Volume 3 (2015 - 2016/Rooster Teeth/Flatiron
Films/Cinedigm Blu-ray w/DVD)
B/C+ Sound: B Extras: A Film: A-
team RWBY competes in the Festival Competition, little do they know
their Academy, the Kingdoms are all in danger. Grimm is on the rise
and evil is in the air. And they are after the power of the 4
legendary maidens. Little does RWBY know, this was the reason they
had been training, both the headmasters and military knew this day
was coming. Will the new generation of Huntsmen rise to the
challenge or fall to despair? Will RWBY be ready to fight for their
school and the citizens of Remnant? Ruby must awaken the power
within her in RWBY: Volume 3 (2015 - 2016).
city and tournament has been infiltrated, the government and military
has be compromised, and team RWBY gets hurt beyond repair. In the
middle of the tournament, the city is suddenly under attack by the
Grimm, the White Fang army, and even their own military robots have
been turned against them. The only thing between total destruction
are the students of Beacon. Team RWBY maybe broken, but will Ruby
find the courage to continue on alone?
From the creators of
Red vs Blue, RWBY is an interesting mix of 3D animation
with 2D like characters. While the main characters seemed well
animated, it seems like the rest of the world look more low budget.
It was like a fusion of anime with low budget polygon CGI video games
(though I have to say, the fan art you find online is impressive),
all very well done.
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is a solid, consistent
performer and the best in the series so far, leaving the
anamorphically enhanced DVD passable at best. Both offer lossy
English Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes which shows this is well mixed and
recorded, but the Blu-ray should have had a lossless option,
especially since surrounds are good here. Extras include
commentaries with cast and crew and a behind the scenes featurette.
You can see our coverage of the previous volumes on Blu-ray elsewhere
on this site.