For the various other manga series, see RWBY Comics and Manga.
This is a fairy tale. Born from light. Pitted against darkness burdened by fate. Yes, a tale of four young women.

RWBY: The Official Manga is a manga adaptation of the American anime web series of the same name written by manga artist Bunta Kinami.[1]


The manga adapts scenes from the main series of RWBY.


Main Characters

Supporting Characters


Flashback Characters

Minor Characters


Chapter Pages Original Release Date
Chapter 1 49 November 19th, 2018[2]
Chapter 2 32 December 17th, 2018[3]
Chapter 3 30 January 20th, 2019[4]
Chapter 4 30 February 26th, 2019[5]
Chapter 5 40 March 26th, 2019[6]
Chapter 6 30 April 23th, 2019[7]
Chapter 7 31 May 28th, 2019[8]
Chapter 8 30 June 25th, 2019[9]
Chapter 9 29 July 23rd, 2019[10]
Chapter 10 August 27th, 2019

Image Gallery

Chapter Titles

Japanese Chapter Titles

Promotional Materials


  • The filler episodes such as "The Badge and The Burden", "The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2", "Jaunedice", "Jaunedice, Pt.2", "Forever Fall" and "Forever Fall, Pt.2" are removed completely in the manga.
  • The gag characters like RWBY Rex don't appear main storyline of the manga.
  • The background characters were shadow silhouettes in Volume 1 of the show, but in the manga, they are no longer shadow silhouettes and they have their own appearances.
  • Most of the characters' personalities have some minor changes in the manga. For an example, Ruby is somber and introspective when she first first arrived in Beacon Academy, Weiss is less selfish and slightly nicer to her friends, but she is still distrustful of Faunus and Penny becomes desperate to find new friends.

RWBY character's compare/comparisons changes from the Official Manga


  • Ruby has black hair with no red highlighted tips.
    • Ruby's Slayer outfit replaced her emblem on her skirt with a single black trimmed on it. The black belts on her sleeves are removed completely.
  • Weiss does not have her emblem on the back of her jacket.
    • Weiss' Snowpea outfit lacks buttons on her double-breasted jacket.
  • Blake's Faunus ears are slightly bigger.
    • Blake’s stockings aren’t gradient and lacks her emblem.
    • Blake's Intruder outfit lacks a belt.
  • Yang's emblem sometimes shown in the early chapters until Chapter 5.
    • Yang's Hunter outfit lacks her necklace and she doesn't have her emblem on her left high stocking. A fabric attached to her outfit lacks detail and design.


  • Jaune's gloves are not fingerless.
  • Pyrrha lacks her emblem on her small bronze plate.
    • She wears thigh length stockings instead of tights in her Beacon Uniform.
  • Ren's ponytail is slightly short.


  • Sun wears boots instead of sneakers.
  • Neptune wears lace dark color boots instead of sneakers with his emblem on it.
    • The black band on his left sleeve jacket was removed.

Cinder's Faction

  • Cinder's hair is longer that reaches pass her chest.
    • She wears regular high heel shoes instead of her shoes being made of glass.
  • Roman wears a white shirt underneath his suit instead of a black one.
    • The small feather tucked into its red band of Roman's bowler hat is absent.
    • Roman's eyes are light blue instead of green.


  • Ozpin doesn't wear his cross pin on his cowl.
  • Glynda lacks her emblem on her cape.
  • Penny's pupils are square instead of regular ones.
    • She never wears her small backpack into battle.


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