Volume 6 is the sixth season of RWBY. It premiered on October 27th, 2018 on the Rooster Teeth website. In addition, theatrical screenings of the premiere were held through Fathom Events across the United States on October 25th. The volume was preceded by Volume 5 and the third season of RWBY Chibi. It is followed by Volume 7.
Unlike the previous Volumes, Volume 6 was not released on YouTube alongside its Rooster Teeth website release. Instead, it was released alongside Volume 7 on Rooster Teeth's YouTube channel for animation. Volume 6 was released entirely for premium/free users on Crunchyroll June 25th, 2019.
Volume 6 was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 2nd, 2019.
After successfully getting the first Relic in Mistral, the next step is to take it to General Ironwood in Atlas. But things don't go smoothly as our protagonists are separated, forced to walk through the dangerous Mistral wilderness and witness the history of the world, Salem and Ozpin. After they seemingly lose hope, Qrow Branwen begins descending more into his alcoholism while the team meets an old woman named Maria Calavera, who manages to save them from great dangers in the wilderness.
Meanwhile, Cinder Fall is revealed to have survived the Battle of Haven and begins wandering around the lower levels of Mistral while looking for Ruby's Group. After Adam Taurus loses the control he had over the White Fang following the Battle of Haven, he begins to pursue Blake Belladonna in order to kill her. Meanwhile, the other half of Ruby's Group learn that the Atlas Military forces in Argus led by Caroline Cordovin are unwilling to help them reach Atlas.
- Main article: Episodes
|Chapter||Episode||Title||Original Air Date||Run Time||External Link|
|Trailer||Volume 6 Trailer||October 16th, 2018||1:24|| Volume 6 Trailer|
Volume 6 Trailer
|—||"Volume 6 Adam Character Short"||August 17th, 2018||7:02|| Volume 6 Adam Character Short|
|1||"Argus Limited"||October 27th, 2018||22:32||Argus Limited|
|2||"Uncovered"||November 3rd, 2018||16:49||Uncovered|
|3||"The Lost Fable"||November 10th, 2018||26:35||The Lost Fable|
|4||"So That's How It Is"||November 17th, 2018||13:37||So That's How It Is|
|5||"The Coming Storm"||November 24th, 2018||14:54||The Coming Storm|
|6||"Alone in the Woods"||December 1st, 2018||20:21||Alone in the Woods|
|7||"The Grimm Reaper"||December 8th, 2018||16:18||The Grimm Reaper|
|8||"Dead End"||December 15th, 2018||16:58||Dead End|
|9||"Lost"||December 29th, 2018||18:35||Lost|
|10||"Stealing from the Elderly"||January 5th, 2019||13:52||Stealing from the Elderly|
|11||"The Lady in the Shoe"||January 12th, 2019||15:53||The Lady in the Shoe|
|12||"Seeing Red"||January 19th, 2019||13:57||Seeing Red|
|13||"Our Way"||January 26th, 2019||23:39||Our Way|
- Main article: RWBY Development
The first concept and writing meetings for Volume 6 began a week after the Volume 5 finale aired. Voice acting recording sessions for key characters began in late May 2018. During development, several people were added or promoted to key positions, including Connor Pickens, who replaced Miles Luna and Gray G. Haddock as co-director.
In an interview at RTX London 2018, Gray Haddock said matte painting backgrounds, a 2D-asset used often in the production of Rooster Teeth's mecha show gen:LOCK, would be implemented in Volume 6 in a more interactive way.
On January 17th, 2018, it was announced that Volume 6 would premiere in the Fall. On August 3rd, 2018, it was confirmed at RTX Austin that Volume 6 will premiere on October 27th, 2018. That same day, an in-progress version of the "Volume 6 Adam Character Short" was also shown to attendees, which was later made available to the public on the 17th of August.
It was also announced that Volume 6 would only air initially on the Rooster Teeth site because many of the videos, including most of RWBY episodes that were uploaded to their main channel on YouTube, were demonetized for various reasons. However, beginning on October 12th, 2019, Volume 6 would air weekly on the Rooster Teeth YouTube channel for animation. Additionally, FIRST members would be able to watch the show for an entire week before it was released to the public. The public would watch a new episode on Saturday a week after that episode went live for FIRST members.
One of the things Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross wanted to improve upon this Volume was the balance between the newer high stakes plot points and the goofier and sillier moments from older Volumes.
While the Volume was originally planned to have 14 episodes like the previous Volume did, the volume ended up only having 13 episodes due to the staff believing that the final episode would work better as the beginning of the next Volume with the planned version being expanded upon in the final release.
The scene involving the villains during the episode "So That's How It Is" originally took place before "The Lost Fable" in an early version of the script, but was moved after thinking about the different way people would be looking at Salem after the episode.Regarding
Miles Luna created Tock and came up with the idea of the fight between Maria and Tock only being 60 seconds long due to them having a restriction on how long fights could be.
- RWBY Volume 6 theater premiere
- RTX 2018 RWBY Friday Panel
- Evan Bregman's Twitter
- NYCC 2018 Interview
- Lindsay Jones' Instagram
- RTX London 2018 Interview
- Entertainment Weekly
- RWBY Volume 6 Release Date
- Matt Hullum's Journal
- Volume 6 Directors' Commentary Chapter 8
- RWBY Volume 6 Blu-ray Director's Commentary
- Volume 6 Directors' Commentary Chapter 4
- Volume 6 Directors' Commentary Chapter 7
- Volume 6 Directors' Commentary Chapter 13