And the released first 3 episodes of RWBY Ice Queendom done.
It’s okay. It speedruns through the RWBY’s first volume, but since it cuts out a lot of the clutter (the Jaune bullying arc is excised altogether, for example) it actually tells a fairly more coherent story than the original.
Interestingly it’s Weiss that’s more or less the lead now. I mean the name was a bit of a tipoff but yeah.
As an aside, Penny’s introduction is definitely better. You never really got any feeling of “off” with her in the original because hey, everyone moves like they’re robots. But now that there’s actual animation this time her stiffness actually stands out. But they cut her big series finale fight scene, so kind a big trade off.
The story is clearly going in a new direction at this point so I’m kinda curious how the remaining 8 episodes will pan out when they drop.