Rooted in the most familiar Western Fairytales, ‘RWBY’ is one animated series that went above and beyond everyone’s expectations when it first premiered. Most anime-styled shows are not received too well by the anime community, but ‘RWBY’ has been somewhat of a game-changer. The animated series uses elements of well-known tales and then subtly involves them in its storyline to further enhance its world-building elements. Apart from its captivating world, its incredibly choreographed fight scenes have also gained a lot of appreciation from viewers.
Although its characters might seem a bit typical at times, their creative dialogues somehow make them stand out from their respective stereotypes. So if you haven’t started watching this show yet, now would be a good time to give it a try. For those who have already seen all of its current volumes and are eagerly waiting for the next one to release, read on further to know all the details about the 8th volume of ‘RWBY.’
RWBY Volume 8 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘RWBY’ is an anime-styled web-series which first premiered on July 18, 2013. Produced by Rooster Teeth Animation and distributed Warner Bros. Japan, the animated series has a total of 7 volumes so far with 92 episodes. The show has been appreciated by viewers from all over the world and it also received a great critical response for its unique animation style and soundtracks. The CEO of Rooster Teeth, Matt Hullum, proudly stated that he has always been a fan of anime, so ‘RWBY’ is his attempt to create the first American anime production which now being exported to the Japanese audience.
Although the creators of the show were a little skeptical about the response it would receive, they were impressed by how incredibly well most anime viewers were receiving it. So, with this, it comes as no surprise that the American made anime series is not ending anytime soon. The good news for all RWBY fans is that Rooster Teeth has announced it on its official website that it will be producing two new volumes of the series. According to a recent blog post on their official website, Rooster Teeth has confirmed that ‘RWBY’ volume 8 will release sometime in Fall 2020.
One of the writers of the show, Eddy Rivas, also confirmed this on twitter. Check out his tweet below:
Now that this news is out from NYCC, it's a pleasure to say that yes, we are already hard at work on RWBY Volume 8 writing. Y'all ain't ready.
— Eddy Rivas (@eddyrivas) October 4, 2019
On November 1, 2019, Miles Luna announced that the script for RWBY season 8 has already been completed and its storyboard is being worked upon. It was later also confirmed concept art and development were underway by the end of November 2019. The voice recording sessions of the main characters began on February 4, 2020. Moreover, a live-action ‘RWBY’ adaptation is also underway and is scheduled to premiere later this year.
The lead concept artist of the show, Erin Winn, also posted a tweet in November 2019, which confirmed that the creators of the series had started working on it:
NO SORRY haha, I'm literally working on rwby 8 stuff today so my brain is shuffling them 😂
— Erin Winn 🏳️🌈 (@ErinMWinn) November 25, 2019
At the New York Comic-Con, the cast and crew of ‘RWBY’ also revealed that volume 8 will not be the end of the series and even volume 9 has been greenlit. Adding to this, it was also announced that volume 8 will be pretty long compared to the rest of the series but to compensate for this, volume 9 will be relatively shorter. Apart from that, Rooster Teeth Animation has also revealed that it will also be releasing spin-off shorts of ‘RWBY’ fairy tails sometime in 2020. The details regarding this project are still under the covers but fans of the anime series sure do have a lot to look forward to in 2020.
We’re happy to announce the development of 3 new #RWBY shows coming this year for FIRST members!
— RWBY (@OfficialRWBY) February 11, 2020
Where to Watch RWBY Online:
The English dub of ‘RWBY’ is available on Rooster Teeth.