RWBY is one of the biggest animated series that Rooster Teeth has produced over the years of its existence, and with a new season arriving in the form of RWBY: Ice Queendom, it seems that the anime heroines are set to be a part of a major crossover with the biggest heroes of the DC Comics Universe. RWBY/Justice League has been confirmed to arrive next year, with the story originally arriving as a comic book series last year, and marks a clash between the world of anime and the world of North American comic books.
While there hasn't been an official film that saw the Justice League crossing over into the world of anime by directly coming into contact with anime heroes, the DC Animated Universe created a number of movies that used a style similar to the medium of anime. Batman: Gotham Knights and Batman: Ninja for example saw anime studios trying their hand at the Dark Knight. With the arrival of this new crossover film in 2023, perhaps DC is looking to get more into the anime game.
One of the biggest crossovers between the world of anime and the world of comic books is getting its own movie, as the heroines of RWBY will be joining forces with the Justice League, as the official Twitter Account for RWBY confirms:
#RWBY's first feature film is coming in 2023!!!— RWBY (@OfficialRWBY) July 1, 2022
The film will introduce a new original RWBY/DC crossover story with The Justice League. The RWBY/Justice League comic book series was a breakthrough hit, & this will expand the world of the crossover with a wholly original story! pic.twitter.com/5r3KgP6lgo
The original description for the crossover that saw members of the Justice League getting an anime makeover as worlds collided read as such:
"RWBY/Justice League introduces fans of manga and superheroes to the Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Diana Prince of Remnant, fighting with Team RWBY. A new Grimm is running rampant across the island of Patch, and Ruby and Yang must team up with a young red and blue-clad farm boy to stop it! Meanwhile, Blake meets a mysterious woman who's suddenly appeared on Menagerie, but her purpose for being there remains a secret. And why does she act like she hasn't been around modern society?"
The original series was seven issues long, put together by creators Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, Stephanie Pepper, and Emanuela Lupacchino.
DC has also taken the opportunity to explore the world of manga in recent years, with manga series focusing on Batman, the Joker, Superman, and the Justice League being released in the past.
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