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Japanese TV anime 'RWBY: Ice Queendom' releases PV for 2022 broadcast

The Japanese TV anime adaptation of the American web series RWBY is scheduled to air within 2022.


By: Nicole S. Castro on March 26, 2022 at 12:39 PHT

RWBY: Ice Queendom, the recently announced Japanese 3DCG anime adaptation for American web series RWBY, has released a promotion video introducing the main cast and ending theme.


The endeavor is led by Team RWBY Project, whose main staff is composed of Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus), Tow Ubukata, huke, Toshimasa Suzuki, and Studio Shaft.

Yuri!!! On Ice: Ice Adolescence
©︎RWBY: Ice Queendom PROJECT

RWBY is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to become warriors (called "Huntsmen" and "Huntresses") to protect their world from monsters called Grimm. The name RWBY is derived from the four main protagonists' initials: Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, and their respective theme colors (red, white, black and yellow).


Saori Hayami, who voices the protagonist Ruby Rose, also sings the anime's ending theme song, Awake, which was composed by Japanese singer TK from the rock band Ling tosite Sigure.


The main cast for the anime includes the following:

  • Ruby Rose (CV: Saori Hayami)

  • Weiss Schnee (CV: Yōko Hikasa)

  • Blake Belladonna (CV: Yū Shimamura)

  • Yang Xiao Long (CV: Ami Koshimizu)

  • Jaune Arc (CV: Hiro Shimono)

  • Nora Valkyrie (CV: Aya Suzaki)

  • Pyrrha Nikos (CV: Megumi Toyoguchi)

  • Lie Ren (CV: Sōma Saitō)

  • Ozma/Ozpin/Oscar Pine (CV: Kazuhiko Inoue)

Staff

  • Original work: Rooster Teeth Productions 『RWBY』 (Monty Oum)

  • Director: Toshimasa Suzuki

  • Animation draft: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)

  • Series composition/Screenplay: Tow Ubukata

  • Animation character draft: huke

  • Character design/Animation director: Nobuhiro Sugiyama

  • Visual director: Nobuyuki Takeuchi

  • Chief director: Kenjiro Okada

  • Animation director: Yoshiaki Ito, Hiroki Yamamura

  • Main animators: Hiroto Nagata, Kazuki Kawada

  • Production design/outer space design: Rui Tomono

  • Art board: Hisaharu Iijima

  • Art director: Ken Naito

  • Color design: Hitoshi Hibino

  • Cinematographer: Takayuki Aizu

  • Editor: Rie Matsuhara

  • Music: Nobuko Toda x Kazuma Jinnouchi

  • Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

  • Animation production: Shaft

  • Produced by: Team RWBY Project


Source: Team RWBY Project official Twitter, official website

 

NICOLE S. CASTRO

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Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.



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