Today’s Manga Review finds us in the 2015 Manga, RWBY, based on the hit series created by Rooster Teeth’s Monty Oum; it takes place in the World of Remnant, where Magic and Science co-exist since ancient times humanity has been threatened by creatures known as Grimm, there have been people tasked to subdue them and maintain peace, these people are called Hunters, this story follows four girls: Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xio Long who are enrolled in Beacon Academy, a prestigious school that trains Humans to become Hunters; their talents are humanity’s last shred of hope for their survival. Written and illustrated by Mangaka Shirow Miwa, he is known for such works as Black Mind, Dogs, and Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, while most parts of this does not serve as Canon it is an enjoyable story for RWBY fans.
I want to start this off with an apology, I have never watched the RWBY series but with the recommendation from my brother, this does serve as a good jumping point for people who are unsure about the series, it follows four origin stories from each character trailer but each chapter serves as an original story. Fun fact about this Manga Series, its debut in Shueisha’s Ultra Jump. Shirow Miwa does a great job of bringing a new perspective to each of the girl’s origins and their motivation for becoming a Huntress. The Action sequences are drawn wonderfully, the rivalry between Team JNPR and RWBY are nostalgic, reminded me of when the Sailor Scouts from the Sailor Moon Series meeting others such as Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn, the sense of a rivalry and mystery. The story also served as a fun and frantic thrill ride, serving as the perfect introduction for readers who are fans of the series.
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