Cinedigm and Rooster Teeth have provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive peek behind the scenes of today's RWBY Volume 5 home video release, with a short video looking at the history of the franchise.
You can check it out above.
In the video, the creative team behind the project discussed the challenges of trying to create an anime-style American show from scratch, without the built-in audience of adapting popular source material, and how they worried that at first it would not find and audience.
RWBY: Volume 5 arrives on transactional digital platforms, including Steam, iTunes and XBOX, as well as DVD, Blu-Ray+DVD combo pack, and a Special Edition Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack featuring a 32-page RWBY Official Manga Anthology Sampler exclusive to FYE. The RWBY Official Manga Anthology is from the upcoming Weiss book from VIZ Media.
"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," said Gray G. Haddock, Head of Animation at Rooster Teeth.
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?
The home entertainment release of RWBY: Volume 5 includes every 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?0comments
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.