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RWBY is an American anime web series created by Monty Oum and produced by Rooster Teeth Productions. Episodes of the series are viewable in their entirety on Rooster Teeth's website and YouTube. The series is also simulcast concurrent with the public release of the show on anime streaming website Crunchyroll.

There are sixteen episodes in Volume 1. However, the episodes vary greatly in length. Episodes 1, 8, 15 and 16 are around eleven minutes long, and all other episodes are split into approximately six minute halves. Volume 1 ran from July 18th to November 7th, 2013, after which it was released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Volume 2 features twelve episodes. However, in this volume, all of the released episodes are full length, twelve to fifteen minute episodes, rather than being split into halves. Volume 2 ran from July 24th to October 30th, 2014, after which it was released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Volume 3 also features twelve episodes of around sixteen minutes in length; however, "End of the Beginning" ran just over 28 minutes in length, making it the longest RWBY episode in the series thus far. The first episode of the third volume premiered on October 24th, 2015, and the finale premiered on February 13th, 2016.

Volume 4 continued the format of twelve episodes, each usually around sixteen to twenty minutes, the exception being the finale again, "No Safe Haven", which ran over 27 minutes. The first episode of Volume 4, "The Next Step", premiered on October 22nd, 2016, and the finale came out on February 4th, 2017.

Volume 5 premiered on October 14th, 2017 with three shorts premiering beforehand. There will be 14 episodes total, two more than previous years.[1]

TrailersEdit

Main article: Trailers

There were four trailers released leading up to the premiere of RWBY. Each trailer is referred to by a certain color and features a character respective to that color.

Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
"Red" November 5th, 2012 3:29 Rt-favicon "Red" Trailer
Yt-favicon "Red" Trailer
"White" February 14th, 2013 3:47 Rt-favicon "White" Trailer
Yt-favicon "White" Trailer
"Black" March 22nd, 2013 5:17 Rt-favicon "Black" Trailer
Yt-favicon "Black" Trailer
"Yellow" June 1st, 2013 5:44 Rt-favicon "Yellow" Trailer
Yt-favicon "Yellow" Trailer

RWBYEdit

Volume 1Edit

Chapter Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
1 "Ruby Rose" July 18th, 2013 12:20 Rt-favicon Ruby Rose
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2 "The Shining Beacon" July 25th, 2013 6:15 Rt-favicon The Shining Beacon
Yt-favicon The Shining Beacon
3 "The Shining Beacon, Pt.2" August 1st, 2013 6:39 Rt-favicon The Shining Beacon, Pt.2
Yt-favicon The Shining Beacon, Pt.2
4 "The First Step" August 8th, 2013 7:36 Rt-favicon The First Step
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5 "The First Step, Pt.2" August 15th, 2013 4:33 Rt-favicon The First Step, Pt.2
Yt-favicon The First Step, Pt.2
6 "The Emerald Forest" August 22nd, 2013 7:15 Rt-favicon The Emerald Forest
Yt-favicon The Emerald Forest
7 "The Emerald Forest, Pt.2" August 29th, 2013 4:48 Rt-favicon The Emerald Forest, Pt.2
Yt-favicon The Emerald Forest, Pt.2
8 "Players and Pieces" September 5th, 2013 13:45 Rt-favicon Players and Pieces
Yt-favicon Players and Pieces
9 "The Badge and The Burden" September 12th, 2013 5:32 Rt-favicon The Badge and The Burden
Yt-favicon The Badge and The Burden
10 "The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2" September 19th, 2013 6:58 Rt-favicon The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2
Yt-favicon The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2
11 "Jaunedice" September 26th, 2013 4:50 Rt-favicon Jaunedice
Yt-favicon Jaunedice
12 "Jaunedice, Pt.2" October 3rd, 2013 7:25 Rt-favicon Jaunedice, Pt.2
Yt-favicon Jaunedice, Pt.2
13 "Forever Fall" October 10th, 2013 6:09 Rt-favicon Forever Fall
Yt-favicon Forever Fall
14 "Forever Fall, Pt.2" October 17th, 2013 6:09 Rt-favicon Forever Fall, Pt.2
Yt-favicon Forever Fall, Pt.2
15 "The Stray" October 31st, 2013 10:41 Rt-favicon The Stray
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16 "Black and White" November 7th, 2013 15:30 Rt-favicon Black and White
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Volume 2Edit

Chapter Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
1 "Best Day Ever" July 24th, 2014 14:45 Rt-favicon Best Day Ever
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2 "Welcome to Beacon" July 31st, 2014 13:14 Rt-favicon Welcome to Beacon
Yt-favicon Welcome to Beacon
3 "A Minor Hiccup" August 7th, 2014 12:36 Rt-favicon A Minor Hiccup
Yt-favicon A Minor Hiccup
4 "Painting the Town..." August 14th, 2014 16:19 Rt-favicon Painting the Town...
Yt-favicon Painting the Town...
5 "Extracurricular" August 28th, 2014 12:41 Rt-favicon Extracurricular
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6 "Burning the Candle" September 4th, 2014 13:08 Rt-favicon Burning the Candle
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7 "Dance Dance Infiltration" September 11th, 2014 14:49 Rt-favicon Dance Dance Infiltration
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8 "Field Trip" September 25th, 2014 12:13 Rt-favicon Field Trip
Yt-favicon Field Trip
9 "Search and Destroy" October 2nd, 2014 15:48 Rt-favicon Search and Destroy
Yt-favicon Search and Destroy
10 "Mountain Glenn" October 9th, 2014 12:55 Rt-favicon Mountain Glenn
Yt-favicon Mountain Glenn
11 "No Brakes" October 23th, 2014 16:45 Rt-favicon No Brakes
Yt-favicon No Brakes
12 "Breach" October 30th, 2014 17:55 Rt-favicon Breach
Yt-favicon Breach

Volume 3Edit

Chapter Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
1 "Round One" October 24th, 2015 17:03 Rt-favicon Round One
Yt-favicon Round One
2 "New Challengers..." October 31st, 2015 14:36 Rt-favicon New Challengers...
Yt-favicon New Challengers...
3 "It's Brawl in the Family" November 14th, 2015 16:34 Rt-favicon It's Brawl in the Family
Yt-favicon It's Brawl in the Family
4 "Lessons Learned" November 28th, 2015 14:21 Rt-favicon Lessons Learned
Yt-favicon Lessons Learned
5 "Never Miss a Beat" December 5th, 2015 13:08 Rt-favicon Never Miss a Beat
Yt-favicon Never Miss a Beat
6 "Fall" December 12th, 2015 18:20 Rt-favicon Fall
Yt-favicon Fall
7 "Beginning of the End" January 2nd, 2016 17:01 Rt-favicon Beginning of the End
Yt-favicon Beginning of the End
8 "Destiny" January 9th, 2016 17:38 Rt-favicon Destiny
Yt-favicon Destiny
9 "PvP" January 16th, 2016 12:28 Rt-favicon PvP
Yt-favicon PvP
10 "Battle of Beacon" January 30th, 2016 16:35 Rt-favicon Battle of Beacon
Yt-favicon Battle of Beacon
11 "Heroes and Monsters" February 6th, 2016 17:21 Rt-favicon Heroes and Monsters
Yt-favicon Heroes and Monsters
12 "End of the Beginning" February 13th, 2016 28:05 Rt-favicon End of the Beginning
Yt-favicon End of the Beginning

Volume 4Edit

Chapter Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
"Volume 4 Character Short" October 3rd, 2016 5:10 Rt-favicon Character Short
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1 "The Next Step" October 22nd, 2016 19:51 Rt-favicon The Next Step
Yt-favicon The Next Step
2 "Remembrance" October 29th, 2016 14:20 Rt-favicon Remembrance
Yt-favicon Remembrance
3 "Of Runaways and Stowaways" November 5th, 2016 18:17 Rt-favicon Of Runaways and Stowaways
Yt-favicon Of Runaways and Stowaways
4 "Family" November 19th, 2016 16:29 Rt-favicon Family
Yt-favicon Family
5 "Menagerie" December 3rd, 2016 12:38 Rt-favicon Menagerie
Yt-favicon Menagerie
6 "Tipping Point" December 10th, 2016 16:23 Rt-favicon Tipping Point
Yt-favicon Tipping Point
7 "Punished" December 24th, 2016 16:44 Rt-favicon Punished
Yt-favicon Punished
8 "A Much Needed Talk" December 31st, 2016 20:38 Rt-favicon A Much Needed Talk
Yt-favicon A Much Needed Talk
9 "Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back" January 7th, 2017 15:25 Rt-favicon Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back
Yt-favicon Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back
10 "Kuroyuri" January 21st, 2017 18:54 Rt-favicon Kuroyuri
Yt-favicon Kuroyuri
11 "Taking Control" January 28th, 2017 15:37 Rt-favicon Taking Control
Yt-favicon Taking Control
12 "No Safe Haven" February 4th, 2017 27:03 Rt-favicon No Safe Haven
Yt-favicon No Safe Haven

Volume 5Edit

Chapter Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
"Volume 5 Weiss Character Short" July 17th, 2017 4:02 Rt-favicon Character Short
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"Volume 5 Blake Character Short" September 4th, 2017 4:59 Rt-favicon Character Short
Yt-favicon Character Short
"Volume 5 Yang Character Short" October 14th, 2017 4:15 Rt-favicon Character Short
Yt-favicon Character Short
1 "Welcome to Haven" October 14th, 2017 23:03 Rt-favicon Welcome to Haven
Yt-favicon Welcome to Haven
2 "Dread in the Air" October 21st, 2017 21:04 Rt-favicon Dread in the Air
Yt-favicon Dread in the Air
3 "Unforeseen Complications" October 28th, 2017 18:35 Rt-favicon Unforeseen Complications
Yt-favicon Unforeseen Complications
4 "Lighting the Fire" November 4th, 2017 16:15 Rt-favicon Lighting the Fire
Yt-favicon Lighting the Fire
5 "Necessary Sacrifice" November 11th, 2017 16:58 Rt-favicon Necessary Sacrifice
Yt-favicon Necessary Sacrifice
6 "Known by its Song" November 18th, 2017 17:37 Rt-favicon Known by its Song
Yt-favicon Known by its Song
7 "Rest and Resolutions" November 25th, 2017 12:48 Rt-favicon Rest and Resolutions
Yt-favicon Rest and Resolutions
8 "Alone Together" December 2nd, 2017 15:18 Rt-favicon Alone Together
Yt-favicon Alone Together
9 "A Perfect Storm" December 9th, 2017 15:07 Rt-favicon A Perfect Storm
Yt-favicon A Perfect Storm
10 "True Colors" December 16th, 2017 19:26 Rt-favicon True Colors

RWBY: World of RemnantEdit

Main article: RWBY: World of Remnant#Episodes

RWBY: World of Remnant is an ongoing series, documenting various areas, beings and objects in Remnant.

RWBY ChibiEdit

Main article: RWBY Chibi#Episodes

RWBY Chibi is a non-canon spin-off featuring light-hearted RWBY-themed comedy shorts.

RWBY: Volume 1-3: The BeginningEdit

The first three volumes were recut for Japanese TV broadcast as RWBY: Volume 1-3: The Beginning. RWBY: Volume 1-3: The Beginning premiered on Tokyo MX and on Japanese video streaming services on July 8, 2017. The show features the Japanese dub voices from the home video releases for RWBY.[2] Episodes are available to watch on Crunchyroll, as the service simulcasted the episodes soon after their Japanese air dates.

The series serves as a "digest" version of the Beacon Arc. Some scenes are cut to fit a traditional television episode run time. The episodes "The Badge and The Burden", "The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2", "Jaunedice", "Jaunedice, Pt.2", "Forever Fall" and "Forever Fall, Pt.2" were left out completely.

ReferencesEdit

Media
RWBYRWBY: World of RemnantRWBY: Grimm EclipseRWBY ChibiRWBY MangaRWBY: Official Manga AnthologyRWBY the SessionRWBY: Combat ReadyRWBY MerchandiseBlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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