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Wit Studio Produces 'Grimm' Anime Series in Collaboration with CLAMP, Netflix

by Mako995
Jun 15, 9:41 AM | 36 Comments
Global streaming platform Netflix unveiled a new anime project tentatively titled Grimm during the Netflix Animation Studio Focus Panel at the 2021 Annecy International Film Festival on Tuesday. The panel also revealed a teaser visual (pictured). The final title of the anime project has yet to be revealed.

The anime series will be based on the fairy tales by the Grimm brothers and will interweave elements of horror and suspense. Wit Studio (Shingeki No Kyojin) is producing the anime project, with Michiko Yokote (xxxHOLiC) penning the script. All-female Japanese manga group CLAMP (Blood-C) is credited for the original character designs.

Source: Comic Natalie

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Sounds promissing.

LOL a the people thinking Netflix does write their own animays...yes, they are mostly bad, but they have nothing in common in their production, besides the same streaming platform paying for it's production.

Jun 17, 4:28 PM by Fabris

I'm not huge on the Grimm tales but I will give this a due try, of course. :p

Jun 16, 12:11 PM by Chouninatte

Bfolls said:
Calal-Chan said:


No the staff members at the studio are those who do most of the work including the writing. Netflix is literally a streaming website that purchases the rights to the shows. The majority of Netflix original anime are not being helped on writing-wise by Netflix. Netflix is basically a distributor and if you look at the staff members for the Majority of Netflix originals you can see that Netflix plays very little part in how a story plays out. At most Netflix gives them the number of episodes they have to work with.

Looking more stuff up Eden is pretty much one of their first actually "made" by Netflix because they had more involvement in that compared to other series. So as of now the majority of Netflix Original Anime isn't done by Netflix just distributed basically. Here is a source for Eden. Quite interesting. And answers why most anime are not "made" by Netflix. Because even Eden has mostly Japanese staff members and was still mostly done in Japan by Japanese directors and staff members.

https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/what-makes-eden-netflixs-first-japanese-original-anime/

All it takes is to do a bit of googling and you can see why the majority of anime being made are not helped that much by Netflix. They are trying to do more now but really haven't done so. Therefore atm most stuff being made for it is still primarily not Netflix's work.

Even in this small amount of info in this thread that we have gotten, the staff members are all Japanese.
regardless, mangakas don’t have the amount of creative control as they do In traditional production committee environments. Also, interesting that you mention Eden as being done mostly in Japan when outside of a few senior staff positions, all of the animation was done in China.


That I do agree with. Mangaka rarely have much if any creative control on adaptations. And I mean that whole most of the animation was done in China thing is a whole other bag of worms. As a lot of anime outsource their animation to China Korea and other places as well. Some anime are literally more a South Korean production than a Japanese one XD. But yeah I don't know everything about that Eden anime for sure. It is a really weird anomaly at this point even with other studios outsourcing their animation to foreign lands. Weird time we live in I suppose.

Thanks for taking my response in kind though :)

Jun 16, 8:32 AM by Calal-Chan

Calal-Chan said:
Bfolls said:


The studio doesn’t handle the writing. Usually Netflix hires out the writing. And yes, Netflix doesn’t handle much internally, but they do more than just throw money at a studio including who they hire to do the writing and what not


No the staff members at the studio are those who do most of the work including the writing. Netflix is literally a streaming website that purchases the rights to the shows. The majority of Netflix original anime are not being helped on writing-wise by Netflix. Netflix is basically a distributor and if you look at the staff members for the Majority of Netflix originals you can see that Netflix plays very little part in how a story plays out. At most Netflix gives them the number of episodes they have to work with.

Looking more stuff up Eden is pretty much one of their first actually "made" by Netflix because they had more involvement in that compared to other series. So as of now the majority of Netflix Original Anime isn't done by Netflix just distributed basically. Here is a source for Eden. Quite interesting. And answers why most anime are not "made" by Netflix. Because even Eden has mostly Japanese staff members and was still mostly done in Japan by Japanese directors and staff members.

https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/what-makes-eden-netflixs-first-japanese-original-anime/

All it takes is to do a bit of googling and you can see why the majority of anime being made are not helped that much by Netflix. They are trying to do more now but really haven't done so. Therefore atm most stuff being made for it is still primarily not Netflix's work.

Even in this small amount of info in this thread that we have gotten, the staff members are all Japanese.
regardless, mangakas don’t have the amount of creative control as they do In traditional production committee environments. Also, interesting that you mention Eden as being done mostly in Japan when outside of a few senior staff positions, all of the animation was done in China.

Jun 16, 6:35 AM by Bfolls

Bfolls said:
Calal-Chan said:


You do realize Netflix doesn't actually write on these but mostly just gives the studio money so they can have more anime on their site right? Netflix has barely any influence on shows' creative decisions, writing, directing, etc. They are literally just hosting the show, but other than the name Netflix they don't have staff members working on it.


The studio doesn’t handle the writing. Usually Netflix hires out the writing. And yes, Netflix doesn’t handle much internally, but they do more than just throw money at a studio including who they hire to do the writing and what not


No the staff members at the studio are those who do most of the work including the writing. Netflix is literally a streaming website that purchases the rights to the shows. The majority of Netflix original anime are not being helped on writing-wise by Netflix. Netflix is basically a distributor and if you look at the staff members for the Majority of Netflix originals you can see that Netflix plays very little part in how a story plays out. At most Netflix gives them the number of episodes they have to work with.

Looking more stuff up Eden is pretty much one of their first actually "made" by Netflix because they had more involvement in that compared to other series. So as of now the majority of Netflix Original Anime isn't done by Netflix just distributed basically. Here is a source for Eden. Quite interesting. And answers why most anime are not "made" by Netflix. Because even Eden has mostly Japanese staff members and was still mostly done in Japan by Japanese directors and staff members.

https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/what-makes-eden-netflixs-first-japanese-original-anime/

All it takes is to do a bit of googling and you can see why the majority of anime being made are not helped that much by Netflix. They are trying to do more now but really haven't done so. Therefore atm most stuff being made for it is still primarily not Netflix's work.

Even in this small amount of info in this thread that we have gotten, the staff members are all Japanese.

Jun 16, 5:48 AM by Calal-Chan

CraigBoat said:
AlMiraj said:
this netflix guys taking our good studios for its trash products
we dont need garbage like castlevania or devilman or yasuke and...
You called Castlevania garbage? Your opinion is invalid now.

y y another fake acc
and you can compare that trash with some good quality shows in MAL ranking

Jun 16, 12:22 AM by AlMiraj

Interesring premise so far. It seems WIT has found their niche within the dark fantasy/fairy tale genre im looking foward to it

Jun 15, 6:36 PM by reki_

The anime series will be based on the fairy tales by the Grimm brothers and will interweave elements of horror and suspense.
It earned my attention from this line alone, never mind the rest of it.

Jun 15, 6:06 PM by Kosmonaut

If CLAMP's not writing the story, it could end up as bad as Code Geass.

Jun 15, 4:20 PM by Lucifrost

This looks interesting, i'll definitely watch it! Hopefully this will kickstart the trend of adapting classical literature again like with The World Masterpiece Theater!!! :D

Jun 15, 3:50 PM by Dauphine

I like the fact that it's based on Grimm Brothers fairy tales and even more since it's being produced by Wit Studio and I guess I'll be watching it.

Jun 15, 2:16 PM by Yaeger_Austin

Bfolls said:
Calal-Chan said:


You do realize Netflix doesn't actually write on these but mostly just gives the studio money so they can have more anime on their site right? Netflix has barely any influence on shows' creative decisions, writing, directing, etc. They are literally just hosting the show, but other than the name Netflix they don't have staff members working on it.


The studio doesn’t handle the writing. Usually Netflix hires out the writing. And yes, Netflix doesn’t handle much internally, but they do more than just throw money at a studio including who they hire to do the writing and what not


Which shows I recall the only ones that do the writing that are not from the studio was cannon busters and yasuke

Jun 15, 1:43 PM by Mattinator95

Grimm + CLAMP + WiT sounds really convincing. I hope Netflix won't meddle on this one too much ><

Jun 15, 1:39 PM by Mei2Mei

i will wait for the PV first

Jun 15, 1:04 PM by deg

Calal-Chan said:
Bfolls said:
It will be much more difficult for Netflix to have poor writing again since the Grimm brothers laid everything out for them, but I still have confidence they’ll mess something up


You do realize Netflix doesn't actually write on these but mostly just gives the studio money so they can have more anime on their site right? Netflix has barely any influence on shows' creative decisions, writing, directing, etc. They are literally just hosting the show, but other than the name Netflix they don't have staff members working on it.


The studio doesn’t handle the writing. Usually Netflix hires out the writing. And yes, Netflix doesn’t handle much internally, but they do more than just throw money at a studio including who they hire to do the writing and what not

Jun 15, 12:50 PM by Bfolls

AlMiraj said:
this netflix guys taking our good studios for its trash products
we dont need garbage like castlevania or devilman or yasuke and...
You called Castlevania garbage? Your opinion is invalid now.

Jun 15, 12:04 PM by CraigBoat

CLAMP let's goo

Combining horror and Grimm huh. The orginal versions of some of their tales tend to be pretty grim by today's standards, I wonder if they're gonna try to go off of that.

Jun 15, 12:03 PM by Mirai

That seems to be a great combination, and the art is BEAUTIFUL!!! Sorry, I am such a huge CLAMP fanboy.

Jun 15, 12:00 PM by FuMomo-kun

CLAMP is doing an an adaptation of Grimm's brother huh !? That's interesting although I'm not too sure about horror and suspense elements

Jun 15, 11:59 AM by RedChrome

Michiko Yokote+CLAMP+Grimm Brothers+Wit sounds good.

Now if only Netflix's name wasn't attached to this. Gonna try to be cautiously optimistic though.

Jun 15, 11:51 AM by VanishingKira