First Trailer And Details Revealed For New Japanese RWBY Anime Series

A brand new Japanese anime based upon the popular RWBY animated series is coming to Rooster Teeth FIRST and Crunchyroll later this year!

RWBY: Ice Queendom, an upcoming Japanese anime inspired by Rooster Teeth's popular animated series, will premiere on Japanese television, with both subtitled and dubbed versions available on the same day for U.S. audiences on Crunchyroll and Rooster Teeth FIRST later this year, with new episodes premiering each week.

RWBYBANDAI NAMCO, Good Smile Company and Rooster Teeth made the announcement earlier this week. As part of the announcement they also released an official trailer (included below).

RWBY: Ice Queendom stars Saori Hayami as Ruby Rose, Yoko Hikasa as Weiss Schnee, Yu Shimamura as Blake Belladonna, and Ami Koshimizu as Yang Xiao Long. The English dubbed version will star the original cast of RWBY, Lindsay Jones as Ruby Rose, Kara Eberle as Weiss Schnee, Arryn Zech as Blake Belladonna, and Barbara Dunkelman as Yang Xiao Long.

The creative team is led by Gen Urobuchi (NITRO PLUS, Fate/Zero), Tow Ubukata (Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer), huke (Steins;Gate), and Toshimasa Suzuki (Fafner in the Azure: Heaven and Earth), with additional collaboration from Rooster Teeth's Kerry Shawcross, Eddy Rivas, and Erin Winn.

The new anime series is being animated by Studio SHAFT (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and produced by BANDAI NAMCO Arts Inc., Good Smile Company, SHAFT, Warner Bros. Japan, KLab Inc., and Rooster Teeth.

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...

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