Scythes are often weapons that are associated with death and grim reapers, but they’re surprisingly popular in anime and there are some very powerful individuals that prefer to wield giant-bladed scythes as their weapon of choice. Many individuals in anime understand just how deadly a scythe can be.
Updated on September 15, 2022 by Daniel Kurland: Anime continues to be one of the best places to experience over-the-top action sequences. Many characters love to settle dramatic feuds through fisticuffs or the release of deadly energy blasts. However, there’s still something to be said for the personal nature of a blade that requires close-quarters combat to execute. Scythes may seem extreme in certain circumstances, but they’re surprisingly plentiful in anime. Some of these big blades are just for show, but most of the time there’s a deadly, proficient person behind the weapon.
RWBY has grown into a rich series that’s an inventive change when it comes to animation, yet it still falls back on many of anime’s character and action staples. Ruby Rose is front and center in RWBY and she's especially gifted when it comes to fighting the God of Darkness' Creatures of Grimm.
Ruby is often on a rampage against these creatures. She's always highly prepared thanks to her gonzo Crescent Rose sniper-scythe, an exaggerated anime weapon that puts all other exaggerated anime weapons to shame.