SHAFT to Produce RWBY: Ice Queendom Anime, Premieres 2022

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RWBY: Ice Queendom | Key Visual

A new anime is in the works for Rooster Teeth and Monty Oum’s RWBY series. RWBY: Ice Queendom is scheduled to premiere in 2022 and is produced by Studio SHAFT, known for their work on the Monogatari series and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Some of the anime’s key staff is as follows:

  • Original Story: Rooster Teeth Productions, Monty Oum
  • Director: Toshimasa Suzuki (Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-neFafner in the Azure: Heaven and Earth)
  • Animation Concept: Gen Urobuchi (NITRO PLUS) (Puella Magi Madoka MagicaFate/Zero, Psycho-Pass)
  • Story Editor, Scriptwriter: Tow Ubukata (Fafner in the AzureMardock Scramble)
  • Animation Character Original Concept: huke (Black Rock ShooterSteins;Gate)
  • Music Composer: Nobuko Toda x Kazuma Jinnouchi (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the PatriotsUltramanGhost in the Shell: SAC_2045)
  • Animation Production: SHAFT

The new trailer for the anime is available which you can check out below.

English Subtitled Trailer

 

The Japanese voice cast is as follows:

  • Saori Hayami as Ruby Rose
  • Yoko Hikasa as Weiss Schnee
  • Yu Shimamura as Blake Belladonna
  • Ami Koshimizu as Yang Xiao Long
  • Hiro Shimono as Jaune Arc
  • Aya Suzaki as Nora Valkyrie
  • Megumi Toyoguchi as Pyrrha Nikos
  • Soma Saito as Lie Ren
  • Kazuhiko Inoue as Ozpin

The story is as follows:

In the world of Remnant, a place where science and fairy tales coexist, human civilization is plagued by deadly monsters known as the Grimm.
For a time, victory by the Grimm seemed all but certain, if not for the heroism of those sworn to protect humanity — Huntsmen and Huntresses.

These warriors are trained and assembled into teams at schools like Beacon Academy, where Ruby meets Weiss and Blake — forming Team RWBY along with Ruby’s sister, Yang.

While team RWBY studies to become the greatest Huntresses the world of Remnant has ever known, they are faced with a horrifying threat…

RWBY: Ice Queendom is set to premiere sometime in 2022. For more information you can follow the anime’s official Twitter and website.

SOURCES: RWBY Official Twitter, Ice Queendom anime Website

About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was younger. He grew up watching shows such as Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Yu Yu Hakusho. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He strongly believes that Sinon, Maki and Mash are best girls.