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Following intensive leaks out of Anime Japan and on-line this week, Rooster Tooth has formally introduced RWBY: Ice Queendom. An anime spin-off of the beloved webtoon RWBY, which premiered on Rooster Tooth’s web site in 2013, can be animated by studio SHAFT and launch concurrently in English and Japanese on Rooster Tooth FIRST and Crunchyroll.
With the official announcement comes a brand new trailer displaying off character designs, new outfits, and voice performing from a well-known forged. Each RWBY’s English and Japanese casts will reprise their roles on the anime, starring Lindsay Jones and Saori Hayami as Ruby Rose, Kara Eberle and Yoko Hikasa as Weiss Schnee, Arryn Zech and Yu Shimamura as Blake Belladonna, and Barbara Dunkelman and Ami Koshimizu as Yang Xiao Lengthy.
Primarily based on the brand new trailer, Ice Queendom will start with the acquainted story of RWBY’s first season, earlier than departing on “a model new journey that RWBY followers have by no means seen.” The present additionally options 2D animation, a departure from the unique. And whereas the unique sequence has already seen its personal manga adaptation, a manga adaptation of Ice Queendom has already been introduced.
Toshimasa Suzuki will direct the sequence, whereas the altered character designs are because of the chief animation supervisor Nobuhiro Sugiyama. Gen Urobuchi is credited with main the core crew, which incorporates Chief Director Kenjiro Okada, scriptwriter Tow Ubukata, and “further collaboration” from Kerry Shawcross, Eddy Rivas, and Erin Winn of Rooster Tooth.
“Via lots of trial and error, we proceed to enhance and purpose for a good looking imagery by graphic processing and hand-drawn motion,” Suzuki mentioned in a employees interview.
Shawcross, RWBY’s showrunner, mentioned in a press launch:
It’s tough to place into phrases simply how honored and thrilled we’re to see the present that we imagined into the world encourage a Japanese anime. I’ve been a fan of anime all my life, so to see RWBY on this new medium is surreal. I can’t look ahead to followers to see this present, I feel it’s going to blow them away.
Roosterteeth guarantees new episodes will launch concurrently in English and Japanese weekly, alongside the unique present on streaming providers Rooster Tooth FIRST and Crunchyroll, however didn’t point out any launch date.