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English: RWBY
Synonyms: Ruby
Japanese: RWBY


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 19, 2015 to Feb 18, 2017
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Miwa, Shirow (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump


Score: 7.331 (scored by 45784,578 users)
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Ranked: #40602
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Popularity: #559
Members: 17,127
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The story takes place in the world of Remnant, which is filled with mysterious and malevolent 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 abilities and weapons, while a more archaic use was weaving it into clothing. 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 (pronounced "ruby") at Beacon Academy in the city of Vale, where they are trained to become Huntresses alongside team JNPR (pronounced "juniper"), team CRDL (pronounced "cardinal") team CFVY (pronounced "coffee"), various other named and unnamed student teams, as well as guest team SSSN (pronounced "sun") from Haven Academy in Mistral.

(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 physically published on January 16, 2018.


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Jun 15, 2017
SweetieSquad (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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Jan 19, 2018
EmberJuliet (All reviews)
RWBY is one of the worst mangas I have ever set eyes on.

Taking an animated online series and turning it into a manga wasn't a very good idea in the first place, especially when the animation didn't have a sufficient plot in the first place.

RWBY is basically a compilation of battle scenes with pathetic attempts at backstories mixed into it to try to give the story some 'depth', which made it feel more artificial in my opinion.

Story: 1/10

Horrible, Pathetic, sad excuse for a plot line in a manga. As I stated before, it's basically a never-ending cycle of battle scenes with a few read more
Jun 17, 2017
Stubby_Sawnd (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 17, 2018
Kyougi (All reviews)
Upon entering my local bookstore for the third time, I peered through every shelf in the manga section in search for a interesting light novel to satisfy myself before Nekomonogatari White comes out, and for another volume of Tokyo Ghoul Re.

After a couple of minutes of looking from shelf to another shelf, I finally stumbled upon the RWBY manga, which I thought after reading the first two chapters last time online that it would never be published through one of the U.S. retail stores.

Since I liked the ONA series, I grabbed one copy of the manga, bought it along with Juuni Taisen, and went read more

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NG_Chloe - May 30, 2019
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May 30, 2019 11:54 PM
Why isn't there a RWBY Anime in MAL?
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