The Grimm Variations: dark animation reinvents classic fairy tales on Netflix

Published by Julie de Sortiraparis · Published on April 9th, 2024 at 05:59 p.m.
New anthology series "The Grimm Variations" by Michiko Yokote, lands on Netflix on April 17, 2024, a dramatic fantasy adventure.

From April 17, 2024, Netflix is set to launch an anthology series entitled The Grimm Variations. This ambitious project promises to revisit the famous Grimm Brothers' fairy tales in a new light, thanks to the creative expertise of Michiko Yokote, and benefits from the undisputed artistic talent of the CLAMP group for character design, as well as the animation excellence of WIT Studio. Each episode plunges viewers into a universe where drama, horror, fantasy and animation combine to offer a unique experience.

The Grimm Variations is distinguished by its original narrative structure. More than simply retelling the stories of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the series introduces a new character: Charlotte, the brothers' younger sister, whose innocent, inquisitive perspective on these tales brings a new, profound dimension to these classic stories. Far from being satisfied with the happy endings often associated with these tales, Charlotte explores the darker side of human desire, revealing the true lessons hidden behind each fable.

This Japanese series is rooted in a rich tradition of bold, creative adaptations of literary works. Michiko Yokote, renowned for her scriptwriting work on many renowned animated productions, is the creative director of this project. The reputation of CLAMP, a collective of artists renowned for their unique and captivating character designs, combined with WIT Studio 's expertise in high-quality animation, promises total immersion and breathtaking visual aesthetics.

The Grimm Variations 'adaptation of the Grimm brothers' fairy tales aims to explore the universal themes of ambition, power, greed and love, through a resolutely modern prism and nuanced approach. Each tale, revisited with that characteristic dark touch, invites reflection on the darker aspects of human nature, while offering moments of pure artistic beauty.

All in all, The Grimm Variations promises to be a must-see series for fans of fairy tales,Japanese animation and complex storytelling. It promises to enrich the cultural heritage of Grimm's Fairy Tales with a bold, visually stunning interpretation.

Trailer for The Grimm Variations:

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Starts April 17th, 2024

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