Blu-ray release of studio SHAFT’s RWBY: Ice Queendom anime has been delayed to July 27, 2023. The announcement, signed by the production committee, states that the extra time will allow production staff to deliver a better product by further polishing the animation cuts and adding new animation to the opening sequence.
RWBY: Ice Queendom anime was initially announced in March of this year. The anime premiered in the Summer 2022 anime season: the first three episodes had an early premiere on June 24 on Crunchyroll, while the regular broadcast began on July 3. Kenjiro Okada was the chief director, with Toshimasa Suzuki as the director. Nobuhiro Sugiyama did the character designs, which were based on the original designs by Huke. To Ubukata was in charge of the series composition. Kazuma Jinnouchi and Irone Toda composed the music. The anime had a total of 12 episodes.
RWBY: Ice Queendom Blu-ray was initially set to release on January 27, 2023. Crunchyroll describes the plot as:
In the world of Remnant, a place where science and fairy tales coexist, human civilization is plagued by deadly monsters known as the Grimm. For a time, victory by the Grimm seemed all but certain, if not for the heroism of those sworn to protect humanity – Huntsmen and Huntresses. These warriors are trained and assembled into teams at schools like Beacon Academy, where Ruby meets Weiss and Blake – forming Team RWBY along with Ruby’s sister, Yang. While team RWBY studies to become the greatest Huntresses the world of Remnant has ever known, they are faced with a horrifying threat…
The anime is an adaptation of Monty Oum’s web series RWBY, which premiered in July 2013.
Source: Official Website
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