So Destructoid is in the middle of a Waifu war or something -- which is news to me, because I was under the impression that waifu wars never end. Then again, I wouldn’t really know; I’ve never exactly been an active participant, because it’s not like I have a horse in that race. But it’s funny, because the call for waifu soldiers came right around the time when I started watching RWBY (RIP Monty Oum) -- and based on its premise and art floating around, you’d think that it’s a verifiable waifu distribution service.
I’m really early into the show, but it’s already won me over. Weirdly, it’s not for the reason I expected -- i.e. a bunch of sick anime fights. True, those are in there, but the first eight or so episodes are less about the combat and more about the characters. Or, more precisely, it’s about the comedy. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when each episode reminds you that it’s a Rooster Teeth production, but I found myself tuning in for the jokes instead of seeing girls -- and the occasional guy -- go at it with the forces of evil.
Still, the show does raise an interesting question: what, exactly, is a waifu? Let’s break down into semantics for a bit -- and delay the announcement of mai waifu, but whatever. The wait will make the reveal that much more satisfying.
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