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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 June 25th, 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 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' appearances have some minor changes in the manga than the show.
    • Ruby has black hair with no red highlighted tips.
    • Weiss does not have her emblem on the back of her jacket.
    • Blake's Faunus ears are slightly bigger.
      • Blake’s stockings aren’t gradient and lacks her emblem.
    • Jaune's gloves are not fingerless.
    • Pyrrha lacks her emblem on her small bronze plate.
    • Ren's ponytail is slightly short.
    • Ozpin doesn't wear his cross pin on his cowl.
    • Glynda lacks her emblem on her cape.
    • Sun wears boots instead of sneakers.
    • Penny's pupils are square instead of regular ones.
    • 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.
  • 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.


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