The second PV introduces the opening theme and original character Shion Zaiden (CV: Hiroki Nanami).
By: Nicole S. Castro on June 24, 2022 at 19:16 PHT
RWBY: Ice Queendom, the Japanese 3DCG anime adaptation for American web series RWBY, has released a second promotion video. The TV anime airs on July 3, 2022.
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).
The second PV features the show's opening theme song Beyond Selves by Void_Chords feat. L. It also introduces original character Shion Zaiden (CV: Hiroki Nanami), a Nightmare hunter.
The previously announced ending theme song is Awake, sung by Saori Hayami (the voice of protagonist Ruby Rose), composed by Japanese singer TK from the rock band Ling tosite Sigure.
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)
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.