Team RWBY Project is spearheaded by director Toshimasa Suzuki, with animation draft by Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus).
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 25, 2022 at 11:04 PHT
American web series RWBY is getting a Japanese 3DCG anime adaptation this 2022 called RWBY: Ice Queendom.
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.
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).
Below is the main visual featuring the four main protagonists. It is illustrated by Nobuhiro Sugiyama.
As the Tweet above also explains, voice actress Saori Hayami will be singing the show's ending theme song Awake, which is composed by Japanese singer TK from the rock band Ling tosite Sigure. Meanwhile, the opening theme will be Beyond Selves by Void_Chords feat. L.
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)
In addition, a manga adaptation has also been announced for RWBY: Ice Queendom, with illustrations by Kumiko Suekane. It will be serialized in Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh.
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
NICOLE S. CASTRO
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.