Fans of Rooster Teeth’s RWBY have reason to celebrate this week as Volume 5 of the hit anime series arrives Tuesday, June 5th on Blu-ray and all manner of home-video platforms. (A Special Edition Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack featuring a 32-page RWBY Official Manga Anthology Sampler exclusive to FYE.) It’s our pleasure to give you an advance look at that Blu-ray release’s bonus features in an exclusive clip!
Gray G. Haddock, Head of Animation at Rooster Teeth, said of the Blu-ray release, “We love how passionate the fans of RWBY are. Volume 5 received such a great reaction and we’re really looking forward to be able to provide these episodes along with a behind-the-scenes look at the series through the bonus features.” And it’s that behind-the-scenes look that we’re sharing with you today! This clip revisits the history of RWBY over the last five years and includes commentary from Haddock, Kerry Shawcross and Miles Luna, along with archival footage of the late Monty Oum, without whom RWBY as we know it wouldn’t have existed. As you might expect, things get emotional.
Watch our clip from the upcoming Blu-ray release of RWBY Volume 5 and prepare yourself for feels:
In RWBY: Volume 5 Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are each entangled in journeys of their own, but they all share one destination: Haven Academy. Whether it’s the promise of ancient relics, mystical maidens, or simply more power, it’s clear that the stage for the next great battle for Remnant has been chosen. The question is, with so many players in this game, who’s going to come out on top?
Now that you’ve had a moment to compose yourselves, here’s a look at what other bonus features will be available on tomorrow’s RWBY Volume 5 Blu-ray. Look for our full review tomorrow!
The home entertainment release of RWBY: Volume 5 includes every action-packed episode from the fifth volume of the critically acclaimed phenomenon, plus special bonus features including:
- 5 Years RWBY – “5 Years of RWBY” is a behind-the-scenes retrospective that explores how the production of RWBY has changed over the years. This exclusive content includes never before seen interviews.
- Weiss Character Short – All her life, Weiss Schnee has lived a privileged and pampered life… but it did not come without its own hardships.
Blake Character Short – The White Fang was once a peaceful organization fighting for true equality for the Faunus. Over the years, however, many members began to favor violent and extreme tactics in order to demand respect from the humans of Remnant. Though Blake Belladonna eventually decided to leave the White Fang and its growing acts of terror, not all of her friends made the same decision.
- Yang Character Short – You know that Ruby is unstoppable with her scythe, but Yang knows the true power of hand-to-hand combat. In the midst of a weapon-free training session, can Yang convince her sister of the importance of fighting without a weapon?
- CRWBY: Behind The Episode – Have you ever wondered how RWBY is made? Each week, CRWBY: Behind the Episode gives you a peek at the magic, highlights the animation process, and introduces you to the animators, engineers, producers, and artists who work tirelessly to bring the World of Remnant to life.