WIT Studio Confirms CLAMP’s 6-Part Anime of Grimm’s Fairy Tales to Premiere on April 17

Netflix unveiled on Friday the details of an upcoming original anime series, based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, created by Wit Studio and CLAMP. The series, titled “Grimm Kumikyoku” (Grimm’s Suite), is set to premiere on April 17 and will consist of six episodes. Akira Miyagawa, known for his work on Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, will be composing the music for the series.

Grimm's Fairy Tales

CLAMP, the renowned manga creator group behind works like X and Card Captor Sakura, is responsible for crafting the original character designs and has provided a captivating teaser visual. Michiko Yokote, known for her work on Bleach, Gintama, and xxxHOLiC, will be writing this anthology of six stories, offering fresh interpretations of Grimm’s Fairy Tales while preserving their darker essence.

According to reports from Variety, the anime will infuse a “modern twist” into The Brothers Grimm’s classic tales, incorporating elements of horror and suspense. Netflix’s collaboration with CLAMP, initiated in early 2020, has resulted in the production of 20 character designs for this ambitious project.

Netflix describes the series:

Inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm stories, this anthology features six fairy tales with a dark twist, exposing the shadowy side of human desire.

About CLAMP and its Manga Series

CLAMP is a prolific and influential manga artist group originating from Japan, renowned for their captivating storytelling, intricate artwork, and diverse range of genres. Comprising four members – Satsuki Igarashi, Ageha Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Mokona – CLAMP has left an indelible mark on the manga industry since their formation in the mid-1980s.

The group’s name, “CLAMP,” is derived from the first letter of each member’s name, reflecting their collaborative and cohesive approach to manga creation. Their collaborative efforts extend beyond traditional manga creation, encompassing illustration, character design, and even storyboarding for anime adaptations of their works.

CLAMP’s portfolio boasts an impressive array of manga series, spanning various genres such as fantasy, romance, science fiction, and horror. Their early works include titles like “RG Veda” and “Tokyo Babylon,” which garnered attention for their intricate plotlines and captivating character development.

However, it was with the release of Cardcaptor Sakura in the late 1990s that CLAMP achieved widespread international acclaim. This beloved magical girl series captivated audiences with its endearing characters, imaginative premise, and stunning artwork, solidifying CLAMP’s reputation as master storytellers.

Following the success of Cardcaptor Sakura, CLAMP continued to produce critically acclaimed works, including X, Magic Knight Rayearth, xxxHolic, and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. Each series showcased the group’s versatility and creative vision, drawing readers into richly imagined worlds populated by compelling characters.

In addition to their original creations, CLAMP has collaborated with various artists and writers on crossover projects, further expanding their influence within the manga community. Their distinctive artistic style, characterized by intricate linework, expressive character designs, and ethereal backgrounds, has inspired countless aspiring manga artists worldwide.

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Source: ANN

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