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I could be wrong, and I have no references (great way to start a section), but I could've sworn Monty Oum specifically said the characters were not based on anything. MGray98 (talk) 16:24, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

He has said that they are not based off fairy tale characters in the sense that they are not reinterpretations of those characters, but he did say that they drew inspiration from said characters. On several occasions he has specifically stated that Ruby was modeled after Red Riding Hood.--The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 23:58, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
I added 3 things that were stated as "speculations". 1) that Blake Belladonna was inspired by Beauty from Beauty and the Beast because "belladonna" was Italian for "beautiful woman", 2) that Adam was her counterpart because of his Mask and his obvious tie to Blake, and 3) that Torchwick was inspired by Candlewick from Pinoccio (or Lampwick from the Disney version). I would agree, that other than the translation of "belladonna"[1] (sufficient to create a tie for Weiss based on previous interview comments), the other items were personal connection/conjecture. Obviously, not every character will have to have inspirations like that, but for those that do have it, why withhold them? Even Oum himself mentioned at 9:15 in the source #7 interview [2] that other characters "yet to be released" also have their inspirations in the fairy tale world. If there is no direct tie mentioned for those characters, will they unable to be connected as well? I believe Ruby's inspiration is the only direct mention thus far. Sysxrusher (talk) 08:58, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

It makes more sense to see Pyrrha as being based off of Achilles, at this point. The only thing tying her to Pyrrha is the name. But her Greek warrior outfit definitely seems more Achilles to me, who also matches with her name. Of course, it's difficult to say anything definitive until some more parallels are drawn. MatrixM (talk) 16:10, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

RWBY is declared as anime[edit]

"If there’s one thing Monty Oum wants his audience to know, it’s that RWBY is anime." KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 03:47, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, that sort of thing comes down to what critics say about it, rather than what Oum says. The current phrasing seems sufficient.--The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 04:18, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough. I'll be awaiting review articles then. KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 06:34, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
RWBY is not listed as an anime on ANN, anidb, myanimelist or anime-planet. Verdict: the Western audience that care about anime don't see it as an anime. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:23, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
At the very least, it is referenced as "anime-styled" - in direct quote mind you. KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 12:34, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
Looking at the comments thread in this article - -- apparently, ANN is rather inconsistent with its own listing. KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 12:37, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
I have first hand "debated" within MyAnimeList and have concluded that the decision to exclude RWBY from anime is merely "political". KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 20:58, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

American-made Anime[edit]

American-Made Anime From Rooster Teeth Gets Licensed In Japan

Anyways, good news for this series to be ported into Japan. It's status as an "anime" rather than the watered down "anime-influenced" category becomes more solidified. KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 01:05, 16 August 2014 (UTC)


I'm curious. What software is used to render RWBY? Many have made comparisons of RWBY's animation to that of MMD. However, I am willing to place some doubt on that assertion. KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 00:59, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

They mention it at the end of the episode. Poser Software is used for the animation.--The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 03:08, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, I doubt that we can use the episode itself as a source. KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 02:52, 26 July 2013 (UTC)


Is RWBY "ruby" or "ruuby"? (W=UU (double-U)) -- (talk) 08:42, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Same as you would pronounce the gem: ruby. KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 05:42, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Argument on Yang Xiao Long's name[edit]

Yang means sunshine, and Xiao Long means little dragon.

Okay, family names In Chinese name usually have one syllable. So her name would be rendered as either YANG Xiaolong (Xiao Long of Yang) or Yangxiao LONG (Yang Xiao of Long). But the latter is definitely wrong considering the meaning of her name.

Of course, there are some exceptions where some families have two-syllable family name. In that case, her name would be rendered as either YANGXIAO Long (Long of Yang Xiao) or Yang XIAOLONG (Yang of Xiao Long). JSH-alive/talk/cont/mail 03:59, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

It takes place on a fictional world where there is no China and thus traditional Chinese name ordering need not apply.--The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 04:33, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
It takes place on a fictional world which we know very little about, and which could very well have Asian-like cultures. Also: How does Ruby Rose have a sister named Yang Xiao Long? ~~----
It's generally been inferred that either Ruby or Yang are adopted. In addition, there has been discussion about the gravestone in the opening scene which says Summer Rose. There is a possibility that it is the grave of a relative of Ruby and that she was taken in by Yang's family because of that death. Or it could of course vice-versa in that whoever she is with now took in Yang. Regardless, it is fairly clear that they are not directly blood related (excluding the possibility of them being cousins taken in by the same parent (ex. if Summer Rose was Ruby's mom, her father may have moved in with her sister, perhaps the mother of Yang, etc.)). There are quite a few possibilities, but none of them have been proven in-episode yet.
Actually, I have to correct myself on the above ^. Monty has repeatedly said on his Twitter that Ruby and Yang are not step sisters and are directly related as sisters. I think he's pressuring it a bit too hard, however, and it's a little silly to have sisters whose names are from completely different languages without any explanation beyond the assumed "it sounds cool" and "it's fiction so it doesn't matter." I guess we have to accept that, regardless, Yang and Ruby are full sisters. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:44, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
As far as discussion about Yang's name goes, I agree that that the names should have been ordered/pieced properly. Even if it is a fantasy world, unless the names are in a fantasy language, they should match up to their original lingual patterns when they're based on real world etymology. Regardless, I believe Yang Xiaolong (little dragon of sunshine) makes the most sense as far as the original ordering goes and the most likely meaning. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:31, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
So far in the series (2nd season) - Ruby and Yang share the same father. Yang has inherited her father's name (probably as her mother Raven Branwen left her shortly after she was born) however Ruby Rose is named after her mother (Summer Rose, maybe she was kinda bossy? :-) ). Summer Rose died while on a mission and Raven is still sort of a mysterious figure. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:13, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Pyrrha's Polarity[edit]

One of the characters mentions "magnetic polarity"; but the series has yet to directly explain Pyrrha's power. The only vague explanation up to Episode 15 occurs when Pyrrrha assists against a Grimm by affecting the polarity of an object, at which point she explains she can control "polarity" and someone else conjectures "magnetic polarity". In the series, Grimm are able to destroy man because man exists as a being born of "light" and Grimm of "darkness"; one could assert that "polarity" refers to this, as the mentioned affected object shows a dark aura, aligning it with the Grimm to familiar effect. I'm not sure if weak evidence violates WP:OR rules or otherwise makes definitive statements undesirable; at this point I feel that Pyrrha's power of "polarity" doesn't have a concrete canon explanation. --John Moser (talk) 00:44, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

It was not a matter of conjecture. Weiss explicitly says Pyrrha's polarity semblance allows her to have control over magnetism.--The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 00:51, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Read what John wrote again. MatrixM (talk) 16:07, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Chapters vs Episodes[edit]

RWBY Volume 1 is divided into 10 Chapters. Most of these chapters were split into 2 episodes. I was wondering if this had enough significance to be mentioned, as this is the way the episodes are ordered on the DVD and Blue Ray release. The RWBY developers have also said that the story was written as Chapters, and later split into Episodes. Ragef33 (talk) 11:57, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

available on Netflix Streaming[edit]

As of February 6, 2015 the full series is available on Netflix Streaming in two "episodes": "Volume 1" (season 1) and "Volume 2" (season 2). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:43, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

RWBY's Future[edit]

In a NY Times article, Matt Hullum said that Rooster Teeth planned to continue and expand RWBY, as volume 3 is set for this year, said in another article of the NY Times as well (talk) 03:46, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Here it is (talk) 03:02, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Provide a source for this. Perhaps the actual article? -- Joseph Prasad (talk) 03:50, 15 February 2015 (UTC)