RWBY: Ice Queendom Unveils When Its New Season Will Arrive

RWBY is one of the most unique anime series, being created by the North American company Rooster Teeth and achieving levels of success that many other anime franchises could only dream of. With the original series receiving over one hundred episodes over the course of many seasons, the newest take on the quartet of heroes fighting the Grimm is set to arrive this summer and a new release date has landed to let fans know when the Ice Queendom will hit the small screen.     

According to the Official Twitter Account for RWBY: Ice Queendom, the series will hit Japan on July 3rd, with a North American release set to hit Crunchyroll that same month:

Rooster Teeth and Bandai Namco Arts describe the next chapter in the realm of RemnantRWBY: Ice Queendom, as such:

 "In the world of Remnant, a place where science and fairy tales coexist, human civilization is plagued by deadly monsters known as the Grimm. For a time, victory by the Grimm seemed all but certain, if not for the heroism of those sworn to protect humanity -- Huntsmen and Huntresses. These warriors are trained and assembled into teams at schools like Beacon Academy, where Ruby meets Weiss and Blake -- forming Team RWBY along with Ruby's sister, Yang. While team RWBY studies to become the greatest Huntresses the world of Remnant has ever known, they are faced with a horrifying threat..."  

If you're wondering whether Ice Queendom is a sequel, re-imagining, or side story, the head of Rooster Teeth, Geoff Yetter, had this to say on the official website of the series:

"First, the world of RWBY: Ice Queendom is NOT an alternate universe or a reboot. While the story is set in the same universe as the main show, we're calling it "canon adjacent". The new show is incredibly faithful to the original, while also taking some fun new liberties to switch things up a bit. The first two episodes of RWBY: IQ will recap V1 – V2 before kicking things off into a bold new adventure, full of new characters, new settings, new surprises, and (of course) new Grimm. Not only that, but you'll also see a ton of familiar faces, too. While changes made to the existing RWBY content are not technically considered canon, it's a story that absolutely could exist alongside other RWBY content — we just wanted the Japan team to be able to have as much fun with it as they wanted. Now as to what the story of the show is all about….well you'll just have to wait and see!"