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Join the cast of RWBY in a new series of cute, comedy shorts with infinite possibilities! It's playing tag! It's baking cookies! It's posing as police officers! It's... really quite absurd. It's RWBY CHIBI!

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RWBY Chibi is an animated web series and spin-off of RWBY produced by Rooster Teeth Productions. The show features stylized "chibi" versions of RWBY characters and focuses on lighthearted comedy rather than plot and drama.

SummaryEdit

Each episode of RWBY Chibi is around 4 minutes long and consists of several lighthearted self-contained comedy shorts (or segments) with little to no overarching storyline, though there are multiple recurring themes and running gags throughout the series. Individual shorts range from a few seconds to a few minutes in length.

RWBY Chibi is non-canon to the continuity of the main show.[1] According to Gray Haddock, it is meant to be a spin-off series for younger audiences after RWBY became too mature. [2]

ReleaseEdit

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Chibi versions of Team RWBY

The show was first announced as part of Rooster Teeth's 13th Anniversary celebrations on April 1st, 2016.[3] Sneak peeks of the show were shown as extra content at RWBY Tugg screenings on April 27th, 2016.[4]

The first episode premiered on May 7th, 2016 as part of Rooster Teeth's "Summer of Animation", alongside Camp Camp and Red vs. Blue Season 14.[5] Like RWBY, episodes are released weekly, airing on Saturdays for Rooster Teeth sponsors and the following day for registered users of the site. Episodes are also uploaded to YouTube the week following the sponsor release.

RWBY Chibi ran weekly until the start of RWBY Volume 4,[4] which premiered on October 22nd, 2016 (totalling 24 episodes).

On January 23rd, 2017 a new season of RWBY Chibi was announced, set to be released for May 2017. [6]

DevelopmentEdit

Original ideas for shorts stemmed from collaborative pitching sessions, where various Rooster Teeth staff members were invited to share ideas and jokes that could be further developed into shorts.[7] Some shorts were also based directly on fan-comics, with the original artists given writing and story credits on the final episode.[8] Shorts each have their own titles and are worked on by individual teams.

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Chibi Ruby's character design, by Mojojoj

The character designs for the show were created with help from Hajime "Mojojoj" Nakamura, a Japanese fan artist well-known in the RWBY fan community for his fanart. He was contacted by Rooster Teeth and the designs he provided were later used as references for creating the 3D models used in the show itself.

The show is animated in 3D in the program Autodesk Maya, unlike previous volumes of RWBY, which were animated in Smith Micro's Poser.[9] Animators were also given much more creative freedom than on the main show, as shorts are less closely storyboarded, allowing them to get their own intuitive feel for the comedic timing of the shorts.[7] Unlike the main series, RWBY Chibi does not use motion capture.

The animation team working on the spin-off show is separate to the team working on Volume 4 of RWBY.[10] Animation for the first season of RWBY Chibi wrapped on September 16th, 2016.[11]

SoundtrackEdit

Jeff Williams and Alex Abraham, who compose the music for the main series, also worked on the music for RWBY Chibi. The music includes remixes and rearrangements of songs from the RWBY soundtrack in a variety of styles, including 8-bit versions, as well as new compositions.[12] Casey Lee Williams contributed vocals.

Alex Abraham uploaded some tracks from the soundtrack to his SoundCloud for free public streaming.

CharactersEdit

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Chibi versions of Team JNPR.

The characters of RWBY Chibi are noted as having slightly different personas to their counterparts from RWBY. For example, Miles Luna says that chibi Jaune is more "angry and feminine" than his canon incarnation, while chibi Ruby is "kind of a little shit".[13]

Most characters have one or more unique screen wipes that transition between scenes in an episode. Each wipe matches the character's personality and theme, for example, Ren's takes the shape of a yin-yang symbol, while Zwei's wipe takes the shape of dog bones.

EpisodesEdit

Chapter Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
1 "Episode 1"

"Ruby Makes Cookies"
"Party Games"
"Ninjas of Love"
"Weiss and Yang Training"

May 7th, 2016 3:37 Rt-favicon Episode 1
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2 "Episode 2"

"Cat Burglar"
"Ice Skating"
"Jump Rope"
"Yarn"
"Blake Vs. Zwei"

May 14th, 2016 3:10 Rt-favicon Episode 2
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3 "Episode 3"

"Jaune Calls Weiss"
"Reloading"
"Blake Tag"
"Blake vs. Zwei - Part 2"

May 21st, 2016 3:11 Rt-favicon Episode 3
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4 "Episode 4"

"Fighting Game"
"Ice Sculpture"
"Present for Blake"
"Marshmallows"

May 28th, 2016 3:03 Rt-favicon Episode 4
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5 "Episode 5"

"Costume Party"
"Ear Cleaning"
"Sissy Fight"
"Shadow People"

June 4th, 2016 3:37 Rt-favicon Episode 5
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6 "Episode 6"

"The Vacuum"
"Cape Trubs"
"Book Swap"
"The Fourth Wall"

June 11th, 2016 3:20 Rt-favicon Episode 6
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7 "Episode 7"

"Jaune Experiments"
"Prank Wars"
"Arcade Games"

June 18th, 2016 3:11 Rt-favicon Episode 7
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8 "Episode 8"

"Pickle Surprise"
"Tubby Tummy"
"Magnetic Personality"
"Going Down"

June 25th, 2016 3:42 Rt-favicon Episode 8
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9 "Episode 9"

"Weiss Studying"
"Ren Plays Tag"

July 2nd, 2016 3:39 Rt-favicon Episode 9
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10 "Episode 10"

"Love Triangle"
"Zwei Painting"
"Makeover"

July 9th, 2016 4:21 Rt-favicon Episode 10
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11 "Episode 11"

"Ren Makes Pancakes"
"Jaune ASMR"
"Nurse Ruby"

July 16th, 2016 5:09 Rt-favicon Episode 11
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12 "Episode 12"

"Littering"
"Little Red Riding Hood"

July 23rd, 2016 6:03 Rt-favicon Episode 12
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13 "Episode 13"

"Spin the Bottle"
"Blake vs Zwei Pt 3"
"Nora Workout"

July 30th, 2016 3:27 Rt-favicon Episode 13
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14 "Episode 14"

"Tired Blake"
"Big Vacation"
"Junior Detectives: Bad Cop"

August 6th, 2016 4:31 Rt-favicon Episode 14
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15 "Episode 15"

"Bad Boy Jaune"
"Neptune's Phobia"
"Nora's Gift"

August 13th, 2016 4:38 Rt-favicon Episode 15
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16 "Episode 16"

"Bike Race"
"Stand Up Yang"
"Jaune Ennui"

August 20th, 2016 4:23 Rt-favicon Episode 16
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17 "Episode 17"

"Bathroom Break"
"Save Nora!"
"Upgrade Time"

August 27th, 2016 4:48 Rt-favicon Episode 17
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18 "Episode 18"

"The Return of the Pickles"
"Evil Plans"
"Butler of Cakes"

September 3rd, 2016 5:21 Rt-favicon Episode 18
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19 "Episode 19"

"Life of Zwei"
"Pillow Fight"

September 10th, 2016 3:34 Rt-favicon Episode 19
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20 "Episode 20"

"Double Trouble"
"Zwei vs. Beowolf"
"Roman's Revenge"

September 17th, 2016 4:36 Rt-favicon Episode 20
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21 "Episode 21"

"Friend Forever"
"Letter to Winter"
"Checkmate"
"Cinder Who?"

September 24th, 2016 3:32 Rt-favicon Episode 21
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22 "Episode 22"

"Game Night"
"Security Woes"
"Floor is Lava"

October 1st, 2016 4:10 Rt-favicon Episode 22
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23 "Episode 23"

"The Great Dust Robbery"
"Dance Practice"
"A Slip Through Time and Space"

October 8st, 2016 4:50 Rt-favicon Episode 23
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24 "Episode 24"

"The One with a Laugh Track"

October 15th, 2016 5:54 Rt-favicon Episode 24
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InconsistenciesEdit

Main article: Inconsistencies/RWBY Chibi

ReferencesEdit

Media
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Start a Discussion Discussions about RWBY Chibi

  • Rwby Chibi Pictures

    10 messages
    • So will the pictures for the chibi versions be done during the hiatus after Volume 4 then, or after RWBY Chibi season 2
    • it depends on who does them... I'm not an admin... I'd assume with the formatting it would take a few days to finish the characters...

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