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Rest easy, brother, your work continues.
—Neath Oum about his late brother, Monty Oum

The RWBY: Official Manga Anthology is a comic adaption of RWBY. It consists of side stories that follow the plot of the show, put together by multiple manga artists. It was released in a multi-volume format.

Introduction

Vol. 1: Red Like Roses

Defeating monsters and stopping evil is a tough job, but TEAM RWBY is up for any challenge! Well, except for homework.

Ruby may be team leader, but she's got insecurities just like the rest of us. In fact, her worries run deep. These stories show how Ruby overcomes her shortcomings to be a true hero and what drives her to do it! From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the first volume in a series of short story collections showcasing Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang.[1]

Vol.2: Mirror Mirror

Defeating monsters and stopping evil is a tough job, but TEAM RWBY is up for any challenge! Well, except for homework.

This heiress to the Schnee Dust Company is not someone to underestimate just because of her privileged background. These tales show how tough Weiss is and how serious she can be. From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the second volume in a series of short story collections showcasing Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang.

Vol.3: From Shadows

Defeating monsters and stopping evil is a tough job, but TEAM RWBY is up for any challenge! Well, except for homework.

Blake used to be a freedom fighter for her people, suppressed by humans for years. She's a hero--but she's also a teen girl who just wants to fit in with her friends. These stories highlight her awesome personality, from serious to silly. From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the third volume in a series of short story collections showcasing Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang.

Volumes

  • RWBY: Official Manga Anthology: Vol. 1: Red Like Roses - May 19th, 2017 (JP);[2] May 15, 2018 (US)[3]
  • RWBY: Official Manga Anthology: Vol. 2: Mirror Mirror - June 19th, 2017 (JP);[4] August 21st, 2018 (US)[5]
  • RWBY: Official Manga Anthology: Vol. 3: From Shadows - September 19th, 2017[6] November 20th, 2018 (US)[7]
  • RWBY: Official Manga Anthology: Vol. 4: I Burn - October 19th, 2017[8]

Vol. 1: Red Like Roses

Illustrations

  1. Sai Izumi
  2. Esu
  3. Shiki Miou
  4. Tsukasa

Manga

  • The Hero by monorobu
  • As a Hunter by Ritsu Hayami
  • That is Why I'm Here by Kuma
  • RWBY and Ruby by KaTe
  • Who's Afraid of Little Red Riding Hood If We All Attack at Once! by Xily
  • Ruby's Note by Uri
  • Name of the Rose by Sora
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies by Amaya
  • Partner by Mikanuji
  • Hair Like Roses by Moromoimaru
  • Little Red Riding Hood Seeks the Fruit of Love by Kaogeimoai
  • Change! by Siguma Koko
  • Beacon's Midnight Ghost Story by Mate
  • Beacon Days (Ruby) by mojojoj
  • Just Trying to Help by Amechan
  • RPY by Shiki Miou
  • Hair, Youth and Ruby by Sorappane
  • Don't Forget to Study for the Test! by Rojine Kio
  • Friends by Sun Hiura
  • RWBY No Doubt: Ruby by Umiya

Side stories

Vol. 1: Red Like Roses has a total of 20 side stories.

  • The first story, "The Hero" by monorobu, involves Ruby trying to get along with her team after Team RWBY was formed.
  • The second story, "As a Hunter" by Ritsu Hayami, involves Ruby and the other students with a task given by Glynda Goodwitch to eliminate all the Grimm in the Emerald Forest. They paired up with Jaune and eliminated several Grimm before they invaded Vale.
  • One side story includes Mercury persuading Ruby to dance with him during the Beacon Dance.
  • Another side story is about Weiss asking the rest of her team to search for a shadow entity that she saw in the middle of Beacon Academy. It turns out to be a sleepwalking Nora, whom Ren finds and brings back to their dorm.

Artists

  • Sai Izumi (泉彩)
  • Esu
  • Shiki Miou (三枉士騎)
  • Tsukasa (つかさ)
  • monorobu
  • Ritsu Hayami (早見 律)
  • Kuma
  • KaTe
  • Xily (キシリ)
  • Uri (瓜)
  • Sora (宙)
  • Amaya (天谷)
  • MikanUji (みかん氏)
  • Moromoimaru (モロモイマル)
  • KaogeiMoai (顔芸モアイ)
  • Shiguma Koko (此処シグマ)
  • Mate (マテ)
  • Jesper (いえすぱ)
  • Amechan (アメチャン)
  • Sorappane (ソラッパネ)
  • Rojine Kio (汽烏ろじね)
  • Sun Hiura (杼裏 寸)
  • Umiya (海屋)
  • Omutatsu (おむたつ)
  • Assa (あっさー)
  • Meteo (メテオ)
  • Ein Lee

Vol. 2: Mirror Mirror

Illustrations

  1. shihou
  2. Kuma
  3. BUZZ
  4. Ecru

Manga

  • My BFF by KaTe
  • The Princess by monorobu
  • One Day by Kuma
  • The Princess Makes Sweets by Mate
  • White Yellow, Criminal by Ritsu Hayami
  • Soft, Warm, Ears by Amechan
  • Happiness is Next to Boredom by Rojine Kio
  • Beacon Days (Weiss) by mojojoj
  • With You by EMO
  • Snow White's Dream by Mochiyama
  • Snow White's Melancholy by Mikanuji
  • Who is the Ice Queen Meeting by Tsutanoha
  • Sister by Amaya
  • The Law of Universal Gravitation by Sora
  • Snow White's Grim Prospects by Kaogeimoai
  • Chapter 4.5: Day by ryuga
  • The Moon by Uri
  • Snowflake by Assa
  • Promise by Sun Hiura
  • RWBY No Doubt: Weiss by Umiya

Side Stories

Vol. 2: Mirror Mirror has a total of 20 side stories.

  • The first story, "My BFF" by KaTe, involves Weiss recalling her past about how she used to alone until Ruby changed her life completely and become more open to others.
  • The second story, "In the Case of the Princess" by Monorobu, involves Weiss thinking back on a moment in her childhood when Winter defended her from their father.

Artists

  • shihou
  • Kuma
  • BUZZ
  • Ecru
  • KaTe
  • monorobu
  • Mate (マテ)
  • Ritsu Hayami (早見 律)
  • Amechan (アメチャン)
  • Rojine Kio (汽烏ろじね)
  • Jesper (いえすぱ)
  • EMO
  • Mochiyama (餅山)
  • MikanUji (みかん氏)
  • Tsutanoha (つたの葉)
  • Amaya (天谷)
  • Sora (宙)
  • KaogeiMoai (顔芸モアイ)
  • ryuga
  • Uri (瓜)
  • Assa (あっさー)
  • Sun Hiura (杼裏 寸)
  • Umiya (海屋)
  • Esu
  • Omutatsu (おむたつ)
  • Meteo (メテオ)
  • Ein Lee

Vol. 3: From Shadows

Side Stories

Vol. 3: From Shadows has a total of 18 side stories.

  • One side story involves Blake hiding her identity as a Faunus and remembering spending time with Yang during the Vytal Festival Tournament.

Artists

  • Jesper (いえすぱ)
  • Mugupo (ムグポ)
  • ryuga
  • Sai Izumi (泉彩)
  • Ritsu Hayami (早見 律)
  • Tsutanoha (つたの葉)
  • Sumiwo (すみを)
  • monorobu
  • Rojine Kio (汽烏ろじね)
  • Natsutarou (ナツたろう)
  • Mochiiyama (餅山)
  • Sun Hiura (杼裏 寸)
  • KaogeiMoai (顔芸モアイ)
  • Oguranpan (小倉んぱん)
  • Sora (宙)
  • Shiguma Koko (此処シグマ)
  • Sorappane (ソラッパネ)
  • MikanUji (みかん氏)
  • Ootsuki (オオツキ)
  • Umiya (海屋)
  • Shiho Sakura (紗倉シホ)
  • Ohitashi (おひたし)
  • Meteo (メテオ)
  • Ein Lee

Vol. 4: I Burn

Side Stories

Vol. 4: I Burn has a total of 20 side stories.

  • The second story, "Bear, Cat, Dog" by Ritsu Hayami involves Yang's attempts to spend time with Blake and Zwei.

Artists

  • monorobu
  • Ritsu Hayami (早見 律)
  • Ohitashi (おひたし)
  • Towoji Honojiro (ホノジロトヲジ)
  • Ootsuki (オオツキ)
  • Jesper (いえすぱ)
  • Xily (キシリ)
  • Mochiiyama (餅山)
  • Kometsubu (こめつぶ)
  • Mugupo (ムグポ)
  • Moromoimaru (モロモイマル)
  • MikanUji (みかん氏)
  • Meteo (メテオ)
  • Sun Hiura (杼裏 寸)
  • Natsutarou (ナツたろう)
  • Sora (宙)
  • Tsutanoha (つたの葉)
  • KaogeiMoai (顔芸モアイ)
  • Rojine Kio (汽烏ろじね)
  • EMO
  • Umiya (海屋)
  • Ecru
  • Ein Lee

Characters

Trivia

  • Each volume has the same title as a musical theme of one of the main characters of Team RWBY:
    • The first volume shares the same name as Ruby's main theme, "Red Like Roses".
    • The second volume shares the same name of Weiss' main theme, "Mirror Mirror".
    • The third volume shares the same name as Blake's main theme, "From Shadows".
    • The fourth volume shares the same name as Yang's main theme, "I Burn".
  • According to Neath Oum's Twitter account on June 17th, 2017, he says he wrote a letter to his brother, but he decided to split up the letter into four parts.[9]
    • After the first volume was released, Homesha released a quote from Neath Oum to his late brother, Monty Oum.[10]
    • After the second volume was released, the second part of Neath's letter to Monty Oum.
      • "RWBY has been given a Japanese dub, adapted as a game and as a manga and has spread further worldwide."
    • After the third volume was released, the third part of Neath's letter to Monty Oum.
      • "Though you are no longer with us, your drive and vision inspired many, You will not be forgotten."
    • After the fourth was released, the fourth and final part of Neath's letter to Monty Oum.
      • "P.S. My daughter has become a RWBY fan :) She really likes Blake. ("neko no oneechan")"

Image Gallery

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Back Covers

Cover Images

Links

References

Media
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