Finally. This is the last route and includes the Grimm brothers’ new endings. It’s a new addition for the Director’s Cut edition, so it was hard to find a proper guide.. but it’s worth the effort. ♥
To unlock the harem route, you have to clear Ludwig, Wilhelm and Jacob’s routes first. Instead of going to Hessen at the branch, you should go to Polle and see Snow White’s scenario. This will unlock a new scene called “大冒険！ / Big Adventure!” along the way, and the game will automatically enter the harem route after the events in Sancto. If you’re not using a guide, pay a close attention to the Grimm brothers’ affection before entering the route.
A few days after the events in Weimar, Henrietta and friends continue their journey along the Romance Road. Ludwig cuts some apples for them to eat on the way, but the apple turns out to be the one invented by Snow White’s dwarves.. so Henrietta, Ludwig, Rosen and the Frog Prince end up shrinking lol. Akazukin gets hungry upon seeing the small Frog Prince, Rapunzel wants to put them into her collection and Hameln’s thinking of selling them, so the four of them run away and stumble upon a small dwarven village hidden beyond a tunnel. They only find a ドM blacksmith dwarf there, who agrees to make a new whip for Rosen as long as they give him a good torture session. When the dwarf asks about their fetishes, Ludwig admits that he loves getting verbally abused by Henrietta, who also admits that she loves torturing Ludwig that way. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Of course their confessions are subconscious, since they’re being awfully honest upon entering the hidden village. As the reward, the dwarf gives them a magic stick — “Marshmallow Strawberry Conviction Stick” — which Henrietta gives to Ludwig LOL.
Since Rosen loses her sadistic desire upon seeing such a ドM victim, the dwarf then requests Henrietta to pick on him instead. Henrietta isn’t into that kind of thing though, so she decides to pick on the dwarf by shoving the Frog Prince to kiss him right on the lips. (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ This causes the poor dwarf to cry since it was his first kiss, and he runs away in tears saying he won’t be able to get married anymore. Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒(。A。)ｱﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬ!! Soon after the dwarf left, Hel comes crashing through the tunnel with her pets. Since Hel is truly an 乙女 at heart, the sight of the Frog Prince in his human form charms her instantly. She doesn’t have any chance to hit on him though, since the tunnel then starts crumbling and everyone’s forced to escape before the entrance got blocked. By the time they made it outside, the Frog Prince is already back in his frog form lol. Soon Henrietta and friends turn back into their original human size, and their big adventure comes to an end. xD
When the party reaches Sancto, Henrietta drags Ludwig to see some accessories in a shop. Just then the cloaked man bumps into them, and he drops everything inside his shopping bag: some sausages, apples, potatoes and tons of wines lol. He picks them up grumbling that he’s not a servant, and Henrietta recognized that it’s Wilhelm’s voice behind the cloak. Wilhelm tries to run away from them, but Henrietta clings to him and pulls his cloak saying she’ll chase him all the way to hell if necessary. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ When Henrietta asks if Jacob and Wilhelm are abandoning them on purpose, Wilhelm hugs her and apologized for causing such a painful memories for her. When he notices Ludwig giving him the death glare, he hugs Henrietta even tighter and says “I’ll hug you later, so don’t disturb us” lol.
Henrietta and Ludwig then follow Wilhelm to the beach, where they find Jacob waiting on SS Naglfar. Obviously they notice that Jacob seems really different from how he used to be, but even after Woden reveals himself, Henrietta and Ludwig can’t escape since the SS Naglfar’s already sailing towards the demon lord’s castle. Woden hugs and touches Henrietta along the way, and this leads to a fierce sparks of rivalry between the brothers. Because Ludwig and Wilhelm obviously wants Henrietta too lol. It turns out that Woden told Wilhelm that he got tired playing the demon lord’s role, so he’s going to release Jacob. However, Woden wants to feel “human love” before he leaves — which is why Wilhelm brought Henrietta and Ludwig along. Sadly for Wilhelm, Woden goes “who said such a naive thing? it gives me the chills” as soon as they reach the castle lol.
In order to prevent Wilhelm, Ludwig and Henrietta from going wild, Woden already prepared a protective barrier around the entire island. It doesn’t only block them from escaping, but it also seals the Grimm family’s power as well. Despite what he said to Wilhelm earlier, Woden then admits that he’s indeed bored of his demon lord role. He decides to return Jacob to them after all, just because he wants to watch the rivalry drama between them lol. Woden really leaves Jacob’s body after that, and he also turns Ludwig into an adult to make the drama even more interesting lol. When Ludwig holds Henrietta’s hands asking if she recognizes him, she looks down and blushes because he looks like a prince. (* ´艸`)ｸｽｯ♪ That night, Woden comes to make a deal with the Grimm brothers. If one of them can steal Henrietta’s heart, then he’ll take down the barrier and let them leave the island. He knows they’re in love with Henrietta, so it’s a chance to embrace their hidden desire! ヽ(*´ー`*)ﾉ
The next morning, the Grimm brothers start making a move on Henrietta. When she wakes up, the three of them surround her and treat her like the happiest princess on earth. Jacob paints her nails, Wilhelm brushes her hair, and Ludwig puts on her boots. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。. Their rivalry continues even during breakfast, and Henrietta blushes since they keep staring at her. When she tells them “please don’t pick on me” with teary eyes, the three of them instantly go ﾟ+o｡ﾄﾞｷｭ―(*´д`*)―ﾝ｡o+ﾟ at the same time lol. Wilhelm blushes saying he might go for her for real, Jacob blushes saying being a “big brother” is so painful, while Ludwig blushes and tells Henrietta not to look at them with such a face. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑ Ludwig also gives her a chocolate, and when she asks why he walks around with sweets in his pocket, he says it’s to lure her with food. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵
Jacob’s New Ending
One night, Jacob calls Henrietta to the throne room. He asks if she wants to sit on his lap, and she agrees if that makes him happy. As Jacob wraps her with his arms, Henrietta admits she was really embarrassed when Woden touched her on the ship.. moreover since Woden was using Jacob’s body. (*ﾉ∀ﾉ)ｲﾔﾝ Jacob then hugs Henrietta from behind and asks her not to turn around, but she looks back anyway and finds him blushing like a tomato. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) Jacob thinks it’s ruining his image as her big brother, but Henrietta is happy since he only blushes in front of her. Nobody other than her knows about his cute side.
Obviously Woden isn’t happy since the Grimm brother’s “healthy” rivalry is not the kind drama he’s looking for, so he decides to hold a demon ball in the castle. Demons all over the land will come to choose for their king, and it’s up to Jacob to control them. Woden will admit defeat if the ball ends safely, but the four of them have to attend it until the end. Noticing that Henrietta looks worried, Jacob tells her not to worry and just leave everything to him. Jacob knows that a part of Woden still wants to believe in humans, so he asks Ludwig and Wilhelm to cooperate and give Woden the answer he’s looking for. Jacob then takes Henrietta to choose a beautiful dress for the ball, ignoring Ludwig and Wilhelm’s protests. After all, “the princess” belongs to “the king” — whether they like it or not lol.
Since Jacob warns her not to dance with any demons, Henrietta stands in the corner until her brothers enter the hall. While the demons are worshipping Jacob as their king, Henrietta feels uncomfortable since Bragi keeps following her around. When Wilhelm comes to save her from Bragi’s claws, the latter reveals that he’s not pleased about Ludwig’s presence beside Jacob. He doesn’t like Wilhelm either because all humans are vile in his eyes, but he can’t do anything about it. Bragi leaves after apologizing to Wilhelm, and Wilhelm invites Henrietta to dance with him. This results in yet another rivalry between him and Ludwig, but it only lasts until Henrietta notices Jacob watching over her from the throne.. so she goes to approach him instead, and he quietly tells her to meet him in the garden later.
When Jacob comes to see Henrietta the garden, the first thing he says is “it’s okay if you stay near Ludwig, but you don’t have to hold hands with him ( ಠ_ಠ )” lol. Jacob explains that being a leader feels really lonely sometimes, since everyone would worship him instead of enjoying the party whenever he’s in the room. However, Henrietta asks Jacob to be honest in front of her. She wants to stay with him forever, so he should share his loneliness and sadness with her. They look into each other’s eyes for a while, but Jacob has to return to the throne when the song ends. Unfortunately, Henrietta gets caught by Bragi when she goes back inside. He drags her to the throne and asks Jacob to kill the “stupid human girl”, but Jacob takes out his Gungnir and stabs Bragi instead — revealing that he’s the real Jacob Grimm, not Woden.
Impressed by Jacob’s actions, Woden then appears and asks Jacob to become his right hand man. Jacob refuses saying he’s going to determine his own fate, so in the end Woden fulfills his promise by summoning Captain Skull to take all four Grimms back to Sancto. He also says one day he’ll take Henrietta away from Jacob’s side, and he plays a horrible music to bid them farewel lol. Before they leave the island, Jacob asks Henrietta to dance with him until morning comes. When Henrietta says she feels special whenever Jacob hugs her, he tells her she’s indeed special to him — up to the point where he wants to make her an adult right now. Jacob then kisses Henrietta on the lips, and while he wishes the night would never end, she’s okay even if morning comes.. because she’s staying with him forever.
Jacob’s new ending is so much better than the original one. He looks awesome in his tuxedo, and he’s got a kiss CG too here. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。. It’s nice how Henrietta is clearly in love with him, but not up to the point of being obsessed. While I’m glad Jacob gets a happy ending, I can’t take Woden seriously in this route lol. It feels like he’s just bored and wants to watch an interesting romance drama more than anything else.
Wilhelm’s New Ending
After dinner, Henrietta bumps into Wilhelm on the hallway. She knocks off the stack of books he was carrying, and as they collect the books together, Wilhelm says he’s been researching about sleeping powders and paralysis potions. Just in case his brothers disturb his time with Henrietta. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ He then asks Henrietta to spend the night together at the library, since he wants to stay with her even during his research. When Wilhelm jokingly asks if they should take a bath together, Henrietta blushes and throws the books she’s carrying towards him — breaking his glasses. Since Wilhelm says he can’t see anything without them, Henrietta takes responsibility by staying with him all night. He can carry all the books by himself, so she holds his hand and guides him towards the library. LOL Wilhelm. You and your plans.
When they reach the library, a sour-looking Ludwig is waiting for them inside. He knows that Wilhelm probably broke his glasses on purpose, but Wilhelm doesn’t answer and shoves him out of the library instead lol. Just then Henrietta notices a book lying on the table, and the title says “how to ask someone out on a date”. Realizing that Ludwig was reading the book earlier, Wilhelm feels really bad for chasing Ludwig out earlier. He hugs Henrietta saying “a love that doesn’t hurt anyone only exist in fairytales”, then he lets go to cool his head off. Woden isn’t amused since he’s expecting more greedy actions, but at the same time he realized that there might still be hope in humans after all. Woden’s hope restores Brunhilde’s power as well, and she appears before him — asking him to trust humans once more. He doesn’t answer directly, but he takes down the barrier so the Grimms can go back to Sancto.
Meanwhile, Henrietta is worried and decides to visit Wilhelm’s room. She finds the room empty, but soon she notices his clothes lying on the bed.. as well as the faint sound of water coming from the bathroom. Before she could even react, the door suddenly opens and Wilhelm walks out only wearing his bathrobe. (*ﾉ∀ﾉ)ｷｬｰ♡ Henrietta panicks and tries to run away, but the rare sight of half-naked Wilhelm locks her in place. When she apologized, Wilhelm says “why? aren’t you here looking for me? if you don’t tell me the reason, I’ll get so curious and won’t be able to sleep tonight.. or is that your wish?” ｲﾔ—–(*ﾉ∀ﾉ)—–ﾝ!! Henrietta asks Wilhelm not to get so close to her, but he refuses saying he can’t see clearly without his glasses lol. Wilhelm then goes to get dressed in the bathroom, and Henrietta’s imagination goes wild as she waits in his room. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) Eventually she gives in and decides to take a peek, but sadly he’s done changing before she could see anything. xD
Since Wilhelm keeps bumping into walls without his glasses, Henrietta holds his hand as they take a walk to the beach. He hugs her saying she shouldn’t come to a guy’s room at this hour, but she hugs him back and says she feels really happy in his arms. When Henrietta says she might be a bad girl for troubling him, Wilhelm answers that he will always be on her side even if she turns evil and hurts someone else — because he loves her. He tells her that everything about her is so cute in his eyes, including her soft earlobes. (｡￫∀￩｡) Even though Wilhelm still feels bad for his brothers, he can’t stop his feelings for Henrieta anymore. However, someone suddenly starts throwing rocks at Wilhelm before they can kiss lol. It’s obviously Ludwig, who only wants Wilhelm to pay for his broken heart. (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ He accepts their relationship after that, but he tells them to go away and have their ラブラブ time somewhere else.
In order to avoid more disturbance, Wilhelm then takes Henrietta deep into the castle garden.. where he falls into a trap hole lol. It turns out that Hel dug trap holes all over the garden just to catch Wilhelm, so she appears in the hole and clings to him immediately. Henrietta gets pissed that Hel is harrassing her man, but soon Jacob and Ludwig also come to join in the fun. They tell Henrietta to leave Wilhelm with Hel and go for them instead, which drives Wilhelm to climb out of the hole saying Henrietta belongs to him. Since his brothers still won’t give up, Wilhelm then asks Henrietta to come closer so he can see her face more clearly.. and the moment she steps closer, he kisses her saying his eyesight actually isn’t bad at all. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑This breaks everyone else’s hearts, but Ludwig and Jacob decide to wait until Henrietta and Wilhelm are done making out before returning to Sancto.
Oh my GOD I thought my heart was going to explode. |萌|･´∀`･)ﾊｧﾊｧ 萌えぇぇ↑ Wihelm is so sexy, and I absolutely love his calculating personality lol. His original route focuses on Jacob too much for his own personality to shine, but it really shows in his new ending. The last kiss scene is so cute beyond words, and I’m glad Wilhelm gets a kiss CG too. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。.
Ludwig’s New Ending
Since they have always been together, obviously the change in Ludwig shocked Henrietta the most. She notices him walking out of the library, and she decides to follow him as he heads to the underground prison.. where she finds him grumbling alone in one of the cells. It turns out that Ludwig is reading a book about how to ask someone out on a date, and it pissed him off since every book he reads says “do it smartly, but be aggressive!” lol. Ludwig doesn’t want to lose to his brothers, so he then starts practicing alone thinking nobody’s around — “Henrietta, I-I’m sorry for always being so harsh on you. L-let’s have a date tonight and gaze at the stars together.” (❤ฺ￫艸￩) ..then he turns around and finds Henrietta standing behind him, staring at him with a confused look. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ She accepts his romantic date invitation, but he goes “…it’s over. My life is over…! I hate youuu—!” and runs off LOL.
When Henrietta chases him all the way to the beach, Ludwig keeps running saying he wants to die. She responds to that with “no! what about our starry sky date!?”, which makes him go “don’t say it again! don’t follow me! go away!” while blushing. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑ Henrietta then grabs his sleeve saying she’s happy with his feelings, and even though Ludwig replies with “it’s not like I’m doing this to make you happy!”, he finally stops running lol. He also draws a line on the sand and tells her not to cross their “heart’s distance”, but she tells him “don’t be embarrassed! I’ve heard your date invitation clearly!” and erases the line. xD He tries to push her away, but he ends up falling on top of her instead. (*ﾉ∀ﾉ)ｲﾔﾝ After apologizing to each other, Henrietta sits beside Ludwig and puts her head on his shoulder. He holds her hand and moves closer, but sadly they’re interrupted by Captain Skull — who goes “YES! THERE! KISS HER!” in the background lol. Woden locked him in the captain’s room on their way here, so this is the first time Henrietta and Ludwig meet him directly.
After Captain Skull introduces himself, Ludwig asks him to take Henrietta back to Sancto. She doesn’t want to escape alone though, so they get into yet another argument until Captain Skull stops them. He agrees to take them back to Sancto on one condition: they have to show him a wonderful “love romance entertainment show”! (*ﾟ▽ﾟﾉﾉﾞ☆ﾊﾟﾁﾊﾟﾁ Captain Skull doesn’t care about Woden’s rules and opinions anymore, because Woden told him “gays are annoying” lol. Then he gives them a book called “Throbbing ★ Love Mission” for their date manual, and they have to follow it if they want to escape from the island. Obviously all the steps listed are just like torture for Ludwig, but Henrietta tells him to endure everything. Aside from having to use heart-shaped stuff (made in Captain Skull™) during their date, they also have to read cheesy lines and call each other with “honey” and “darling”. xD
At night, Henrietta and Ludwig go to the beach together. The manual tells them to run along the beach like in those classic romance movies, so Henrietta takes of her shoes and goes “ufufu, catch me if you can~” while Ludwig thinks this is the biggest insult he ever received lol. They end up splashing water on each other, and when they walk back to the castle, Ludwig hugs Henrietta’s shoulder to keep her warm. (*´∀`*) She then asks about his first love, but he only looks at her closely and says “I won’t tell you” after a long silence. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑ He returns the question, and she describes a wonderful person who turns out to be Pierre — a dandy character from a fairytale. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵
Ludwig thinks she’s making fun of him, so she decides to follow the manual and stirs the topic towards “kisses” instead. This causes Henrietta to realize that she wants to kiss Ludwig for real, so when he asks her to say what she wants to do, she pulls him closer and kisses his nose. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) Ludwig obviously blushes and can’t give a proper reaction, so Henrietta says “I don’t like being vague, so please say what I just did to you. It took a lot of courage!” xD She grabs his shirt so he won’t run, and she keeps staring into his eyes until he finally asks “did you.. kiss me..?” |壁|ｮ･_･*)ｷｭﾝｯ+｡* When Henrietta points out that he’s blushing, Ludwig goes “don’t look! don’t read my expression! I can’t deal with you!” before ending it with “I’ll make you turn speechless one day!” ･*:｡゜萌。*(＊´∀`＊).*ぇﾟ*･｡・
Ludwig walks Henrietta back to her room after that, and she feels lonely as he lets go of their hands. He says good night and turns around to leave, but she grabs his sleeve and hugs him saying she doesn’t wanna be apart from him. He tells her that she’s acting really weird today, but then he hugs her back and says she’s “surprisingly cute”. ε-(*´∀`|萌| Ludwig says that Henrietta has always been the only one in his eyes, and he’s protecting her because she’s everything to him. Before Henrietta could say anything, suddenly Jacob and Wilhelm come to interrupt them on purpose lol. Ludwig hugs Henrietta saying she belongs to him now, and he won’t ever hand her to his brothers. Henrietta tries to explain the situation, but she only makes things worse by saying “I’m the one who hugged Ludwig first, so this isn’t his fault!” xD
To avoid further disturbance, Ludwig takes Henrietta to hide among the bushes in the garden. He finally confesses that he loves her to death, and he wants to keep her to himself. She’s the only one who can monopolize him too, because his heart only belongs to her. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑ After saying “I won’t let you escape”, Ludwig kisses Henrietta to pay back for her kiss earlier. Captain Skull then lights up fireworks as the proof that they have passed the trial, and Ludwig tells Henrietta that the kiss tastes like lemonade — just like what the date manual says. Then he kisses her once again so she can taste it as well. (*ﾉ∀ﾉ)ｷｬｰ♡ Whenever she looks back, Henrietta realized that Ludwig and her were always together.. and they will always be together in the future.
This is the best “DokiDoki ★ Love Romance Entertainment Show” ever! .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。.
After going through all the routes, Ludwig clearly has the best endings in the entire game. His original ending was great, but this new ending totally slays everything else lol. Ludwig’s new ending chapter is 100% full of cute moments, and he also gets two kiss scenes even though one of them isn’t on the lips. I’m so glad I saved Ludwig’s new ending for the last, it’s the best.
Overall, I think Zettai Meikyuu Grimm is an awesome game. It could get a bit draggy and tiring at some points, but in the end it’s really worth the effort. All the characters are charming, but my favorite is Ludwig. Followed by Alp, Hameln and Dorn. Plus Monat, he’s cute. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* Henrietta herself keeps changing in each route. She’s awesome in Ludwig’s and Hameln’s, but sadly she’s rather annoying in the Frog Prince’s and especially Jacob’s. It’s nice how Karin’s heroines are voiced though, since it makes the game feel more alive. Karin’s trademark timed choices are present too, but it shouldn’t be a problem since the timer will be reset if you quick save / load. If you love fairytale adaptations with some comedy and twists, then this game is for you. Definitely recommended! (σ*´∀`)σ☆