Volume 3: Opening Animation

RWBY: Volume 3: Opening Animation

RWBY returns to take on the challenges of the Vytal Festival Tournament, and the evil that lurks beyond! RWBY Volume 3 premieres at RoosterTeeth.com October 24th, 2015!

This sneak peek at the opening title sequence animation for RWBY Volume 3 features new track When It Falls, by Jeff Williams featuring Casey Lee Williams!

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  • AgentTexassippianna

    6 months ago

  • Kerisato

    7 months ago

    Definitely feeling a huge anime touch with this opening.

  • roseslikered

    1 year ago

    Each year, the opening animation gets better and better, I swear!!

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

    1 year ago

    Thanks. I tried my best to make it good under time constraints.

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

    1 year ago

    Damn, RT really stepped up their game with this opening. It's a good 1 minute, 49 seconds-worth of watch and it really drags in you.

    Nice work on this RT! Monty would be proud:).

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

      1 year ago

      Thanks. I tried my best to make it good under time contraints.

  • JohnEsgarth

    1 year ago

    I've only just realized how scary this opening song is.

  • YuriSchenkel

    1 year ago

    'Maybe red's like roses,
    Or maybe it's the pool of blood
    The innocents will lay in
    When in the end you fail to save them.
    Their dying eyes!
    Are wide and white like snow,
    And now they know
    The cost of trusting you's obliteration!
    Mirrors will shatter,
    Crushed by the weight of the world
    The pillars collapse in shame...
    There'll be no rest,
    There'll be no love,
    There'll be no hero in the end
    Who will rise above!
    And when it ends,
    The good will crawl!
    The shining light will sink in darkness,
    Victory for hate incarnate,
    Misery and pain for all! When it falls!'
    At least it can't get much darker... I hope.

  • RoaringSkies

    1 year ago

    Symbolism and theories:

    -Ozpin and Glynda stuck under Ironwood's army

    -Ironwood crushing "mirrors"

    -Adam may possibly betray Cinder (the pillars collapse in shame)

    Add whatever you can see here.

  • YuriSchenkel

    1 year ago

    In the thumb Ruby looks way more black then Blake.

  • evilman520 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    All of the teams are lined up in order from left to right, with the leader on the left:

    Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang (RWBY "Ruby")

    Jaune, Nora, Pyrrha, Ren (JNPR "Juniper")

    Sun, Scarlet, Sage, Neptune (SSSN "Sun")

    Summer Rose, Taiyang Xiao Long, Raven Branwen, Qrow Branwen (STRQ "Stark")

    • RoaringSkies

      1 year ago

      I've been calling the team TRQS (Turquoise). Only time will tell I guess.

  • leeo97one

    1 year ago

    Oh god, sooooo great! :-D

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

    1 year ago

    Very clever how it shows Ironwood (Atlus) with the line, "crushed by the weight of the world."

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

    1 year ago

    Cannot wait for this to come up on the iTunes store. I must have the full version on my phone!

  • Blaze_MacArthur_16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    May the creator live on in all of our hearts.

  • Blaze_MacArthur_16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Ah... It was *just* what I was hoping for! General Ironwood's faction emerging, the White Fang faction revealing itself. And the theory of air superiority apparently being implemented by both humans and Grimm. Ah, it's coming along just as I believed it would. Though I never imagined it would be without Monty...

  • xDoughBoy95x

    1 year ago

    At first, I was like Monty<3, then I was like, MONTY<3

  • NewMarshall

    1 year ago

    My Favorite #1 anime is back lol yes cheers to everyone and all


  • jamestown27

    1 year ago

    love this show needs more episodes though!?

  • ReynaRetalia

    1 year ago

    Uhmm...I don't see Penny anywhere???

    • RoaringSkies

      1 year ago

      Many characters are missing: Torchwick, Neo, Team CVFY, Penny, Zwei, etc.

    • Nick_Shannon

      1 year ago

      Yet

    • RoaringSkies

      1 year ago

      I meant for the opening. Neo and Zwei were in the first episode. Same with Yatsuhashi and Fox (those 2 were cameos only).

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

    1 year ago

    It says "error loading player no playable sources found," what do?

  • Crazymaniac2589 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    When can I get this song

    • RoaringSkies

      1 year ago

      Probably after the season is over.

  • snipez5

    1 year ago

    Am I the only one to notice the fact that the woman from episodes 11 and end of 12 from volume 2 is in the picture at 1:10? Anyone also notice she appears to be on qrows team?

    • ArchaicBubba

      1 year ago

      From left to right its Summer Rose (Ruby's mom), Taiyang Xiao Long (Ruby and Yang's Dad), Raven Branwen (Yang's mom), and Crow Brawen (Yang and Ruby's Uncle).

    • RosettaDumont

      1 year ago

      I swear she has to be Ruby's or Yang's mom... But I can't tell which one!!! But she does look like Ruby...

    • SnowyCat

      1 year ago

      Duh that was Raven (Yangs mom) who was on a team with Taiyang , Qrows brother and Ruby and Yangs dad

  • Loulou1600

    1 year ago

    the seasons have been improving but not the openings. Definitely not the openings

    • Sarou120 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      It's a mixed bag, really. I think it mostly comes from the animation struggling to keep up with the energy of the song, which admittedly also feels a bit disjointed.

      Despite that, I actually liked that they tried to do something different with the opening. The previous openings were pretty, and had good themes (Volume 1 being my favorite), but they were so vague that you had no idea what you were getting into. It's like, 'oh hey, there's some characters doing things'. I mean, I get the idea that something bad is going to happen in this volume. Volume 2 had lyrics that made you think that something terrible was going to happen, but ultimately it was a 5 minute long, and rather disjointed fight with some monsters. But here, with the visuals actually matching with the song lyrics, it gives the impression that this volume is going to be a rough time for RWBY and JNPR.

      It'll get better though, and maybe volume 4 will strike gold with it's opening.

  • Dracognia94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    At first I was skeptical about this new openings sequence and theme song.

    I am skeptical no more. Just watched the first episode and thorougly loved it.

  • UniteAndDefine

    1 year ago

    AHSDGASAD YESSSSSSS

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

    1 year ago

    am I the only one thoroughly excited for the new soundtrack? These guys have done nothing but magic so far. Love all of it!!

  • DarkSkrypter

    1 year ago

    I have long awaited the return of this show

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

    1 year ago

    Yes!

  • CrescentLuna

    1 year ago

    Finally :D

  • bbbcccccd Roosterteets

    1 year ago

    I'm more excited about this than one punch man

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

      1 year ago

      Thats seriously a hard one. I love One Punch Man.

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

    1 year ago

    Remember, though, that the Vol. 2 teaser was also kind of dark, with Blake's statements, Jessica Nigri sounding gorgeous I MEAN *COUGH* Cinder being ominous... And Ruby holding Weiss as if she was dead/dying. That turned out to be a food fight, which is still one of my favourite scenes from this series.

    Can't wait to see the tournament! Gonna watch the first episode about 5 times I think haha.

    • ChrisWunsch

      1 year ago

      You mean the first TWO right? As we are getting two when it starts instead of one.

  • slvrdrgn3381 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Can't wait until tomorrow........Let's do this!!!!

  • AlanMichaelM

    1 year ago

    I am sensing a darker volume. The last few scenes like where Teams RWBY and JNPR were falling and then Ruby losing contact with them seems like it alludes to loss. Idk though, not an English major of any sort.

  • EZSulten

    1 year ago

    I thought I wouldn't think of a short specific way to describe what I thought about the intro, but I found it. All-and-all, it all felt too, "blunt".

    The music was blunt, the hints were blunt obvious and the overall atmosphere wasn't just aggressive, but it was also so caught up in action, it was blunt. I mean, I feel like when I watch an intro, I should feel open to see what happens next, like maybe you could've shown them facing an army of grim then a cliffhanger, but instead, you showed everyone depressed until it looked like there was nothing left, but darkness and depression, as if it was saying, "every-single-person in Vol 3 gets killed off". Yeah, maybe some direct-ness is necessary, but I feel like it was so overly-direct, that it just came out as too dark and too over-stated, thus too "blunt".

  • 1000MCHIEF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Follow @AH_Michael_dick

    1 year ago

    I think the only thing I don't like about this intro is that it takes such a dramatic turn so quickly there at the start, if it had soft movement into the hardcore guitar and everything it would've been better. As of right now it's ok.

  • AlexDriver

    1 year ago

    this trailer made me go from ok to OMG WTF IS HAPPENING THIS IZ WAY TOO FUKIN LOUD STOP SCREAMING

  • Wrandral

    1 year ago

    While not my favorite opening of RWBY, i find the music totally fitting with the theme and current situation in RWBY. Aggressive and chaotic? Well of course it should be that way since each opening, in my opinion, show quite well the heart of the season it's in.

    This will be the day (season 1) -> Ruby and the others are eager to show their mettle to the world and accomplish their respective goals.

    Time to say goodbye -> Cinder's plan is revealing itself bit by bit and putting the pressure on the world, everything is going to explode very soon.

    And now When it falls -> Unless Ruby and Co manage to pull a miracle Cinder is gonna make a mess of the festival and Ironwood being the bull that he is will charge straight for the red flag and plunge the world into war. Season 3 sounds like it will be pretty dark and chaotic.


    On another note , finally we get to see Uncle Qrow (rejoice fanfiction writers he's every bit as cool looking as most of you depicted him ^^ ) and his team ( though damn Summer is mostly hiding underneath her cape )

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

    1 year ago

    I agree that the music this time is rather aggressing and a bit chaotic rather than sweetly dark and harmonious - and I like hard rock. Perhaps it was intentional, perhaps not. But that won't stop me from greatly liking the series. Can't wait to watch the first chapter of Volume 3.

  • stmayfield Boner M.D.

    1 year ago

    I am not digging the music for this opening at all (is there a melody at any point?), but still super stoked for the new volume!

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

    1 year ago

    before I say this, it doesn't mean I don't love you guys, the show, or the intro.


    But I really didn't like the music. The sudden blast of the guitar was really jarring. And also, it's always guitar metal with this series and always the same singers. Couldn't you guys mix it up a little with the soundtrack?

  • Mazekial

    1 year ago

    I feel like 1:09 was the most important second of the whole trailer.

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

    1 year ago

    No Coco in the opening makes me sad.

  • 911joey

    1 year ago

    Cant wait for the soundtrack!

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

    1 year ago

    1:10 the girl on the left must be rubys mom

  • yoguscus

    1 year ago

    i think we have been thinking the wrong way im starting to think that (because of the picture) that ruby and yang have different fathers not mothers and since there father is the last one alive (they thought) he wanted to stay closer to the girls having them think that way but no i think the blond dude is yangs father and ruby has the grey haired one you see with the ice queens mother. but saying this i have nothing to go off but the picture. Ruby and Yang share the same red haired mother. Ruby took her mothers hair and looked like her dad. Yang on the took the hair of the blond dude and the looks of her mother. but then again this is a show made from Monty Oum not a real show instructor with years and years of experience to pull this twist off well(though i have nothing against Oum this shows awesome. And if i am right i just want to say BooYAA i got it first.

    • awsome561 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      ... taiyang is the father for both qrow is the uncle those are the 2 guys summer rose is the one in the hood and raven is qrows sister and yangs mom and thats how he's uncle qrow

    • Franklin413 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Alchemist

      1 year ago

      "The ice queens mother" Are you referring to Winter Schnee? Weiss's SISTER?

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

    1 year ago

    I seem to be in the definite minority here, because I really like the song. Each opening song has gotten progressively heavier and darker, along with the tone of each season. For me, it works.

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

      1 year ago

      Next time it will just be pure distortion and white noise

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

    1 year ago

    Ok so in Burning the Candle it shows that Qrow has a scythe unless they have another uncle. Yang refered to their savior as their uncle and the hairstyle and emblem match Qrow's. Either his weapon doubles as a scythe and an incredibly badass great sword or this is one major inconsistancy

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

      1 year ago

      Or he changed weapons when he was older.

      I'm inclined to think that the sword is also a gun scythe, given it does have the gears that make up his symbol on it (which the camera zooms in to) that likely act as part of the conversion process.

  • void2258

    1 year ago

    Sorry to say this but I do not like the music this time around. I find it too screamy, especially right at the start where I can't even make out what is being said.

    • Frostwolf704

      1 year ago

      Actually, just like many of the RWBY songs, once you read the lyrics you understand every part of the song. Even those near inaudible ones. :D

    • stmayfield Boner M.D.

      1 year ago

      Understanding what the lyrics are doesn't change the fact that there's seemingly no chorus or melody, it just sounds like a bunch of sentences rushed together. Still looking forward to the new volume though (and Jeff's awesome music).

  • BrandonHarr5

    1 year ago

    I liked it. I love the song, but it just wasn't a good song to be with the opening. The past two opening songs were very sad in tone and this one just kind of breaks that streak. Great animation though I loved it, especially the rose tribute to Monty Oum

  • DESTROYA180

    1 year ago

    Honestly, GREAT little animation in the beginning- The single rose when "Created by Monty Oum" came on the screen. Nice little sign of respect RoosterTeeth.