New deal with Crunchyroll opens wider audience to online series.
Rooster Teeth has teamed up with Crunchyroll, a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content, to simulcast episodes of Rooster Teeth's hit anime series RWBY. Beginning Thursday, August 22, as each new episode of RWBY is released, it will be simulcast on both the Rooster Teeth website as well as the Crunchyroll website.
Created and directed by Monty Oum, RWBY is the story of four very different girls brought together for one legendary purpose. Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are new students at Beacon Academy, a school designed to train warriors and monster-hunters. Unfortunately, monsters aren't the only threat to the citizens of Vale and before the year is over, the students of Beacon may find that homework is the least of their problems.
Rooster Teeth is a creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as Red vs. Blue, the longest running web series in history; the reality gamer series The Gauntlet; comedy series Rooster Teeth Shorts; the animated series RWBY; and Immersion, a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates the gaming website AchievementHunter.com and produces the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast, voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2012 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX (Rooster Teeth Expo), an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX which attracts thousands of gamers, online video fans, and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 8th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2012, now with over 5 million YouTube subscribers and 2.3 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 5 million unique monthly visitors with 1.5 million registered community members. Rooster Teeth has won multiple awards, including 2011 and 2012 Best Animated Series (Red vs. Blue) from the IAWTV.