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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 final chapter ended on June 9th, 2020 on Viz Media website and June 25th, 2020 on Shonen Jump+ JP website.

PlotEdit

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.

IntroductionEdit

Volume 1: The Beacon Arc (1)Edit

In the world of Remnant, monsters known as Grimm wreak havoc. They're kept in check by Huntsmen and Huntresses, highly skilled warriors experienced in monster extermination who utilize their special abilities on the field of battle. Ruby is a ferociously talented young girl who comes to Beacon Academy to hone her skills and one day graduate to serve as a Huntress herself. Alongside her sister Yang Xiao Long, rival Weiss Schnee and newfound friend Blake Belladonna, Ruby leads Team RWBY, the coolest new group at Beacon!

Ruby takes her first step on the road to becoming a Huntress by enrolling at Beacon Academy, eager to take on the battery of tests, challenges and difficulties that follow. Ruby knows her talents will take her to her goal, but is she ready to clash with Weiss Schnee, haughty scion of the Schnee Dust Company?[2]

CharactersEdit

Main CharactersEdit

Supporting CharactersEdit

AntagonistsEdit

Flashback CharactersEdit

Minor CharactersEdit

Volume ListsEdit

Volume 1: The Beacon Arc (1)Edit

The first volume of the manga was released in August 19th, 2019.[3] The English version of the first volume will be released in July 21st, 2020.[4]

Chapter Pages Original Release Date
Chapter 1 49 November 19th, 2018 (Viz Media; English release)[5]

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

Chapter 2 32 December 17th, 2018 (Viz Media; English release)[6]

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

Chapter 3 30 January 20th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[7]

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

Chapter 4 30 February 26th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[8]

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

Chapter 5 40 March 26th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[9]

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

Volume 2: The Beacon Arc (2)Edit

The second volume of the manga was released on June 19th, 2020.[10] The English version of the second volume will be released in January 19th, 2021.[11]

Chapter Pages Original Release Date
Chapter 6 30 April 23th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[12]

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

Chapter 7 31 May 28th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[13]

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

Chapter 8 30 June 25th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[14]

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

Chapter 9 29 July 23rd, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[15]

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

Chapter 10 29 August 27th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[16]

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

Chapter 11 26 September 24th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[17]

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

Chapter 12 27 October 22nd, 2019 (originally)

October 29th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[18] November 21st, 2019 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

Volume 3: The Beacon Arc (3)Edit

The third and final volume of the manga was released on June 19th, 2020.[19] The English version of the third volume will be released in April 20th, 2021.[20]

Chapter Pages Original Release Date
Chapter 13 29 November 26th, 2019 (Viz Media; English release)[21]

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

Chapter 14 28 December 24th, 2019 (originally)

January 14th, 2020 (Viz Media; English release)[22] January 23rd, 2020 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

Chapter 15 28 January 28th, 2020 (originally)

February 11th, 2020 (Viz Media; English release)[23] February 20th, 2020 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

Chapter 16 29 March 10th, 2020 (Viz Media; English release)[24]

March 19th, 2020 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

Chapter 17 29 April 14th, 2020 (Viz Media; English release)[25]

April 23th, 2020 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

Chapter 18 29 May 12th, 2020 (Viz Media; English release)[26]

May 21st, 2020 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

Chapter 19 31 June 9th, 2020 (Viz Media; English release)[27]

June 25th, 2020 (Shonen Jump Plus; Japanese release)

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • In the official manga poster of Team RWBY and Team JNPR, where Pyrrha can be seen carrying Jaune is a reference to RWBY Chapter 12.
  • Content from "Extracurricular" is completely absent.
  • The episode "No Brakes" and its content is removed entirely, as well as Raven Branwen's appearances. The plot of "Breach" is changed, and Roman is not defeated by Blake, nor does he interact with her, instead being apprehended by Ruby.

ReferencesEdit

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