Grimms Notes

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Grimms Notes
グリムノーツ
(Gurimu Nōtsu)
Game
DeveloperSquare Enix
PublisherSquare Enix
GenreRole-playing
PlatformAndroid, iOS
Released
  • JP: January 21, 2016
  • US: March 2, 2018
Game
Grimms Notes Repage
DeveloperSquare Enix
PublisherSquare Enix
GenreRole-playing
PlatformAndroid, iOS
Released
  • JP: January 29, 2018
Anime television series
Grimms Notes The Animation
Directed bySeiki Sugawara
Written byHiroshi Yamaguchi
Music byTaketeru Sunamori
StudioBrain's Base
Licensed by
Original networkTBS, BS-TBS
Original run January 10, 2019 – present
Episodes6 (List of episodes)
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Grimms Notes (グリムノーツ, Gurimu Nōtsu) is an online free-to-play role-playing game created by Square Enix. It was released in Japan on January 21, 2016 for Android and iOS devices. The game was released worldwide on March 2, 2018 in South Korea, China, North America and Europe by Flero Games, a Korean publisher.[1][2] An anime television series adaptation by Brain's Base, tited Grimms Notes the Animation, premiered in January 10, 2019; the anime series is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks and Crunchyroll.[3][4]

Gameplay[edit]

Grimms Notes is a side-scrolling role-playing game. The player controls a party of characters based on fairy tales and stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. The player directly controls the main character, moving them around the battle screen and attacking enemies, while the game controls the other party members. As characters defeat enemies they charge a skill meter, with the player activating the character's unique skill, both for the main character and others, when fully charged.[5][6]

The game features a "Soul System", wherein each character has two "souls" equipped, equivalent to jobs or character classes. In between battles the player can change which souls are equipped.[5]

Plot[edit]

In the game, the player and the fairy tale characters band together to combat "Chaos Tellers", which are rewriting the fairy tale stories and changing fate.[7]

Release[edit]

The game was released in Japan on January 21, 2016 for Android and iOS devices. It was released worldwide on March 2, 2018 in South Korea, China, North America and Europe by Flero Games, a Korean publisher.[1] On January 10, 2019 the global version was shut down.

Reception[edit]

The game has been downloaded over 15 million times in Japan.[1]

Other media[edit]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation titled Grimms Notes The Animation has been announced, with Square Enix indicating that it would not be a short-form anime series.[8] The series premiered on January 10, 2019 on TBS and BS-TBS.[9][10] The series is animated by Brain's Base and is directed by Seiki Sugawara, with Hiroshi Yamaguchi handling series composition, Kentaro Matsumoto handling character designs, and Fumiyuki Go is the sound director.[11] Ayana Taketatsu performs the series' opening theme song "Innocent Notes", while i☆Ris performs the series' ending theme song "Endless Notes".[12] In North America, Crunchyroll simulcasts the series and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on home video.[13][14]

Cast[edit]

Ekusu (エクス)
Voiced by: Ryōta Ōsaka[9]
Reina (レイナ)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda[9]
Shane (シェイン)
Voiced by: Miyu Kubota[9]
Tao (タオ)
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi[9]
Loki (ロキ)
Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima[12]
Curly (カーリー)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka[12]
Cinderella (シンデレラ)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda[12]
Akazukin (赤ずきん) / Red Riding Hood
Voiced by: Risa Taneda[12]
Shirayuki-hime (白雪姫) / Snow White
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[12]
Robin Hood (ロビン・フッド)
Voiced by: Junji Majima[12]
Alice (アリス)
Voiced by: Miyu Kubota[12]

Episode List[edit]

No. Title[a] Original air date
1"Red Riding Hood's Forest"
Transcription: "Akazukin no mori" (Japanese: 赤ずきんの森)
January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)
2"Don Quixote's Faith"
Transcription: "Don kihōte no shin'nen" (Japanese: ドン・キホーテの信念)
January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)
3"Cinderella of Recollection"
Transcription: "Tsuioku no Shinderera" (Japanese: 追憶のシンデレラ)
January 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)
4"Ex's Journey Begins"
Transcription: "Ekusu no tabidachi" (Japanese: エクスの旅立ち)
January 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)
5"Treasure Island, a Place of Dreams and Adventure"
Transcription: "Yume to roman no takarajima" (Japanese: 夢とロマンの宝島)
February 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)
6"Ex and Snow White"
Transcription: "Ekusu to shirayukihime" (Japanese: エクスと白雪姫)
February 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

Other works[edit]

Another game under development called Grimms Echoes, will be one series but not direct sequel to Grimms Notes as it develops a completely new story.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Square Enix's Grimms Notes Smartphone Game Gets Release in N. America, Europe". Anime News Network. September 11, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Romano, Sal (September 11, 2017). "Square Enix smartphone RPG Grimms Notes coming west". Gematsu. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Ressler, Karen (January 7, 2019). "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Grimms Notes the Animation". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.crunchyroll.com/grimms-notes-the-animation
  5. ^ a b "English Version Of Grimms Notes By Square Enix Launched!". GamerBraves. 2018-03-02.
  6. ^ Romano, Sal (2017-09-11). "Square Enix smartphone RPG Grimms Notes coming west". Gematsu.
  7. ^ Luster, Joseph (2018-01-20). "Square Enix's "Grimms Notes" Mobile RPG Reportedly Gets Anime". Crunchyroll.
  8. ^ "Square Enix's Grimm's Notes RPG App Gets Anime". Anime News Network. January 20, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e Hodgkins, Crystalyn (June 28, 2018). "Grimms Notes Anime Project Reveals 4 Cast Members, TV Format". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  10. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (November 30, 2018). "Grimms Notes Anime's New Promo Video Reveals January 10 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  11. ^ Loo, Egan (August 6, 2018). "Grimms Notes TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Unveils Main Staff". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h Sherman, Jennifer (November 6, 2018). "Ayana Taketatsu, i☆Ris Perform Grimms Notes TV Anime's Theme Songs". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.crunchyroll.com/grimms-notes-the-animation
  14. ^ Ressler, Karen (January 7, 2019). "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Grimms Notes the Animation". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  15. ^ "『グリムエコーズ』大人気童話RPGのシリーズ新作が登場。新たな物語の扉が開く!【事前登録】". ゲームギフト. November 6, 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

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