Leading up to the volume 5 premiere of RWBY, Rooster Teeth has promised to release character shorts of everyone’s favorite huntresses to prepare for the new season. So far, Weiss has been the only one to receive a short but that changed just a few days ago. Blake Belladonna’s own short was recently released onto the Rooster Teeth website and their social media platforms.
Blake’s short gives us a better insight into her battle with the White Fang, a once peaceful organization fighting for the rights of the Faunus. A majority of the trailer actually details a story of one of Blake’s White Fang friends, Ilia. While Blake left the organization when things started getting violent, Ilia has chosen to stay. As Sun and Blake chase Ilia through the streets, where will the huntress’ loyalty lie? We can imagine that Blake’s internal struggle is one she will continue to battle without throughout the next season.
When asked about this next season, Burnie Burns, executive producer, said:
It’s been really fun to make a series where the characters are aging up, [not] just in years, but in experience as well. The series has been through some ups and downs narratively and this season is very pivotal, where there’s a chance that they could get all back together, see where everybody is, see the journey that people have taken.
As stated above, Weiss received her own short last month. It is safe to assume that Yang and Ruby’s shorts will be available sometime as the newest season is set to release next month. While RWBY will release on October 14th, 2017 for Rooster Teeth FIRST members, there is an opportunity to see it a bit early. Rooster Teeth has teamed up with Fathom Events to bring this season’s premiere to theatres on October 12th. For all of your RWBY and Rooster Teeth news, keep an eye on The Nerd Stash!