 out of 5.
RWBY Season 2: Episode 8
The episode begins with Ironwood, Goodwitch, and Ozpin are in his office and Ironwood is less than pleased that their enemy got in so easily when Ruby shows up. She tries to lighten the mood to little success before they ask her if she recognized Cinder, but all they could gather she might be the woman who attacked her the first night and Ruby tips them off about the location where Torchwick mentioned their operation was going down before she leaves.
Ironwood takes her tip and sent every force he could down there to obliterate whatever is they find there. Goodwitch thinks he goes overboard, but Ozpin think it should be a little more discreet before it causes a panic. Meanwhile Ruby and Yang’s dog somehow gets sent in the mail, to which Weiss does a 180 in personality, and Blake acts like a cat and jumps on her bed… really, we’re pushing the cat thing that far? Anyway they need to go to an attendance before a field trip and, since they can’t leave the dog alone that long, Ruby sneaks him into her backpack.
They then go to a speech where we learn that parents started naming their children after color since the Great War started over some forces were intent on destroying art and culture and they’ll basically be shadowing a huntsman for a week to get a feel for their jobs. The girls see it as a chance to continue their investigation, but the mission is too high-level for their class. Ozpin then shows up and basically reveals he knows they’re gonna end up there anyway, so he just lets them go so they don’t have to break the rules and tells them just to be ready because it’s getting real now.
Velvet’s team shows up at the end. Her mission was delayed because there were so many Grimm, but they’ll be fine since they’re only shadowing a huntsman. The video end as they find out Oobleck is the huntsman they’re shadowing….
Well, we learned that Ozpin indeed knows everything and is simply letting them get away with it as long as they’re doing good and Velvet has a bit of an accent and is possibly a second-year or higher… so why was she getting bullied by Cardin?
Anyway, 3 out of 5.
RWBY Season II Episode 7
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A ninja in black…
The episode starts off at the party with Ozpin and the others, as well as Ironwood. Jaune and Ruby share a moment of being socially awkward until Ruby reveals Weiss is without a date and he tries to go ask her out, until he saw Pyrrha looking down and followed her to the balcony. Pyrrha couldn’t get a date, much to Jaune and my shock. She basically states she’s been placed on a pedestal so she’s seen as too unattainable and she wishes she came with a guy who was like him, who saw him for who he is.
Neptune comes out after she leaves and Jaune tears into him until he reveals he can’t dance. It does wonders for Jaune’s ego, but he ultimately tells Neptune to go tell Weiss if he really likes her. He sits by her and chat while Ruby and Yang watch as Jaune puts on a dress and dances with Pyhrra and Nora takes Lie onto the floor and they do a really good dance routine.
Team CRME, on the other hand, watches from above. Ruby, however, goes off to the balcony and sees Cinder dressed like a ninja. She decks a guard and the straight-up kicks the rest of their asses like no-one’s business. Ruby calls for her locker rocket and gets Crescent Rose when she sees the the knocked out guard and the fighting starts util General Ironwood arrives and Cinder vanishes back into the party to dance with Mercury as the episode ends.
I was expecting something drastic with all the foreshadowing, but time will tell. 4 out of 5!
RWBY Season II Episode 6
Too much feels…
The episode has Ruby still in a slump over Blake not coming to the dance, but Yang assures her that she’ll be there. Sun and Neptune arrive then and ask about the dance, with Sun asking if Blake will be there. Dude has it bad for her. Yang, once again assures them that Blake will be there and proceeds to taunt her with a laser pointer in the library to get her attention.
We then go to a shirtless Lie Ren who gets dragged out by Jaune before he can get dressed. Jaune apparently really had it bad for Weiss, for some reason, and asks Lie for advice about girls since he’s apparently with Nora. The two deny it but, they’re not fooling anyone. Pyrrha arrives and tells him to tell her how he feels while being honest and he leaves to do so. You see, this is why Pyrrha can’t get him to notice she has feelings, she’s too nice to everyone. How’s he supposed to notice she like him? Nora agrees with me and tells her to practice what she preaches.
Meanwhile, with Yang and Blake, Yang tells Blake about how Ruby’s mother was killed and her father lost both her and Yang’s mother. Yang wanted to find her mother, who went missing, and then took Ruby with her to search for her. Note this was where Ruby was a toddler, so they were screwed if Qrow didn’t show up. Yang learned to take it slow after that, even though she still searches for her mother and tells Blake to slow down, not stop, and if she comes with her to the dance she’ll save her one.
Then we go to Jaune looking for Weiss, who is asking out Neptune out. You can see the exact moment his heart breaks in 10:02. He’ll get better I’m sure…
Anyway, night of the dance we have Ruby struggling to stand up in heels, Sun going with Blake, Blake dancing with Yang (yeah, Bumblebee-ship is going to go nuts), and Ozpin showing up to talk with Ruby about how moments like these are the memories you treasure. The video ends as Emerald and Mercury arrive.
Well, we learned more about Yang and Ruby so it answers much for me. Still can’t wait for next episode. 4 out of 5.
RWBY Season II Episode 5
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So much awesome…
After the week off for the Podcast, the main show returns and opens with the lovely Pyrrha Nikos in all her glory kicking the collective asses of Team CRDL. It was glorious, showing that Pyrrha is the stuff of legends and earned her last few tournament wins on sheer badassery. Don’t get me wrong, those guys showed they were rather decent at fighting too, but she completely wrecked them and Cardin got it worse than the rest with that finish.
Then Mercury decides to give it a go. He’s okay in that he managed to actually disarm her, but he quits after she starts getting into it and cites she’s a renown fighter, to her ire. Blake, on the other hand, has been neglecting sleep to in her hunt for everything going on and even reject Sun harshly for a date. The others want her to take a break, but she brushes them off.
Then we have Jaune, who tries asking Weiss out with a Serenade. It fails epically, considering that she has Neptune in mind. Then we skip to him sparring with Pyrrha. He still doesn’t know what his semblance is, but the bigger issue is that we see beneath the cracks in her armor in that her skill has isolated her and Jaune is a clueless moron and innocently insensitive.
As it ends we skip to Team CRME discussing her ability and she gets added to the list and that Cinder can apparently take her in a fight.
5 out of 5, and a perfect continuation of the last one!
RWBY Season II Episode 3 Review
All the feels….
This episode features mostly emotions and new outfits as the team begins the investigation after class, where Jaune promptly gets shot down again for a date with Weiss. Where is Pyhrra during this?
Anyway, Wiess and Ruby planned on heading out to get files from her father’s company about the shipments, while Blake and Sun would find the White Fang’s base and see if they could learn more, while Yang and Neptune go to meet with an old contact of hers in the wrong part of town.
Ruby and Weiss split when they run across Penny, leaving Weiss to go to the communication room. She gets the information, but she avoids talking to her father and sister, Winter, over the line because of some emotions that weigh on her shoulders. It’s a humanizing moment.
Ruby, on the other hand, tries to get Penny to open up about what happened weeks ago when she left the group. She says her father was upset and she wasn’t supposed to talk to them, but when they stop at an android exhibition, the things Blake and Adam cut through in drones, two security guards spot her and she flees. Things happen and that poor dust seller is about to run over Ruby by accident when Penny grabs the truck and stops it.
Obviously, that set off some warning bells and Ruby asks for answers. As the video ends, Penny reveals she’s not a real girl (Pinocchio anyone?).
It was a deep episode, giving more insight into the mask Weiss wears and Penny’s true identity. 4.5 out of 5.
RWBY Season 2 Episode 2
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Mood whiplash ahoy!
The episode begins with Glenda and Ozpin, watching as a fleet lands on their doorstep and General Ironwood appears. Glenda doesn’t like him, that much is obvious, and she steps outside. He and Ozpin make better talk, but Ozpin makes it clear he doesn’t like the fleet outside when they’re in a time of peace and if there’s any problems they will handle things tactfully. The general asks if he thinks his kids can win a war, but Ozpin says he hopes they never have to.
In the Library we see our two teams doing anything but studying, with Team RWBY playing a table top game. Yang pretty much dominates both Ruby and Weiss, but Blake doesn’t feel like playing as Sun arrives with his friend from the last time, Neptune…. who immediately flirts with Weiss.
Blake leaves out and curls up in her room, flashing back to what happened after the incident with the White Fang. Ozpin questions her on the incident, subtly making it clear that he knows she was once a member of them. Weiss comes in and asks her what’s wrong, she explains that things are getting worse and the fact that nothing is being done. Weiss reasons they aren’t ready, but Blake can’t take that so Ruby takes a vote and they all agree, but then she remembers she left her board game in the Library.
Ruby then crashes into Cinder, Emerald, and Mercury and welcomes them to Beacon as it ends. I’m still conflicted as to how Cinder can pass as a student, but okay then.
It wasn’t a bad episode, but it could have been better. Still, it’s hard to top last episode.
4 out of 5.
RWBY Season II Episode 1 Review
Yes, the wait is over at last!
RWBY is back with season II and it does it with the best Food Fight EVER!
The episode begins with Emerald and Mercury, after robbing the poor dust seller, going to a book store and then subsequently killing the Faunus who planned on running. I suppose that means that Blake was lucky to get out when she did.
Afterwards we skip to Ruby with her team eating lunch, with Ruby planning the best day ever. Blake isn’t too up to it after everything that’s happened, but then Weiss gets a pie in the face. We then skip to Sun talking to his friend about how cool they are as all sorts of stuff happens in the background, until they get in and everyone is running because of a food fight.
Then we get the best food fight ever. Seriously, it was hilarious and bad-ass.
Glenda comes in and fixes their mess, but Ozpin says kids will be kids and to let them enjoy it while they can.
We then skip to Roman, Emerald, and Mercury arguing until Cinder comes in and puts everyone in their place. Then she tells him to pack up the dust since they’re going into phase 2 as the video ends with the new opening.
Perfect episode, what can I say? This is how you do a season premiere!