Rooster Teeth launched on Friday that Shaft is producing a television anime sequence based on Rooster Teeth‘s RWBY franchise titled RWBY: Ice Queendom (RWBY: Hyōsetsu Teikoku) that may premiere this 12 months. Crunchyroll will stream the anime with every English and Japanese audio, with every variations premiering on the an identical date.

Rooster Teeth describes the anime:

RWBY: Ice Queendom’ presents RWBY in gorgeous 2D anime visuals. RWBY imagines a world stuffed with horrific monsters bent on demise and destruction, and humanity’s solely hope relies upon upon extremely efficient Huntsmen and Huntresses. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are 4 such Huntresses in teaching whose journeys will take them far earlier the grounds of their school, Beacon Academy. Though each may be extremely efficient on their very personal, these 4 ladies ought to overcome darkish forces and work as a crew in the event that they truthfully hope to show into the following period of Remnant’s protectors.

Toshimasa Suzuki (Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne, The Price of Smiles) is directing the anime at Shaft. Kenjirō Okada (March is out there in like a lion) is credited as chief director. Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero novels, Psycho-Pass) is credited for conceptualizing the anime, with Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble, Psycho-Pass 2, Ghost inside the Shell Arise) writing and supervising the scripts. huke (Black Rock Shooter, Steins;Gate) conceptualized the character designs for the anime, whereas Nobuhiro Sugiyama (ef: a narrative of recollections, Arakawa Under the Bridge, March is out there in like a lion) is designing these characters for animation, whereas moreover serving as chief animation director alongside Yoshiaki Ito and Hiroki Yamamura. Nobuyuki Takeuchi (Maria Holic, Bakemonogatari) is credited for seen route. Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi are composing the music.

Members of the distinctive English cast and the Japanese dub will reprise the roles for the anime (the Japanese announcement revealed further voice actors previous the 4 main characters). The cast consists of:

Lindsay Jones and Saori Hayami as Ruby Rose

Kara Eberle and Yōko Hikasa as Weiss Schnee

Arryn Zech and Yu Shimamura as Blake Belladonna

Barbara Dunkelman and Ami Koshimizu as Yang Xiao Long

Hiro Shimono as Jaune Arc

Aya Suzaki as Nora Valkyrie

Megumi Toyoguchi as Pyrrha Nikos

Sōma Saitō as Lie Ren

Kazuhiko Inoue as Professor Ozpin

Other employees members embrace:

  • Main Animators: Hiroto Nagata, Kazuki Kawada
  • Production Design, Extradimensional Space Design: Rui Tomono
  • Art Boards: Hisaharu Iijima
  • Art Director: Ken Naito
  • Color Key Artist: Jin Hibino
  • Director of Photography: Takayuki Aizu
  • Editing: Rie Matsubara
  • Audio Director: Jin Aketagawa
  • Producers: Bandai Namco Arts, Good Smile Company, Rooster Teeth

Void_Chords feat. L will perform the opening theme music “Beyond Selves.” Saori Hayami will perform the ending theme music “Awake.”

The anime will also have a manga adaptation (seen seen beneath) by Kumiko Suekane (Versailles of the Dead, Blood+ Adagio, Afterschool Charisma) that may run in Kadokawa‘s Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh journal.

The distinctive RWBY internet animated sequence by the late creator Monty Oum follows 4 ladies with distinctive weapons and powers who’re teaching to hunt supernatural “Creatures of Grimm.”

Bunta Kinami launched RWBY: The Official Manga in Shonen Jump+ in December 2018, and the manga resulted in June 2020. Viz Media revealed the manga as part of its Weekly Shonen Jump lineup.

Shirow Miwa drew an earlier adaptation of the online animated sequence in Shueisha‘s Ultra Jump journal from November 2015 to February 2017. Viz Media revealed the manga in its English model of Weekly Shonen Jump journal beginning in October 2017, and likewise revealed the manga in print. Additionally, Viz Media will also be publishing the RWBY manga anthology sequence.

Sources: Crunchyroll, Comic Natalie