The Grimm Variations

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The Grimm Variations
Key visual / promotional poster
グリム組曲
(Gurimu Kumikyoku)
GenreAnthology[1]
Original net animation
Directed by
  • Yōko Kanamori
  • Yasuhiro Akamatsu
  • Jun'ichirō Hashiguchi
  • Yumi Kamamura
  • Masato Takeuchi
  • Shintarou Nakazawa
Produced byGeorge Wada
Written byMichiko Yokote
Music byAkira Miyagawa
StudioWit Studio
Licensed byNetflix
ReleasedApril 17, 2024
Runtime32–46 minutes
Episodes6
Manga
Illustrated byKōji Megumi
Published byKodansha
MagazineMagazine Pocket
DemographicShōnen
Original runApril 17, 2024 – present

The Grimm Variations (Japanese: グリム組曲, Hepburn: Gurimu Kumikyoku, lit.'Grimm's Suite') is a Japanese original net animation (ONA) anthology series produced by Wit Studio. Based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, the series was released worldwide on Netflix on April 17, 2024.[1]

Characters[edit]

Jacob Grimm
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki[2] (Japanese); Daman Mills (English)
Wilhelm Grimm
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima[2] (Japanese); A.J. Beckles (English)
Charlotte
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen[2] (Japanese); Anairis Quiñones (English)

Episode 1[edit]

Kiyoko Otawara
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese); Abby Espiritu (English)
Makiko Otawara
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese); Shara Kirby (English)
Sawako Otawara
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese); Reba Buhr (English)
Tsuruko Otawara
Voiced by: Hiroko Ushida (Japanese); Dorothy Fahn (English)
Masataka Ichijo
Voiced by: Shōya Ishige (Japanese); Daman Mills (English)

Episode 2[edit]

Scarlet
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese); Jenny Yokobori (English)
Rose
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu (Japanese); Brittany Lauda (English)
Grey
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)
Brown
Voiced by: Akio Otsuka (Japanese); Jamieson Price (English)
Tom
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese); A.J. Beckles (English)
Madam
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese); Barbara Goodson (English)

Episode 3[edit]

Hansel
Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura (Japanese); Jeannie Tirado (English)
Gretel
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese); Cristina Vee (English)
Old Lady
Voiced by: Urara Takano (Japanese); Jessica Gee-George (English)
Mama
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese); Laura Post (English)
Papa
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese); Mick Lauer (English)
Mira
Voiced by: Rina Honnizumi (Japanese); Jenny Yokobori (English)
Hanna
Voiced by: Rina Honnizumi (Japanese); Kayli Mills (English)
Ulrich
Voiced by: Aoi Inase (Japanese); Laura Stahl (English)
Fritz
Voiced by: Yūko Sanpei (Japanese); Laura Stahl (English)
Erich
Voiced by: Miho Wataya (Japanese); Shara Kirby (English)
Karl
Voiced by: Sara Matsumoto (Japanese); Anairis Quiñones (English)
Eliza
Voiced by: Haruna Kakiage (Japanese); Anairis Quiñones (English)
Oscar
Voiced by: Miyuri Shimabukuro (Japanese); Brittany Lauda (English)
Renate
Voiced by: Risa Watanabe (Japanese); Abby Espiritu (English)

Episode 4[edit]

N
Voiced by: Hiroki Tōchi (Japanese); Kaiji Tang (English)
Elf Girl
Voiced by: Ayumi Nagao (Japanese); Kayli Mills (English)
Mr. S
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (Japanese); Jason C. Miller (English)
Ms. B
Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese); Anne Yatco (English)

Episode 5[edit]

Cat
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma (Japanese); Anairis Quiñones (English)
Dog
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese); Allegra Clark (English)
Donkey
Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese); Tiana Camacho (English)
Rooster
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese); Xanthe Huynh (English)

Episode 6[edit]

Maria
Voiced by: Sayaka Kikuchi (Japanese); Suzie Yeung (English)
The Teacher
Voiced by: Shunsuke Takeuchi (Japanese); Yong Yea (English)
The Traveler
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese); Anairis Quinones (English)
Grand Code
Voiced by: Mie Nakao (Japanese); Jill Remez (English)

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

In February 2020, before any promotional material was shown off, Netflix announced a collaboration of six mangaka creators with one being a group of female artists collectively known as Clamp.[3] In June 2021, a promotional teaser poster was unveiled albeit just a key visual and the Netflix logo.[4] It was also revealed that Wit Studio will be producing the anime series,[4] and that Michiko Yokote serves as its scriptwriter.[5] In March 2024, it was announced that the title of the project is The Grimm Variations and that Akira Miyagawa would be composing the music.[1][6] At the AnimeJapan 2024 convention, the episode titles was revealed, with each episode directed by a different director.[7]

Episode list[edit]

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1"Cinderella"
(Japanese: シンデレラ)
Yōko KanamoriApril 17, 2024 (2024-04-17)
2"Little Red Riding Hood"
(Japanese: 赤ずきん)
Yasuhiro AkamatsuApril 17, 2024 (2024-04-17)
3"Hansel and Gretel"
(Japanese: ヘンゼルとグレーテル)
Jun'ichirō HashiguchiApril 17, 2024 (2024-04-17)
4"The Elves and the Shoemaker"
(Japanese: 小人の靴屋)
Yumi KamamuraApril 17, 2024 (2024-04-17)
5"The Town Musicians of Bremen"
(Japanese: ブレーメンの音楽隊)
Masato TakeuchiApril 17, 2024 (2024-04-17)
6"Pied Piper of Hamelin"
(Japanese: ハーメルンの笛吹き)
Shintarou NakazawaApril 17, 2024 (2024-04-17)

Manga[edit]

Alongside the series premiere, a manga adaptation illustrated by Kōji Megumi began serialization on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket manga website also on April 17.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mateo, Alex (March 20, 2024). "Netflix Streams The Grimm Variations Anime on April 17". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 20, 2024.
  2. ^ a b c Dempsey, Liam (March 22, 2024). "WIT Studio and CLAMP's The Grimm Variations Anime Reveals First Trailer, New Visual". Crunchyroll. Retrieved March 25, 2024.
  3. ^ "Netflix Expands Commitment To Anime By Welcoming Six Japanese Creators To Develop New Originals". Netflix Media Center (Press release). February 25, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2024.
  4. ^ a b Stenbuck, Kite (June 15, 2021). "CLAMP, WIT STUDIO, Netflix Team Up for New Anime Based on Brothers Grimm". SiliconEra. Gamurs. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Harding, Daryl (June 14, 2021). "Netflix Taps Clamp and Wit Studio For Brothers Grimm Anime". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  6. ^ CLAMP×Netflix×WIT STUDIO「グリム組曲」4月17日配信決定、グリム童話を新解釈で. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. March 22, 2024. Retrieved March 22, 2024.
  7. ^ "アニメ「グリム組曲」キャストに福圓美里・鈴木達央・野島健児、各話の監督も発表". Comic Natalie (in Japanese). March 23, 2024. Retrieved March 23, 2024.
  8. ^ Tai, Anita (April 10, 2024). "The Grimm Variations Anime Gets Manga Adaptation". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 10, 2024.

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