Anime Spotlight - Grimms Notes the Animation

by ANN Staff,
Premieres on January 10, 2019
Streaming available for North America at HIDIVE

Key Staff

Director: Shizutaka Sugawara
(RIN-NE (TV), D-Frag! (TV))
Series Composition: Hiroshi Yamaguchi
(Desert Punk (TV), Rosario + Vampire (TV), Sky Wizards Academy (TV))


We are people whose fates are determined by the "Tome of Destiny," which dictates what roles we shall play from birth until death.

Each person is given a tome when they are born. It is our fate to act out the script—the "Tome of Destiny"—for our entire lives. However, a boy named Ex was born with the "Blank Tome," an empty slate. He meets others born with "Blank Tomes"—Reina, Tao, and Shane—and together, they embark on a journey to find their own purpose. This is a fairy tale, told a countless number of times.

Character Names & Descriptions


Voice: Ryota Osaka

A boy living in the Fantasy World who holds the "Blank Tome." He was raised without any particular destiny to speak of, but embarks on a journey to create his own destiny after meeting Reina and the others. He can conjure up the "Wild Card" that is able to connect the souls of all heroes.


Voice: Reina Ueda

A girl called the "Tuning Maiden." She is able to "tune" the Chaos teller, and has the power to return the Fantasy World to its former glory. She has a special power called "Miniature Garden Kingdom," and her past is a mystery.


Voice: Takuya Eguchi

A big-hearted and free-spirited young man who calls Reina "milady," he accompanies her on her journey to "tune" the Chaos teller. He has made a pact of siblings with Shane, and he calls the team the "Tao Family."


Voice: Miyu Kubota

A girl who is like a little sister to Tao. It's hard to know what she's thinking and she's very laid-back, but she supports the team on their journey after her sharp senses allow her to realize the truth. She's a heavy weapon/weapon customization fanatic, and has a variety of skills at her disposal.


Ryota Osaka
Reina Ueda
Takuya Eguchi
Miyu Kubota
Takahiro Mizushima
Sumire Uesaka
Miyu Kubota
Little Red Riding-Hood
Risa Taneda
Reina Ueda
Snow White
Aoi Yūki
Robin Hood
Junji Majima


Original Work
"Grimms Notes" (SQUARE ENIX)
Shizutaka Sugawara
Series Scripts
Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Character Design
Kentaro Matsumoto
Mirai Kodai Gakudan
Sound Director
Fumiyuki Go
Animation Production
Brain's Base
Opening Theme Song
"Innocent Notes" (PONY CANYON) performed by Ayana Taketatsu
Ending Theme Song
"Endless Notes" (DIVEⅡentertainment) performed by i☆Ris

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