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Synonyms: Ruby
Japanese: RWBY


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 19, 2015 to Feb 18, 2017
Authors: Miwa, Shirow (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump


Score: 7.601 (scored by 2205 users)
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Ranked: #27882
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The story takes place in the world of Remnant, which is filled with supernatural forces and shadowy creatures known as the "Creatures of Grimm." Prior to the events of the series, mankind waged a battle of survival against the Grimm before discovering the power of a mysterious element called Dust, which allowed them to fight back against the monsters. In the present day, Dust is used to power magical abilities and weapons. Those who use these abilities to battle the Grimm are known as Huntsmen or Huntresses.

The series focuses on four girls, each with her own unique weapon and powers. Together, they form team RWBY at Beacon Academy in the city of Vale, where they are trained to become Huntresses alongside team CRDL (pronounced "cardinal"), team JNPR (pronounced "juniper"), team SSSN (pronounced "sun") and team CFVY (pronounced "coffee").

(Source: Wikipedia)


The RWBY manga is based on the independent American 3D-CGI animated series by Rooster Teeth created by Monty Oum, who passed away on February 1, 2015 due to an allergic reaction. The manga itself is a prequel to the original animated series, and delves into the circumstances surrounding the four main character teasers.

The series was simulpub in English as a part of VIZ Media's Weekly Shonen Jump lineup, and will also be published in print.


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Jun 15, 2017
JohnTron (All reviews)
RWBY is an absolute mess.

I feel like ranting in a short-toned manner without having to explain the story, art, or characters is necessary. Rather, my personal enjoyment is sufficient.

RWBY, the original animated Youtube series by Roosterteeth, never should have been serialized for manga. I have no quarrel with a western show being adapted to an eastern medium, it doesn't sit well.
The fact that it only held on for 12 chapters proves testament to that.
The issue with the 'anime' is the stiff CG, an unpalatable sense of character's feelings being suppressed by a throng of CG figures who inherit little to no emotion.
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Jun 17, 2017
TechnoNekoStubby (All reviews)
the story mainly recovers the trailers with added detail, the site I read the manga at actually has 15 chapters, and chapters 10-15 are the only chapters that add to the story. with that said I very much enjoyed the added detail into the trailer recap, as well as the extra story the manga add, while I may be bias since I'm quiet a RWBY fan I'm giving the story 8 (I'd also suggest reading the chapter MAL doesn't list). the art was pretty good and I enjoyed seeing characters I had only seen as 3D models in a 2D Anime/Manga art style so read more
Feb 3, 2016
coausti (All reviews)
Story 8/10
This series is exactly what you'd expect it to be. That said, the story is very "anime." With that in mind I cant say the series stands out much so far. Everything that you'd expect to be in a fantasy anime, you'll find in the RWBY manga. Evil fantastical creatures, yep. Giant Mechs, yep. Cute super powered High school girls, yep. That said, despite the series being predictable it works very well.

Art 10/10
Now what this series lacks in story, it makes up in its amazing art. The series is being illustrated by DOGS illustrator Shirow Miwa. The art is extremely detailed and read more
Jan 23, 2017
ProximaCenB (All reviews)
In my opinion this is the worst manga currently serialized by Jump. Perhaps if you watched the original anime, you might enjoy this, but if you've never seen it, don't bother.

For me the worst part is the art. There are rarely any backgrounds or basic details like shading. The whole thing is a jarring white and black, and its almost impossible to tell what in the world is going on. For a series that relies heavily on the art to convey whats going on (dialog and exposition is minimal), clear art is a must. I mean, even ONE draws better than this.

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Poll: RWBY Chapter 5 Discussion
Stark700 - May 3, 2016
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Mar 28, 6:51 AM
Any way we can change the cover photo?
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Dec 17, 2016 3:31 PM