RWBY Returns From the Ashes
By Yung Namahage • 1 week ago

It wasn't too long when Rooster Teeth shut its doors for good, and as someone who saw Red vs. Blue as a kid it felt like the end of an era to me. Fans of their breakout animesque 3D web series RWBY were hit especially hard, and for a while it looked like it would be lost forever. But now RWBY fans can rest easy knowing the series has been saved from oblivion.

Viz Media, who previously published the RWBY manga adaptation, have announced they've officially acquired the RWBY IP at Anime Expo 2024. The series' co-creator and showrunner Kerry Shawcross and Barbara Dunkelman, who voices Yang, explain the situation in this video:

Bascially, Viz Media now own the previous 9 volumes of RWBY that have disappeared since Rooster Teeth's shutdown, and will somehow make them available online again. They'll also be handling licensing and merch, and while volume 10 hasn't been confirmed outright, they are making plans for the future of RWBY, so it'll be back at some point.

In the age of streaming and "content", it's becoming increasingly common that something a lot of people worked hard on can just disappear due to bullshit corproate reasons, disappointing both the fans of their work and the creators themselves. It's good that RWBY's creators and fans have a happy ending at least, and a future to look forward to.

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