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Hey all, Long time lurker first time blogger here, Now that RWBY is hitting it's stride I was slightly curious as to what reception it had received over here in Japan, so I did a bit of searching and sure enough I came across a fan translation
So with the recent release of episode 8 let's take a look at the Japanese response to it! Below I've chosen comments that I found to be interesting or reflected a general opinion on the episode
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0:17 ãŠã£ï¼13åˆ†æˆ¦é—˜ã‚ã‚Šã‹ãªã€€- Oh! 13 Minutes, I suppose there's a fight this episode!
0:17 ä»Šå›žã¯ä½•å›žã‚‚ã¿ã¦ã‚‹ - You'll watch this one more than once for sure
0:20 ä»Šå›žã¯ã™ã”ã„ãž - This week's episode is amazing!
First Scene, Ruby & Weise Midair
0:37 é‹å–¶ã¯å…¬å¼ã«RWBYã‚’ãƒ‹ã‚³ãƒ‹ã‚³èª˜è‡´ã™ã‚‹ã¹ã - NicoVideo should really invite RWBY to be uploaded officially on Nico Douga (wink wink, nudge nudge)
Ruby & Jaune Crash Landing in Tree
1:07 Screen explodes with 'wwwwwwww' comments the Japanese equivalent of a 'lol'
1:10 å…¨ã‚ãƒ£ãƒ©ã‚¢ãƒ‹ãƒ¡ã®ã‚¹ã‚¿ãƒ¼ãƒ•ã‚„ã£ã¦ã‚‹ã£ã¦ã¾ã˜ã‹! - Are the the characters really voiced by the show's staff?!
Nora & Chess Piece
1:45 : ãƒŽãƒ©ã¯åŽŸç”»ã‚ãƒªãƒ¤ãƒžå¤ªä¸€ã£ã½ã„ãªã€€Nora looks like a Kiriyama Taiichi work don't you think?
1:48 ãƒ¬ãƒ³ã¯è‹¦åŠ´äººã£ã½ã„ãªï½žï½—ã€€Ren's got that feeling of a wise-worldy man don't you think? lol
Ruby, Yang, Nora!
2:17 - è¡¨æƒ…ãŒã‹ã‚ã„ã„ãªã‚ - The facial expressions here are pretty cute you know
Jaune Catches Weise
2:55 ã‚¤ã‚±ãƒ¡ãƒ³ã®ãƒãƒ£ãƒ³ã‚¹ - A chance to look cool!
3:00 ãªã‚“ã‹ãƒ‡ã‚£ã‚ºãƒ‹ãƒ¼ã£ã½ã„ãªç¬‘é¡ï½— - Somewhat of a Disney-esque smile there
Jaune and Weiss Fall
3:07 ãƒˆãƒ ã‚¸ã‚§ãƒªãƒ¼ã¿ãŸã„ãªãƒŽãƒªw - Tom & Jerry style humor, haha
Ruby Throws herself at the Scorpion Beast
3:25 å¾Œã‚å¹¹ã«æ’ƒã£ã¦åŠ é€Ÿã—ãŸï¼ï¼Ÿ- She propelled herself forward by shooting backwards?!
3:41 Monster Hunter references as Ruby flees from the beast haha
4:36 Comments on Weiss's Tsundere style attitude flood the screen
4:59 ãƒ¯ã‚¤ã‚¹ã¯çµæ§‹è‰¯ã„ã‚„ã¤ã‚ˆã®ã† - Weiss ain't half bad
5:10 ãƒŽãƒ©ã®é¡”ï½—ï½—ï½—ï½—ï½—ï½—ï½—ï½—ï½—ã€€Hahahaha! Nora's Face!
5:24 ã‚„ã£ã±ãƒ¯ã‚¤ã‚¹ã ã‚“ã‹ã‚ã„ã„ - Yup! Weiss-tan is totally cute!
5:33 ãƒŽãƒ©æœ€é«˜ã‚„ãª - Nora is the best!
6:10 ã•ãƒ¼ã¦ãƒœã‚¹æˆ¦ã - Alright, It's time for the boss fight!
6:18 ã†ã²ï½žã€€æ¥½ã—ã¿ã€€ooohe! Looking forward to this!
6:24 ã“ã®è¾ºã‚¢ã‚¯ã‚·ã‚ªãƒ³ã‚²ãƒ¼ãƒ ã§ãƒ—ãƒ¬ã‚¤ã—ãŸã„ã‚ˆãªï½ž Man I'd love to play an Action game the likes of this
Nora Smashes the Bridge
7:25 ã¾ã•ã‹ã®ãƒ‘ãƒ¯ãƒ¼ãƒ’ãƒƒã‚¿ãƒ¼ï¼ï¼ã€€Whoa, What a Power Hitter
7:25 ãƒŽãƒ©ã‚¹ãƒžãƒƒã‚·ãƒ¥ï¼ï¼ NORA SMASH
Screen Explodes with Comments on how cool and cute Nora is (Fan Favorite it seems)
7:38 ã“ã®å‹•ãã™ãã - I love the movement here!
7:41 é»’ã„å£°ã„ã„ãª Black's voice is pretty good eh!
7:41 - General Comments of Amazement
7:43 ä¸€ç•ªä½“èƒ½åŠ›ã‚ã‚‹ã®ã¯ãƒ–ãƒ¬ã‚¤ã‚¯ã‹ãª - I guess the one with the best physical ability is Blake
7:50 - ãªã‚“ã‹FF7ACæ€ã„å‡ºã™ã‚ - Remind me a bit of FF: Advent Children
8:06 - Monty ãŠå¾—æ„ã®ç©ºä¸ç§»å‹•ããŸï¼- Yeah! A Scene showcasing Monty's strength, movement through the air!
BGM Kicks in
8:22 - ã“ã®BGMã®å…¥ã‚ŠãŒã„ã„ - Great Entrance for the BGM!
9:26 - Lyrics Kick in, Many Comments on this
9:28 - ã‚¸ãƒ§ãƒ¼ãƒ³ã¯ãƒªãƒ¼ãƒ€ãƒ¼ãŒãŸãªã®ã‹ã€€So Jaune's the Leader Type?
9:28 ã‚¸ãƒ§ãƒ¼ãƒ³ç€åœ°ã¸ã‚„ã ãªï½žã€€Jaune ain't so good at landings is he?
9:28 ã‚µã‚¦ãƒ³ãƒˆãƒ©å‡ºãŸã‚‰è²·ã†ã‚çµ¶å¯¾ - If the Soundtrack comes out for this I'm definitely buying it!
10:06 é»’ã¯å¼•åŠ›ã‹ - So black is Gravity then?
10:27 ã„ã‘ãˆãˆãˆãˆãˆãˆãˆãˆãˆãˆï¼ GOOOOOOOOOO!
10:28 ãƒ¯ã‚¤ã‚¹ã¡ã‚ƒã‚“ãŒä¸€ç•ªåƒã„ã¦ã„ã‚‹ï½— - Weiss is the one working the hardest haha,
10:31 ãƒ¯ã‚¤ã‚¹ãŠã¤ã‹ã‚Œ - Nice work Weiss!
10:33 ä¸Šã¸å‚ã‚Šã¾ãƒ¼ã™ã€€Gooing Up!
10:42 ã‚¹ã‚²ãƒ¼ã€ç¾Žã—ã™ãŽãŸã€ã‹ã£ã‘ã€€Comments of amazement flood on past
10:49 æ—¥æœ¬äººã«ç™ºæƒ³ã«ç„¡ã„å€’ã—æ–¹ - A way of defeating an enemy that a Japanese person couldn't think of
Team Naming Ceremony
11:18 - 3D ã‚¢ãƒ‹ãƒ¡ã®å¯èƒ½æ€§ã‚’æ„Ÿã˜ã‚‹ You can really see the potential of a 3D anime here!
11:18 æ—¥æœ¬ã§ã‚„ã£ãŸã‚‰ã‚¹ã‚¿ãƒ¼ãƒ•éŽåŠ´æ»ã™ã‚‹ãž If this was made in Japan, The staff would die from overworking haha,
12:03 - å†¬ã‚³ãƒŸã§RWBYã®ãƒ¬ã‚¤ãƒ¤ãƒ¼è¦‹ãŸã„ãªï½žã€€I hope we see a RWBY Cosplayer at Winter Comiket this year!
Credits Roll, Screen fills with thanks to the translator and general expressions of how this was the best episode yet!
So, In general for those watching RWBY over here in Japan, the response is amazingly positive. From here personally I'd love to see the fan-base grow over here, I suppose time will only tell!
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Thanks for Reading..
Until Next Time!
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