RWBY: Hyousetsu Teikoku

RWBY: Ice Queendom

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Japanese: RWBY 氷雪帝国
English: RWBY: Ice Queendom
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2022 to Sep 18, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Other
Genre: ActionAction
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.411 (scored by 2361823,618 users)
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Ranked: #70262
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Popularity: #2069
Members: 82,182
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Preliminary Spoiler
Jul 22, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
I have seen the first three episodes. I recommend watching the original series instead of this anime thus far, as the anime expects you to know things, but is also... So low quality.

The rush of stuffing 2 volumes into three episodes shows. The animation is lazy and has literally no effort, animations aren't played even when the sound for them is, character's aren't lip-synced, character's run animations are placed over the background layer which sounds good until there's a pillar in their way that should've blocked them out. The quality is just... Not good. The story is even more rushed, as character development is scattered ...
Sep 18, 2022
On an international stage, it's of utmost doubt that Western media would have enough influence to trickle its presence down to Japan, and throughout the decades many have made its way into various forms of media. But anime? Never in a million years...that is until now with (Rest In Peace) Monty Oum's highly praised animated series that is RWBY. And yes, even though RWBY had already made its influence on Japan years before, it's for the same exact reason that Japan LOVES the hell outta RWBY, so much so that Ice Queendom was commissioned and was in planning for a few years before it got ...
Sep 19, 2022
I don't really watch seasonal anime anymore. After a solid streak of two years, I started falling behind on weekly shows when life got too busy for me to juggle that form of content consumption, on top of the shows I used to get through the behemoth that is my plan to watch list. But when I heard there was going to be a RWBY anime when I woke up March 25th, made by Shaft of all studios, I thought I'd make an exception for the sake of history.

RWBY is a franchise I have a strange relationship with, it’s been around since I was a ...
Sep 18, 2022
RWBY: Ice Queendom is the weirdest adaptation I ever saw. Imagine if Naruto was nothing but introduction and then non stop filler. At this point it isn't an adaptation, but more of a RWBY inspired anime. So is this fanfiction any good? Well to start off this anime is clearly made for those who watched the original RWBY with skipped content and rushed relationships which makes it a lot worse if you are going into it blind.

Introduction is more of a rundown of events and feels rushed as anime wants to get as fast as possible to the dream arc. RWBY is introducing concepts and ...
Sep 18, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Ah, Studio Shaft, how I loved you. From the Monogatari series, to 3-gatsu no Lion, to Madoka Magica, I have enjoyed many of the amazing shows from Shaft that really pushed the boundaries of animation and storytelling. Let’s be real though, they haven’t been on their A-game for a while, and although RWBY’s visuals are a clear improvement to the original from Rooster Teeth, I can’t say that any other aspects were all that impressive and immersive.

This show is a bit of an enigma to me, because it feels drawn out and rushed at the same time. The first couple of volumes were rushed in ...
Sep 11, 2022
Preliminary (11/12 eps)
Watch it for yourself, don't let the negative reviews deter you.

It assumes you have watched at least the first volume of the original show, and even if you haven't that's still okay imo. Most of the people negativity reviewing this only watched the first 3 episodes, and dropped it after that or didn't change their reviews. Claming it was doing a disservice or disjustice to the original, and generally just coming across as snobby. I get the impression they assumed this was going to be a remake, which it is not, and were dissatisfied with the "rushed introduction" in the first 3 episodes. (A side ...
Jul 10, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
As a first time viewer to this series, in terms of just simply watching it, compared to where it all came from, I do have to say, I am very impressed with what I've saw. Sure, it's not perfect, and does share it's own problems, that will more likely leaving you with questions then answers. But does that completely ruin the experience? No, not at all. But it does hit it a little.

Story and characters: 7
I can't go into the story, without mentioning the characters first and foremost. Mainly because they are the lifeblood of RWBY. Each and every character has an impact on the ...
Aug 1, 2022
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
TL;DR Monty Oum's Legacy deserves better.

Story: If you are here for story go watch the OG on youtube. There is more detail as the new anime is rushing the first 2 volumes in 2-3eps. It is the same plot other wise.

Audio: The sound effects are dull and just stock SFX from a cheap library. Along with the timing being off or the wrong effect being used. It is likely to be "fix" when the DVD comes out.

They also changed how most of the guns sound and shoot making Blake's MAC 10 full auto into a generic semi-auto 9mil, Yang's pump-action shotgun gauntlets into ...
Aug 12, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Ruby didn't eat the cookies
The fight scene do not have the same feeling
But the animasion is good and thats the only thing

And now i am wrighting this because i need more text so i can publish this
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
Sep 18, 2022
*spoilers for RWBY Volume 1 and Hyousetsu Teikoku, TL;DR for this behemoth at the bottom*

Before dissecting what makes RWBY: Ice Queendom such a nightmare, there’s one thing that has to be discussed, and it’s that for both us fans who stuck with the original series since the early days, and the team behind the franchise’s inception, this show is a dream come true. When Monty Oum created RWBY and got his friends (Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross) to bring his ideas to script in the early 2010s, he provided several anime such as Cowboy Bebop as homework so his friends could get more acquainted with ...
Sep 19, 2022
The original RWBY was an anime-inspired western production that became a sensation among a lot of early Rooster Teeth fans. It lacked the polish but it was making it up with passion. Then the original creator died and those who carried on with the show made a huge clusterfuck that alienated most fans with its loose plot and lack of direction. The anime version of RWBY seemed to be a reboot at first. They remade the early episodes with a far higher budget and expanded certain events for fleshing out the characters and for introducing the world in a smoother way. On paper it was ...
Aug 7, 2022
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
Writing the review after finishing episode 6 of 12. I find this a good point to accurately judge the show
As someone who has never seen the original RWBY, I thought that the first 3 episodes were great. I got enough information to understand the characters and I was introduced to the power systems and the world. The animation was solid and the story did not feel rushed or too slow.

However, episodes 4, 5 and 6 quickly went downhill. The animation became choppy and unfinished, along with obvious CGI used in action sequences, which was not present in earlier episodes. And while these episodes are ...
Sep 18, 2022
Mixed Feelings
RWBY: Ice Queendom is the fanfic writer’s dream of cramming a whole season into three episodes and then adding their own ideas. Whether it works depends on why you’re watching.

This is not a remake of the original, unless you’re only watching the first three episodes. Even then, the anime takes quite a few liberties. OG RWBY was about the fight scenes, while Anime RWBY emphasizes the voice actors. As a result, there’s a lot of dialogue exposition that answers questions you never had: What did Ruby talk about when she visited her mom’s grave in the Red Trailer? Why was Weiss battling a giant knight? ...
Sep 26, 2022
Ice Queendom offers something that RWBY proper has little time to deal with anymore. Character studies. To start, I watch the original RWBY so these characters are already engraved into my brain so I can't speak for how good of a job it does at introducing them to a new audience because I can't simply get rid of my biases, but as a fan of RWBY I think Ice Queendom handled the characters amazing! One of the things RWBY lacked, in my opinion, was some of the deep dives into what the characters were thinking especially back in Volume 1. Weiss reveals early on that ...
Sep 18, 2022
RWBY: Ice Queendom is a fascinatingly in-depth misfire, and a hastily put-together mess of a concept, which is a shame, because I feel like in the right hands, it could have been the kick-in-the-pants its source series desperately needed. It faltered not because the team behind it didn’t care, but for desperately lacking a level of consideration and hindsight to tell the story it wanted to tell in the best way possible while being exciting for existing fans or a good jumping in point for newcomers.

As someone who has seen all eight current seasons of the original RWBY series, my general opinion is that ...
Aug 28, 2022
Preliminary (9/12 eps)
After considerably being disappointed from the first 3 episodes, the show manages to get progressively worse. Its quite stunning how bad the show gets.

The show stated off alright, the first 3 episodes went over the first volume very quickly with watered down personalities and fights but I was sort of maybe interested in what the story could lead with its anime original story line and its just completely terrible even if you were not a fan of the original RWBY or never watched it you could tell how horrible the show is. The rest of the show focuses on a pointless dream sequence filler that ...
Jul 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
---Based off the ep 1-3 premier---
RWBY has always been a sort of anomaly. It's strange animation and bland story is saved by the soundtrack and the late Monty Oum's great fight scenes. The charm of RWBY is what makes the show so enjoyable, but the same can't be said for Ice Queendom.

The biggest downfall of IQ is its reliance on its precursor. The story's pace can only be described as dizzyingly fast as it assumes you've already seen the original and wants to get to the new narrative it has to offer. This does open the door for a better, original ...
Sep 18, 2022
I see so many rom-com series, but i am rarely see some action series like one punch man or like something but this series is a different way of story.

First the narrative :
The narrative of this story is a fantasy and magic fight action scene
Cover up story, it is a super new concept of tag and this show shows some new level friendships. For example they fight with the nightmare for her friend was a long battle wasn't it, I think it is go about 8 eps roughly for that one friend named weiss.
Character development :
I don't care about character development it because ...
Sep 2, 2022
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
Ice Queendom is an awful representation of Rooster Teeth and Monty Om's RWBY. If it wasn't for a manga spinoff it wouldn't exist in the first place.
When RWBY was initially being worked on, (by Rooster Teeth and Monty Om) there was a serious disconnect between the two. Monty was slated to animate the fight scenes but was never told the context behind the scenes themselves, giving Rooster Teeth full rule over plot, ultimately leading to an entire lack of story. The series relied heavily on Monty's involvement, so much so that when he died from a allergic reaction the series plummeted in quality and ...
Sep 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (8/12 eps)
It was interesting and heartening to see a version of a work I love so much in the hands of more resourceful professional animators, however it is painful to note that the character development of the original version was completely watered down and boiled down to fit these 12 episodes. RWBY: Ice Queendom feels incredibly less impactful than its original version.

In Ice Queendom, there is no space. It's all too fast and the attempts to humanize the characters by giving them moments of fragility lost their charm and purpose with the lack of space to develop them. That said, I believe that watching Ice Queendom ...