Violet Evergarden is one of the most fascinating anime that attracted a lot of viewers in recent years. The popular auto-memories doll is making her final debut in the upcoming film Violet Evergarden: The Movie. The film will be a Netflix original.
The 13 episodes of the series are created by Kyoto Animation and illustrated by Akiko Takase. It is based on the light novel of the same name by Kana Akatsuki, and has met with extraordinary success, so much so that the studio can continue with this story, making some original animated videos (OAVs) and feature films. The Violet Evergarden film was released in Japanese theaters on 18 September 2020 and it was also animated by Kyoto Animation.
Set in a fictional alternative Europe after the events of World War I, Violet Evergarden is the story of Violet, who started off her life as an abandoned and nameless child. She’s found by navy officer Dietfried Bougainvillea and proved to have a talent for combat. Though she fit in very well with the soldiers, it was Major Gilbert that she grew attached to, though Gilbert knew that this wasn’t a life for her.
Violet Evergarden won the grand prize in the fifth Kyoto Animation Award’s novel category in 2014 and was the first ever work to win a grand prize in any of the three categories (novel, scenario and manga).
The anime’s success brought upon an original video animation in 2018 titled Surely, Someday You Will Understand Love. The series would also spawn the film Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll in 2019. This upcoming film, Violet Evergarden: The Movie, will cover the final chapter in Violet’s journey when it premieres next month.
The film is scheduled to release on 13 October on Netflix. The Blu-ray and DVD version will go on sale in Japan on the same day.