The Grimm Variations Premieres Wednesday April 17 on Netflix

The Grimm Variations

Netflix is set to release The Grimm Variations, an anime anthology series based on the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales, on April 17, 2024. This original Japanese production, in collaboration with the all-female manga artist collective CLAMP, offers a unique twist on well-known stories.

The series will consist of six episodes, each directed by a different director and adapting a classic Grimm fairy tale: “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” “The Town Musicians of Bremen,” and “Pied Piper of Hamelin.”

What sets The Grimm Variations apart is its narrative perspective. While staying true to the original stories, the series introduces the character of Charlotte, the younger sister of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Innocent and curious, Charlotte questions the notion of “happily ever after,” presenting a darker and more intriguing interpretation of the tales.

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The voice cast includes Misato Fukuen as Charlotte, Kenji Nojima as Wilhelm, and Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Jacob. Fukuen is known for her role as Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia, while Nojima has voiced characters in Psycho-Pass and Sailor Moon. Suzuki, meanwhile, is popular for his role as Ban in The Seven Deadly Sins.

The Grimm Variations is produced by Wit Studio, with George Wada serving as executive producer. The series promises to bring CLAMP’s distinctive art style to life, offering a fresh and modern interpretation of the Grimm Brothers’ timeless stories.

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The Grimm Variations Premieres Wednesday April 17 on Netflix.

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