RWBY is brought to us by Rooster Teeth, the production team behind the internet sensation Red vs. Blue. It was created by Monty Oum (Red vs. Blue, Afro Samurai), and originally released as a Youtube series of 12 episodes.
RWBY Volume 2 follows directly on from the end of Volume 1 and continues the story of team RWBY, Ruby (Lindsay Jones), Weiss (Kara Eberle), Blake (Arryn Zech) and Yang (Barbara Dunkelman) as they start back at Beacon Academy for their second semester.
In addition to their school commitments, Blake is now more determined than ever to track down and stop the White Fang and team RWBY will of course help her anyway they can. Torchwick (Gray G. Haddock) is still at large and as Penny (Taylor Pelto) and Ruby find out, it seems he may have gained access to some much bigger weaponry than he previously had.
There is also a new threat in the form of a mysterious trio, Cinder (Jessica Nigri), Mercury (J.J. Castillo) and Emerald (Katie Newville), who are hidden amongst the students visiting for the Vytal Festival and have an agenda all their own.
In order to further their training in the field, the teams must shadow a qualified Hunter, in the case of team RWBY this is the hilarious Doctor Oobleck, who can move at ridiculous speeds and talks just as fast.
In spite of all this, the teams still manage to have fun and find time for jokes, games and a ballroom dance which will give everyone chance to relax.
RWBY is a great concept and works really well. All the characters are completely distinctive, both in personality and in looks and as before, the use of colour is very clever and aids no end in following the action and identifying who is who.
They continue to explore tricky issues as well and combine them beautifully with a great storyline, which keeps you guessing. The animation is stunning, the only slight issue I noticed is that every now and again there is some pixelation in the most hectic scenes, but not enough to spoil it.
Another excellent series and an obvious must see for any fans of Rooster Teeth and their work, well worth adding to your collection.
“It’s not every day that friends are able to come together like this. Time has a way of testing our bonds but it’s nights like these that can help keep them strong. Nights like these are ones we’ll never forget.”
RWBY Volume 2 is available to buy now on DVD and Blu-ray.