Volume 4, Chapter 1: The Next Step

RWBY: Volume 4, Chapter 1: The Next Step

It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.

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  • epicdude69

    1 year ago

    Anyone think the fight coreo is really bad? There's so much offscreening of the hits, the flashy teleporting thing they do feels cheap and lacks the impact the previous seasons had. I wouldn't mind if they didn't overuse it and made ruby spent 75% of her fight in the form of an amorphous blob of red. honestly feels like they used that so much to avoid the animation work of the fight 

    • guitarguy212 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Yeah, I'm hoping Ruby's dash stops being used so often. It gets quite annoying.

    • Blood_XIII

      1 year ago

      I believe it's an evolution of her Semblance, OR a visual representation of it that previously wasn't possible due to limitations of animating in Poser. Now that they're exclusively in Maya there's more potential to show what the characters are capable of in MORE than the ways you've seen before.

    • meiousei

      1 year ago

      We still need to remember that Monty is not animating this....

    • LeifAshryver

      1 year ago

      i like her dash and it shows how she's grown in the past 6 months as she's gained more control over her semblance. however i do agree with you that they should keep the "kill shots" on screen, and not cut away two times in less than 30 seconds.

  • Bilbo212 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I beginning to love that the hem of Ruby's cape has gotten tattered. On one hand, It's sad to see something so dear to our adorkable heroine get damaged. But, at the same time, it's such a subtle and fitting way to show a significant change in her character; the type of change that never goes away. The same kind of reflection is shown in the rest of team RNJR with the modifications they're giving to their arms and armor. Everything up to this point had basically been theoretical. But now, they have some real experience.

    Amazing that just a small change in a character model made me realize this...

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

      1 year ago

      Just daily wear and tear with out the resources to keep it repaired on the road for several months would cause it to get tattered along the hem. 

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

    1 year ago

    I know it's a long time to say this but Ruby really grown, she about the height as Nora maybe a even a little bit more 

  • CalebAllen1

    1 year ago

    The animation looks a bit smoother and the detail looks great too

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

    1 year ago

    when you realize where jaune got the metal

  • Hypergeor

    1 year ago

    so when is the next episode?

  • grosenberg0706

    1 year ago

    Great idea adding her headpiece to his sword. Brought tears to my eyes. And I'm someone who watched all of Clannad without crying.

  • treeline

    1 year ago

    Tyrion: "twisted little monkey demon" (Clash of Kings)

  • KS17984

    1 year ago

    TYRIAN LOOKS LIKE A SALAMANDER DOES HE NOT

  • regnaferox16

    1 year ago

    Great start to the Volume. Please have relationship development. Make our ships come true.

    • HDLSHorseman

      1 year ago

      I don't want my ship to come true now. It would be a bit weird to see Jaune make out with ashes.

  • 118_BlazerAaron99

    1 year ago

    Jaun: We hit them... Harder!

    Ren: That is something Goku would say

  • CaptainRexRules

    1 year ago

    OH MY GOD THAT WAS AMAZING!!!! Jeff Williams has the best music.  caboose

  • Freezerburn32

    1 year ago

    I can't wait for ep 2

  • J.manli1989

    1 year ago

    0/10: No WIne Bar.

  • chipthechip

    1 year ago

     joySo! Let's look at our new villains, shall we? Let's see..Jontron? Depressed Cinder..Guy from FMA..evil pringles guy..and Salem. Oh boy.

    • Freezerburn32

      1 year ago

      Lol atleast cinder makes up for it with an eyepatch

  • Freezerburn32

    1 year ago

    I really want emerald to have some character development. And I'm glad jaune finally owns his weapon instead of just inheriting it.

  • lachlanknigh

    1 year ago

    when will episode 2 come out

    • derp_guy_dude

      1 year ago

      Tomorrow, it seems like they always release on Saturdays.

    • Maxwell_Rayne

      1 year ago

      1st members see it tomorrow, regular people with rt accounts get it sunday, everyone else gets it a week later  

    • Freezerburn32

      1 year ago

      Sucks for people with no account 

    • Jovikins

      1 year ago

      Cool

  • daiyahime

    1 year ago

    What a great start into the new series! It's also brilliant to see how the animation keeps getting better and better. Can't wait for more!

  • loganhunter4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    so i read that you guys read the reviews . ...i love rwby and chibi and the main reason i picked the double star was because of it...now nothing is perfect and i actually think the show might adress it.

    The only reason Pirrha "fell in love " with Jaune was because  he was an uncultured person who in a world where tv and phones were available he never caught a single bit of info on a national athlete . it means that had he even a little info on daily life this ship would have sunk faster than ruby / cinder...yes it was sad she passed away  (she likely getting brought bacm)


    I got a few questions but I'll put them on the next review 

    • Drone205 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Pyrrha will NOT be brought back, it is not your fault for thinking other wise but all the poor writers of shows you have seen like DBZ where Main characters revive for what seems like every other episode, I again say this, Pyrrha will NOT come back EVER.


      I am not saying RT is the best of writers but they wont do something like bring Pyrrha back cuz 1.) it will be stupid and 2.) There will be ZERO suspense. just look at DBZ, SAO, Naruto, and other works with absolutely ZERO suspense because of how they were handled. 


      Sry I get like this when I see ppl saying that RT will bring Pyrrha back and I just have to rant about how wrong they are sry if this is a bit long.

    • Omegafire18

      1 year ago

      Pyrrha fell in love with Jaune because he treated her like a regular person, when most just treated her like a celebrity. She said as much in Vol. 2; did that escape you?

      /sarcasm

      But as far as being brought back, we don't know; they said they're not in a hurry to do so, because to do so would open a floodgate they don't 'want' to open. Yet even if she is brought back, it won't erase the suspense anyway (including shows listed by the previous reply lol)

  • Wsger

    1 year ago

    plz more mai gawsh so good


  • Leonarddelta

    1 year ago

    Were are the new episode a at

    • dasshift

      1 year ago

      in a magical place called "still in production"

  • p1glatin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Good episode need more 

  • Ant1026

    1 year ago

    Poor Cinder

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

    1 year ago

    The animation is supurb. A lot of it is starting to look like hand-drawn anime. Fantastic tech.

    Love the updated character designs as well. Ruby and Nora look amazing. Love the datails, like Ruby's new cloak, blouse, and stockings; and the slash through Nora's heart cutout. Jaune's updated gear is an improvement as well. Lie's pink sleeve are interesting. Not sure I like them, but they add an interesting dynamic touch. His vest and hair are improved though. Overall, this show looks amazeballs.

  • curvingfire

    1 year ago

    who is the protagonist-looking farmer kid, and why is he important? 

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

      1 year ago

      I'm thinking he is the spring maiden 

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

      1 year ago

      Can't be spring maiden. It can only be girls

    • Matrix163 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      maybe he stole it like Cynder did to autumn

    • descends_from_shadows

      1 year ago

      I'm thinking he's the latest incarnation of the wizard who gave the maidens their power.

    • Harrythebird

      1 year ago

      That's tom hanks

    • Sassygirl09 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I know this might sound a little odd... But maybe the boy is a reincarnation of Ozpin?? Or maybe it's a flashback to when Ozpin was a boy? Idk it's a stretch but just some thoughts....

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

      1 year ago

      Jesus christ its jason bourne

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

    1 year ago

    Spoilers: That gold plate hit me right in the feels, I nearly cried. Help me, why must they do this to me...

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

    1 year ago

    Ruby is definitely related to the wizard that gave the original maiden's powers. That's why she could hurt Cinder so bad and is the "crippling weakness" the maiden's have. 

    • EddLannister

      1 year ago

      That doesn't explain being able to freeze things with her special power

  • Cr00cy

    1 year ago

    Only complain i have about this episode is that Salem's inner circle looks... generick. We have mad guy, classy, inelectual( Salem refers to him as doctor...) type guy, and rugged veteran warrior type guy. Well maybe they will get better later on, but so far im dissapointed in them. Both CInder and Roman gaev me much better first impresions as vilias.

    • bund3sw3hr

      1 year ago

      The mad guy rmeinds me of a slavic Ape, Laughing like an ape and squatting the whole day like true slav. Big bad warrior guy reminded me of Tucson. It was a very classic impression this Villians gave me. Let's see what they are realy up to.

    • curvingfire

      1 year ago

      it looks generic because it is. everything in the show is a dramatised exaggeration of existing tropes, because each character is meant to be an... an embodiment, a personification, a metaphor... an, an AVATAR of that concept or trope. 

    • Caboosetank0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I have to agree there  -  Roman was honestly the most interesting villain in this show, but he was constantly getting upstaged by the others and never really had the chance to shine. The relationship between him and Neo was always interesting, as were his motivations for what he did.

  • PatFancy

    1 year ago

    When you get that mini feels blast

  • Halowars16

    1 year ago

    Juane: guys i have it! We just need to hit it harder!

    Me: that sounds like something goku would say.

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

      1 year ago

      He says it in the abridged series, the return of cooler movie I think.

    • awood19 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Kami: yes, and remember the time you've never beaten him?

    • dasshift

      1 year ago

      I swear if you say hit him very hard I WILL KICK YOU IN THE DICK!

    • mordestreich920 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Maybe .... We could hit him really hard ..... Together ?

    • dasshift

      1 year ago

      The memes are strong in this one.

  • TheUnplanner

    1 year ago

    To those wondering about the boy who had the nightmare of Salem's meeting: remember, every fairytale on Remnant has some factual basis...and several brand-new ones have already been made up. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to limit potential sources of power to Aura or Maidens. The boy could be something completely different.

  • TheUnplanner

    1 year ago

    The party don't start 'til Salem walks in...but then it immediately stops.

  • TheUnplanner

    1 year ago

    Metroid Prime called; they want Thardus back. After all, the new "Geist" Grimm type isn't using it anymore. Not that any of this is a bad thing.

  • Entelechy_No

    1 year ago

    So did anyone else realize that the title "The Next Step" is a direct reference to Professor Ozpin's speech on the first day at the academy? About having the ability to "take the first step"
    I thought it was a cool touch.

  • Airtreck2

    1 year ago

    Ruby will always be my favorite. Loving how far the RWBY series has gone from season 1 to now. Already can't wait for the next episode

  • AuroryBorealis

    1 year ago

    Just saying, at 0:54 Mercury looks ready to go kill those grimm. Possible betrayl? Emerald too? Maybe they will betray Cinder.

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

      1 year ago

      emerald would never betray her. she owes her her life.

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

      1 year ago

      More likely to betray the rest of the group with Cinder than to betray Cinder imo.

  • LukeWalffleo

    1 year ago

    Lovin it


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

      1 year ago

      So McDonald's 

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

    1 year ago

    It's so awesome seeing Ruby & Weiss having aged just a little bit.

    Also very touching moment seeing Jaune using Nikos' armor..
    but I refuse to believe that Pyrrha Nikos & Ozpin are dead!

    • coreyriffinrulez

      1 year ago

      Yeah!

    • TheFirstFoxx

      1 year ago

      I think Pyrrha is dead no doubt about that but Ozpin is iffy I think he just went into hiding

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

      1 year ago

      Ozpin maybe, but Pyrrha was completely incinerated/disintegrated on screen so I highly doubt she survived that. Also, consider that she was Jaune's mentor in his hero's journey story, and the mentor always dies (think Obi-Wan Kenobi.)

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

      1 year ago

      Jaune's armour is pretty cool, but if they want to have any form of permanence or drama then Pyrrha is dead. At least, I hope she is. As interesting a character as she was, to kill her off visibly and then revive her would undermine everything. Because, well, to die by the enemy and then be revived by the enemy opens up the whole "returned to normal through love" bollocks, which would take away all sense of risk. What would stop people from sacrificing themselves and then be saved by their friends? So, bye bye Pyrrha (with any luck). Ozpin however, his 'death' was never seen, it's likely that his role is yet to be completed. Pyrrha, the strongest of the first years, well, to have her die so easily only reinforces the power level of the antagonists.       


    • Icedraco7

      1 year ago

      I would love it if Pyrrah was Jaune's semblence, like Sun's semblance, but a summoning of Pyrrah of some sort. That could be the defence mechanism that Jaune displayed in the Forever Fall episode, but it didn't work because Pyrrah was still alive, hence the bright flash.

  • NinjaRen315

    1 year ago

    my comments aren't ditto

  • cruzkobob

    1 year ago

    when you watch the episode a third time and then you notice jaune puts pyrhha crown into his weapon and armor.

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      I think he used her shield too.

  • opheliagrace

    1 year ago

    Does anybody know if the rest of Volume 4 comes out? I was jumping up and down just to see this come out!

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      It's weekly like it's always been. 

  • NemesiSnow

    1 year ago

    I hope whiterose and Bumblebee become canon. They have potential and it would be unique/interesting. 

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      Bumblebee is unlikely unless something happens to Sun, White Rose could still happen, but I don't think Ruby is be the type of person to be interested in a relationship :/ Honestly you shouldn't mind whether or not your ships do happen as long as the Miles and Kerry do it well like they did with Arkos. 

    • NemesiSnow

      1 year ago

      I actually just said I hope. It doesn't means i will stop watching if they dont happen. Also No, nothing has to happen to Sun so that Bumblebee can happen.its what the writers want. Oh and just because you said you think Ruby isn't interest in a relationship doesn't makes it canon. Still thanks for your comment that didn't changed my opinion.

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

      1 year ago

      Well, they did hint that some characters would come to terms with their sexuality as the show progressed, whether that meant any of the main cast is another matter but still. So, you could see your matchups come about, though personally I can't see RWBY or JNPR being any of those characters. Then again, that's only because I suspect they would've provided hints to such a thing in the previous episodes. Nothing that has happened so far has made me think that any of RWBY are homosexual... Ruby is 15 though, so maybe WhiteRose will have canon basis later in the Volume? (Not my pairing to be honest, much prefer the whole Weiss/Jaune "shipping" haha)

    • NemesiSnow

      1 year ago

      You know what @IAmIcarus, I like you. And yes I know you ship something I dont ship but what the hell, I love your opinion and I'm super glad you took your time to type it. I would love to see more LGBT characters in more shows since its still really hard to happen but I also love the dynamics of RWBY cause i'm pretty sure people like team RWBY or JNR wouldn't see it as Homosexualism just couples. So thats why I would love to see it on RWBY, it has potential. Why? Cause the series is literally based on fighting and it would be just romance not yuri nor yaoi!  Example you know something I slightly hate about mangas? They tag girlxgirl yuri and boyxboy yaoi while straight couples are romance!? Thats why it would be awesome to see it in RWBY  weiss  ruby, since it has potential it would be unique, not separating the serie with tags like yuri or yaoi. Just action/Romance   blake  yanglike its suppose to be. Anyway I hope we can be friends I love your opinion!  :D

    • NemesiSnow

      1 year ago

      I still think its possible, since Monty may he rest in peace. Has have same sex couples in other series he's made before RWBY. So I think its possible and it would be awesome.  ruby weiss <3  blake yang

  • Mantle_of_atlas

    1 year ago

    Is it just me but has emerald lost her weapons somehow? She didn't have them in her holsters. Or is it that no weapons are allowed in the room?

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      I believe that no one had their weapons there, pretty sure Tyrian is the guy in the opening fighting Ruby and he doesn't have his weapons he has in the opening.

  • foxgamer020

    1 year ago

    im excited for this series

  • Epicplayer61

    1 year ago

    I hope next episode is centred around weiss.

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      I hope not, if half of this episode was centered around team RNJR and the whole of next episode is on Weiss then I'd say that's BS. Weiss should only get half an episode IMO, and the other half to Ironwood and other Atlas shit.

  • Icedraco7

    1 year ago

    Did anyone else think that the farm-boy's house is right outside of where Cinder first stole half of the fall maidens powers? It looks so familiar...

    • lbellehyena

      1 year ago

      What if the boy and the fall maiden were siblings? Or at least had some relation?

  • flamequil

    1 year ago

    I ship Emerald x Cinder after watching Emerald's face for most of their scene. (Yes, I know some of that was fear of all the baddies and newborn Grimm)

    • NemesiSnow

      1 year ago

      I feel you bro xP

    • AuroryBorealis

      1 year ago

      I ship it.

    • Opaquanity

      1 year ago

      I like EmeraldxMercury better but Emerald does seem to really care for Cinder even after the harshness she's been dealt.

  • EduardoPerez

    1 year ago

    Llore cuando le dijo hey me tragiste un buen material.

    De donde lo tragiste? 

    De un amigo.

     sob

    • NemesiSnow

      1 year ago

      Lo se.... No eres el unico ;(

  • Slaphappy6102

    1 year ago

    Did pyrrha just get friendzoned 

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      Pretty sure Jaune definitely liked her, just that they never officially ended up in a relationship, so they were still friends when she died.

  • ColdestTooth259 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Like a Puma

    1 year ago

    Things are getting so interesting enough said lol