I’ve heard this show has jumped shark big time. Haven’t watched since Volume 5. Any thoughts?
It’s… interesting. The writing is all over the place in terms of quality. (Better than 4 and 5 for the most part though) They can’t seem to write a decent exposition, and vol. 7 has ended on a massive cliffhanger. Animation is still good.
Vol. 7’s biggest issue is that they tried to make a 2016 election allegory where the current president’s stand-in got arrested for rigging said election. The whole thing just kinda felt pointless, taking away from the story at large. Oh, and team RWBY taking the moral high-ground when they are in position to do so in any way shape or form.
Oh, and the fact that Blake and Yang have been degraded to being 2 halves of a ship, instead of being their own characters. Similar to Ren and Nora, except Ren and Nora were always this way.
It’s not all bad though. Ironwoods back and has some really good moral ambiguity, Tyrian’s back, being the laughing madman he is, and we finally get to see Watts in action.
Basically, it’s a rollercoaster as always.