By Dave B.
In Season 6 of Rooster Teeth’s RWBY (2018, currently on Amazon Prime), on the world of Remnant, four young heroines find themselves at a crossroads after discovering the truth behind the origins of both their most fearsome enemy and their most powerful ally. Team RWBY must confront some terrible truths and their own demons, to find the will to continue the fight against the evil that is consuming their world.
If you’ve never seen RWBY, you’ve been missing out. Its innovative animation and storytelling are top-notch and Season 6 continues that trend. Centering around the geopolitical situation on a world where there are two races and many rival nations trying to maintain a fragile peace, creatures known as Grimm are a constant threat to all, as they are drawn to negative emotions and attack people ruthlessly whenever they encounter them. The previous five seasons have largely focused on character development and combating immediate threats. Season 6 delves deeper into the nature and origin of those threats, and frankly, the battle that team RWBY is fighting is far older and daunting than any fan of the show is likely to have imagined.
RWBY combines stunning animation, brilliant fight scenes, frequent action, and characters with serious depth to create what is the best American-created anime ever. Bar none. Admittedly, Season 6 is a bit lighter on the action than some previous seasons, but depth of the storytelling in this season is unparalleled and more than makes up for a slightly slower pace than fans may be accustomed to.
Put simply, RWBY is must-watch tv in general, and there’s nothing about Season 6 that makes that any less true. Fans of the show will enjoy Season 6’s 199 minutes of fantastic entertainment and will almost certainly be excited to see Season 7 of this brilliant show (Premiering on November 2, 2019). And newcomers to the world of RWBY should definitely start at Season 1 and work their way up to the current season. I absolutely, positively promise, with no reservations at all, that you will not regret doing so.
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