The RWBY franchise is one that in many ways came out of nowhere to surprise everyone with how good it was. The first true “anime” from Rooster Teeth, the show followed four girls in a world called Remnant as they had to battle the forces that were trying to bring it down, all the while finding their bonds with one another given their very different personalities.
The series has gotten 8 seasons so far, with No.9 coming sometime this year, but now, there’s a new wrinkle. As a full-on 2D anime version of the franchise is coming later this year in the form of “Ice Queendom” And we’ve gotten our first trailer for it that you can see below.
The trailer recreates parts of Vol.1 of the show (which is explained why in the synopsis below) and helps establish just how grand this is going to look in 2D form. While this is the Japanese version of the trailer, the OG voice cast from the Rooster Teeth show will come in for the English dub. This is definitely going to be a treat for all fans of the show.
“‘RWBY: Ice Queendom’ presents a new RWBY story in beautiful 2D anime visuals. RWBY imagines a world filled with horrific monsters bent on death and destruction, and humanity’s only hope is dependent upon powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses in training whose journeys will take them far past the grounds of their school, Beacon Academy. Though each may be powerful on their own, these four girls must overcome dark forces and work as a team if they truly hope to become the next generation of Remnant’s protectors. ‘RWBY: Ice Queendom’ will establish the world of RWBY before taking viewers on a brand new adventure that RWBY fans have never seen.”