RWBY Manga Coming From Shirow Miwa

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

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Art for RWBY manga adaptation

Shueisha has revealed that they will be printing a manga adaptation of the late Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth’s webseries RWBY in their Ultra Jump magazine. This news comes prior to a formal announcement in the November issue coming on Monday. The adaptation will be drawn by Shirow Miwa, also known for creating Dogs: Prelude, and will debut in the December issue that releases on November 19. The first chapter will have color back and center pages, and the series will be part of a special 20th anniversary project for the magazine. The issue will also be bundled with a mini clear file containing art from the new manga series.

This news is in addition to Warner Bros. Japan announcing its licensing of the series for release in Japan with a Japanese language dub that came this summer. The series will be shown in six Japanese theaters starting on November 14, with a “theater limited edition Blu-ray” releasing on the same day. The regular DVD and Blu-ray will release in Japan on December 9, and the OST will ship on November 11. The dub cast is as follows:

  • Ruby Rose: Saori Hayami
  • Weiss Schnee: Youko Hisaka
  • Blake Belladonna: Yu Shimamura
  • Yang Xiao Long: Ami Koshimizu
  • Jaune: Hiro Shimono
  • Nora: Aya Suzaki
  • Pyrrha: Megumi Toyoguchi
  • Ren: Souma Saitou
  • Ozpin: Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Glynda: Masumi Asano
  • Cardin: Subaru Kimura
  • Penny: Megumi Han
  • Roman: Shinichiro Miki
  • Cinder Fall: Yuko Kaida
  • Mysterious Narrator: Kikuko Inoue
  • Sun Wukong: Tomoaki Maeno


About Chris Melchin

Chris is a computer science student who has been gaming ever since he knew what to do with a Super Nintendo controller. Since then, he's owned every Nintendo console to be released. His favourite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Persona 4 Golden, and Little Busters. He started watching anime in high school, and his favourite series is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. He also writes Vocaloid music for his personal YouTube channel, and has a (slight) obsession with Megurine Luka.

  • Confusedpatron

    Someone fill me in on RWBY. Is the series really all that? Or is this just a whole lot of hype?

    • doubleO7

      Some fans get a bit carried away with the hype, but I genuinely found the series to be pretty fun. Not always great, from a writing/animation standpoint (the first season in particular), but still a fun watch with some amazingly choreographed fight scenes (from the late, great Monty Oum) and a pretty solid soundtrack. Overall, I thought the first season was just… okay, with a few standout moments, particularly towards the end. On the other hand, Season 2 was a big improvement all across the board. Hopefully that trend continues with Season 3.

      The series is a pretty quick watch if you want to give it a shot. S1 episodes ranged from 3 to 16 minutes in length (mostly on the lower end of that spectrum), while S2 episodes were all in the 12 to 17 range. You could watch the whole thing in a few hours. If you do, start with the 4 introduction trailers first, in order (Red, White, Black, Yellow, just like the title), which are more like little minisodes than actual trailers.

  • Alex

    I’m still punching the ground at Monty Oum’s death. He was such a fine animator. I really wish he could be alive to show what other action sequences he had up his sleeve. Some of the fight scenes at the end of season 2 just blew my brain. (Yang on the train, Mein Gott!)