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Team RWBY is back and ready for their second semester at Beacon, but real life doesn't stop there. Between classes and homework, they still have to find time to save the world. And between the White Fang, Roman Torchwick, and a mysterious new trio, they certainly have their work cut out for them!

Volume 2 is the second season of "RWBY". It premiered on July 24th, 2014 on the Rooster Teeth website. It was preceded by Volume 1. It was followed by Volume 3.

There are 12 episodes in the volume rather than the 16 in Volume 1, but each episode is at least 12 minutes long. The volume was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 9th, 2019, which included a movie version of the volume. This Complete version would later be uploaded to Rooster Teeth's website on October 4th, 2019.

Episodes were not released every week, with supplemental series RWBY: World of Remnant airing in lieu of an episode on the series' off-weeks.

Overview Edit

The second volume starts with everyone already settled in their school life. The protagonists start uncovering a plot by Roman Torchwick and the White Fang while Cinder Fall's plan also moves forward.

Characters Edit

Major Characters Edit

Other Characters Edit

Minor Characters Edit

Episodes Edit

Main article: Episodes
Chapter Title Original Air Date Run Time External Link
RC2 "RWBY Volume 2 Complete" December 9th, 2014 2:32:06 Rt-favicon Volume 2
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1 "Best Day Ever" July 24th, 2014 14:45 Rt-favicon Best Day Ever
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2 "Welcome to Beacon" July 31st, 2014 13:14 Rt-favicon Welcome to Beacon
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3 "A Minor Hiccup" August 7th, 2014 12:36 Rt-favicon A Minor Hiccup
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4 "Painting the Town..." August 14th, 2014 16:19 Rt-favicon Painting the Town...
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5 "Extracurricular" August 28th, 2014 12:41 Rt-favicon Extracurricular
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6 "Burning the Candle" September 4th, 2014 13:08 Rt-favicon Burning the Candle
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7 "Dance Dance Infiltration" September 11th, 2014 14:49 Rt-favicon Dance Dance Infiltration
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8 "Field Trip" September 25th, 2014 12:13 Rt-favicon Field Trip
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9 "Search and Destroy" October 2nd, 2014 15:48 Rt-favicon Search and Destroy
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10 "Mountain Glenn" October 9th, 2014 12:55 Rt-favicon Mountain Glenn
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11 "No Brakes" October 23th, 2014 16:45 Rt-favicon No Brakes
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12 "Breach" October 30th, 2014 17:55 Rt-favicon Breach
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DevelopmentEdit

Main article: RWBY

Development on the second Volume of RWBY was documented by official production diaries, which were released during the hiatus between Volume 1 and 2. The four production diaries covered different sections of the second Volume's development.

  • Production Diary 1 outlined the pre-production phase of the show, including the writing process and initial table reads.
  • Production Diary 2 focused on artwork, and followed the design process of Velvet from original concept to the final character model.
  • Production Diary 3 followed the voice acting for Volume 2. The diary also included interviews with the voice actors and covered how they get into character. For example, Lindsay takes off her shoes to get into a more childlike mindset, while Barbara basically plays herself, due to her similarity with Yang.
  • Production Diary 4 focused on final rendering, compositing, sound design and post-production.

A contest was opened for the design of the character Velvet's outfit, in order to recognize the community's contributions and include them to the show. More than 1,300 designs were submitted to the contest, with the winning one selected by Velvet's voice actress Caiti Ward and Monty Oum. A fan art contest was also opened, where some of the submitted fan art was featured in the ending credits of episodes of Volume 2.

During the development of the second Volume, the show adopted more subtle, balanced lighting in contrast to the brighter and flatter lighting of the first Volume, and the character models underwent an overhaul. The black silhouette background characters that were present in the first Volume were replaced with fully-rendered procedurally generated models in the second, in order to add more vibrancy to the world. Kristina Nguyen, who worked on environmental designs during Volume 1, was the Art Director for Volume 2, and worked closely with the modelers on the environment models and textures.

Returning voice actors included the voice cast of Volume 1, including cosplayer Jessica Nigri, who had a widely expanded role as primary antagonist Cinder, for whom she also performed the motion capture.

Notable additions to the voice cast for Volume 2 included J.J. Castillo as Mercury BlackKatie Newville (animator Shane Newville's wife) as Emerald Sustrai and Ashley Burns as Coco Adel. Series writer and co-director Kerry Shawcross was cast as Neptune VasiliasJason Rose, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who had always wanted to work with Monty on a project, also joined the cast as James Ironwood.

Gray G. Haddock revealed on January 30th, 2014 that production on Volume 2 was underway and that the first episode would premiere at RTX 2014.

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. RWBY Volume 6 Blu-ray Director's Commentary
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