This year’s third issue of Shuiesha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Bunta Kinami’s new RWBY The Official Manga manga will launch on the Shonen Jump+ app and website on December 20, 2018, with new chapters releasing once a month. Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth Productions are credited with the original work.
VIZ Media had announced at New York Comic Con in October 2018 that it will publish the new manga as part of its Weekly Shonen Jump lineup, and the company published the manga’s first chapter on November 20, 2018 for free on its website and in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is changing form on December 17, 2018, and will no longer be offered as a magazine. Instead, VIZ will release individual chapters from manga in the lineup on its website and app simultaneously with Japan for free. Those with subscriptions will be able to access a back catalogue of manga chapters and series in addition to the most recent three chapters that free users can access.