Grimm’s world, this clearly isn’t.
Earlier today, the official Märchen Mädchen (Fairy Tale Girls) anime website updated with a new visual and a teaser trailer. We break the details down below:
The two-minute trailer opens with a nonplussed Hazuki Kagimura standing in a steamy bath as she stares at a person off-camera. As she darts out of the room, theme song Watashi no tame no Monogatari ~My Uncompleted Story~ by fhána kicks off as the scene cuts to a more standard trailer format. Snippets of footage and character dialogue provide the base story beats for the series, as character role confirmations flash onto the scene.
The new visual features the major cast members, who are standing against the silhouette of a castle. Lead character Hazuki Kagimura stands in the center.
Märchen Mädchen hits Japanese TV on January 11. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:
- AT-X: 1/11/2018 at 21:00 (1/11/2018 at 9:00PM)
- Tokyo MX: 1/11/2018 at 22:30 (1/11/2018 at 10:30PM)
- BS11: 1/11/2018 at 26:00 (1/12/2018 at 2:00AM)
Digital outlets d Anime Store, Nico Nico Video, AbemaTV, and Bandai Channel will also distribute the show.
Hisashi Saito (The Testament of Sister New Devil, Heaven’s Lost Property) is serving as Chief Director on the project, while Shigeru Ueda (Elemental Gelade, RIN – Daughters of Mnemosyne) takes the director’s chair at Hoods Entertainment. Yuki Morikawa is providing character designs for the title, while late creator Tomohiro Matsu (Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Queen’s Blade: The Exiled Virgin) is credited with series composition.
fhána (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, The Eccentric Family) will perform the show’s currently-untitled opening theme song. Reina Ueda, who plays Arthur Pendragon, will perform the closing theme.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Yumilia Qazan: Lynn
- Shizuka Tsuchimikado: Rie Suegara
- Hazuki Kagimura: Tomori Kusunoki
- Agathe Arier: Ai Kakuma
- Maria Rasputin: Airi Ootsu
- Lynne Daves: Rina Hidaka
- Arthur Pendragon: Reina Ueda
- Ariko Kasumi: Kaede Hondo
- Headmaster: Akemi Okamura
Märchen Mädchen is based on a title that Matsu wrote over the course of three years before he passed away. The first novel, which is still attributed to him, hit stores on February 24.
Two other novels by Matsu, Mayoi Neko Overrun! and Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! both received anime adaptations. He also co-wrote the story concepts for Ixion Saga DT and handled series composition on Queen’s Blade: The Exiled Virgin.
Sadly, Matsu passed away last spring.