Gen Urobuchi x Tow Ubukata x huke x Toshimasa Suzuki x Shaft’s new TV anime “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire” has finally been released! Staff & cast comments arrived !!

March 25, 2022 12:060
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Gen Urobuchi x Tow Ubukata x huke x Toshimasa Suzuki x Shaft’s new TV anime “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire” has finally been released! Staff & cast comments arrived !!
Information on the new TV animation “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire” has been released for the 3D / WEB animation “RWBY” produced by Rooster Teeth Productions in the United States and currently being developed until the 8th season.

“RWBY” is a WEB animation produced by Rooster Teeth Production in the United States that has gained popularity across national borders with character modeling that does not make you feel the hardness of 3DCG, powerful action, and heartful scenarios. It is an action work that depicts a girl who goes to a training school for “hunters” who opposes “Grimm” who threatens humanity and grows up with her friends. Even in Japan, a dubbed version by a gorgeous cast was released, and an event screening was held, which became a big topic.

This time, in the new project “Team RWBY Project” started on February 1, the new TV animation “RWBY Hiyuki” by Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus), Ding Okakata, huke, Toshimasa Suzuki, and the super-luxury staff of Shaft. Information on “Imperial” has been released.

Key visuals, staff cast comments, work information including characters and synopses, figure-making information and AnimeJapan 2022 stage distribution information are released, so please check it out.

“RWBY Ice and Snow Empire” key visual release !!

Key visual release drawn by “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire”.
A gorgeous new drawing by Nobuhiro Sugiyama, who is the character designer and animation director of this work. The main characters of this work, Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, are drawn, and it is an illustration that makes us feel the beginning of the story.

In the world where science and magic coexist, there are humans, beasts, animals, and monsters called Grimm.
Human beings have been threatened by Grim, but the peaceful world was protected by the activities of hunters.
With Weiss, Blake, and my sister Yang, who I met at the Beacon Academy to train hunters.
Ruby forming “Team RWBY”.
A new threat that has never been seen attacks them who are training to become hunters with their feelings in mind.

TV animation, 2022 broadcast start- !!

Official site:
Official Twitter: @TeamRWBYProject
Official Twitter (overseas translation): @TeamRWBYPrj_en

Thoughts on the Team RWBY Project

“RWBY” has been released since 2012.
Next, I would like to deliver answers and respect from Japan to the existence of “RWBY”, which has respect for Japanese works.

The Team RWBY Project was planned with that in mind.

And this work “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire” originated from Team RWBY Project.

This is another “RWBY” from Japan

Main staff & commentsOriginal: Rooster Teeth Productions “RWBY” (Monty Oum)
Director: Toshimasa Suzuki / Animation draft: Gen Urobuchi (Nitro Plus) / Series composition / Screenplay: Tow Ubukata
Animation character draft: huke / character design / animation director: Nobuhiro Sugiyama
Visual Director: Nobuyuki Takeuchi / Chief Director: Kenjiro Okada / Animation Director: Yoshiaki Ito, Hiroki Yamamura
Main animator: Hiroto Nagata, Kazuki Kawada / Production design / Different space design: Rui Tomono
Art board: Toshiharu Iijima / Art director: Ken Naito / Color design: Hitoshi Hibino / Cinematographer: Takayuki Aizu / Editing: Megumi Matsuhara
Music: Nobuko Toda x Kazuma Jinnouchi / Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Animation production: Shaft
Produced by: Team RWBY Project

■ Animation draft: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)

Since the voice of Mr. Yasushi of Good Smile Company, it has been a project that has progressed while overcoming various difficult problems, but I have no words of gratitude to all the staff who finally completed it. This project has a structure that is easy for those who will come into contact with the “RWBY” series from now on. We hope that not only fans of “RWBY” but also a large number of customers will enjoy it.

■ Series composition ・ Screenplay: Tow UbukataA certain P asked me if I knew “RWBY”, which was the reason for my involvement in this work. I hadn’t watched it at that time, but I was immediately fascinated by it when I was fascinated by it. A fantasy world full of action, incorporating family issues, racial discrimination issues, etc. into various dramas that young people around the world will experience. I thought this should be a lot to learn, so I participated in the production and it was a great inspiration. We hope that more people will know about “RWBY” and help convey the charm of this world.

■ Animation character draft: hukeI’m huke, an illustrator. It’s been almost 10 years since I was impressed by seeing the first RWBY “Red” Trailer, an insanely amazing 3D short animation, and I didn’t think I would be involved. I am honored to be involved in “RWBY”, which is a special work for me.

■ Director: Toshimasa SuzukiI am very happy to be involved in the animation of “RWBY” in Japan.
While respecting the charm of the original, such as dynamic and sharp actions and bouncy character interaction, I am producing with Japanese animation grammar.
We have repeated trial and error with the staff, aiming for beautiful images using hand-drawn drawing actions and image processing.
So that those who see “RWBY” for the first time can tell the story as a new animation and the charm of the character, we would like to give the original fans a new mechanism to enjoy it and deliver the success of Team RWBY. ..

Main cast & commentRuby Rose: Saori Hayami / Weiss Schnee: Yoko Hikasa / Break Bella Donna: Yu Shimamura / Yang Xiaolong: Ami Koshimizu
Joan Ark: Hiro Shimono / Nora Valkyrie: Aya Suzaki / Pura Nicos: Megumi Toyoguchi / Lai Ren: Soma Saito
Ozpin: Kazuhiko Inoue
■ Comment by Saori Hayami (role of Ruby Rose)

I am very happy to be involved in a new story as Ruby Rose in “RWBY” drawn in the TV anime.
When I heard the voices of Yoko Hikasa who played Weiss, Yu Shimamura who played Break, and Ami Koshimizu who played Yang in the dubbing, it was the air of Team RWBY in an instant! I felt better.

■ Comment by Yoko Hikasa (role of Weiss Schnee)

“RWBY” made by overseas people who love Japan and Japanese animation.
What happens if you make it in Japan while respecting it? The “Ice and Snow Empire” is full of such excitement.
Overwhelming battle movements in a beautiful matte picture. And the character feeling that still remains young makes us feel the growth of them in the future.
In addition, there are many mental landscapes unique to Japan and psychological depictions that make me think, and I was able to find a new Weiss while playing.
Please look forward to the broadcast!

■ Comment by Yu Shimamura (role of Blake Veradonna)

I knew that people in the United States were fond of the Japanese dubbed version, but I’m honestly surprised that this would happen. That’s amazing, isn’t it?
In the recording of “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire”, I couldn’t hear the voice of arryn who was always on my side when I played Break, so at first I was somewhat confused. But now is the time to demonstrate the bonds that have been close to each other for many seasons.
I would like to enjoy this new challenge of “RWBY” with everyone who loves “RWBY”. thank you!

■ Comment by Ami Koshimizu (role of Yang Xiaolong)

“RWBY” is a very interesting work with a story and action woven by unique characters. All the characters are so dark that I think there are no supporting characters.
The angle of view of the action scene is also unique, and it has the appeal of drawing the viewer in.
We performers are also excited to see how each character is drawn in “Ice and Snow Empire”. I will do my best to play Yan who watches over Ruby as an older sister at any time, so please look forward to it!

“RWBY Ice and Snow Empire” character information released !!

  • The right side of the image is the setting of the original costume of “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire”.

■ Ruby Rose (CV: Saori Hayami)

She found a natural sense of combat and she jumped into the Beacon Academy.
Her sister, Yang, was also shy and reluctant to be worried about her, but since she was appointed leader of “Team RWBY”, her clumsiness but pure positiveness brought her friends together and grew together. I will continue.
She uses a scythe made by a weapon enthusiast and a “Crescent Rose” that transforms into a sniper rifle. She has a fast-moving sembrance.

■ Weiss Schnee (CV: Yoko Hikasa)

She is the daughter and advertising tower of the big company “Schnee Dust Company”.
Although she was raised as a young lady and has an elegant demeanor, she was raised with a gifted education before enrollment, she was strict with herself and her surroundings, and even collided with her teammates. She hates “White Fang,” which has long targeted her relatives and companies as targets of terrorism.
Her weapon is the multifunctional rapier, “Milten Astor”. She has a magical sembrance.

■ Break Bella Donna (CV: Yu Shimamura)

She is a mysterious girl who likes reading. She is actually a beastman, Faunas, and has a past as a former “White Fang” member, but she hides that fact at the academy. She has a few words and a cool impression, but as she lives with her teammates, she becomes more girlish.
Her weapon is the “Gumball Shroud,” which can be freely transformed into a sword, sword, or sickle. She has an alter ego sembrance.

■ Yang Xiaolong (CV: Ami Koshimizu)

Ruby’s half-sister. Doting and watching over her sister. She is always cheerful and curious. She behaves boldly and at her own pace, but she has a compassionate sister’s skin. She also loves battles and is good at powerful flesh battles with “Ember Celica”, a glove with a built-in firearm as her weapon. She has a sembrance that turns the damage she receives into the power of a counterattack, and when she rages, her hair glows and her eyes turn red.

■ Joan Ark (CV: Hiro Shimono)

Leader and command tower of “Team JNPR”. He is from a clan of heroes, but he is a dropout and runs idle, and has a complex with himself as a small-minded person. Although he has a low fighting ability, he is good at leadership such as situation judgment and operational command, has a hidden ability that Pura admits, and grows up under her guidance.
His weapons are a one-handed sword and a shield that can be transformed into a scabbard, which he inherited from his grandfather.

■ Nora Valkyrie (CV: Aya Suzaki)

She is in high tension, and her words and actions are bohemian and terrible.
She loves her childhood friend Ren, and she seems to have been together for a long time.
She’s a mood maker and a runaway, but she’s very considerate of her teammates, and she’s also afraid of Pula’s feelings for Joan.
Her fighting style is also dynamic and radical, and she is a power fighter who swings a huge hammer-shaped weapon in all directions.

■ Pura Nicos (CV: Megumi Toyoguchi)

She graduated from a training school as chief and set a new record of winning tournaments for four consecutive years. She has been a celebrity called a genius since childhood, but she wants a real friend who doesn’t treat her specially. She sees Joan’s hidden qualities, and as she always cares and supports her, she begins to feel light about him.
She seizes the battlefield by manipulating a spear, a sword that transforms into a rifle, and a shield with a sembrance that manipulates magnetic force.

■ Lai Len (CV: Soma Saito)

Nora’s childhood friend. He is always serious, calm and calm.
He tends to be swayed by the wild and runaway Nora, but she can be said to be her eye-catcher.
A speed fighter who runs around the battlefield with an attack that combines movement and aura like Chinese martial arts, making full use of two firearms that can also fight in close quarters.

■ Ozpin (CV: Kazuhiko Inoue)

President of Beacon Academy. He spotted Ruby’s talent and led him to the academy.
As a leader, he is thoughtful, sometimes strict, and sometimes even if he changes the rules, he can fulfill his hopes, giving immeasurable attention to others.
He has a lot of trust in those who have an old relationship, but there are many mysteries such as saying that he has an experience that he does not know.

Opening theme song & ending theme song information

Details of the opening theme song and ending theme song of “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire” have been released !!
The opening theme song is “Beyond Selves” by Void_Chords feat. L.
The ending theme song is “Awake” by Saori Hayami, who plays Ruby, the main character of this work. It was shown at Animelo Summer Live in 2021, and the lyrics are written by Saori Hayami, and the composition and arrangement are done by Ling Tosite Sigure’s TK.

■ Opening theme song “Beyond Selves”Artist: Void_Chords feat. L
Lyrics: Konnie Aoki
Composition / Arrangement: Ryo Takahashi

■ Ending theme song “Awake”Artist: Saori Hayami
Lyrics: Saori Hayami
Composition / Arrangement: TK (Warner Brothers Japan)

Comicalize information

The comicalize of “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire” is decided in the monthly comic Dengeki Daioh!

Original: Team RWBY Project
Cartoon: Suekane Kumiko

Figure information

Good Smile Company has decided to make a figure of “RWBY Ice and Snow Empire” !!
From the Nendoroid series, Ruby Rose Ice and Snow Empire Ver.
From the POPUP PARADE series, Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Bella Donna, Yang Xiao Long, each Ice and Snow Empire Ver.
Please wait for the follow-up report for details.

AnimeJapan2022 Stage delivery information

Free WEB live distribution of “Team RWBY Project” new project presentation to be held at AnimeJapan2022 is decided !!
Delivery starts from 9:30 am on Saturday, March 26 !!

  • The start time may change depending on the line status and event status.

■ YouTube Live (with audio translation in English)
■ Twitter live (normal audio)

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