Volume 1 is the first season of RWBY. It premiered on July 18th, 2013 on the Rooster Teeth website, and ran until November 7th, 2013. It was preceded by the "color" trailers. It was followed by Volume 2.
There are sixteen episodes in the volume. However, the episodes vary greatly in length, with episodes 1, 8, 15 and 16 being around eleven minutes long, with all the other episodes running approximately six minutes.
The DVDs and Blu-rays of the first volume were released on November 12th, 2013, which included a "Complete" movie version of the volume. The Complete version was later posted to the Rooster Teeth website on September 29th, 2019 and to YouTube on September 30th, 2019.
The first Volume of RWBY introduces the main characters of Team RWBY and Team JNPR and side characters like Sun Wukong and Penny Polendina that appear throughout the show. It also introduces some antagonists such as Roman Torchwick and hints at bigger antagonists such as Cinder Fall and Jacques Schnee.
The Volume is dedicated to the main characters starting their school year at Beacon Academy with the Beacon Academy Initiation and later with attending classes. The end of the Volume is dedicated to expanding the world and the larger story such as the Schnee Dust Company and the White Fang.
- Main article: Episodes
|Chapter||Episode||Title||Original Air Date||Run Time||External Link|
|Trailer||Volume 1 Trailer||November 15th, 2013||2:15|| Volume 1 Trailer|
Volume 1 Trailer
|RC1||"RWBY Volume 1 Complete"||November 12th, 2013||1:54:00||Volume 1|
|1||"Ruby Rose"||July 18th, 2013||12:20|| Ruby Rose|
|2||"The Shining Beacon"||July 25th, 2013||6:15||The Shining Beacon|
|3||"The Shining Beacon, Pt.2"||August 1st, 2013||6:39||The Shining Beacon, Pt.2|
|4||"The First Step"||August 8th, 2013||7:36||The First Step|
|5||"The First Step, Pt.2"||August 15th, 2013||4:33||The First Step, Pt.2|
|6||"The Emerald Forest"||August 22nd, 2013||7:15||The Emerald Forest|
|7||"The Emerald Forest, Pt.2"||August 29th, 2013||4:48||The Emerald Forest, Pt.2|
|8||"Players and Pieces"||September 5th, 2013||13:45||Players and Pieces|
|9||"The Badge and The Burden"||September 12th, 2013||5:32||The Badge and The Burden|
|10||"The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2"||September 19th, 2013||6:58||The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2|
|11||"Jaunedice"||September 26th, 2013||4:50||Jaunedice|
|12||"Jaunedice, Pt.2"||October 3rd, 2013||7:25||Jaunedice, Pt.2|
|13||"Forever Fall"||October 10th, 2013||6:09||Forever Fall|
|14||"Forever Fall, Pt.2"||October 17th, 2013||6:09||Forever Fall, Pt.2|
|15||"The Stray"||October 31st, 2013||10:41||The Stray|
|16||"Black and White"||November 7th, 2013||15:30||Black and White|
- Main article: RWBY Development
- Volume 1 was originally planned to only be a 4 episode mini-series about Team RWBY forming in the Emerald Forest, but the positive reception of the 4 character trailers extended it to the full volume.
- The World of RWBY: The Official Companion, Page ---