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Grimms Notes Anime's New Promo Video Reveals January 10 Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New visual also revealed for fantasy series

The official website for Grimms Notes the Animation, the television anime of Square Enix's Grimms Notes smartphone game, began streaming a new promotional video for the series on Friday. The video reveals the anime will premiere on TBS on January 10 late at night at 1:58 a.m. (effectively January 11). The anime will also air on BS-TBS late at night on January 12 (effectively January 13). Square Enix has already indicated that the anime will not be composed of five-minute episodes.

The site also revealed a new key visual.

The anime stars:

Ryota Ohsaka as Ekusu

Reina Ueda as Reina

Miyu Kubota as Shane

Takuya Eguchi as Tao

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.

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.

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 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 in 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 the Animation anime's website, Comic Natalie

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