YMMV / Grimms Fairy Tale Classics

Tropes from the Anime

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The Japanese opening and ending themes.
  • Ear Worm: The opening theme. Hey, come along and join the fun / It's the time~ for~ fairy tales~
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
  • Narm: Jorinde's song in Jorinde and Joringel, big time. The lyrics use certain phrases like Flower Power which sound incredibly awkward and out of place.
    I am but a little bird and you can see me fly
    I'm just a little bird, my love for you can fill the sky
    At the appointed hour, remember love has power
    So never fear should you shed a tear
    Remember the red flower
    Your love's magic lies in Flower Powernote 
  • Nightmare Fuel: So much of it, but especially in the adaption of The Worn Out Dancing Shoes when it is revealed that everything within the strange world the princesses secretly go to and dance in are actually monsters and demons in disguise.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: This show is clearly aimed for kids. However, it contains many scenes of intense cruelty (such as a princess being falsely accused of killing her baby in the episode "The Six Swans", characters being beaten by abusive guardians in "Brother and Sister" and "Rapunzel", and the main character being framed by his brother's cruel trick in "The Water of Life"), as well as semi-frequent use of violence and Nightmare Fuel. One episode is based on the Grimms' story "Allerleirauh", which features a princess fleeing from her father who wants to marry her. The darkest episode was perhaps "Bluebeard", which features the title character killing his wives and nearly kills the most recent one until her brothers save her. Much of the dark imagery was toned down for the English dub, but the show was still quite dark considering its target audience. The catch? This show was aired on Nick Jr., which is known today for very sugary shows such as Dora the Explorer.