During the recent AnimeJapan event, it was revealed that Rooster Teeth’s RWBY is getting a TV anime adaptation. With the announcement, the first visual, promotional video, character designs, and staff , where studio Shaft (Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi) will produce the series.
The anime itself will be titled RWBY Ice Queendom and will follow the events of the web series’ first volume.
Here is the first look of the anime:
The main cast from the Japanese dub of RWBY will return to reprise their roles in the official anime adaptation:
- Saori Hayami (Yukino Yukinoshita from Oregairu) leads the cast as Ruby Rose
- Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!) as Weiss Schnee
- Yuu Shimamura (Annie Leonhart in Attack on Titan) as Blake Belladonna
- Ami Koshimizu (Ryuuko Matoi in Kill la Kill) returns to voice Yang Xiao Long
- Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu Agatsuma in Demon Slayer) as Jaune Arc
- Aya Suzaki (Tamako Kitashirakawa from Tamako Market) as Nora Valkyrie
- Megumi Toyoguchi (Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist) voices the role of Pyrrha Nikos
- Soma Saito (Adlet Mayer from Rokka no Yuusha) as Lie Ren
- Kazuhiko Inoue (Kakashi Hatake from Naruto) as Ozpin
The production staff of RWBY Ice Queendom was announced and includes:
- Director: Toshimasa Suzuki (Rinne no Lagrange, Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu)
- Chief Director: Kenjirou Okada (Sangatsu no Lion Series Director)
- Concept Writer: Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
- Series Composer: Tow Ubukata (Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Psycho-Pass)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Nisekoi, Sangatsu no Lion)
- Music Composer: Nobuko Toda (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045) and Kazuma Jinnouchi (Halo 5: Guardians, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045)
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (Aldnoah.Zero, AnoHana)
- Animation Studio: Shaft (Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi)
RWBY is an action, fantasy online animated web series animated and created by the late Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth productions that began in 2013. To date, the main series has a total of 8 volumes, with the 9th volume set to premiere this year. The show became a hit with a dedicated fan base since its initial release. Two seasons, totaling 28 episodes, were produced of the series before Monty passed away earlier this year. Monty was a well-known animator working on various fan films on Youtube before being hired by Rooster Teeth. At the company, he worked on the choreography and animation for the company’s most well-known series Red vs Blue, before the creation of RWBY. The series has also inspired numerous manga and novel adaptations, as well as video games and a mini web series.
Here is the synopsis of the series :
In the world of Remnant, a place where science and fairy tales coexist, human civilization is plagued by deadly monsters known as the Grimm. For a time, victory by the Grimm seemed all but certain, if not for the heroism of those sworn to protect humanity — Huntsmen and Huntresses.
These warriors are trained and assembled into teams at schools like Beacon Academy, where Ruby meets Weiss and Blake — forming Team RWBY along with Ruby™s sister, Yang.
While team RWBY studies to become the greatest Huntresses the world of Remnant has ever known, they are faced with a horrifying threat…
A TV anime adaptation of RWBY, titled RWBY Ice Queendom, has been announced and is currently in production.