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RWBY Japanese Dub Cast Includes Saori Hayami, Yōko Hikasa, More

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The July issue of Kadokawa's Newtype magazine announced the Japanese dub cast of Rooster Teeth's anime-style RWBY web series on Wednesday. The web series, which follows four girls with unique weapons and powers who are training to hunt supernatural "Creatures of Grimm," was licensed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Japan for distribution and merchandising in Japan last year. The series streamed on Crunchyroll.

The show stars:

  • Saori Hayami as Ruby Rose
  • Yōko Hikasa as Weiss Schnee
  • Yu Shimamura as Blake Belladonna
  • Ami Koshimizu as Yang Xiao Long

The magazine included character illustrations by animator and character designer Asako Nishida (Yamibo - Darkness, the Hat, and the Travelers of the Books, Simoun, Vampire Knight, Love Live!). An official Japanese fan book featuringillustrations from 22 different artists, including Hiroyuki Asada (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee), Yoshitoshi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain, Haibane Renmei), Hajime Ueda (FLCL), okama (Tail Star, Glass Fleet), Jinsei Kataoka & Kazuma Kondou (Deadman Wonderland), Range Murata (Last Exile, Blue Submarine No. 6), and toi8 (character design MAOYU, No. 6) went on sale at last year's Winter Comiket.

The series' creator Monty Oum passed away in February after suffering an allergic reaction to a medical procedure.

[Via Yara-on!]


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