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Square Enix's Grimms Notes RPG App Gets Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Developer indicates it will not be a 5-minute anime; Repage update also previewed

Square Enix announced at its "Grimms Notes Kansha-sai 2018" event on Saturday that an anime adaptation of its Grimms Notes smartphone role-playing game has been green-lit. The developer will announce more details later, but already indicated that the anime will not be composed of just five-minute episodes.

Square Enix also showcased Grimms Notes Repage, the major update of the game which is due later this month.

Characters from classic fairy tales and stories, such as Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, and Cinderella, appear in the original game. The game takes place in a world created by a beings known as "Story Tellers." At birth, all inhabitants of this world are bestowed with a "book of fate" where all their lives are written in advance. However, rogue Story Tellers known as Chaos Tellers are writing bad events into people's books without them knowing. It is up to the holders of blank books of fate to seek out the Chaos Tellers and restore the world.

The game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan on January 21, 2016 and has since garnered over 15 million downloads. (Saturday's event marked the game's second anniversary.) The game is free to play with in-game item purchases.

Korean game publisher Flero Games will release the game in South Korea, the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries including the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Sources: Social Game Info, AppBank via Yaraon!

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