Volume 5 Blake Character Short - Premieres Oct 14

RWBY: Volume 5 Blake Character Short - Premieres Oct 14

RWBY Volume 5 Premieres October 14 on Rooster Teeth FIRST. Start your free trial http://bit.ly/2uudqse ||| The White Fang was once a peaceful organization fighting for true equality for the Faunus. Over the years, however, many members began to favor violent and extreme tactics in order to demand respect from the humans of Remnant. Though Blake Belladonna eventually decided to leave the White Fang and its growing acts of terror, not all of her friends made the same decision.

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  • a-za-zo-4._-

    3 weeks ago

    I LOVE Blake!!!!

  • fallingkingdome

    3 weeks ago

    when the next episode 

  • aussienator

    1 month ago

    i initially read faunus as funhaus

  • fb_304816366663874

    1 month ago

    Is volume 5 only on first 

  • jack_spartan

    1 month ago

    Qrow is fucking rick lel

    • Gorz627

      1 month ago

      Rick Sanchez was not the first drunk character in existence You piece of poop

  • kittykat_mew15

    1 month ago

    Love RWBY this was awesome please post more!!!


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

    1 month ago

    This isn't really a Blake character short, It's more of an Ilya character short.

    • Gorz627

      1 month ago

      You damn right it is not a Blake short!

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

    1 month ago

    YEESSSSSSSS!!!!!

    • Gorz627

      1 month ago

      NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! 

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

    1 month ago

    THAT WAS AMAZING

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

    1 month ago

    EIGHT MORE DAYS BROS

    • Gorz627

      1 month ago

      I know why could it have not been longer. sleeping

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

    1 month ago

    NINE. MORE. DAYS.

  • NxtWaltDisney FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The King of Fairy Tail

    1 month ago

    That song at the end already makes me want the soundtrack lol

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

    1 month ago

    It's funny how whenever I'm taking a college class on 3D Animation, a few weeks later after the class starts up an announcement for the next season/volume of RWBY is released. :P 

  • Bismuth73 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Another quotable RWBY line to add to the list:


    "I'm sorry."

    "Don't be. I broke their teeth."

    • EZ-E590 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      @Bismuth73 This show has enough quotable lines it could fill as many t-shirts as the first Ghostbusters film. Good to see you again, by the way. 

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

    1 month ago

    Is it me or are the walk cycles still really weird looking?

  • Kerisato

    2 months ago

    That was pretty cool. I notice that the three character shorts, Ruby, Weiss and Blake follow the same format as the teasers Red, White and Black. Both Red and White had next to no dialogue and were set up so that the skills of the character were on display. While Red was almost entirely action, there was a direct none-verbal communication with White, about Weiss' past. Black was the first teaser with real dialogue and, together with her theme, presented a much more explicit story. Now Blake's arc follows suit (though notably with very little music). Perhaps just a coincidence but it does stand out.


    Can't wait to see how Blake and her family retake the White Fang's mantle. It's good to see it won't simply be a story of taking out Adam to fix all problems. (I've my own, near-verbose theory on Salem's plan for the White Fang that I posted elsewhere, but I'm sure RT's version will be just as good.)

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

      1 month ago

      Blakes trailer has awesome action... I don't know what you're suggesting with it. 

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

    2 months ago

    So like when's the Velvet short, fam

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

    2 months ago

    There's definitely a strong love between Blake and Ilia.  Exciting!

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

    2 months ago

    Yay! That was awesome, great job guys. 

  • thethebee

    2 months ago

    can't wait for the next short, while I appreciate what crwby is doing with the plot heavy shorts, if my girl yang isn't busting up butts I'm not gonna have a good day. and yes her character development is teaching her to be more level headed, that doesn't mean se still can't enjoy a beatdown every other weekday.

  • Patriot-USA

    2 months ago

    And we waited two months after the first trailer for this. Let's hope the last trailer arrives quickly. Still, awesome that we got more input on Ilia. Despite being a member of a now extreme radical racist group, her parents were ballsy to send her to an Atlas Prep school of all places, where the snotty arrogant, and unfeeling, pricks live. Yes, I'm Atlas bashing....and for good reasons. 

  • Phoenician00 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Blake really needed to learn to pick her friends better.  

  • GLJ94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    HOLY SHIT. This season is going deep into the characters and I cant wait

  • k.turner

    2 months ago

    HOOOOOOOOOO MY GOD


    HELP ME


    IM DYING


    IM HAVING A HYPE ATTACK.





    IM SO SHOOK.


    I DONT WANT TO HAVE SYMPATHY FOR ILLIA RT, DON'T DO THIS SHIT.



    HHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYYY CCCCCHHHHHEEEEESSSSSEEEEE






    (le camps out w/snacks)

    I'll wait in this corner now for my baby's charachter short. 

    Do you guys think Yang's will be a straight flashback like Weiss, a mix like Blake's, or do her own thing with only the present??? yang

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

      2 months ago

      I want to mod this a +1 Noob

  • user-5650abb5d93f1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I think this is the first time that we've heard someone's personal experience with why it's hard being a faunus (Velvet doesn't count because Cardin's a stereotypical cartoon bully who no one takes seriously). With Blake it's always been why it's hard being a member of the White Fang, or a former member. I'm a little bummed we haven't heard about personal experiences like this from Blake or Adam, or even Sun, but I am glad that we have it, and hope we get those aforementioned experiences in the future. I like Ilia, even though I hope she doesn't go replacing Adam as Blake's main nemesis in the long run.


    And the chase was okay I guess XD

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

      2 months ago

      i agree


      but we don't know where velvet is from.


      Son is from vacuo(hope i spelled it right) and they are faunus peaceful


      Adam got some issues, but we don't know about them yet.

    • Kerisato

      2 months ago

      To be fair, Sun doesn't seem to have had any problem being a faunus. He's from Vacuo, right? The dossier by Qrow presented the entire place as being laidback and somewhat lawless. As for Adam and Blake, I'm betting that's what Season 5 will be focused on. It's probably going to be the White Fang and Mistral for the next two seasons.

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

      2 months ago

      Not only were they presented as not caring if you're Faunus or Human, the Great War video even made it seem that their leader was Faunus at the time.

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

    2 months ago

    Can't wait for the next two shorts.

    • Leafia

      2 months ago

      There's only going to be one more short (Yang's).

      If you're wondering where Ruby's is, it was the trailer for volume 4.

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

    2 months ago

    Last season definitely featured relationships with fathers and father figures (Qrow).  The shorts so far focused on Winter and Ilia, and Yang is seemingly heading out to find Ruby.   Is this season going to focus on sisters and sister-like best friends?

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

      2 months ago

      sista siiiista

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

    2 months ago

    As everyone else is reiterating, the Short itself was quite well done. I have no issues with the animation or graphics at all, which is incredible to me, and a clear sign of improvement. Still, there are criticisms that I feel need to be brought up in order to continue to increase the overall quality of the show. Keep in mind, if I sound harsh, it is just because I love the show very much and I want to see steady improvement.


    Although Blake's story is becoming interesting, and she is on the path to getting out of the spot of my least favorite RWBY girl, her characterization is still a bit poor. One of my biggest concerns is that much of the characterization surrounding her has been offered by the other characters around her. More time needs to be spent on Blake, Yang, and Ruby this upcoming Volume in order to flesh out what's needed for them personally. For Blake, I'm hoping to see personal growth and self-improvement as she takes on the daunting task of fighting back against the WF. Yang, we absolutely need to see her struggling mentally in her pursuits to continue forward due to her PTSD. Volume 4 was a time strainer I imagine, so to compensate, I think it's important for her to experience some serious consequences for getting back into the action so quickly. Ruby, I don't have any qualms with currently; I'm pretty confident that her story is pretty well planned out. Weiss should be toned back a little bit, simply because of the overexposure we've been having with her.


    I suppose that's all I have to say for now. The Short itself was really good, and I'm eagerly looking forward to Yang's!

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

    2 months ago

    So. Apparently Blake and Sun are a hit squad now.

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

      2 months ago

      So... Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta are entering the scene too?


      "I'm sorry, did I just break your concentration?"

  • CAPtainAmerica77 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    The new assassin's creed game looks great

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

      2 months ago

      I thought it looked like Prince of Persia, LOL.

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

    2 months ago

    Ive watched this so many times i need RWBY like a crack head needs his fix! cant w8 it hurts so much.

    also that outro is amazing!!! still hurts AHGgg!

  • 09philj

    2 months ago

    Good writing! Sweet, nourishing, life giving quality dialogue! More please!

  • shaemus1125 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Shae

    2 months ago

    I wonder if Ilia ever met Weiss

    • DaruTSH FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eater of Time and Basil

      2 months ago

      I doubt it, last time i checked Weiss wasn't missing any teeth.

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

      2 months ago

      That or she's replaced some teeth with dust crystals. @DaruSH

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

    2 months ago

    With everything that Blake experienced at Beacon, along with everything Iliya endured in Atlas, one has to wonder if these two former comrades will clash sometime in the future. I'd say it's inevitable at this point, along with a head-on collision with Adam.

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

      2 months ago

      It also shows where Blake got the idea for the bow and how diffrent of an experience they had at a school. Blake was scared for how they would react and was surprised by there reactions based on what she heard from ilia

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

    2 months ago

    Trying to figure why Ilia's (amazing) voice was so familiar was driving me crazy, until I finally saw Cherami Leigh was the (also amazing) voice of Makoto Niijima in Persona 5. Thank god for Wikipedia, amirite?


    This was excellent work, RT.  Everything from the lighting to the various textures of wood on the buildings really help Menagerie have a definite sense of place.  October 14th can't come soon enough.

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

      2 months ago

      She also played Lucy Heartfillia in Fairy Tail.

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

    2 months ago

    The animation keeps getting better and I love it. Also, this was interesting, and Ilia now scares me a little.

  • 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

    2 months ago

    "I broke their teeth."
    And she's smiling a great big smile while she says that!
    Damn Ilia, YOU SCARY!

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

      2 months ago

      :)

  • ARBY117XYZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Whoa... how does her mask stay on, is it like magnets?

    • merilirem

      2 months ago

      Maybe its infused with grippy dust lol.

    • Kyllerflynn13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kyllerflynn13

      2 months ago

      It is the eternal mystery of the Anime Mask

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

    2 months ago

    This short captured perfectly what Blake fighting the White Fang actually means for her.

  • Big_Kahuna_1897 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Will, but who gives a sh

    2 months ago

    Two things:

    1. Really enjoyed the animation and backstory in this short and I'm super hyped for the next volume.

    2. I'm glad the background characters made my inspiration for creating an entire family of non-Caucasian characters that live in Menagerie almost pointless now. I've spent almost all my free time this summer creating a family based on Hawaiian mythology because I didn't see that many background characters that were non-Caucasian in episode 405. Completing this project is now a matter of personal pride rather than a request for more characters with darker complexions in a place that looks like Hawaii or the South Pacific. Thanks CRWBY :)

    • AishaAdventures FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yomiko Readman's twin

      2 months ago

      I was pretty stoked to see more characters of color in the background as well. It only makes sense. I hope you share the project when it's complete.  blush

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

    2 months ago

    I love the backstory we're getting with these!


  • xiii-Dex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 1.048596

    2 months ago

    This felt more like an Ilia character short. I still loved it!

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

    2 months ago

    Pass of as human? Ilia has spots on her skin that are too big to be freckles, that isn't human

    • DemonGroceryStore

      2 months ago

      She uses makeup 

    • Sase3119 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Lots of people have larger patches/spots on their skin

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

      2 months ago

      I imagine having a human skin abnormality would be preferable to looking obviously faunus for people in her position at a young age. 

    • Kerisato

      2 months ago

      Long-sleeve clothing would cover half of that. I'm sure there's plenty of beauty products in Remnant, too. Unless you think Roman Torchwick was just naturally fabulous.

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

    2 months ago

    This and the question of faunus in general leaves me with a lot of questions that probably won't be answered, due to the focus of the show.  I've wondered if there is, or was, discrimination between different types of faunus, like between mammals and reptiles or insects or arachnids.  The crew behind the show confirmed that mammalian faunus are the most common, so might they have superiority complex against the other, less common varieties?  I wouldn't be surprised to learn that faunus have their fair share of arachnophobes, so how are arachnid, spider and scorpion-type faunus (like Tyrian) viewed?  Are there certain types of faunus traits that are considered more or less attractive than others (ie, ears vs tails or something like that)?  It brings to mind the issues of Africans and African Americans.


    Nowadays we sometimes tend to lump them all together under the moniker of "Black" or "African American."  But it's easy to forget that those people are descendants of a variety of tribal and ethnic groups from the African continent.  Back during the era of slavery, many African slaves were sold to European slave traders by other Africans, who sold prisoners taken on raids against rival tribes.  Continuing on, when the colonial powers pulled out of Africa, they left the continent divided up into countries according to the boundaries they drew up during the exploitation of the continent, not the boundaries observed by its original inhabitants.  As a result, different tribes and ethnic groups with generations of bad blood between them suddenly found themselves told they were the citizens of the same country.  It's one of the big reasons there's been so much civil conflict across the African continent.


    Which brings us back to the issue of different types of faunus.  If there was some form of conflict between different kinds, the act of giving them all a single continent in the form of Menagerie, bad enough because of how little livable space there is there, and then trying to confine them all there, might have even worse connotations than it did before.  The revelations of the Faunus episodes from Volume 4 and the fact that a couple of two different faunus-types producing a completely unrelated faunus-type in the resulting child has the potential to make things better or worse.  Maybe I'm overthinking things...

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

      2 months ago

      If I'm not mistaken there was also a war between the faunus and humans. I'm in no way saying you're wrong, you make several very valid points that I'm curious about myself. But my belief is that this war would have gotten the faunus to work together for a common goal. Perhaps they were at odds with each other in the past, it wouldn't be hard to believe. Maybe since they've come to terms with things.

    • merilirem

      2 months ago

      A war against a common enemy always unites and the humans are winning. This means that it makes perfect sense for the faunus to stop worrying about each other and galvanize against humanity or in protection and empathy for their kinds plight.


      This has been true for so long that i doubt the faunus have any lingering racism amongst themselves if they ever did. Go back far enough and i could see them being a lot more secular.


      Basically humans don't seem to be racist base on skin types of other humans, because they have the faunus and vice versa.


      PS: Whatever cultures they once had may well have been lost to time due to this struggle just as many native peoples have nothing left after being colonized and otherwise ripped from their roots. They may have remnants of a forgotten past somewhere but that seems true of everyone.

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

    2 months ago

    I want someone to edit the opening "busy marketplace" to look like it would in volume 1, all background characters replaced with black silhouettes.

  • JWL7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Blake with the Hold B to "Gentle Push" 

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

      2 months ago

      I wish we could solve all our problems with a simple "Gentle Push"

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

      2 months ago

      Just kept waiting for that hidden blade to pop out

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

    2 months ago

    Fantastic, loved this bit of backstory! A little sad for no awesome musical number, but still great!


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

    2 months ago

    Man, I am loving the story building up between Ilia and Blake. It's going to be gut wrenching when the two finally coming to blows.

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

    2 months ago

    The animation crew is batting OVER 9000!!! Keep up the good work; I freaking love everyone at RT Animation!!!!

  • Gamer3427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold taC terceS

    2 months ago

    I will say that these character shorts so far have gotten me more hyped for this volume than I've been for the past few, and that's saying something. The visuals and storytelling seem to both be improving in all the right ways. I can't wait......