rwby finds new home after rooster teeth shuts down
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rwby finds new home after rooster teeth shuts down

Jul 05, 2024 8:45 PM

RWBY, the popular anime-inspired series, has found a new home with Viz Media following the closure of Rooster Teeth earlier this year. Showrunner Kerry Shawcross and voice actress Barbara Dunkelman announced the news on X/Twitter, revealing that Viz Media, known for hits like Bleach and Death Note, will oversee RWBY's future production, distribution, and licensing. Viz's previous experience with the RWBY brand includes managing its manga series and releasing The World of RWBY compendium book. The series' social media presence on X and Facebook will remain active as new chapters are explored. Rooster Teeth's closure, announced by parent company Warner Bros. Discovery in March, put a halt on planned RWBY Volume 10, but the series will now continue under Viz's care.

What will happen to RWBY now that Rooster Teeth is closed?

Following Rooster Teeth's closure, RWBY will be managed by Viz Media, which will take over the production, distribution, and licensing of the series. The show's social media pages will remain active, and new story chapters are being explored, ensuring the continuation of RWBY's legacy.

RWBY debuted in 2013 and quickly gained a dedicated fanbase for its unique blend of anime-style visuals and Western storytelling. Created by Monty Oum, the series follows four young women training to become Huntresses to protect their world from monstrous creatures. Over the years, RWBY has expanded its universe through video games, novels, and a manga series, solidifying its place in both anime and Western media. The transition to Viz Media opens new possibilities for the franchise, promising exciting developments for long-time fans.

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N3rdo N3rdo commented on: 2024-07-05 21:48:03
Viz Media taking over RWBY is like a Phoenix Down for the franchise; given Viz's reputation with other successful series, fans have a lot to look forward to. Kudos to them for keeping the series' spirit alive after Rooster Teeth's closure
Rolling R!ck Rolling R!ck commented on: 2024-07-05 21:42:03
It's pretty rad to see RWBY finding a new home with Viz Media, especially given their expertise with heavy-hitters like Bleach and Death Note. I’m stoked for the fresh chapters they're promising and can't wait to see how they evolve the RWBY universe
Stimpy Stimpy commented on: 2024-07-05 21:36:03
It’s awesome to see RWBY finding a new home with Viz Media; their experience with titles like Bleach and Death Note should bring some exciting new directions for the series. Long-time fans can rest easy knowing the legacy is in good hands and new chapters are already in the works.
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