The long awaited “Yellow” trailer for Rooster Teeth’s anime inspired series RWBY was dropped this past Saturday over at MTV Geek. I was really excited to see what “Yellow”, who we find out is named Yang Xiao Long, was like. Boy, was I pleased!
Once again, Rooster Teeth gives us a visually pleasing fight fest. Like the other girls, Yang has her own unique way of fighting and a trademark weapon. In her case, she fights with shotgun gauntlets. This is also the second trailer to feature voice acting. While a lot better than the “Black” trailer in some regards, there is definitely room for improvement. Granted, Rooster Teeth are the guys who brought us Red vs. Blue which also suffers from sub par voice acting.
The animation quality is great. I really like the cell shaded style and it is pretty fluid and different. I am not a major fan of the huge “anime doll eyes” that the ladies sport, but I guess that is part of the charm. Once again, the music is one of the best parts of the trailer. This time it features remixes of “From Shadows” and “Red like Roses” by Jeff Williams from previous RWBY trailers as well as Yang’s own specific theme.
There is still no discernible plot for the series. I guess we’ll have to wait until the series premieres at RTX 2013. For now, enjoy the “Yellow” trailer.