Volume 5 is the fifth season of RWBY. It premiered on October 14th, 2017 on the Rooster Teeth website. In addition, theatrical screenings of the premiere were held through Fathom Events across the United States on October 12th.The volume was preceded by Volume 4 and the second season of RWBY Chibi. It was followed by Volume 6 and the third season of RWBY Chibi.
The volume had 14 episodes, and its premiere was preceded by three new character shorts. Unlike in the previous two volumes, Volume 5's episodes were released to the public on Tuesdays, three days after the Saturday FIRST member release.
Volume 5 was released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 5th, 2018, but this release did not come with a "Complete" version of the volume like previous volumes. However, the Complete version of the volume would be released in parts to Rooster Teeth's website and Animation YouTube channel starting on October 20th, 2019.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Team RNJR and Qrow finally arrive in Mistral and are surprised to see Oscar and Ozpin. Weiss' and Yang's plans to rendezvous with the team take a detour while Blake, her family and Sun are dealing with their own fight in Menagerie. Meanwhile, Salem's court makes their move against Mistral, as they did against Vale.
Characters[edit | edit source]
Major Characters[edit | edit source]
Other Characters[edit | edit source]
Minor Characters[edit | edit source]
Episodes[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Episodes
|Chapter||Title||Original Air Date||Run Time||External Link|
|RC7||"RWBY Volume 5 Complete - Part 1"||October 20th, 2019||1:56:52||Volume 5 - Part 1|
|RC8||"RWBY Volume 5 Complete - Part 2"||October 25th, 2019||1:45:44||Volume 5 - Part 2|
|—||"Volume 5 Weiss Character Short"||July 17th, 2017||4:02||Character Short|
|—||"Volume 5 Blake Character Short"||September 4th, 2017||4:59||Character Short|
|—||"Volume 5 Yang Character Short"||October 14th, 2017||4:15||Character Short|
|1||"Welcome to Haven"||October 14th, 2017||23:03||Welcome to Haven|
|2||"Dread in the Air"||October 21st, 2017||21:04||Dread in the Air|
|3||"Unforeseen Complications"||October 28th, 2017||18:35||Unforeseen Complications|
|4||"Lighting the Fire"||November 4th, 2017||16:15||Lighting the Fire|
|5||"Necessary Sacrifice"||November 11th, 2017||16:58||Necessary Sacrifice|
|6||"Known by its Song"||November 18th, 2017||17:37||Known by its Song|
|7||"Rest and Resolutions"||November 25th, 2017||12:48||Rest and Resolutions|
|8||"Alone Together"||December 2nd, 2017||15:18||Alone Together|
|9||"A Perfect Storm"||December 9th, 2017||15:07||A Perfect Storm|
|10||"True Colors"||December 16th, 2017||19:26||True Colors|
|11||"The More the Merrier"||December 30th, 2017||16:05||The More the Merrier|
|12||"Vault of the Spring Maiden"||January 6th, 2018||14:43||Vault of the Spring Maiden|
|13||"Downfall"||January 13th, 2018||15:28||Downfall|
|14||"Haven's Fate"||January 20th, 2018||24:29||Haven's Fate|
Development[edit | edit source]
- Main article: RWBY Development
The Volume 5 online premiere date was announced at RTX Austin 2017.
Also teased at RTX Austin was a first look at the "Volume 5 Weiss Character Short", which premiered on July 17th, 2017. Character shorts for Blake and Yang premiered on September 4th and October 14th, respectively. Each short gives a flashback while also connecting it to the main timeline.
Volume 5 continued to use Autodesk Maya software, but some visual elements were added. Most notably, a third lighting layer is sometimes in use on characters.
References[edit | edit source]
- Volume 5 premiere date
- CRWBY: Behind the Episode