Shirow Miwa Ends RWBY Manga, Works Toward Resuming Dogs
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Shirow Miwa is ending his manga adaptation of the RWBY web animated series in the March issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine on Saturday. Shirow plans to work toward resuming his Dogs manga series.
The magazine had revealed in December that the manga would enter its "climax" in the February issue on January 19.
The original RWBY web animated series by the late creator Monty Oum follows four girls with unique weapons and powers who are training to hunt supernatural "Creatures of Grimm." The manga is a prequel about these four girls who would eventually make up Team RWBY upon enrolling in Beacon Academy. The manga's story, supervised by Rooster Teeth, reveals "the mystery hidden in four trailers" presented in Japan.
The manga series debuted in Ultra Jump in November 2015. Viz Media had announced in July that it would release books based on RWBY. The company later announced at New York Comic Con in October that it will publish the manga, and then began publishing the manga in the English edition of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on October 31. Viz Media will release the first compiled book volume in North America on August 15.
Shirow launched the Dogs: Bullets & Carnage sequel of his Dogs: Prelude manga in Ultra Jump in 2005, and Shueisha released the tenth compiled book volume in 2014. The manga inspired an original video anime adaptation (OVA) in 2009. The main cast from the 2007 and 2008 drama CD adaptations reprised their roles in the OVA. The original Dogs manga ran in Ultra Jump from 2000 to 2001, and Shueisha released one compiled book.
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