I aint having it
Now I get why Radar has no relationship with GoldenAsh
(I just realized he didn't)
AKA, I made a terribly designed Mii of Aswdfzxcvbhgtyyn in post game, since I didn't have a Pop Star before. It's cursed
Well well well everyone. We’re here.
After YEARS of fan wars and outcries, and bashing of the original product, the RWBY anime, Ice Queendom, finally exists.
And I’m sure some of you want to know how I feel about it.
I never knew what the fuss was about. I never knew fan’s desperation for an anime of RWBY. I thought fans were just being stupid. And above everything, I just assumed that if this supposed anime did exist, then it wouldn’t improve ANYTHING about the original show at all, and just be ‘oh, it’s the show except handdrawn’...
But OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS, I am dead serious when I say that not only does this anime improve the original story in nearly EVERY WAY, but this anime is probably THE BEST piece of media I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.
IN. MY. LIFE!
And you all know how much I’m not a fan of the original show. I have a ton of essays in my back belt on how terribly the show was handled. So if this anime just made the show watchable, I would have been satisfied. But this anime goes above and beyond just being decent, it does everything right. And I am So Happy that RWBY’s potential is finally being used!
First thing, the story has been completely rewritten from the original.
It was such a GENIUS idea to make the protagonist Whitley Schnee, instead of Ruby Rose. It makes PERFECT sense looking at the original show, because Whitley’s entity is basically a commentary on how capitalism and presidency can corrupt the young minds into believing they are invincible. Whitley is far more likeable of a protagonist this way, automatically, because his motivation is entirely different that of Ruby Rose. Instead of being a background flat character with zero motivation and gets excused for every terrible illegal thing they do, and gets no consequences for getting all their friends killed in war, Whitley just wants to save his company from being overthrown by his evil stepfather, and sisters, who are just, the worst! Instead of being seen as a monster by the people around him, and to his sisters, THIS version of the character wants nothing more than to bring the evil mastermind Noah to justice.
This is such an EXCLLENT protagonist, and I AM SO MAD THAT ROOSTER TEETH DENIED THIS WRITING GENIUS! CLEARLY, this studio only cares about the money and women rights.
Now, addressing the criticism of the anime I’ve seen from absolute IDIOTS online, is that it borrows too heavily from other popular media. The artstyle was clearly inspired by Madoka Magica, and the fight scenes resemble Pretty Cure, with Whitley being a magical girl and all of that.
Well, I’m here to tell you MORONS that those criticisms are INVALID, especially if you do the smallest atom of research. Dhar Mann has been working on RWBY since 1997, seven years before Pretty Cure, and a trillion years before Madoka Magica. Not only did Rooster Teeth deny Dhar Mann’s vision for RWBY, but Japan went ahead and STOLE his ideas for other shows, and Rooster Teeth instead gave us this broken, hollow, boring, meaningless product of Dhar Mann’s vision, that also went on RTX.
There are ideas and styles from this RWBY anime that this anime did FIRST, and did BETTER. In Madoka Magica, they couldn’t even bother to make the artstyle even slightly unique, they just scribbled random junk on the screen with no symbolism to it whatsoever and called it a show. WHAT is THAT all about?!
In this version, Dhar Mann, the handsome genius PERFECT writer (and anyone who says otherwise is a one dimensional hater with no life) not only became the head writer of this RWBY anime, but he cast HIMSELF to play OZPIN.
Talk about AMAZING casting, these two are basically the same character, completely, utterly PERFECT, who has NO flaws to their logic WHATSOEVER.
There’s also a lot going for Petra in this version. Yeah, instead of Weiss Schnee being seen as a hero, even though she is a spoiled brat since day one therefore can NEVER become a better person EVER, they had the supporting member for Whitley’s team RWBY to be Petra from Minecraft Story Mode. Yeah, and I thought I was the only one who cared about her and remembers this game. Oh, and in this team RWBY, there’s also Aguri Madoka from DokiDoki Pretty Cure, and Little Nelson from Ninjago.
This is an AMAZING cast, and these teammate’s stories are a lot more fleshed out than they were with the original Team RWBY.
You can really feel for Petra’s character and the pain she’s had to endure from her mercenary years and coping with Jesse falling to the Dark Side. Their rivalry is a tearjerker, let me tell you, because you can just feel how much history they have.
Aguri is even WAY more likeable here, I mean, she was AMAZING in DokiDoki, THE BEST character in the ENTIRE franchise of Pretty Cure, but here, they flesh that out even further by having her contain the ability to turn into a Red Panda based on her emotions, a curse of a semblance unfairly placed upon her, but she learns to embrace her flaws and her emotional side and it’s such a compelling story arc for her as this child tries to learn about the hardships of war and adulthood through this alter ego.
Yeah, Turning Red had NO SHAME in COPYING this anime, I know.
And lastly, Little Nelson. The BEST character in ALL of Ninjago has returned here, and much more fleshed out than ever before. You can feel his hospitalized backstory, where he’s trying to become a proper huntress so he can save the world and give the people a life he couldn’t have. He’s just such a sweet cinnamon roll and you feel for him with his naïve view on how the world actually works.
It’s as if Cure Grace was actually a compelling character, where Healin Good flat out COPIED this, and there, they didn’t even bother to have her make out with Daurizen, her COVID CASE. GOSH, what a missed opportunity that was.
There’s even some amazing side characters thrown into the mix here, like Leshawna and Harold having an incredible tragic Romeo & Juliet love story. Mercury Black goes through such an incredible redemption arc where he overthrows his father to become the top assassin, but for the good side. This redemption arc is THE BEST redemption arc ever. (Zuko can get out) Nya is such a compelling Winter Maiden and you can feel for everything she’s lost ever since she gained the maiden powers in Ninjago and the loved ones she had to leave behind for the greater good. They even have the fish lady from Encanto have this whole subplot about her believing in fish reincarnation to get revenge on Bruno for killing her fish!
I don’t know how Disney gave Dhar Mann the rights to this phenomenal character, but I guess that’s why this anime is streaming on Disney + instead of Crunchyroll. I mean, it’s a little bizarre to have an anime be streaming on Disney +, but whatever works I guess.
BUT, I have yet to talk about THE BEST CHARACTER IN THE ENTIRE ANIME.
The VILLAIN, NOAH.
First of all, I cannot stress enough how much of a godsend it is to have one of the most wasted Total Drama characters be given a spotlight position. I think that’s incredible! And Noah, BY FAR, is one of the BEST antagonists EVER CREATED.
It is SO refreshing to have a villain NOT be a twist villain of any kind, OR sit in the back and do nothing for ten seasons, and can instead just be an EVIL, BLOODTHIRSTY, GENOCIDAL MANIAC, WHO GETS THINGS DONE, throughout THE WHOLE ANIME.
On top of that, he’s HILARIOUS as usual!
And on top of that, Noah is so layered as a villain as well. He’s not just evil for the sake of it. He genuinely believes that scheming for a million dollars by starting the Remnant war and creating the Grim is the right action to make for the sake of world peace. He has a belief that if this war kills everyone, then everyone will forever be at peace and never have to face the hardships of earth again.
He also has this phenomenal song where he reflects on his tragic past of failing to get a student council position in a single year, and how he went on his path towards destruction because of the bitter loneliness and insanity it gave him, as he tries to justify all the loveable characters he’s killing throughout the game. He and Dhar Mann make this song SLAP.
Oh yeah, there are new songs now. Not those trashy rock songs the original show made, but like, REAL songs. Rock is TRASH. And the songs make the forty episodes per season fly by greatly. I am FURIOUS that Rooster Teeth cut out these songs, they are SO GOOD.
My favorite song has to be the 7 hour long one with Petra singing about how Diamonds have been replaced with Netherite, and the minority conflict Diamonds now face in society.
And I also love the ballad sung by the Great Sage from MiiTopia. I can’t believe Nintendo even allowed Dhar Mann to have this character, that’s amazing. And I also love how Dhar Mann took the time to replicate the CG and actually KEEP the Mii design for the character. Goes to show how much they CARE about us MiiTopia fans. I LOVE the Great Sage’s identity crisis regarding the many faces they have, and how their corruption by the Dark Curse pains them to believe they’ll be forgotten by the world, and that they’ll just be another soldier who dies for nothing.
Oh, and the song Neo sings about how she can’t speak, is PERFECTION. It makes me love Neo as a character, where originally, I didn’t care she existed in the original show.
But by this point, I REALLY need to get into SPOILERS for this anime, and if you want to avoid spoilers... maybe move to Antarctica or something, I don’t know. I am NOT going to leave a tag for you to avoid spoilers, YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE ANIME BY NOW.
ANYWAY, yes, this anime is R rated. And I had NO idea why that was for the longest time while watching it. That is, UNTIL the ENDING, where Noah gets mauled by a Grim on screen, while also gets his flesh torn off by the ink acid.
This is, with no contest, the BEST villain death of all time.
Will this anime horrify kids? Oh absolutely, but it wasn’t made for them! This was made by REAL people, and REAL fans, who always believed that RWBY was good before Rooster Teeth butchered it.
I will admit, I’ve been doubting it for so long. But now I see the light, and I have been blessed by the LEGEND that is RWBY: Ice Queendom.
My only complaint is that we’re not going to get a season 4,300,893, where Noah comes back and defies Remnant itself, forcing Emma to have to defy and fight off her former lover. That would have been so emotionally powerful. But unfortunately, it’s not gonna happen.
Even with that, RWBY: Ice Queendom is MORE than enough for me. It’s a powerful, emotionally rich anime that will most definitely stand the test of time. It’s an absolutely PHENOMINAL experience that will leave you a changed person by the end. And I am so glad to hear that Rooster Teeth has cancelled the original RWBY show in favor of this RWBY show.
DEFINATELY check this out. I know it’s $3,000,000, and I also made the Prologue of Danganronpa with Total Drama characters on Wattpad for free that I, for some reason, want you guys to check out also. But don’t be a fool and read that! Watch this anime instead! It’s so much better you have no idea!
I give this anime a 1000/10. THANK YOU FOR THIS MASTERPICE.
...but I CAN'T see KawaiiMii getting jealous OVER A BUG