Volume 5, Chapter 8: Alone Together

RWBY: Volume 5, Chapter 8: Alone Together

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are each entangled in journeys of their own, but they all share one destination: Haven Academy. Whether it's the promise of ancient relics, mystical maidens, or simply more power, it's clear that the stage for the next great battle for Remnant has been chosen. The question is, with so many players in this game, who's going to come out on top?

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  • ASpider-manfan

    15 hours ago

    Oh god why?!

  • myusername468 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    15 hours ago

    Can someone explain to me why eyebrows can be seen through hair?

    • NJLight of the Horde

      10 hours ago

      Or Ilia's floating eyebrows this episode?

      On a serious note, you'll find that this style of art is very common in animation. Might have started with the Japanese, not sure.

    • smartsmart11

      7 hours ago

      it is so that we can better see their facial expressions. eyebrows are essential in conveying emotions with simple graphics so showing them at all times, even when it isn't necessary, becomes a matter of consistency.

  • Tporter

    16 hours ago

    I've been having a late night. Finals and all, you know how it is. I'm working on my final art project and am just tired. Tired of everything.  I need a boost. I hit shuffle on my playlist and what do I get: Let's just live. I love this song just so much, and I jam so hard. And that soft buildup to a beautiful climax never ceases to make me want to cry. And what do I find waiting for me afterwards? soft drumbeats. A piano. Wings. I sit and stare at my sketchbook. I close my eyes. And I smile.

    I complain about some of the choices made in the execution of this show, and I usually stand by those critiques. But I mean it from the bottom of my heart when I say I'm so grateful for this wonderful world you all have created. Thank you to this wonderful voice cast for bringing these characters to life. Thank you to Jeff and Casey for continually blowing me away with your wonderful music. Thank you to Miles and Kerry for keeping the dream going. And thank you to Monty Oum, who helped show us that our dreams never really have to die. For showing us that broken wings can't hold us down.

  • Morgoth16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    20 hours ago

    Top 10 Anime Betrayals 

  • Explanoite

    20 hours ago

    There goes my Ilia/Adam ship.

  • smileofhope

    23 hours ago

    ok so i really didnt expect llillia to have romantic feelings for blake kinda surprised cause im not really a fan of ships 

    • NJLight of the Horde

      10 hours ago

      Rooster Teeth announced they'd have an LGBT character in the series a couple seasons back. Didn't expect it to be Ilia. Little too cliché IMO.

    • smartsmart11

      7 hours ago

      yang might also be canon homo-/bi-sexual

  • animegirl235

    1 day ago

    So, maybe I'm wrong and I don't know what I'm talking about, but did Blake and Adam have a thing going on between them? Like was there a relationship or just feelings because I noticed the way Adam talked to Black in season 3, it sounded like a hurt lover seeking revenge or something. 

    • thesaneking7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 day ago

      yes that was supposed to be painfully obvious since the Black trailer before the show ever started...

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

      6 hours ago

      Yeah c’mon. We’ve never heard Blake talk about him romantically. But still. What the heck. You should go jump of a bridge. But then not completely die because it wasn’t high enough and just live the rest of your life in pain. And then die alone eating some cheerios in an alley. That’s right. 


      Punk

  • techstop777

    2 days ago

    does anyone know what Weiss and Yang's ship name is?

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

      2 days ago

      Yellow Snow :D

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

      2 days ago

      Freezerburn

    • HumanoidTypeGrimm

      23 hours ago

      "Yellow Snow" ? Lame x'D lame and kinky x'D

    • Tporter

      15 hours ago

      It's freezerburn, not yellow snow.

  • Queenagentnewtexy

    2 days ago

    oh my gosh, the two ships with Blake are canon well one is openly canon as we could tell by her face and eyes.........the bumblebee is still in the friend zone it seems.


    I think Yang might be  bi, I think she may have feelings for Blake, hope that she and Blake make up and I hope that a certain white hair gets a step-dad that cares about her cause she needs a better one than that jerk who didn't love her mom, it be kind of cool if she got a faunus step-dad.

    hope to see the next chapter soon, I had a few to catch up on today and the name of chapter 9 makes me think of a song......dark horse is what came to mind. 


  • DerpGecko

    2 days ago

    I was at first a little peeved that Blake was captured so easily, but then I realized (after reading the comments) that Blake had Sun tag along with her, so she probably let herself get captured just to see what was going on (and maybe convince Illia to stop being a butt). 


    ... because seriously, we all know that when she looked up at the bat guy, she could have easily Shadow-Clone dodged out of the way if she wanted to.

    • Tporter

      15 hours ago

      You could argue that Illia screwed with her head enough to distract her. She was clearly in emotional distress, it was actually really hard to watch. You're explaination seems just as likely though.

  • Gofigure75

    2 days ago

    Okay, I just noticed this. I was wondering if it was just a change in style or intentional. During season 3, when Pyra was hit with an arrow to the chest she started "leaking out" until she disappeared. The same happened to Yang when her arm was sliced off (she "leaked out" and her arm "disappeared"). Yet, when random characters are hit with bullets that should kill them or random characters die for that matter (i.e. back in season 4 with hunter died in front of team RNJR) they don't disappear and just lay there. Their body remains and no "leaking out" occurs. So are all characters of Remnant not like Pyra or Yang? Are they all Penny instead?

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

      2 days ago

      Yang "leaked" because of Adam's weapon, that can apparently cut through people's aura. That yellow stuff was her Aura still being full (also RT didn't want to animate the inner workings of an arm).


      Pyrrha only "disappeared" because Cinder's arrow burned her from the inside out; she was reduced to ashes because of that.


      I'm guessing the main reason side characters (like the Hunter who died in volume 4, the white fang members, etc.) don't have the shimmering Aura light when they die is because it'd be to much to animate.

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

      23 hours ago

      @gawshawg


      But.. Pyyrah actually leaked as well

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

    2 days ago

    I really like the arc that they're taking Ilia down.  Having a villain who is aware of how awful their actions are adds an incredible depth to their actions.

  • merchmandan

    2 days ago

    Can't deny, watching Blake punch web chick in the face is very satisfying. All I need now is to see those fennecs get torn to pieces by Ghira.

  • user-5738cba3dee1f

    2 days ago

    >”Alone Together”

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 

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

    2 days ago

    Ok, can anyone explain to me how the EXECUTION(not the ideas directly) of this volume is even the slightest bit good so far? Honestly I just want to hear another opinion along with the intense scrutiny here. This isn’t me simply trying to attack the show; I really just want to hear some logical reasoning.

    • Another_Troll

      2 days ago

      I can try, but it's difficult to know exactly where we are in the story arc without the remaining episodes.


      After season 3, we have what's a sort of unwind series. This point was about regrouping after the fellowship is broken, so to speak. There was oceans of exposition and an entire WoR series to shift the direction to lore. This is also so we can have the bigger threat, the evil emperor, emerge. To keep the show going, they added tension and adventure with Qrow being injured and a monster arc with the Nuckelavee.


      Season 5 is the build up. Since a lot of things have to happen more or less simultaneously to meet in the middle, it can look very disjunct when broken into little sections that jump between 3 different areas. It looks like everything is simply waiting for Blake's sideplot to resolve before the sides and situation can properly be drawn for Mistral. I suspect the season will look a lot better if watched continuously.


      Here are the different buildups that hopefully turn into something worth waiting for. Ozpin, man of mystery, is obviously still hiding stuff from everyone, in spite of all revelations. Raven's allegiance is very tenuous at this time. The villains have an elaborate plot that hinges on what happens in Menagerie. Ruby's importance is being hinted and developed. Adam is going even more insane and possibly unpredictable. Meanwhile, Ruby and company are taking a break and trying to resolve personal issues just before the storm.

    • Another_Troll

      2 days ago

      Everything right now hinges on what act we're on. If its the return of the heroes, cinder is going to get massacred, one of the villains is going to defect, Remnant will unite against Salem, and the Grimm will be fought valiantly while a small party with the one ring of Ruby will journey to mount Salem and slay her for good.


      If we're still on Salem strikes back, Mistral will get dropkicked, Ruby will get captured, Qrow, Raven, or both will die, and Emerald will become the spring maiden.


      If we're on the two towers of Remnant, Mistral will hold long enough for faunus to relieve them and Weiss or Nora will turn to spring.

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

      2 days ago

      It’s true that we haven’t seen the full volume play out, so I’m waiting to really make any final judgements. However, I think the fact that “everything is simply waiting for Blake’s sideplot to resolve” is a big part of is what is making me dislike this volume. It seems like they don’t know how to develop these different moving parts all at once.

    • Gofigure75

      2 days ago

      As far as execution, I assume you mean the style, fight scenes, character interactions, etc. So far season 5 to me has been more similar to season 2 and 3 in that it feels real regarding feelings and character development being addressed, the animation has been spot on and crisp, and the fight scenes are a huge improvement from season 4. Yes, there are still the multiple plots occurring, but the story has improved as a whole (i.e. one plot is more informative, another is fight oriented, another is showing the reality of the world of remnant, etc.). We also had 3 plots finally join together (Weiss, Yang, QRNJR). It does have slow moments, but every scene is meant to give more information about their situation and the world. Also I feel they want to show how the characters interact with each other and build that camaraderie for when the final fight does appear (as in the reformation of team RWBY). The interactions give insight into how the character felt about their situation, and also brings them closer together. Without these scenes, the reunion of team RWBY would feel fake and thrown together. This anticipation makes this season more desirable compared to last season. Hopefully this helps.

    • Another_Troll

      1 day ago

      Personally, I like it because it sets up everything to show you just how important the side battle of Blake is with all the other pieces in place. There's a lot more conflict than just a side household fight. It's not for everyone, though, and I don't see anything wrong with disliking it.

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

      7 hours ago

      GoFigure75: You’re right in that not every moment should be a a massive plot overhaul or action scene, but I think (having watched episode 9 now) that there has been too much of an emphasis on that camaraderie and not enough on preparing for/getting the characters thoughts on the ensuing fight/who they’re fighting! How about those people they thought were their friends? If their thoughts about Emerald, Mercury, Cinder, etc surfaced in some way before the fight, that could make for an interesting moment. And for god sake why haven’t we seen Ruby show interest in her goddamn silver eyes?!!! That’s the kind of thing I feel like we miss out on in RWBY. Anyway, they were right to spend some time making their friendship feel real, but the problem is the amount of time they’ve spent on it just reaffirms what we already know. That’s not new information and a lot of scenes don’t really seem to provide meaningful new insight into the characters or the world. Not all, but more than a few. Maybe we just disagree there, and also there’s still a chance to work on this stuff in the next 5 episodes, so I’m hopeful.


      Another_Troll: Yeah, Blake’s sideplot is definitely important, but so is everything else.


      PS: I appreciate the intelligent conversation. You (and anyone still reading for some reason) don’t have to agree with me here; all I ask is that you recognize where I’m drawing these conclusions from. And vice versa of course.

  • godzylla

    2 days ago

    wait, its over already? SHIT!

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

    2 days ago

    SHIPPITY SHIPITY SHIP SHIP AAAAAAAAAAAAH

    • gundamrx792 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      the goodweiss ship

  • DJ_Zephyr

    2 days ago

    Please fix your video codec.  I keep getting corrupted video.

  • BlazeWolf55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    That scene with Weiss and Yang's conversation about the impotance of family was needed, Yang had to be the mother figure for Ruby while Weiss had to suffer being stuck in the middle with her parents disfunctional marriage. Weiss is now my favorite character, she knows the importance of giving space to others who need time to work things out and when Blake is ready to return she'll welcome her with open arms. 


    Speaking of which, Blake answered Ellia's call to meet and surprise surprise she was setup to be captured, and it's here we learn that she had romantic feelings for her. Kiss with you two goodbye when the Fang's assassination attempt successeds. Good thing she had Sun waiting in the shadows to lend a helping hand, looks like she's starting to tear down those personal walls for good this time. 


    Weiss and Blake have grown throughout the series into wonderful characters and I can hardly wait to what happens in the next episode. Speaking of which chapter 9 should be up by now, this is gonna be good. 

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

    2 days ago

    where is the next episode


  • SylvaticLJ

    3 days ago

    Man I really ship Weiss and Yang now

  • uchihataka

    3 days ago

    I don't know what's gayer the feelings of  yang for blake or the feelings of the faunus chick for blake

  • thurley

    3 days ago

    Hmm, through Yang's eyes she must be tired of being abandoned by the people that should care for her, I mean her mom, Summer, Tai to some extents, and now Blake who's suppose to be her friend, possibly family too, it must be difficult to believe in them.  I love that Blake is finally trusting Sun enough to be there for her, I hope that they get together but not too suddenly so it feels more realistic.  Lastly I'm not sure what's going to happen between the white fang and her parents but it's obvious that they will make this a turning point for her, I don't know who I want to fight Adam more now, Blake for hurting her family and friends, Sun because of the clear differences and for Blake, Yang for the lost of her arm or Raven cause that would be a awesome thing to witness lol.

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

    3 days ago

    "Call the police and let's go!" Y-yes? do call the police???? Oh my god yes call the police! Why do teenaged super-powered characters never call the police???? That's such a good idea! Call the police!

  • Tporter

    3 days ago

    The entire first half of this episode: Awwwww. Daawwwwww. This is great. Love it. Awwwwwwweee they work off each other so well.

    The entire second half: Oh shit! Oh shit! Oh shit! OH SHIT! OH SHIT! oh  shit! OH SHIT! OH SHIT!

  • mkbloodstreaked

    3 days ago

    Confirmed LQBT character

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

    3 days ago

    RT wheres the episode  :,(

  • samig27 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Do a google search and ep 9 will pop right up

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

      3 days ago

      I had to do the same thing last week too. :(

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

    3 days ago

    ummm... It's about to be 11:30. You can't do this to me RT

  • Puggyjman107 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Chapter 9 is now up on the site g watch it

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

    3 days ago

    I mean episode 9 is already on Kiss anime, So why is it not up here yet... 

    • rainbeau1019 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      It's up, it's just not listed as the featured video.

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

    3 days ago

    get your shit together rooster teeth

    • rman64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      Hmm. Could not see it here them did Google search and it got me there. Must be regional caching of the network. 

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

    3 days ago

    The first time in over a season I decide to stay up for the ep and it doesn't exist....


    Sad panda is sad

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

      3 days ago

      Haha it happens all the time, don't worry it'll be here soon :) 

    • JCDash323 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      It might be due to the amount of people trying to access it.

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

      3 days ago

      @joxiee 

      @JCDash323


      Turns out that the comments system isn't the only embarrassingly dismal part of this "premiere" web site that is either laughably out of date or out of order.....  Meh, anyway I see people are doin a google search to find it but I found it in the latest updates box on the front page.  




  • REDMaize

    3 days ago

    Ohhohohoo~ Things are heating up and getting intense! Next Ep is gonna be pretty darn entertaining and exciting!

    Also, Weiss started out as this ignorant stuck-up princess, but now she's like the 'motherly' figure of the group now; being so concerned and supportive! She even brought out coffee, with attention to how Ruby loves hers with LOTS of sugar and cream! Gosh Weiss, you're becoming my #1 fave char~ :D (You were up there already, but you're moving up the list xD)

    Anyways...


    Again with the details RT! You've done it again!~

    I really like how Yang shows how much she cares about Blake through her choice of words; through her responses about Blake, not being around, and when Weiss has a little personal chat with Yang.


    I could point out quite a few parts, but as I was writing Yang's first 'choice of words', the reasons paragraph was becoming increasingly large, very quickly xD (My previous post, in the previous ep, was a lot longer than I excepted it to be xD)

    So for the sake of trying to keep a comment, a 'Comment', I'll just focus on the big indicators, which are:


    (7:23) "She doesn't have to be alone though. I was here for her. We all were."

    (7:57) "No one blamed her for anything. If she just talked to us, she would have known that! How could I be there for her if she doesn't let me?"

    (8:05) "What if I needed her here for me?"


    Yang cares a lot about Blake; almost to the point where it becomes a form of selfishness. At first, she mentions the team's concern through "Us" and "We".

    "We all were."

    "If she just talked to us..."


    But as the conversation continued on, she began to center it around herself.


    "How could I be there for her if she doesn't let me?"

    "What if I needed her for me?"

    "I, and, Me", are very powerful pronouns, especially here.

    Yang is the one that hates Blake for running away, but Yang is the one that also wants to be the closest to Blake; both figuratively and literally. She wants to be with her right now; She's the one that cares and misses her the most.


    Let's hope the reunion will be, oh so bittersweet and tear-jerking~ :)

    Not just for all of Team RWBY, but between Yang and Blake too, since Yang misses her so much :)


    You keep up the great writing and attention to detail RT! Because you'll never cease to amaze us all!

  • npc523 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    ooooo they be slacking 

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

    3 days ago

    Come on RT 

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

    3 days ago

    wheres chapter 9?


  • rwby420666

    3 days ago

    love the episode and love the fact my theories are proving right it is awesome


  • MoroccoOrchid

    3 days ago

    Really Rooster Teeth? You gonna leave it at that?

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

    3 days ago

    Hm. Shouldnt there be a new episode out now?

    • altairahad1941 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      I think it’s 10:00 or so EST when they release new episodes. 

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

      3 days ago

      Thanks

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

    3 days ago

    Ghira better kick some ass, hes the previous white fang warchief and if he just gets owned...well that wont make much sense at all

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

      3 days ago

      But he was also against violence 

    • bigfatcarp93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Your cheese. Give it.

      3 days ago

      He wasn't a "warchief". Ghira was in charge of the WF when it was a peaceful protest group. Sienna Khan turned it into a paramilitary.

  • MartyrSaint

    3 days ago

    "Oh! A nearly blank character was standing five feet from a character I like! THEY MUST BE IN LOVE!" Christ....

  • MartyrSaint

    3 days ago

    "Ruby's mom left too." Ha. Haha. This line actually made me cringe.

  • SilverDust

    3 days ago

    Oooooooooh shit are we gonna see some Ghira kicking ass berserker style action!

  • henrycool01

    3 days ago

    14:33 Yeah Ghira kick there asses.

  • Another_Troll

    3 days ago

    First act: introduce heroes and have a lighthearted victory against evil.

    Second act: get beaten up badly by the bigger evil and everything looks bleak.

    Third act: come back and beat up bigger evil. Hero or heroes may die in the finale, depending on what type of hero arc it is. Considering it's a team arc, it'll maybe be a victorious team at the finale rather than a hero sacrifice.


    So, are we on the 3rd act, or are things going to get a lot worse? Is there still a nice long list of people going to be offed?

  • zego21

    3 days ago

    aw man this getting intense

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

    3 days ago

    alright the only thing im trying to figure out is the art change on blakes face and what kind of fauness is her father 

  • BoldfaceManx

    3 days ago

    they unleashed the beast figuratively and literally. I god damn love this show

    • SilverDust

      3 days ago

      what you wanna bet that Ghira is gonna change into an actual beast or somthing? like some sort of special ability as an elder that he possesses possibly?

  • rwbyvolume5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Someone came up with a good ship name for IIia and Blake during Murder of Birds’ stream. I give you: ReadingRainbow!