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'RWBY' announces Japanese 3DCG anime and manga adaptation 'RWBY: Ice Queendom'

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

Source: Team RWBY Project official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




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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