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Ayana Taketatsu, i☆Ris Perform Grimms Notes TV Anime's Theme Songs

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Fantasy series premieres in January

The official website for the television anime of Square Enix's Grimms Notes smartphone game revealed the theme songs for the series on Tuesday. Ayana Taketatsu will perform the opening theme song "Innocent Notes," and idol unit i☆Ris will perform the ending theme song "Endless Notes." Miyu Kubota, who also voices the main character Shane, is a member of i☆Ris.

The single for "Innocent Notes" will ship on February 6, and the single for "Endless Notes" will ship on February 13.

The anime will premiere on TBS and other networks in January. Square Enix has already indicated that the anime will not be composed of five-minute episodes.

Seiki Sugawara (RIN-NE, D-Frag!) is directing the anime at Brains Base. Hiroshi Yamaguchi is in charge of the series scripts, and Kentarou Matsumoto is designing the characters. Fumiyuki Go is directing the sound, and Mirai Kodai Gakudan is composing the music.

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 anime stars:

Ryota Ohsaka as Ekusu
Reina Ueda as Reina
Miyu Kubota as Shane
Takuya Eguchi as Tao
Takahiro Mizushima as Loki
Sumire Uesaka as Curly
Miyu Kubota as Alice
Risa Taneda as Akazukin (Little Red Riding-Hood)
Reina Ueda as Cinderella
Aoi Yūki as Shirayuki-hime (Snow White)
Junji Majima as Robin Hood

The game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan on January 21, 2016 and has since garnered more than 17 million downloads. The game is free to play with in-game item purchases. Square Enix released the Grimms Notes Repage major update for the game this past January.

Korean game publisher Flero Games released the game in South Korea, the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries including the United Kingdom, France, and Germany on March 2.

Sources: Grimms Notes anime's website, MoCa News, Animate Times

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