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->''"Red like roses fills my dreams and brings me to the place you rest\\
White is cold and always yearning, burdened by a royal test\\
Black the beast descends from shadows\\
Yellow beauty burns gold..."''
-->-- "'''Red Like Roses'''" from the Red trailer

''[[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?sid=rwby&v=more RWBY]]'' (pronounced "Ruby") is an {{Animesque}} CGI production from Creator/RoosterTeeth, created and animated by Creator/MontyOum. It is also Rooster Teeth's first entirely original IP.

Many years ago, in a world known as Remnant, mankind lived in peace until the arrival of "The Grimm": malevolent creatures who emerged from the darkness to attack humanity. To fight back, mankind began harvesting a mysterious energy source known as "Dust" and used its power to not only drive back the Grimm but catalyze the growth of civilization across the planet.

In the present day, Huntsmen[[note]]the term itself is gender-neutral, but a feminine form "Huntress" exists[[/note]] are trained in special schools to harness the Dust and become protectors of the peace. One such trainee, an idealistic girl named Ruby Rose, is scouted by the elite Beacon Academy and allowed to skip two years' worth of training to attend. Once there, she is placed into a team with three other students: Yang Xiao Long, her boisterous big sister; Weiss Schnee, the heiress of the Schnee Dust Company; and Blake Belladonna, a mysterious and aloof girl. Though initial tensions are high, the forces of darkness are preparing to return and the four girls must learn to work together to survive.

The four main characters were introduced one at a time in four trailers: ''[[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=6052&v=more Red]]'' (Ruby Rose), ''[[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=6934&v=more White]]'' (Weiss Schnee), ''[[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=7194&v=more Black]]'' (Blake Belladonna), and ''[[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=7615&v=more Yellow]]'', (Yang Xiao Long), to much anticipation and speculation. On July 18th 2013, the first episode premiered for the general population. The first season, or 'volume', ran for sixteen episodes[[note]]Due to the varying episode lengths, some were condensed for the DVD release, bringing the episode count to 10.[[/note]] Following the completion of Volume 1, the show had a brief hiatus before debuting Volume 2 at RTX 2014, and its online debut followed on July 24th, 2014.

New episodes are currently released weekly on Rooster Teeth's website (Saturdays for Rooster Teeth First members, Tuesdays for the public), with episodes of a miniseries called ''World of Remnant'' dedicated to [[AllThereInTheManual giving more information about Remnant]] sometimes being published in between episodes. The series is also being simulcasted on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/rwby Crunchyroll]]. Additionally, each episode is put up on [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUBVPK8x-XMhCW2fW7ZYlD9MHjvmT8IGK Rooster Teeth's YouTube channel]] one week after it premieres. Episode 1 is [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=7872 here]] Home video releases are available from Rooster Teeth's [[https://store.roosterteeth.com/collections/rwby#filter:ss_hierarchy:Blu-ray$2520$252F$2520DVD United States]], and [[http://hanabee.com.au/collections/rwby/dvd Australia/New Zealand]] online stores.

Monty Oum's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death]] in early 2015 left the future of the series in question, but other members of the team assured the fans that the show would go on as planned, considering there was apparently enough story and information left by Monty to go straight through a potential Volume 5. True to their word, on October 15th, Rooster Teeth released [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18lGsn4TCaQ the intro animation of Volume 3]], and Chapter 1 was released on October 24th for sponsors, and the next day for the general public. On July 1, 2016, the release date of Volume 4 was announced as October 22nd, 2016, and it was also announced that the volume would take place after a six-to-eight-month TimeSkip. Volume 5 premiered on October 14th, 2017, and is [[http://www.player.one/rwby-volume-season-5-interview-trailer-120721 set to consist of 14 episodes]].

On April 1st, 2016, a spinoff series was announced entitled ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', giving the franchise a more [[LighterAndSofter lighthearted]] and [[DenserAndWackier comedic]] spin. Episodes of this series are released during the hiatuses between volumes, and was specifically introduced after CerebusSyndrome set in during Volume 3 and the series got considerably more mature. Its first season premiered on May 7th, 2016 and ran for 24 episodes until October 15th, 2016 (one week before the premiere of Volume 4), and its second season premiered on May 13th, 2017, running for 22 episodes.

An official export to Japan (via Creator/WarnerBrothers Japan) was announced at RTX 2014, with the first three seasons getting home video releases with a Japanese dub. Those curious about the Japanese dub can order the Volume 1 and 2 Japanese home video releases from [[https://store.roosterteeth.com/collections/rwby#filter:ss_hierarchy:Blu-ray$2520$252F$2520DVD Rooster Teeth's US store]]. There is also [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/07/04-1/rooster-teeth-making-rwby-video-game a video game]], ''VideoGame/RWBYGrimmEclipse''. Originally [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_A116ynks0 a fangame]], the creators eventually teamed up with Rooster Teeth to make it official after RT found out about the game. Steam Early Access for the game began on December 1st, 2015 and the full game was released on July 5th, 2016. A manga was [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/10/19-1/shirow-miwa-to-create-rwby-manga-adaptation also announced]] in October 2015 and started running in November of the same year. On October 8, 2016, Creator/VizMedia announced that the ''RWBY'' manga would be circulated in Weekly Shonen Jump.

In addition, ''RWBY'' is set to join the Creator/ArcSystemWorks MassiveMultiplayerCrossover ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCrossTagBattle'', which also features representatives from ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth''.

Note that the vast majority of these pages have no spoiler tags. Proceed at your own risk.

!! '''RWBY''' provides examples of the following tropes:

* RWBY/TropesAToB
* RWBY/TropesCToD
* RWBY/TropesEToG
* RWBY/TropesHToK
* RWBY/TropesLToN
* RWBY/TropesOToR
* RWBY/TropesSToT
* RWBY/TropesUToZ

->''"But perhaps victory is in the simpler things that you've long forgotten...things that require a smaller, more honest soul."''