RWBY: Season 4

Rooster Teeth (2013)

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Action
USA / English / 190 mins
IMDb 8.3

Cast — View More ↓

Lindsay Jones Ruby Rose
Kara Eberle Weiss Schnee
Arryn Zech Blake Belladonna
Vic Mignogna Qrow Branwen
Jen Taylor Salem
Burnie Burns Taiyang Xiao Long
Joel Heyman Bartholomew Oobleck
Michael Jones Sun Wukong
Kathleen Zuelch Glynda Goodwitch
Shannon McCormick Professor Ozpin
Yuri Lowenthal Mercury Black
Jen Brown Pyrrha Nikos
Kerry Shawcross Neptune Vasilias
Samantha Ireland Nora Valkyrie
Barbara Dunkelman Yang Xiao Long
Miles Luna Jaune Arc
Ryan Haywood Peter Port
Jason Rose James Ironwood
Jessica Nigri Cinder Fall
Katie Newville Emerald Sustrai
Neath Oum Lie Ren

Plot

RWBY (pronounced "Ruby") is an original American anime-style web-series created by Rooster Teeth Productions' animation studio. The series is created and directed by animator Monty Oum. The first episode of RWBY premiered on July 5, 2013 at the 2013 Rooster Teeth Expo and was released to the Rooster Teeth site on July 18, 2013.

Episodes

Episode 1: Volume 4: World of Remnant: Bewteen Kingdoms

17 min Nov 11, 2016
Join Qrow Branwen as he explains what life is like outside the four kingdoms of Remnant.

Episode 2: The Next Step

17 min Oct 22, 2016
It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 3: Remembrance

17 min Oct 29, 2016
It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 4: Of Runaways and Stowaways

17 min Nov 05, 2016
It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 5: Family

17 min Nov 19, 2016
It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 6: Menagerie

17 min Dec 03, 2016
It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 7: Tipping Point

17 min Dec 10, 2016
It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 8: Punished

17 min Dec 24, 2016
It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 9: A Much Needed Talk

17 min Dec 31, 2016
At a campfire in the woods, Qrow has explained the existence of the Maidens and the truth behind the attack on Beacon to Team RNJR. While they ask questions, Jaune seems deeply upset and accuses Ozpin and Qrow of forcing Pyrrha to become a Maiden. Qrow reminds him that she chose the role. The Huntsman explains that Ruby's silver eyes are very rare and probably drew Tyrian's attention towards her. He also confesses that he shadowed the team to protect them. Ruby questions why he didn't travel with them, and Jaune suspects that he tried to use them as bait. Qrow answers that the reason is more "complicated", and decides to tell the team the legend of the creation of Remnant, like Ozpin once told it to him. Two brothers, the older "god of light" and the younger "god of darkness", made forces of life and destruction, respectively. Their rivalry shaped the world of Remnant. At some point, the younger brother created the creatures of Grimm, who shared his desire for destruction. The older brother eventually asked to end their rivalry and to make one final creation together, to which the younger brother agreed. Humanity was formed as a result. Humans received the power to create and destroy, the gift of knowledge to learn about themselves and the world, and the power to choose if they want to follow the path of light or darkness. Qrow also reveals that the four gifts, knowledge, creation, destruction, and choice, also exist in a physical form, left behind by the gods before they abandoned Remnant. Their combined powers would allow anyone who wields them to change the world itself. The four Huntsmen Academies were built around one relic each, by orders of Ozpin's predecessor, with the Huntsmen and Huntresses acting as defensive forces. Hiding the relics was supposed to keep mankind from fighting over them, and to keep them out of Salem's reach. In Menagerie, Blake is hesitant to enter her father's room. Kali convinces her to do so. Ghira is happy to talk to his daughter, but their conversation starts off very awkwardly. After some time, Blake confesses that she doesn't understand how her parents can still love her. She reveals that she fought with them when they left the White Fang, even calling them cowards, and admits that she made a mistake by staying with the White Fang. Ghira tries to reassure her of their love. He stresses that Blake was able to leave the dark path she went down, and that she was even strong enough to confront her past. His daughter says that she didn't confront the White Fang alone, and Ghira then asks why she left her friends behind. In this moment, Sun interrupts, which upsets both father and daughter. Meanwhile, Qrow states that he believes Haven Academy to be Salem's next target. His goal is to talk to the headmaster, with whom they lost contact even before the Fall of Beacon. He also explains that the world doesn't know about the relics because the knowledge could cause "another Great War", and that Salem's goal is to divide humanity by pitting humans against each other. Ruby again questions why he hid himself from them, and Qrow answers by explaining his Semblance: he brings misfortune to those around him, which is good for fighting enemies, but bad for his friends and family. He then goes off to "take a walk", and notices a raven on a nearby tree. Blake confronts Sun for interrupting her talk with Ghira. Sun explains he noticed a masked White Fang member in the marketplace, becoming suspicious after Kali stated that members don't wear masks in Menagerie. Blake, however, is determined not to fight anymore, and refuses to listen. Suddenly, the two notice a masked person watching them. Blake immediately pursues the alleged "spy", and Sun follows her, leaving a confused Kali behind. In the morning, Team RNJR wakes up to discover that Qrow is sick - Tyrian's venom shows its effect now, and he passes out.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 10: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

17 min Jan 07, 2017
On Patch, several weeks have passed, and Taiyang has helped Yang get back in form by training with her. Yang states that she is getting more used to her new arm, but she is still knocked down in combat by her father, while Zwei watches them. Taiyang explains to his daughter that she relies too much on her Semblance during combat, and that she needs to change that, implying that Yang's emotions getting the better of her already cost her an arm. He advises her to look for a way around obstacles instead of running into them head first. Taiyang mentions that Yang reminds him of Raven a lot, but mostly of her stubbornness and dedication, and not the faults that caused Team STRQ and their family to fall apart. They proceed to spar one more time, and Yang actually catches her father off guard. Inside her room in the Schnee manor, Weiss practices her Summoning ability, before she is interrupted by Whitley. He wants to find out what Weiss is planning, and calls her and Winter's Huntsman training "barbaric". Weiss believes that he is jealous of their abilities, and forcefully locks Whitley out. She returns to her training and manages to fully summon a White Knight, the force of the successful process shattering the window. Klein rushes into the room, and Weiss asks him to do her "a favor". Blake and Sun pursue the White Fang spy and eventually corner her on a rooftop. Sun holds her off while Blake takes the spy's scroll. During the fight, the spy's mask is shattered. Blake recognizes her as Ilia Amitola, a chameleon Faunus and old acquaintance of hers. Ilia injures Sun, warns Blake that she "should not have returned", and ultimately flees. A horrified Blake rushes to Sun's side and calls for help. Elsewhere, Team RNJR carries a weakened Qrow on a makeshift stretcher. They come across a forked road: one path leads to Mistral, the other to a destroyed village called Kuroyuri. However, the shorter path to Mistral is the one through the mountains, and Jaune thinks it might be too much for Qrow to handle. Ren seems anxious and determined to press on, which causes Nora to suggest that the team should split up: she and Ren could rush ahead on the path to Mistral to find help, while Ruby and Jaune could carry Qrow down the other path, around the mountains. They eventually agree on Nora's proposal and emotionally part ways for the time being. Ruby and Jaune walk on, not noticing the large hoofprint on the ground pointing in the same direction.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 11: Kuroyuri

17 min Jan 21, 2017
Oscar still has problems dealing with the changes within him, but nonetheless leaves his aunt's farm. He reaches a train station, where he has a brief encounter with Hazel. Ozpin alerts Oscar that Hazel is someone from his past of whom he should be wary of. However, Hazel doesn't seem to notice who the boy is and walks away. Ruby and Jaune carry Qrow through Kuroyuri and also look for medicine that may help Qrow. Jaune remarks that he has an idea on why Ren didn't want to come to the village with them. Later on, Jaune has to reassure Ruby, who blames herself for dragging him and the others into this situation. He reminds her that she, like them, lost a lot of people in the past, and that they came with her of their own accord, partly because she gave them the courage to do so. In a flashback, Kuroyuri is shown before its destruction. A young Lie Ren and his mother, An, await the return of his father, Li, who is a hunter. At his mother's request, Ren wanders through the town to get his father a gift. On his way, he notices three boys picking on a girl, who is covered in dirt and clings to a single loaf of bread: a young Nora. Ren approaches, but panics when the boys notice him. He turns around and runs into his father. Li's arrival causes the boys and Nora to run away. Li lectures his son and tells him that not taking action is sometimes the worst action of all. Later, Ren awakes at night, and An rushes into his room to get him to safety, as Kuroyuri is under attack from Grimm. An injured Li arrives and tells them about the monster leading the attack, which needs to be dealt with by a Huntsman. Suddenly, the roof collapses and buries An. Ren blacks out, and wakes when Li carries him through the burning village. Numerous Nevermores and a Nuckelavee-like Grimm are shown to be the attackers. Li is severely weakened and collapses on the street. He gives Ren a dagger and tells him to be brave, "take action" and save himself. Li then turns to attack the approaching Nuckelavee-like Grimm with his bow. A crying Ren hides, and then notices Nora, who is also hiding and crying. Ren seemingly activates his Semblance, immediately calms down and runs towards Nora. The frightened girl embraces him, and the Semblance extends to her. None of the Grimm notice the children hiding under a house, and the monsters eventually leave. Ren picks up a small wooden hammer, hands it to Nora and promises that they will "keep each other safe". In the present day, Ren and Nora come across a cave on their way through the mountains. They find a flag with the symbol of the destroyed Shion, which confuses them because the village is "weeks away". The inside of the cave is littered with weapons and black goo, as well as hoofprints that lead through an exit on the other side of the cave. Ren and Nora are shocked, especially when Ren picks up an arrow similar to those which his father used. They proceed to the end of the cave and spot Kuroyuri in the distance, realizing to their horror that the Nuckelavee-like Grimm (which leaves the hoofprints), is headed towards the town.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 12: Taking Control

17 min Jan 28, 2017
In Salem's castle, Cinder has difficulty defeating a horde of Grimm during her training. Salem criticizes her for holding back her new powers, but she is interrupted by the arrival of Tyrian. He hopes for forgiveness when he confesses his failure to capture Ruby, mentioning that he managed to poison Qrow. Salem voices her disappointment and leaves, while Tyrian cries out, laughs like a maniac and brutally takes out his anger on a Beowolf. On Patch, Yang spray paints her bionic arm and prepares her motorcycle, seemingly ready to leave. Taiyang appears behind her and asks where she is going. He reveals that he knows that Qrow has told Yang about Raven's possible location, something he specifically asked him not to do. Taiyang now wants to know if Yang will search for her mother, or go to Mistral to find her sister Ruby. Yang looks back at him, but doesn't give an answer. In the Schnee manor, Weiss sneaks out of her room, suitcase and weapon in hand, and meets with Klein. He leads her through the castle, but they have to split up briefly. Weiss sneaks by her father's study, where she overhears another argument between Jacques and Ironwood. The general reveals that he sent Winter to Mistral to investigate possible enemy activities, and a report from her suggests that something is in motion. Ironwood reveals to Jacques that he will be closing Atlas's border in a week to ensure the safety of its citizens. Nobody will be able to enter or leave without his permission. He also doesn't trust the people responsible for Mistral's safety to take care of the situation. As he turns to leave, Weiss quickly locks the door with a glyph, locking the men in the study. She hurries to the library, where Klein opens a secret passage for her. They share a heartfelt goodbye, and Weiss says that she will go to Mistral and find her sister. Sun wakes up in Ghira's study, while Blake is sitting nearby. She reveals to him that what happened is exactly what she didn't want to happen. She ran away from her team because she didn't want her friends to get hurt because of her. Blake admits that she loves them dearly, but also hopes that they will hate her for leaving them. She is willing to accept the consequences of her actions. However, Sun argues back that Blake is not being selfless, and that her friends fight for her because they want to. He further argues that shutting her friends out of her life has hurt them more than what their enemies can do to them. Suddenly, Kali and Ghira interrupt them. The latter is embarrassed that they got caught eavesdropping. Ghira has also looked through Ilia's scroll, and found out that Adam is planning to overthrow the White Fang leaders and start a full scale attack on Haven Academy. Blake says that they should try to take the White Fang back. Meanwhile, Ren and Nora rush towards Kuroyuri. They find Ruby and Jaune unharmed, but Ren's relief is short-lived, as the Nuckelavee Grimm emerges.
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Episode 13: No Safe Haven

17 min Feb 04, 2017
In Kuroyuri, Team RNJR fights and struggles against the Nuckelavee Grimm, as they are pushed back by its extending arms, as well as its powerful screams. Jaune rushes to the still weakened Qrow's side and gets him to safety - thanks to Ren's Semblance, which seems to disguise them from the Grimm for a small amount of time. The fight continues, and both Ren and Nora are pinned to a wall by the Grimm's arms. Eventually, they manage to break free, but both of them are later knocked to the ground and run out of Aura. Ren has been fighting completely recklessly, and Nora pushes him under a building to save him from another attack. While Ruby and Jaune distract the Grimm, Nora stops Ren's next advance, stating that she won't let him get himself killed over this. They both touch the dagger that Ren's father gave to him, and vow to take the Grimm down together. Ruby comes up with a plan: she and Jaune pin down the Grimm's arms, Nora takes out the horse body, leaving Ren to deal the finishing blows. The plan succeeds, and Ren executes the Grimm, avenging his parents and the Grimm's other victims. Suddenly, two airships from Mistral arrive. They were on patrol and noticed the smoke and noise of the battle. The ships fly Team RNJR and Qrow to Mistral, while Ren and Nora hold hands and lean into each other. Later on, Qrow seems to be on the path to recovery. Ruby watches over him, and writes a letter to Yang. In her letter, Ruby writes about her journey to Mistral, but also apologizes for leaving her family, talks about her changing view of the world, and states that she misses her father, sister, and team. While Ruby writes the letter, multiple scenes from other characters all around the world are shown. Weiss manages to bribe the pilot of a cargo ship to fly her out of Atlas and starts her journey to Mistral. Blake looks through a box of old mementos and muses over banners with the new and old symbol of the White Fang, while Sun watches her. Yang dons a new outfit and travels to Anima by boat, while looking at a photo of Team STRQ. She arrives later on and rides her motorcycle, Bumblebee, until she comes across the forked road with signs pointing towards Kuroyuri and Mistral. "Kuroyuri" has been overwritten with the word "bandits". Yang smiles, says that somebody is "in so much trouble when I find you", and continues her journey on the path to Mistral. Taiyang sits at home on Patch and looks at pictures of both Team STRQ and Team RWBY. Jaune sits in front of a bed and looks at his weapon, probably remembering Pyrrha. Nora and Ren arrive and join him. Oscar's train arrives in Mistral. On Menagerie, Ilia meets up with Corsac and Fennec Albain. Cinder continues her training, and Emerald creates an image of Ruby, which Cinder then attacks. Mercury and a smiling Salem also watch her. During the writing process, Qrow wakes up and remarks that normally he should be the one saving Ruby. His niece concludes her letter by stating that Qrow will take them to see Professor Lionheart, the headmaster of Haven Academy. Meanwhile, Lionheart meets with Watts, who mentions that Salem has told him a lot about Lionheart's hospitality. In a post-credits scene, a fully-recovered Qrow sits alone in a bar. Oscar arrives and, after hesitating shortly, tells him that he would like to have his cane back. Qrow does not seem to be surprised, offers a smile, and hands the cane to Oscar. He answers with: "It's good to see you again, Oz."
Director: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna
Writer: Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna

Editions

Barcode Format Region Release Edition
767685153390 1 2017-06-06 Blu-ray + DVD
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767685153574 1 2017-06-06