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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]

On May 3rd, 2017, Rooster Teeth released a trailer and revealed the Season 2 premiere would be on May 13th, 2017.[7]

An exclusive trailer of Season 2 was posted on Entertainment Weekly on May 10th, 2017. [8]

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.[9] Some shorts were also based directly on fan-comics, with the original artists given writing and story credits on the final episode.[10] 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.[11] 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.[9] 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 that was working on Volume 4 of RWBY.[12] Animation for the first season of RWBY Chibi wrapped on September 16th, 2016.[13]

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.[14] Casey Lee Williams contributed vocals.

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

  • "Mirror Mirror" (Ice Queen Remix)
  • "From Shadows" (Little Black Bow Remix)
  • "Beacon Theme" (Carnival Remix)
  • "I Burn" (PleaseDon'tSueUs Remix)
  • "Ren is 'It'"
  • "Boop" (Pancakes Remix)
  • "Little Red Riding Hood"
  • "I May Fall" (Unauthorized Snuggles Remix)
  • "This Will Be The Day" (Friendship Is Semblance Remix)
  • "Junior Detectives — Upgrade Time"
  • "Pillow Fight"
  • "Red Like Roses — Lazy Little Butt Remix"
  • "Cinder ________?"
  • "The Sitcom"

CharactersEdit

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Chibi versions of Team JNPR.

Season 1Edit

Season 2Edit

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".[15]

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

Season 1Edit

Chapter Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
1 "Ruby Makes Cookies"

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

May 7th, 2016 3:37 Rt-favicon Ruby Makes Cookies
Yt-favicon Ruby Makes Cookies
2 "Cat Burglar"

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

May 14th, 2016 3:10 Rt-favicon Cat Burglar
Yt-favicon Cat Burglar
3 "Reloading"

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

May 21st, 2016 3:11 Rt-favicon Reloading
Yt-favicon Reloading
4 "Fighting Game"

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

May 28th, 2016 3:03 Rt-favicon Fighting Game
Yt-favicon Fighting Game
5 "Sissy Fight"

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

June 4th, 2016 3:37 Rt-favicon Sissy Fight
Yt-favicon Sissy Fight
6 "The Vacuum"

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

June 11th, 2016 3:20 Rt-favicon The Vacuum
Yt-favicon The Vacuum
7 "Prank Wars"

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

June 18th, 2016 3:11 Rt-favicon Prank Wars
Yt-favicon Prank Wars
8 "Magnetic Personality"

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

June 25th, 2016 3:42 Rt-favicon Magnetic Personality
Yt-favicon Magnetic Personality
9 "Ren Plays Tag"

"Weiss Studying"
"Ren Plays Tag"

July 2nd, 2016 3:39 Rt-favicon Ren Plays Tag
Yt-favicon Ren Plays Tag
10 "Love Triangle"

"Love Triangle"
"Zwei Painting"
"Makeover"

July 9th, 2016 4:21 Rt-favicon Love Triangle
Yt-favicon Love Triangle
11 "Nurse Ruby"

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

July 16th, 2016 5:09 Rt-favicon Nurse Ruby
Yt-favicon Nurse Ruby
12 "Little Red Riding Hood"

"Littering"
"Little Red Riding Hood"

July 23rd, 2016 6:03 Rt-favicon Little Red Riding Hood
Yt-favicon Little Red Riding Hood
13 "Spin the Bottle"

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

July 30th, 2016 3:27 Rt-favicon Spin the Bottle
Yt-favicon Spin the Bottle
14 "Big Vacation"

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

August 6th, 2016 4:31 Rt-favicon Big Vacation
Yt-favicon Big Vacation
15 "Neptune's Phobia"

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

August 13th, 2016 4:38 Rt-favicon Neptune's Phobia
Yt-favicon Neptune's Phobia
16 "Bike Race"

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

August 20th, 2016 4:23 Rt-favicon Bike Race
Yt-favicon Bike Race
17 "Save Nora!"

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

August 27th, 2016 4:48 Rt-favicon Save Nora!
Yt-favicon Save Nora!
18 "Evil Plans"

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

September 3rd, 2016 5:21 Rt-favicon Evil Plans
Yt-favicon Evil Plans
19 "Pillow Fight"

"Life of Zwei"
"Pillow Fight"

September 10th, 2016 3:34 Rt-favicon Pillow Fight
Yt-favicon Pillow Fight
20 "Roman's Revenge"

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

September 17th, 2016 4:36 Rt-favicon Roman's Revenge
Yt-favicon Roman's Revenge
21 "Cinder Who?"

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

September 24th, 2016 3:32 Rt-favicon Cinder Who?
Yt-favicon Cinder Who?
22 "Security Woes"

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

October 1st, 2016 4:10 Rt-favicon Security Woes
Yt-favicon Security Woes
23 "A Slip Through Time and Space"

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

October 8th, 2016 4:50 Rt-favicon A Slip Through Time and Space
Yt-favicon A Slip Through Time and Space
24 "The One with a Laugh Track"

"The One with a Laugh Track"

October 15th, 2016 5:54 Rt-favicon The One with a Laugh Track
Yt-favicon The One with a Laugh Track

Season 2Edit

Chapter Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
25 "Director Ozpin"

"Director Ozpin"
"UFO"
"Dodgeball"

May 13th, 2017 3:46 Rt-favicon Director Ozpin
Yt-favicon Director Ozpin
26 "Geist Buster"

"Book Lovers"
"Shiny Badge"
"Geist Buster"

May 20th, 2017 3:08 Rt-favicon Geist Buster
Yt-favicon Geist Buster
27 "Magic Show"

"Magic Show"
"Find a Penny"
"Kick-Off"

May 27th, 2017 3:58 Rt-favicon Magic Show
Yt-favicon Magic Show
28 "Dad Jokes"

"Neptune's Game"
"Snaps"
"Dad Jokes"

June 3rd, 2017 2:58 Rt-favicon Dad Jokes
Yt-favicon Dad Jokes
29 "Girls Rock!"

"Fearless Hero"
"Whistle"
"Girls Rock"

June 10th, 2017 3:50 Rt-favicon Girls Rock!
Yt-favicon Girls Rock!
30 "Super Besties"

"Super Besties"
"Rat in the Hat"
"Meet the Author"

June 17th, 2017 4:00 Rt-favicon Super Besties
Yt-favicon Super Besties
31 "Must Be Nice"

"Late for Class"
"Must Be Nice"
"Evil Class"

June 24th, 2017 4:34 Rt-favicon Must Be Nice
Yt-favicon Must Be Nice
32 "Boy Band"

"Pet Party"
"Tai Dye"
"Boy Band"

July 1st, 2017 3:08 Rt-favicon Boy Band
Yt-favicon Boy Band
33 "Coming Home to Roost"

"Coming Home to Roost"
"Read the Sign"
"Life Coach"

July 8th, 2017 3:00 Rt-favicon Coming Home to Roost
Yt-favicon Coming Home to Roost
34 "Cool Dad"

"Cool Uncle"
"Clean Behind the Ears"
"Cool Dad"

July 15th, 2017 4:21 Rt-favicon Cool Dad
Yt-favicon Cool Dad
35 "Movie Night"

"Movie Night"
"Wore It Best"

July 22nd, 2017 3:00 Rt-favicon Movie Night
Yt-favicon Movie Night
36 "Evil Genius"

"Dangerous Quests"
"Tune Up"
"Evil Genius"

July 29th, 2017 4:32 Rt-favicon Evil Genius
Yt-favicon Evil Genius
37 "Parent Teacher Conference"

"Parent Teacher Conference"
"Blake's Beauty Vlog"
"Surprise Parties"

August 5th, 2017 4:11 Rt-favicon Parent Teacher Conference
Yt-favicon Parent Teacher Conference
38 "Cannonball!"

"Cannonball"
"Winter is Coming"
"Inner Lives of Beowolves"

August 12th, 2017 4:55 Rt-favicon Cannonball!
Yt-favicon Cannonball!
39 "Nurse Nora"

"Sister Stuff"
"Nurse Nora"

August 19th, 2017 3:21 Rt-favicon Nurse Nora
Yt-favicon Nurse Nora
40 "Neptune Noir"

"Neptune Noir"
"Man Up With Port"
"Tai's Tech Vlog"

August 25th, 2017 4:13 Rt-favicon Neptune Noir
Yt-favicon Neptune Noir
41 "The Mystery Bunch"

"Rolling Thunder"
"Computer Virus"
"The Mystery Bunch"

September 2nd, 2017 3:43 Rt-favicon The Mystery Bunch
Yt-favicon The Mystery Bunch
42 "The Fixer"

"The Fixer"
"Jr. She-Tectives"

September 9th, 2017 3:28 Rt-favicon The Fixer
Yt-favicon The Fixer
43 "Steals and Wheels"

"Yang Boops"
"Steals and Wheels"
"Fugitive"

September 16th, 2017 4:08 Rt-favicon Steals and Wheels
Yt-favicon Steals and Wheels
44 "Monsters of Rock"

"The Ride Along"
"The Great Escape"
"Monsters of Rock"

September 23th, 2017 2:48 Rt-favicon Monsters of Rock
Yt-favicon Monsters of Rock
45 "Happy BirthdayWeen"

"The Geist Pumpkin"
"Devotion Potion"
"Happy BirthdayWeen"

September 30th, 2017 3:02 Rt-favicon Happy BirthdayWeen
Yt-favicon Happy BirthdayWeen
46 "Battle of the Bands"

"Battle of the Bands"

October 7th, 2017 3:57 Rt-favicon Battle of the Bands
Yt-favicon Battle of the Bands

InconsistenciesEdit

Main article: Inconsistencies/RWBY Chibi

ReferencesEdit

Media
RWBYRWBY: World of RemnantRWBY: Grimm EclipseRWBY ChibiRWBY MangaRWBY: Official Manga AnthologyRWBY the SessionRWBY: Combat ReadyRWBY Merchandise

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    • Ruby swapping places with her Chibi self and just freaking out over how cute everyone is.
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    • To close off this conversation, we basically deemed that it was too much out of canon to be included on the main page of the characters.