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.

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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 is a direct adaptation of the main RWBY series, with the first eight chapters covering episodes from Volume 1 and the subsequent chapters follow Volume 2.


Main CharactersEdit

Supporting CharactersEdit


Flashback CharactersEdit

Minor CharactersEdit

Volume ListsEdit

Volume 1Edit

The first volume of the manga was released in August 19th, 2019. [2]

Chapter Pages Original Release Date
Chapter 1 49 November 19th, 2018 (Viz Media; English release)[3]

December 20th, 2018 (ShonenJump Plus; JP release)

Chapter 2 32 December 17th, 2018 (Viz Media; English release)[4]

January 24th, 2019 (ShonenJump Plus; JP release)

Chapter 3 30 January 20th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[5]

February 21st, 2019 (ShonenJump Plus; JP release)

Chapter 4 30 February 26th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[6]

March 21st, 2019 (ShonenJump Plus; JP release)

Chapter 5 40 March 26th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[7]

April 25th, 2019 (ShonenJump Plus; JP release)

Chapters Not Yet in Tankōbon FormatEdit

Chapter Pages Original Release Date
Chapter 6 30 April 23th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[8]

May 23th, 2019 (ShonenJump Plus; JP release)

Chapter 7 31 May 28th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[9]

June 20th, 2019 (ShonenJump Plus; JP release)

Chapter 8 30 June 25th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[10]

July 25th, 2019 (ShonenJump Plus; JP Release)

Chapter 9 29 July 23rd, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[11]

August 22nd, 2019 (ShonenJump Plus; JP Release)

Chapter 10 29 August 27th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[12]

September 26th, 2019 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese Release)

Chapter 11 26 September 24th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[13]

October 23rd, 2019 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

Chapter 12 27 October 22nd, 2019 (originally)

October 29th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[14] November 21st, 2019 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

Chapter 13 29 November 26th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[15]

December 26th, 2019 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

Chapter 14 December 24th, 2019


  • 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 do not appear in the main storyline of the manga.
    • Most of the minor and support characters, such as Team CRDL, Scarlet David, Sage Ayana, Tukson and Lisa Lavender, are adapted out or given cameo appearances in the manga. For an example, the Shopkeep only appear in Chapter 1 and he doesn't appear in any chapters based from the show afterwards.
  • 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 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.
    • Some of the villains have different personalities as well. Roman is more dangerous and far less comedic- even becoming somewhat psychopathic at times. Neo is shown to be very serious and less tolerant of Roman. However, from what has been shown, Emerald and Mercury appear to be the same.


Comics and Manga
RWBY (2015 manga)RWBY: Official Manga AnthologyRWBY: The Official MangaRWBY (comic)

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