‘The Grimm Variations’ Anime Series Coming to Netflix in April 2024

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The Grimm Variations Netflix Anime April 2024

Picture: The Grimm Variations – Wit Studio

An anime reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairytales is coming to Netflix in April 2024. Titled The Grimm Variation, the series will focus on the perspective of their sister Charlotte, who ponders on what happens after happily ever after.

The Grimm Variations is an upcoming Japanese Netflix Original anime series created by a collaboration of six mangakas known collectively as Clamp. The series is produced by the Tokyo-based company Wit Studio, with George Wada listed as the executive producer.

When is the Netflix release date for The Grimm Variations?

Netflix has already confirmed that The Grimm Variations will be released on April 17th, 2024.

What is the plot of The Grimm Variations?

Netflix has released an official synopsis for The Grimm Variations;

“Once upon a time, brothers Jacob and Wilhelm collected fairy tales from across the land and made them into a book. But there’s more to the story. They also had a much younger sister, the innocent and curious Charlotte, whom they loved very much. One day, while the brothers were telling Charlotte a fairy tale as usual, they saw that she had a somewhat melancholic expression on her face. “Do you suppose they really lived happily ever after?” she asked. The pages of Grimms’ Fairy Tales, written by Jacob and Wilhelm, are now presented from the unique perspective of Charlotte, who sees the stories quite differently from her brothers.”

Who are the cast members of The Grimm Variations?

Misato Fukuen plays Charlotte Grimm. The actress is best known for her extremely popular role as Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia. She also lends her voice talent to roles such as Konjiko no Yami in To Love-Ru Darkness, Yin in Darker than Black, and Chibiusa in Sailor Moon.

The Grimm Variations Netflix Anime April 2024 Misato Fukuen

Picture: Misato Fukuen (left) and Himiko Toga from My Hero Academia (right)

Kenji Nojima plays Wilhelm Grimm. The actor is known for his roles as Nobuchika Ginoza in Psycho-Pass, Mamoru Chiba in Sailor Moon, and Yuuto Kiba in High School DxD.

The Grimm Variations Netflix Anime April 2024 Kenji Nojima

Picture: Kenji Nojima (left) and Nobuchika Ginoza from Psycho-Pass (right)

Tatsushisa Suzuki plays Jacob Grimm. His most popular role is Ban from The Seven Deadly Sins. He’s also popular for starring as Ken Ryuuguuji in Tokyo Revengers and Makoto Tachibana in Free! Take Your Marks.

The Grimm Variations Netflix Anime April 2024 Tatsushisa Suzuki

Picture: Tatsushisa Suzuki (left) and Ban from The Seven Deadly Sins (right)

What is the episode count?

We can confirm that there will be at least six episodes.

Each episode will feature a different director;

  • Episode 1 / Cinderalla – Yoko Kanamori
  • Episode 2 / Little Red Riding Hood – Yasuhiro Akamatsu
  • Episode 3 / Hansel and Gretel – Junichiro Hashiguchi
  • Episode 4 / The Elves and the Shoemaker – Yumi Kamakura
  • Episode 5  / Thw Town Musicians of Bremen – Masto Takeuchi
  • Episode 6 / Pied Piper of Hamelin – Shintaro Nakamatsu

The directors for a prologue and epilogue have also been listed: Yutaro Kuba and Satomi Maiya. This suggests we may see eight episodes in total.

Are you looking forward to watching The Grimm Variations on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.