The English dub release of RWBY: Ice Queendom, the Japanese anime inspired by Rooster Teeth’s global hit animated series RWBY, will premiere on September 25 for U.S. audiences on Rooster Teeth FIRST and Crunchyroll, with new episodes premiering weekly.
Members of the original RWBY voice cast will reprise their characters in the RWBY: Ice Queendom English dub: Lindsay Jones as Ruby Rose, Kara Eberle as Weiss Schnee, Arryn Zech as Blake Belladonna, Barbara Dunkelman as Yang Xiao Long, Miles Luna as Jaune Arc, Samantha Ireland as Nora Valkyrie, Jen Brown as Pyrrha Nikos and Neath Oum as Lie Ren.
RWBY: Ice Queendom presents a new, 2D-animated story from RWBY: A series set in a world filled with horrific monsters bent on death and destruction, where humanity’s only hope rests on 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.
Created by the late Monty Oum (Red vs. Blue), RWBY is one of Rooster Teeth’s most viewed and shared series. As the first Western-produced anime series to be distributed in Japan, RWBY episodes have accumulated more than 300 million views since the series premiered in 2013. The series has a global audience, and has been licensed for adaptation to video games, comic books, manga, young adult novels, collectible figures and more.
The core creative team behind RWBY: Ice Queendom is led by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero), Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble, Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer, Fafner in the Azure), huke (Black Rock Shooter, chitocerium, Steins;Gate) and Toshimasa Suzuki (Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne, Fafner in the Azure: Heaven and Earth), with additional collaboration from Rooster Teeth’s Kerry Shawcross, Eddy Rivas, and Erin Winn.
The new series is produced by Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc., Good Smile Company, SHAFT, Warner Bros. Japan, KLab Inc. and Rooster Teeth, animated by Studio SHAFT (Monogatari Series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica).