More Faux Feminism


Roosterteeth now has an anime version of Little Red Riding Hood.  I’m assuming that it’s a series inspired by video-game technologies.

Not too much is known at this point about the series. RWBY stands for Red, White, Black and Yellow and is pronounced “Ruby”. The teaser shows a red riding hood-type character decimating a horde of “werewolves” using a very unique and deadly weapon. The animation looks simply amazing, combining smooth animation with anime-influenced art. It’s not quite cell-shading but gives off that feeling. So far, this is just a look at the type of fight choreography to expect in the series, but it is promised to have interesting characters and a deep story ingrained in all aspects of the series. What I also like about this series that most of this show will be worked on by some of the unsung heroes that work behind the scenes now on Red vs Blue among many of the other shows RT has produced. In a way, this is sort of their time to shine and show what they’ve got. I’m extremely hyped for this and cannot wait for this to come out.…

In a HuffPo chat last night, Jack Zipes referred to the faux feminism of many fairy-tale adaptations–the effort to bring tales up to date by turning the girls/women into warriors.