Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are set for a major comeback. RWBY has just announced a new anime series RWBY: Ice Queendom and the first English-subbed trailer has been revealed!
The announcement was made during the RBWY RED stage panel at Anime Japan 2022 which was attended by voice actors Saori Hayami, Yoko Hikasa, Yu Shimamura, and Ami Koshimizu. During the event, the first awesome trailer was shared. Amazingly, the new trailer also features the new anime's ending theme song Awake which is performed by Ruby Rose voice actress Saori Hayami. Check it out below.
Toshimasa Suzuki will direct the anime at SHAFT while Kenjiro Okada will serve as chief director. Gen Urobuchi is credited for conceptualizing the anime while Tow Ubukata is writing the scripts. In addition to the original voice cast returning, their English dub counterparts will be back in the project as well. Lindsay Jones will play Ruby, Kara Eberle returns as Weiss, Arryn Zech will be back as Blake, and Barbara Dunkelman reprises her role as Yang.
The official synopsis for RBWY: Ice Queendom reads as follows:
RWBY: Ice Queendom' presents RWBY 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.
This is truly exciting news considering that it has been some time since there were any updates on the franchise. Luckily, it looks like we'll be looking forward to a new anime later this year.
RBWY: Ice Queendom has not yet been given an official release date but is set to premiere in 2022.