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RWBY: The Beacon Arc by Bunta Kinami (Review)

Title: RWBY: The Beacon Arc
Creator: Bunta Kinami
Type: Fiction, Sequential Art, Manga
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Date published: July 21, 2020

A digital copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Experience the introductory arc of the international smash hit series RWBY in a whole new way—manga!

In the world of Remnant, monsters known as Grimm wreak havoc. They’re kept in check by Huntsmen and Huntresses, highly skilled warriors experienced in monster extermination who utilize their special abilities on the field of battle. Ruby is a ferociously talented young girl who comes to Beacon Academy to hone her skills and serve as a Huntress herself. Alongside her sister Yang Xiao Long, rival Weiss Schnee and newfound friend Blake Belladonna, Ruby leads Team RWBY, the coolest new group at Beacon!

Ruby takes her first step on the road to becoming a Huntress by enrolling at Beacon Academy, eager to take on the battery of tests, challenges and difficulties that follow. Ruby knows her talents will take her to her goal, but is she ready to clash with Weiss Schnee, haughty scion of the Schnee Dust Company?

⤖ My Review ⬻

While the cover and the premise of RWBY: The Official Manga seems like something I would be very into, something about it just didn’t quite click with me. I didn’t feel close to any of the characters, the plot was only so-so for me as well. I will say, however, that the plot might get more interesting for me if I were to continue reading the series since I find it to have that potential. As for the characters, I suppose I could get closer to them as well if I were to “spend more time with them” so to speak.

There are typically 3 things that I look to that could hold my attention when it comes to a book (or movies and TV shows even): a good plot (something that holds my attention, lots of action, or lots of romance), beautiful writing, or intriguing characters. If I don’t get at least one of these aspects, it’s difficult for me to push through, or continue the series (if it is a series). So, I may continue reading the RWBY series, or I might not. But I did also want to say that even though RWBY wasn’t for me, there were a lot of elements that other readers would definitely enjoy!

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⤖ Let’s Chat ⬻

THANK YOU FOR READING MY REVIEW! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET, DO YOU WANT TO, OR NOT? HOW COME? LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS!

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