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VIZ Releases RWBY Manga Next Week


Where are Rooster Teeth’s four creations known collectively as RWBY going to wind up next? Within the pages of a manga, courtesy of VIZ. When can you expect to see it for sale?

The manga (and the animated series it’s based on) takes place in the world of Remnant, where horrific monsters roam the landscape on a mission to wipe out humans. In order to keep order and prevent these monsters from conquering the planet, the kingdoms of Remnant send out Huntsmen and Huntresses after them. In training to become official Huntresses are Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long. Put ’em together and the first letter of their names spell RWBY (pronounced “Ruby,” like Ms. Rose herself).

“The RWBY manga works as a prequel to the animated series,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “The chapters include previously unseen backstory about Ruby, Weiss, Yang, and Blake, all enhanced by Shirow Miwa’s artwork.”

Last year the RWBY prequel made its debut one chapter at a time within the digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump. Now the first full volume of the series is coming on January 16. It’ll be published under the VIZ Signature imprint and will retail for $12.99.