Volume 4, Chapter 1: The Next Step

RWBY: Volume 4, Chapter 1: The Next Step

It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.

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  • Alex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keep Moving Forward

    3 days ago

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  • wildwing420 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    Winter Schnee is the Winter Maiden and Summer Rose was probably the Summer Maiden. Maybe its Ruby now lol.

  • Charmd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

  • poppythepuppy01

    2 weeks ago

    Watts has a very nice mustache 

  • Japanlette

    3 weeks ago

    I love the animation! It's improved very much since I watched ep. 1. The comedy is starting to get bland and the story is going downhill. I still like the show, it's just it's not really great compared so Vol. 1 - Vol 3. Chap 5. I love the theme song and I hope everything will improve sometime soon. This is why I think it's going downhill (there may be spoilers!)

    Comedy: They used to do a unique style of comedy, and there was a memorable quote in almost every episode. One of my favorite jokes was when Winter said, "But he was drunk!" then Glynda replied to it by saying, "He's always drunk!" and Qrow drank his bottle after. This joke never gets old for me. Now the jokes are just Jaune getting hit in the balls and some Ren x Nora moments. 


    Comedy Rating Before Vol 4.: 10/10

    After: 6/10


    Story: I'm not into this kind of show, but the story was great and inspirational. I liked how they didn't just do Good vs Bad like in other shows. I like all the messages that they put and they could inspire the next gen. The story after that started to get dark and mature, and I like it, it's just that sometimes, it was too dark. They killed off characters very quickly, and near death experiences happen a lot. It's like Modern FOP, just opposite. I got pretty bored during this episode because it was too dramatic.


    Story Before Vol 4: 8/10

    After: 7.5/10


    Animation: The animation was downhill at first, but slowly improved. The first vol. looked like a 5 yr. old animating in CGI, but was very impressive for a 5 yr old. But I get it, it was 2012 (because it takes 10 months to animate this and it started airing in 2013), and animation was different. Vol. 2 looked slightly more impressive and was improving. I don't wanna get into the animation for each vol. Vol 3 improved a lot, but was still a little crappy. Some episodes had slightly bad animation. I'm not gonna call out episodes because this review is long and that would make it longer. Vol. 4 improved very much. It had graphics of Super Mario Odyseey and I didn't even notice until the theme song.


    Vol 1: 3.5/10

    Vol 2: 5/10

    Vol 3: 6.5/10

    Vol 4: 8/10.


    Conclusion: This show is a masterpiece. If Monty were still alive, we'd probably won't have as much characters killed off than if he weren't. The story is starting to go downhill and become boring for some reason. The fights aren't really amusing, but those are only flaws that only RT can fix. This show grabbed my attention because of Camp Camp and I was so amused by the concept that Monty created. I'd easily say this is my favorite anime, so my rating for this show right now would be 7.5/10 (I'm only in 5th grade, so idk what. Yeah, I watch Camp Camp also). Thank you for listening to this review. Whats your favourite shipping? Mine is Qrow x Winter.


    P.S: That question was worthless. :/

  • ElizabethLee

    1 month ago

    Such a very cool stuff! Love the animation and I envy everyone who can create such beautiful images... Should have leant to do that :)

  • GammaEmerald

    1 month ago

    Let’s note the Albain brothers appear in Yang’s section for some reason.

  • Dragon-Potato

    1 month ago

    If I have a vrv combo pack acpunt does that mean I'm first. 

  • trolololololol

    2 months ago

    ruby got them lips

  • sensei-shiba-inu

    2 months ago

    lol

  • dwaynead FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    why did they make Ruby "sexier"......

  • bbboy

    3 months ago

    I don't like ikr this shit I'm tryna do a free trail but when I click on the video it says I'm not on the free trail and it's asking me to sign up and I've signed up 3 time now but it still won't work

  • jcastro49 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Am I the only one who thinks that Salem's ring bears a striking resemblance to the emblem of Summer Rose? 

    • merilirem

      3 months ago

      It's just her eye symbol. Like on the back of her cape thing. So its as much like Raven and Qrows as it is summers.


      Summers symbol actually shares alot of similarities with the Schnee symbol and the only other cloned symbol ive seen, the Branwen eyes.

    • crazedgammaman1721

      3 months ago

      Plot Idea Salem Is Actually Summer Rose 

    • credlace

      3 months ago

      Looks rose-ish allright. It is actually a bug, antenae can be seen in the design.

  • LightPunster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    How old is Oscar because I ship him with Ruby


    Sorry not sorry

    • tamalemuncher789

      2 months ago

      14

    • sooaap

      2 months ago

      why

    • korbitr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roller of Ones

      1 month ago

      I never got why people immediately started shipping Oscar and Ruby in Volume 4, long before the two even met or Oscar even left his farm...

  • royboy140

    4 months ago

    They should really call it RNJR. Much cooler!

  • Ramrider FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    I kinda like Team RaNJeR, myself.

  • Knuckles64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    I hope armed and ready is the theme song for next volume!!

  • SpasticRage

    7 months ago

    I'm not sure if this has been stated before or not but does Ruby's voice sound higher pitched to anyone else than past seasons?

  • Mickspad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I literally just started playing the Halo series, and I'm having the opposite Cortana effect, everyone else hears Cortana and not Salem, but when I play Halo, I hear Salem and not Cortana

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    8 months ago

    So I'm binging with anticipation of the hard copy of RWBY 4, and noticed that Jaune's strategies are identical to "Cole Explains" from Fan Service.


    So FIRST members will appreciate this: IN THIS EPISODE,.. Jaune (Miles) explains a kill strategy to team RNJR, and is met with a "Is that it?" from Ren (Oum).


    Damn,.. RT can Easter Egg the SHIT outta some animations!


    Can barely wait for hard copy release to finally watch RWBY 4 in 'Movie Mode' !


    Cheers!  beers

  • Parksamilion FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Boy do I love art!

    8 months ago

    What the arting heck

  • Knuckles64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I hope armed and ready is the opening song for next season!!!!

  • Freezerburn32

    10 months ago

    salems hair reminds me of a spider

    • zGrimlock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      Maybe its intentional? They're both creepy as hell.

  • ruby-xiao-long

    10 months ago

    I feel like we need more of Emerald and Mercury in the next Volume. Also who's excited for the soundtrack to be officially released ?

    • xeno-024

      9 months ago

      THey confirm a release date yet? I know that'll take a bit after they release it to iTunes for them to release to Spotify (Vol. 3 came out in August 2016 on Spotify, plz not again)

  • moguera FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I always find that opening scene, featuring the Council of Doom, interesting, mainly for how much they manage to convey about the situation with what is both said and unsaid.  The biggest things I noted came from Watts dialogue.  His statements imply that, not only was Cinder  probably always Salem's favorite, but, prior to her being injured, Cinder was probably unbearably smug about it, giving as good as she got verbally, which is why Watts appreciates the fact that Ruby ruined Cinder's voice.

    • bass5069 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      What I noticed was the creepy take on the song Lusus Naturae from Grimm Eclipse (below average game, great song) as the grim was climbing out of the pool, and a creepy version of Divide when Salem walked in. Also the look of their chairs: are those, like ashen dead wood, or bone? What are they made of? and why are they wrapped up like that?

    • JARichmond FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      @bass5069 I always figured that the song for Salem was a take on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" with some variants in key to make it, as you said, waaaay more creepy.

  • saberstrike000 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Anyone else get the impression that Hazel killed Summer Rose?

  • Darklord226

    10 months ago

    So... how exactly "canonically" old is ozpin? 

  • Jtrugdeuvy

    11 months ago

    Every Character is based off a Disney or Film characters or example

    Ruby: Little red riding hood

    Weiss: Snow White

    Jaune: King Arthur

    Nora: Thor

    Etc 

    • Jtrugdeuvy

      11 months ago

      Mostly every character

    • Vaslaganum

      11 months ago

      Jaune is actually a genderbent version of Joan of Arc. All of team JNPR is based off of people in history or mythology who crossdressed at some point. Achilles for Pyrrha, Thor for Nora, Joan of Arc for Jaune, and Mulan for Ren.

      Also your theory for every character being disney or film goes out the window when you consider Scarlet from Sun's team being based off of a kpop artist that Monty liked.

    • sirynrose

      11 months ago

      Actually I did read that Scarlet's character is based off of Peter from Peter Pan. His first name 'Scarlet' comes from the sequel 'Peter Pan In Scarlet'. It's his appearance that is just modeled after a Kpop idol. Some of these characters (Minus the ones from Mythology and actual history) are indeed from Disney, but let's not forget they came from actual Fairy Tale novels & stories, long before Disney adapted them. 

    • Castle_Bravo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      Following on from Pyrrha being based off of Achilles, notice how the Injury that finally brought her to her knees was (sort of) an arrow to her 'Achilles' heel.

    • hursta1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      You do realize those aren't Disney characters right?  They all existed before Disney.

  • RomanLives

    11 months ago

    Roman Lives

  • Pezzant

    11 months ago

    Omg the blacksmith is Thoth!

  • otakumma

    11 months ago

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  • DannyADog216 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

  • Wildman00sax FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    RENORA for life! 

    Also, was Ren's semblance an energy cloak of some kind? Incognito mode.

  • Qrow10

    11 months ago

    I think the King was Jaune's father, and his character(the King) is supposed to be based on King Arthur...

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      11 months ago

      I like it!

    • TB74

      11 months ago

      Quite possible indeed. Even if Jaune isn't the descendent of that King, I believe he's the true hero of this story, the one "with a heart pure enough to pull Excalibur out of its stone", so to say. He could be the "simple soul" referred to in This Will Be The Day, the one in which "lies victory".


      After all, he's humble yet cocky (as proven when he tried to serenade Weiss into going to the dance with him and all the other times he tried to charm her), he truly cares about others (he was the first to befriend Ruby when she arrived at Beacon, among other things) and he's a true gentlemen who didn't let resentment get the best of him (as proven when he defended Cardin or when he helped Neptune get closer to Weiss). Having lost someone dear to him makes him even more suitable, as he knows there are consequences to fighting evil.


      The more the show progresses, the more I love Jaune. He used to be a comical relief, and for some time, I wasn't sure I would see him as anything but that. Now look at him with his new arms and armour! He looks like King Arthur... in jeans and hoodie.  :P

    • Meiglan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      The king couldn't have been his father, the Great War occured a very long time ago, Jaune's great-great grandfather fought in the war, I believe. It's actually his sword that Jaune uses. Also, as to the person who thinks Jaune might be the "simple soul (or was it honest soul)" that was referred to in Volumes 1 and 3, I doubt it. They were talking about Ruby for sure in Volume 1, so I doubt that changed in the end of Volume 3. But I really do like his character, for the comedy and the depth of emotion he feels over well, everything. 

  • ondicus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Huh....why am I struck with the impression that Ozpin was the last King of Vale?  More of a gut feeling btw.

    • Yoionice

      11 months ago

      It would explain a lot if he was

    • Otakuforlife897 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Twin bro of Ruby rose

      11 months ago

      Ozpin wasn't the king of Vale the last king of Vale was after the great war

    • logkm123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      More likely Ozpin is a descendant/reincarnation of the king. Same as what Oscar is going through now.

  • deenight

    1 year ago

    I wonder if the king is related to Jaune ?

    My thoughts during this video but I assume people already came to this conclusion XD

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    1 year ago

    Wait the fuck a minute!!!. Doesn't the Oscar character/situation remind you (all of us) of Superman's story?

    • Otakuforlife897 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Twin bro of Ruby rose

      11 months ago

      Well Oscar's is Ozpin's first name so I guess it makes sense 

  • grantfu246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    "Made all the modifications you asked for." CAN IT FINALLY ACT AS A PROJECTILE WEAPON YET!?!?!?

  • roxas1177

    1 year ago

    In honor of our fallen Qrow.

    Maestros please

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    ~Its been a long day without you my friend and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again.~

    • roxas1177

      1 year ago

      Wait what the heck am I doing on episode 1! This is meant for further out in episode 8!

  • meyismyname

    1 year ago

    I did not mean to comment on this video... oops

  • CloudedLeopard

    1 year ago

    When's Hazel going to show up again? I want more of that amazing voice.

  • whitetigerw02 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Anyone else but me wish Roman was at the meeting.  Kicking his feet up on the desk, insult Cinder, tell Dr. Hazel that the caterpillar on his upper lip is about to eat his face.  Neo in the background playing a game on her scroll.  Just them being fake jovial.

    • Explanoite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Roman had enough self preservation instinct to not insult Cinder to her face, and I expect that would extend to the rest of the Council O' Doom. 

      However, you have given me the fabulous mental image of Ghost Roman following around and commenting on everything with the full power of his sarcasm and disdain, unencumbered by things like "saying X will get me set on fire."

      ... better yet. Neo's imagination of Roman that she thinks is real (at least most of the time) and/or can make quasi-real using her illusion semblance. 

      Neo and Ghost Roman. Make it happen, Roosterteeth. You KNOW you want to hear from him again.

    • AvalontheGreat

      11 months ago

      Oh my goodness. That would be fantastic. I really do want to know where Neo ended up... I doubt Roman will be reappearing, but any scene where Neo attempts to recreate him via illusion would b very interesting indeed. (Although I still think her Semblance is more along the lines of teleportation, with maybe some illusory aspects, kind of like Blake's but longer-ranged.)

  • alexwilliam3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Although i love his new design, shouldn’t Jaune have the extra protection on his exposed weapon arm not his already protected shield arm. Adding extra on his shield arm seems a bit redundant speaking from a historical and realistic point of view. 

    • echostride FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I do the same thing, less on the sword arm means less restricting it and more movement. Funny enough, the sword acts as a pretty good sheild for the arm.

    • kiirbyy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      The reason he has armor on his shielded side, is that it makes his left side bulkier so he can swing with his right arm more freely and quickly. 

    • Fenrir88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      No.  Shield arm is almost always towards the threat.  Armouring the shoulder of the shield arm helps protect against impacts from the shield itself, it helps stabilze the shield, and it helps protect you when your shield arm eventually tires and starts to drop.

  • animalisticsuperllama

    1 year ago

    Is it just me or... WHO THE FREAK IS THAT RANDOM FARMER BOY GUY AT THE BEGINNING?!?!??!

    ok sorry, just had to get that out. But seriously, who is that person? blake

    • echostride FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Theory: oz is trapped in the land of oz and that boy is dorthy.

    • Harrythebird

      1 year ago

      I think, like the maidens have to pass on their power, so does Ozpin. The farm boy could be the shape and voice of Ozpin for the rest of the series.

    • kiirbyy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      You're a little late to the season aren't you? The boy at the beginning is Oscar, later on it shows that Oscar and Ozpin's souls are connected but we still don't know why.

    • animalisticsuperllama

      1 year ago

      Well, I'm not late into the series. I saw this episode before the recent one explaining Ozpin and Oscar's situation. I do know now, but again, this was before the episode where Ozpin explains things a bit.

  • JoeyGing

    1 year ago

    SPOILERS














    Tyrian does not have a tail now (just a little thing

    • grantfu246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      why........gtfo

    • Fenrir88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Can we rename him "Stubby"?

  • FerrousOxcide FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

  • dunlaw FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Graphical Upgrade, smoother animations and Ruby's gotten like thirty times stronger. I mean, she's bloody flying. My favorite Character just get's better, also Ren and Nora's hair have gone nuts how long did the time skip?


    Hnng...Now the feels as I realize the bottom ornament of Jaune's shield is Pyrrha's Tiara headpiece.

  • thehappypanda

    1 year ago

    I just realized that this came out on my BIRTHDAY. If I had known it would have been the best birthday ever.

  • lunchbox893 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Self-Named King of Zing

    1 year ago

    So, I just noticed that Cinder's new earring is the same shape as the jewels that hang from either side of Salem's cloak. Coincidence? No such thing :)

    • AvalontheGreat

      11 months ago

      Except when Neo, Coco and Raven all have the same necklace. If that turns out *not* to be a coincidence, I'm going to fall over.

  • Aryc

    1 year ago

    I didn't say this when I first saw this episode, but I really feel like Church's quote from the end of Season 13 of RvB really sums up the role of us as fans in Season 4 of RWBY, now that Monty's gone (Bless him).  "In the end, they just have to have faith.  Ain't that a bitch?".  I'm sure Monty had faith in the team.  I'm absolutely positive.  Now it's our turn to see how it turns out.  It's our turn to have faith in them.  And I'm with Church on this one.  It really is a bitch.  But I'll have faith.  For Monty.