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Also Known As:
メルヘン・メドヘン
Fairy Tale Girls

Genre
Fantasy | Magic | School | Magical Girl | Shonen

Synopsis
Hazuki Kagimura escapes from her lonely life with her new family by reading stories. One day while in the library after school she stumbles upon a hooded girl and portal that magically transports her into a school of magic where students (aka Märchen) have been chosen by old fairytales and folktales. Hazuki was chosen by the story Cinderella. Märchen Mädchen follows her new life as she learns to yield magic alongside her new friend Shizuka Tsuchimikado and fellow students.

Background
Written by the late Tomohiro Matsu and StoryWorks and with illustrations by Kantoku, Märchen Mädchen began as a Japanese light novel series. Three volumes have been published by Shueisha under their Dash X Bunko imprint as of February 2018. The manga adaptation written by Takatoshi Nakamura with illustrations by Kiyotsugu Yamagata is currently serialized in the Shueisha shonen magazine Jump SQ. The 12-episode TV anime adaptation premiered in January 2018 and was licensed by Crunchyroll for international online streaming in English. DMM Games has also announced an online game in the works.

Characters
Hazuki Kagimura (鍵村 葉月) | CV: Tomori Kusunoki (Slow Start)
Imaginative Hazuki Kagimura is a 15-year-old loner whose shyness and lack of social skills keeps her from making friends. Self-diagnosed with “Story Syndrome,” she deals with her upsetting emotions by escaping into a fantasy story. Her love of such stories came from her mother who died when she was little. She was chosen by the Cinderella story.

Shizuka Tsuchimikado (土御門 静) | CV: Rie Suegara (Brave Witches)
Chosen by the Princess Kaguya story.

Yumilia Qazan (ユーミリア・カザン) | CV: Lynn (Survival Game Club!)
Chosen by the Shuten Douji story.

Lynne Daves (リン・デイヴス) | CV: Rina Hidaka (Accel World)
Chosen by the The Little Match Girl story.

Ariko Kasumi (加澄有子) | CV: Kaede Hondo (Fuuka)
Chosen by the Issun Boushi story.

Headmaster Sugami (崇神学園長) | CV: Akemi Okamura (Kamisama Kiss)
The principal of Kuzunoha Girl's Magic Academy.

Anime Cast
Lynn: Yumilia Qazan
Rie Suegara: Shizuka Tsuchimikado
Tomori Kusunoki: Hazuki Kagimura
Ai Kakuma: Agathe Arier
Airi Ootsu: Maria Rasputin
Akemi Okamura: Headmaster
Kaede Hondo: Ariko Kasumi
Reina Ueda: Arthur Pendragon
Rina Hidaka: Lynne Daves
Emi Miyajima: Charles
Maya Yoshioka : Li Xuemei
Sayaka Kaneko: Molly
Yuna Kamakura: Mahakali

Anime Staff
Chief Director: Hisashi Saito (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
Director: Shigeru Ueda (Fantasista Doll)
Script: Asaura, Ryunosuke Kingetsu, Tomohiro Matsu, and Yuichi Monda
Storyboard: Erkin Kawabata, Hidetoshi Namura, Hisashi Saito, Masamitsu Hidaka, and Masayuki Kojima
Art Director: Tomoko Shimomoto (Kamisama Kiss)
Original Character Designer: Kantoku (The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat.)
Character Design: Yuki Morikawa (Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-)
Music Composer: rionos
Director of Photography: Yuusaku Murakami (He Is My Master)
Sound Director: Hiroto Morishita (Monster Musume)
Chief Animation Director: Yuki Morikawa (Girl Friend Beta)
Assistant Animation Director: Ryuhei Aoyagi (The Fruit of Grisaia)
Color Design: Maki Saitou
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
Animation Studio: Hoods Entertainment (BlazBlue Alter Memory)
Licensed By: Crunchyroll

Anime Theme Songs
Opening: “Watashi no Tame no Monogatari 〜My Uncompleted Story〜" by fhána
Ending: “Sleepland" by Reina Ueda

Anime Broadcast
Broadcasting on AT-X, Tokyo MX, and BS 11

Anime International Streaming
Crunchyroll

Official Links
Official Anime Site (Japanese)

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