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Grimm Variations Original Anime Now Streaming on Netflix

The Grimm Variations, an original anime project from WIT Studio, is now streaming on Netflix. All six episodes have been released, averaging 30 to 40 minutes each. CLAMP did the character designs, Michiko Yokote wrote the screenplay, and Miyagawa Akira did the music. Each episode has a different director.

Grimm Variations original anime – Trailer

Each of the six episodes of Grimm Variations corresponds to a new story with added elements of horror and suspense. The episode directors are as follows:

  • Episode 1: Yoko Kanamori
  • Episode 2: Yasuhiro Akamatsu
  • Episode 3: Junichiro Hashiguchi
  • Episode 4: Yumi Kamakura
  • Episode 5: Masto Takeuchi
  • Episode 6: Shintaro Nakamatsu
  • Prologue, Epilogue: Yutaro Kubo and Satomi Yomeya

The main Japanese cast for the original anime includes:

  • Kenji Nojima as Wilhelm Grimm
  • Misato Fukuen as Charlotte
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Jacob Grimm
  • Ayane Sakura as Sawako Otawara
Grimm Variations original anime – Visual

Details about the Grimm Variations anime were first announced in July 2021 following a partnership between CLAMP and Netflix formed in 2020. The original anime is based on the Grimm’s Fairy Tales, a German collection of fairy tales written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, also known as “Brothers Grimm”. It was first published on 20 December 1812. The original edition had 86 stories, and by the seventh edition, published in 1857, there were 210 distinct fairy tales.

Netflix describes the original anime as:
Inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm stories, this anthology features six fairy tales with a dark twist, exposing the shadowy side of human desire.

Source: Netflix, Netflix Anime Official X (Twitter)
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