RWBY: Ice Queendom

RWBY: Ice Queendom

Join Ruby Rose and her team from Beacon Academy as they train to become the greatest Huntresses in the world of Remnant alongside her sister Blake Xiao Long, Yang Belladonna, and Weiss Schnee forming the team popularly known as RWBY by late creator Monty Oum.


The show was released on the 3rd of July 2022 and produced by animation studio SHAFT which is known for its popular animation and a way to introduce this western webcomic to the world at large through the Japanese influence.
Though RWBY: Ice Queendom is neither an adaptation nor a remake of the first 2D animation that was released in 2013 on Rooster Teeth, it keeps true to its source with little noticeable amendments that only true die-hard fans of the series may or may not realize.
As a complete virgin to the franchise of RWBY, I found myself stuck in the trance within the first three episodes of the series.
I love how SHAFT paces itself when introducing the characters, teams, and teachers of the Beacon Academy that play vital roles in the series, with the addition of Shion Zaiden known as the Nightmare Hunter.
It is within these three episodes that I truly believe RWBY: Ice Queendom excels because from that point on, in episodes 4 to 12, the series hits a wall that stretches as far as the episodes can run.
And this wall is by no means a pun referring to the many walls that we had to bypass to reach the inner parts of Weiss but the wall of repetitive animation and sequence for a couple of episodes.
How did we get to this point?
Well, it all starts with Jaune Arc being possessed by a nightmare grim, which in credit I applaud the series for getting it fairly quickly but it’s what happens after that the series begins to drag.
Not only is Jaune Arc released from this nightmare grim that would have kept him, prisoner, within his dreams but we find that Weiss Schnee has also been possessed and this repetitive dream sequence of Ruby trying to save her happens for more than 6 episodes, half the season gone seeing the same thing.
It’s truly hard to gauge the potential that RWBY has, especially for those that are new to the series.
This first season focuses more on what it means to be a good team leader for your team, character development for Weiss Schnee, and the heavy cloud on Blake Belladonna’s shoulders.
There isn’t much growth for the character of Yang, which isn’t necessarily a problem but what is a problem is that we still have no idea what Grim is, or how their made or born.
Where the potential lies for RWBY are that it offers an interesting conflict between races that once helped one another but have unfortunately grown hostile towards each other.
This might imply that there is something else going on behind the scenes that we have yet to learn about. What caused the conflict, and why are the Faunus being discriminated against?
It also offers the notion of challenging the rules and perspectives of others and at the very least, your own.
Not too obvious as well, it seems as if the show is trying to tell you one thing but also hinting at other possibilities where else.
The voice actors and actresses for the series are amazing, doing a stellar job at their craft. Episode eleven would be regarded as my favorite.
RWBY is a weird franchise for me as it’s strangely incredibly popular amongst its fandom and at the same time, unpopular with people that don’t know anything about it.
Overall, I’d recommend the show for anyone that’s what’s to know what the fuss of RWBY is all about, those that want something new to watch with action, and of course the RWBY fans themselves lol…
I’d say give RWBY a bit more time and seasons before making any judgments, which is why I’m giving it a 2.5 out of 5 ratings. I’m neutral on this one.
Let me know what your thoughts are on RWBY: Ice Queendom in the comments section below.
Thanks for reading another review from, LSR.RWBY: Ice Queendom
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Monty Oum

“RWBY is both something I came up with within the last few years, as well as something I've wanted to do my whole life. I've been a lifelong anime and videogame fan. [Neon Genesis] Evangelion was a big part of growing up for me, I’ve had lifelong theories about Eva that, true or not, I apply to my show.”

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