The RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY: RED LIKE ROSES will debut in print and digital editions under the VIZ Signature imprint with a rating of ‘T’ for Teens. Volume 1 carries a print MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN and is the first of four character-focused volumes in the RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY series. RED LIKE ROSES also launches digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. The second anthology, featuring Weiss Schnee, is set for publication later in 2018. More details on anthologies featuring Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long will be forthcoming.
In RED LIKE ROSES, Ruby may be team leader, but she’s got insecurities just like the rest of us. In fact, her worries run deep. These all-new stories show how Ruby overcomes her shortcomings to be a true hero—and what drives her to do it! From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the first volume in a series of short story collections showcasing Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang!
“The original short stories in this new series really showcase Team RWBY,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “In this first volume, fans will get deep Ruby Rose insights, with all the drama, comedy, and personality they expect from the world of RWBY.”
VIZ Media recently launched a RWBY manga digitally and in print. That volume features artwork by the famed manga creator, Shirow Miwa, and is inspired by the popular online anime-style series originally created by Monty Oum and produced by Austin, TX-based Rooster Teeth Productions. RWBY was the first western-produced anime series to be distributed in Japan.